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post #1661 of 1897
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Originally Posted by melodystyle2003 View Post




I modded an asus r9-390x bios in order to work with asus r9-290dcii and 290xdcii gpus.

Applied mods:
-Added BBBG elpida rams info table + stilt values. Correct info is showed now on gpu-z too.
-Corrected vram size and density.
-OC'ed to 1100/1300Mhz with fixed DPM values which set VDDC ~1.2V stable under load. +38mV on VDDC and +31mV on VDDCI are applied. These values are restored to 0 if you reset any settings applied by using any overclocking tool (msi ab, trixx, iturbo etc) but it will immediate lead to driver crash. Restore clocks manually and leave VDDC and VDDCI values to as written above. Expect around 13.2k graphics score on firestrike 1.1.
-Device ID and sub-vendor should be displayed correctly now on Asus r9-290dcii and Asus r9-290x dcii gpus. 1002-67B1/0 for asus r9290/x dcii respectively.
-Would be cautious if i was using it with the stock cooler.


Why to use this bios? Does not produce memory errors (as other bios do) and according to my gpu perfromance runs better with less heat on higher core clocks without artifacts/glitches.
As usual, do not blame me if this bios burn/destroy your gpu, test it on your own responsibility.
Credits should go to the starters of these mods, not to me. Click for ASUS R9-290 DCII (Click to show) Click for ASUS R9-290X DCII (Click to show) The base file used: ASUS_R9390X. Just for reference purposes do not flash it to your r9-290(x) gpu (Click to show)

Nice BIOS. It runs cool on my 290X DCUII, GPU temp max is around 70°. Will give it a try a few days, just to check for any desktop blackscreen issue. But this BIOS is NOT faster than Spyshagg's BIOS modded by Kizwan.
post #1662 of 1897
also this bios makes my VRM very hot biggrin.gif (maybe because of increased power limit + no setting for VRM switching frequency as is set on The Stilt bioses)
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post #1663 of 1897
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This BIOS improves my performance by ~10% in certain benchmarks, however I'm pretty sure I have a non-reference 290x, this is it: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4885

So, as long as this BIOS works, is it safe to use it? Or would I be better off modifying my stock BIOS? And in that case, what makes this BIOS perform so well, is it just the memory timings?

I also have this card GV-R929XOC-4GD, I try 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8 bios.

Same mV, 1040/1250 (Afterburner) give me +3.2% in benchmark; however, i wasn't able to correctly edit bios /fan speed and core frequency (=1/3 perf loss in benchmark/game).

Don't know if this bios is safe for the GV-R929XOC-4GD.
post #1664 of 1897
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Originally Posted by gungstar View Post

My mod bios based on asus strix 390xoc. Edit to work on 290/290x 4Gb, 3D clocks is 1000/1260, changed freqs and voltages, Stilt's Elpida BBBG timings for 1250&1375 straps, different fan profile, fSW set to 290kHz. After flash tools will detect Hynix, but it's not a problem.
asus290dc2oc_to_390x_A0fSW_by_gungstar.zip 99k .zip file

Gungstar, thanks for this BIOS!!!!! The 26th is going mark the 4th month of rock solidness. I know one DVI port works and the other doesn't, but does the other ports (hdmi, DP) work? I ordered a new monitor and I have to leave my trusted DVI connection. mad.gif


Did you make a new BIOS for the Asus 290x DC2 since 3/26/16?
post #1665 of 1897
@boot318 based on 390 XFX, all ports is ok
http://rgho.st/8ncTJPFPh
post #1666 of 1897
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I also have this card GV-R929XOC-4GD, I try 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8 bios.
Same mV, 1040/1250 (Afterburner) give me +3.2% in benchmark; however, i wasn't able to correctly edit bios /fan speed and core frequency (=1/3 perf loss in benchmark/game).

Don't know if this bios is safe for the GV-R929XOC-4GD.

Are you talking about editing the BIOS to hardcode your OC values? I wasn't able to do that either using HawaiiBiosReader, but I might be doing it wrong or perhaps I need to do it manually using a hex editor. I haven't had much time for tweaking this stuff lately because I've been gaming.. Anyway a 33% performance drop sounds very high, what are your OC settings?!

I'm pretty sure I was able to change the fan speed though. I just changed the "level 2" temp target from 80 to 84 and fan speed from 60 to 55 and it runs a little quieter, but some more tweaking is needed. Right now it will hit 85 in some cases and when it does it will ramp the fan up to 62%, which for some reason is much noisier than 55%, and fan speed won't drop back until it hits 79c which is expected behavior. Are you looking to make the fan profile quieter or to lower the temps?

I don't know if it's 100% safe either, but I've been running it for a few days with no real problems. I did have some erratic behavior from overclocking though - it will bench and work fine at 1475 memory frequency, but at this frequency I sometimes get crazy screen flickering after a reboot. But lots of people have reported idle stability issues and i don't get that at 1375MHz so I don't worry about it.
Edited by jcberg - 7/21/16 at 11:31am
post #1667 of 1897
Hi guys. I have an issue. I have a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 that I purchased from OCUK when there was a shortage due to coin miners. Sapphire rushed out a version of the GPU witch came without a default overclock and sold slightly cheaper. The GPU I have has a default clock speed of 957/1250. A while back I had Sapphire send me a BIOS to flash to fix a problem with screen blanking when I was on Win7 (and using older drivers obviously). The firmware version is 015.047.000.002.000000.

Now my issue is that I can't get a stable overclock much past 1000/1300 or at least not if I want to reboot. Let me explain further. I can actually get a stable (within Win10) overclock of 1100/1500 if I up the voltage to +120mV or thereabouts. I can run Unigine Heaven and Firestrike with no glitches mostly as long as the fan profile is custom set.

However after rebooting the display goes nuts with sideways lines and up and down movement like it's totally out of sync and I have to force a reset (Kinda hard to do when you can't see the display so I have to switch to iGPU on the Intel CPU to do it!

So I have a dilemma. Will switching to the Hynix 1.8 390 BIOS help do you think?
post #1668 of 1897
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Are you talking about editing the BIOS to hardcode your OC values?
Yes, hardcode OC and fan speed with Hawaii Bios Reader, doesn't work for me, correctly reported in monitoring but 3D problem.

Untouched 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8 seems to work ok.
post #1669 of 1897
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Originally Posted by deadman3000 View Post

Hi guys. I have an issue. I have a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 that I purchased from OCUK when there was a shortage due to coin miners. Sapphire rushed out a version of the GPU witch came without a default overclock and sold slightly cheaper. The GPU I have has a default clock speed of 957/1250. A while back I had Sapphire send me a BIOS to flash to fix a problem with screen blanking when I was on Win7 (and using older drivers obviously). The firmware version is 015.047.000.002.000000.

Now my issue is that I can't get a stable overclock much past 1000/1300 or at least not if I want to reboot. Let me explain further. I can actually get a stable (within Win10) overclock of 1100/1500 if I up the voltage to +120mV or thereabouts. I can run Unigine Heaven and Firestrike with no glitches mostly as long as the fan profile is custom set.

However after rebooting the display goes nuts with sideways lines and up and down movement like it's totally out of sync and I have to force a reset (Kinda hard to do when you can't see the display so I have to switch to iGPU on the Intel CPU to do it!

So I have a dilemma. Will switching to the Hynix 1.8 390 BIOS help do you think?
No. This is Crimson driver doing.

Try this:-
- Install RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS)
- Add "RadeonSettings.exe" (C:\Program Files\AMD\CNext\CNext) in RTSS & set Application detection level to None
- Make sure set Start with Windows is ON in RTSS
- Try overclock & reboot. See whether this solved the problem

It is a long shot. My cards do not causing windows to crash when reboot with the cards overclocked but I would need to re-set the voltage before gaming/benching or just anything that use 3D clocks.
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Originally Posted by jcberg View Post

Are you talking about editing the BIOS to hardcode your OC values?
Yes, hardcode OC and fan speed with Hawaii Bios Reader, doesn't work for me, correctly reported in monitoring but 3D problem.

Untouched 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8 seems to work ok.
Try this.

Step 1
With stock or untouched 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8 ROM, overclock using MSI AB & without running anything, take screenshot of the GPU-Z (Sensors tab).

Step 2
With modified OC ROM, without running anything, take screenshot of the GPU-Z (Sensors tab).

I would like to see the VDDC voltage when idle in both scenario.
Edited by kizwan - 7/21/16 at 5:11pm
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@gungstar do you have another link? That site won't load for me. mad.gif


[EDIT] NVM. My let me access and download the file.
Edited by boot318 - 7/22/16 at 4:16am
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