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Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post

All bios mods in OP work on Lightning smile.gif .

Is there a particular one your after?

Awesome news.
Can a better mem efficiency(aka tighter timings) one be done..?
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In OP heading Adding 390/X MC Timings (v3.1) to a 290/X & 295X2 ROM I created Samsung K4G20325FD VRAM_Info which your Lightning would use smile.gif . That table has 390/X Memory Controller timings which:-

a) give performance boost (tested by several members)
b) as stated by The Stilt are better for higher RAM freq.

Those tables have stock K4G20325FD RAM timings in straps but you can say take 1250MHz strap timings and place them in 1500 or 1625 to gain further performance. Check heading Memory Timings Modding > Other Timings mods for info, method is in same section but heading What area of ROM to mod?.
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Originally Posted by rt123 View Post

It does work from VBIOS on the matrix,

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288926-Asus-290X-Matrix-Platinum-overclocking

Look at the last GPU tweak screenshot in the 2nd post of the thread. There's 0.95V voltage control.
What I am unsure of, is that it comes that way directly from factory, or you need to enable ln2 more and/or need special BIOS/GPU tweak.
Last part will prolly not be made public.
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Further to the right we see two solder points that need to be closed so that the above-mentioned DIP switch may be used to activate LN2 mode.
PCB solder point (Click to show)
asus-matrix-290x-7-950x633.jpg

The BIOS IIRC is already on card, but you need to do above.

Also that card may have a controller that allow that 0.95v to be tweaked.

Will have to hunt a matrix owner for say i2cdump of card.
Edited by gupsterg - 2/7/16 at 11:35am
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+ Rep, thank you sir. thumb.gif
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No worries smile.gif .

When looking for data about ROMs previously, I had seen info regarding the Matrix, for example this:-

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Hmnn, I am aware that you can enable Ln2 BIOS on matrix by shorting the pads. But I am not sure if the launch BIOS comes with the rail voltage control or not.

Assuming it could be software implemented, they could have just rolled the feature it in a new revision of the BIOS which wasn't distributed publicly. After all, the guy I linked to, is a PRO overclocker with Asus contacts, he could be using a special Engineering BIOS.


Also Matrix owners are gonna be hard to find. I rarely saw anyone with a matrix on OCN.
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I remembered @Johan45 has both the Lightning and the Matrix 290X. Maybe he can chime in.

Though, last I remembered, he sold those monsters.
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@rt123

+ rep for chiming this info / bringing this discussion to table smile.gif .

UEFI Version (ie 015.042.000.003.000000) & Asus ROM P/N (ie 113-AD63600-102) is in the GPU-Z screenies, matches ROMs on TPU.

You maybe right it could be "special" ROM.

But HARDOCP review have same screenies of GPU Tweak + GPU-Z, Link:- Review page with that content

I think an investigation into "this" should be launched smile.gif .

I know just when the 390/X was launched, 290/X prices tumbled in the UK and I could have got a Matrix for same price as the Vapor-X. Knowing what I know now I maybe should have got that card smile.gif but then I guess I would never have got into bios modding biggrin.gif.
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https://www.kingpincooling.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-2637.html

Maybe the rom linked into this site can be used. ^
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@rt123

+ rep for chiming this info / bringing this discussion to table smile.gif .

UEFI Version (ie 015.042.000.003.000000) & Asus ROM P/N (ie 113-AD63600-102) is in the GPU-Z screenies, matches ROMs on TPU.

You maybe right it could be "special" ROM.

But HARDOCP review have same screenies of GPU Tweak + GPU-Z, Link:- Review page with that content

I think an investigation into "this" should be launched smile.gif .

I know just when the 390/X was launched, 290/X prices tumbled in the UK and I could have got a Matrix for same price as the Vapor-X. Knowing what I know now I maybe should have got that card smile.gif but then I guess I would never have got into bios modding biggrin.gif.

No problems. thumb.gif
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https://www.kingpincooling.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-2637.html

Maybe the rom linked into this site can be used. ^

This looks like a winner. cheers.gif
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Cheers @mus1mus , you guys like to keep me busy wink.gif (LOL) .

I will compare ROMs ASAP and view some stuff online to see if it's a controller allowing 0.95V to be changed.

I'll also contact some members on HUKD, someone may have bought the card when deal was posted and I may be able to get ROMs/i2cdumps/info.
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