Ok, so I've been out of commission for the past 24 hours.
Here's what I've done.
I retried fixing a bios while only chaning the memory straps for my elpida memory tables. All I did was changing memory straps between 1250 up to 1625 to all be 1250 straps. This time I checked every step of the way for a bit of clarification.
Changing only the straps, saving and not doing a checksum control through hawaiibiosreader, the bioses look exactly the same. After I did the checksum, the biosreader changed the DPM 2,3,4,5,6 values to be a bit different, same as you saw, gupsterg. Thinking this is fine and checking that the only thing differing between the new one and the original one is the DPM values and the memory strap, I proceeded to flash my bios to the new one.
After I flashed it it changed a few things in table, right under the letters "AMD ATOMBIOS";
00000250, columns 01,02,03,04, which you told me were 4 invalid hex values. They are different than the values that you noticed in the Hawaii1250strap.rom I sent you though.
Those values change when I flash it. I even tried flashing it twice to see if any numbers change, which they don't.
I will try this bios for a little while and see if I find any anomalies with it. You think that's safe?
Next gpu will not be an asus one, if I don't find it very low priced, which I did with this one.
EDIT: So I got a black screen while gaming with the new bios and thought to change it back. I flashed my original bios in and compared it to itself in HxD and noticed that they have a few numbers different. First is the same as before, at the 00000020, second column. Second differing is also where the "invalid hex values" were in the others; 00000250, column 02, right after the "AMD ATOMBIOS". Only one this time though. Should I be worried about this? It seems to be something that it does on it's own when I try to flash back to the original bios. Identification failsafe perhaps?Edited by Slarre - 1/24/16 at 12:30am