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post #1671 of 1994
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Originally Posted by kizwan View Post


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.

Step 1:

Step 2: sorry i delete my modified bios, but as i remember it was the same 0.938V
post #1672 of 1994
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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?

You're another victim of Crimson Drivers suckitude...

Find stable settings and just overclock/overvolt directly in the BIOS.
OR
Revert to previous drivers (Catalyst)
OR
Use a scheduled task to shutdown or reboot your computer. First kill Trixx and Radeonsettings, then refresh voltage/OC by launching Trixx again, just before rebooting or shuting down.
(Replace Trixx with MSI AB or any other OC tool you're using)
post #1673 of 1994
Something similar happened to me the other day. I was running HIS Turbos software and for some reason it was setting the memory clock to 1750MHz on its own. Since it was set to boot with the system I would get a black screen with crazy lines everywhere. I ended up connecting the monitor to the Mobo display port and disabling the HIS software. I ended up just flashing the stock BIOS again. Since I have owned my 290x's they have been nothing but a PITA, crossfire support is just plain horrible. My latest and greatest problem is that the secondary card stays parked at 300MHz and if i use any kind of monitoring software it just causes crashing on 3DMark benches. If I dont enable any OC or Monitoring software the cards run fine on benches but not on games. I would love to revert to older drivers but I also like playing doom. Its funny because even with the second card parked 1 card completely destroys Doom maxed out using Vulkan API.
post #1674 of 1994
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Originally Posted by Shweller View Post

Something similar happened to me the other day. I was running HIS Turbos software and for some reason it was setting the memory clock to 1750MHz on its own. Since it was set to boot with the system I would get a black screen with crazy lines everywhere. I ended up connecting the monitor to the Mobo display port and disabling the HIS software. I ended up just flashing the stock BIOS again. Since I have owned my 290x's they have been nothing but a PITA, crossfire support is just plain horrible. My latest and greatest problem is that the secondary card stays parked at 300MHz and if i use any kind of monitoring software it just causes crashing on 3DMark benches. If I dont enable any OC or Monitoring software the cards run fine on benches but not on games. I would love to revert to older drivers but I also like playing doom. Its funny because even with the second card parked 1 card completely destroys Doom maxed out using Vulkan API.

FYI, another way to do it is to boot into safe mode. Then blow away the software and settings, reinstall, and you're all set.
     
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post #1675 of 1994
The bios' in this thread don't work on non-reference Powercolor cards, however I did find some that did end up working here although, even though with the driver installed it actually got me into Windows, the bios' given are either unstable or don't provide me any extra performance. The only change I noticed was with the full 390 bios made my card quieter, however because of the increased voltage of the 390 bios, it also made my first VRM ~20C hotter. Also, I noticed that when you look at the VRM settings from the bios' provided in the link and the bios' on this thread, it has far less inputs, and is in fact the default setting from the stock bios, if that matters.

I do have the H5GC2H24BFR variant of Hynix memory according to the stock bios I backed up, which may have played a role in the lack of a performance boost I got, I'm not sure.

But maybe someone here with more knowledge and a Powercolor card can benefit from the bios' in the link, and even optimise them to work more effectively.

EDIT: The page is gone, although an archive still remains here. The link to download the bios' is still alive here however, and I also made a mirror in case it gets taken down too.
Edited by RaptaGzus - 7/28/16 at 6:33pm
post #1676 of 1994
Check out hawaii bios editting. That thread is way better at these things than anything you can find on the web.

I find it funny that your source didn't even mention reading about such thread tbh. He's no gupsterg and writing down a process as if to claim it was his is just absurd. No mention nor acknowledgement to the author of the BIOS reader too?

Nuff of that though, fyzzz has a bfr hynix XFX card. Search for him on the hawaii bios editting thread. He can help you.
post #1677 of 1994
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Check out hawaii bios editting. That thread is way better at these things than anything you can find on the web.

I find it funny that your source didn't even mention reading about such thread tbh. He's no gupsterg and writing down a process as if to claim it was his is just absurd. No mention nor acknowledgement to the author of the BIOS reader too?

Nuff of that though, fyzzz has a bfr hynix XFX card. Search for him on the hawaii bios editting thread. He can help you.
He did mention this thread & hawaii bios editing thread with link in his article though.
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post #1678 of 1994
Hey guys, i have a Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce and i was wondering if this method would be worth it for a small boost in performance.

Are there any downsides to doing this? Also there doesn't seem to be any specific MODs for my model, does that mean i should just use the stock stuff for 290X models?
Edited by ArchangelPT - 8/2/16 at 12:51pm
post #1679 of 1994
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Originally Posted by ArchangelPT View Post

Hey guys, i have a Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce and i was wondering if this method would be worth it for a small boost in performance.

Are there any downsides to doing this? Also there doesn't seem to be any specific MODs for my model, does that mean i should just use the stock stuff for 290X models?

At least you should give it a try. A lot of people reported improved performance with 390x BIOS on 290x cards. I don't see why you wouldn't see the same effect. There are some very talented BIOS moders here that can help you tweak your BIOS as you see fit.
post #1680 of 1994
I wonder if someone already has the bios for my particular model? How would i find it?
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