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Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce [Model: GV-R929XOC-4GD ]

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4885#ov

Memory 4.096 MB
Core clock 1.040 MHz
Memory bus clock 1.250 MHz

I'd like to know which is the best bios to flash in this card and what settings i should have on it for the best possible performance. If anyone could help me i'd be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.
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Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce [Model: GV-R929XOC-4GD ]

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4885#ov

Memory 4.096 MB
Core clock 1.040 MHz
Memory bus clock 1.250 MHz

I'd like to know which is the best bios to flash in this card and what settings i should have on it for the best possible performance. If anyone could help me i'd be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.

To my knowledge the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Windforce OC) model uses Elpida memory modules. So, you should use either of the BIOS files in the "MEM MOD -- ELPIDA" folder. If you want the maximum performance I would start with trying to flash the "MOD" BIOS file as it has the modified memory timings, then if your card does not like that for some reason, you can flash the "STOCK" BIOS file in that same folder which does not have the memory mods.

Personally, before I flashed either of the BIOS files I would use HawaiiBiosReader and copy the GPU Clock (1040 MHz) settings on your Windforce OC card for DMP 0 - 7 and GPU Clock 1, 2 and 3 into the Elpida BIOS files from my package, because the GPU Clock is 1000 MHz by default in all of those BIOS files.

Good Luck!

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To my knowledge the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Windforce OC) model uses Elpida memory modules. So, you should use either of the BIOS files in the "MEM MOD -- ELPIDA" folder. If you want the maximum performance I would start with trying to flash the "MOD" BIOS file as it has the modified memory timings, then if your card does not like that for some reason, you can flash the "STOCK" BIOS file in that same folder which does not have the memory mods.

Personally, before I flashed either of the BIOS files I would use HawaiiBiosReader and copy the GPU Clock (1040 MHz) settings on your Windforce OC card for DMP 0 - 7 and GPU Clock 1, 2 and 3 into the Elpida BIOS files from my package, because the GPU Clock is 1000 MHz by default in all of those BIOS files.

Good Luck!

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Hey, thanks for the response.

You lost me a bit on the second part, i've downloaded the hawaii file but i'm not sure where to edit those values you mentioned.

Also, will i be able to overclock normally afterwards using msi afterburner for example?
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To my knowledge the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Windforce OC) model uses Elpida memory modules. So, you should use either of the BIOS files in the "MEM MOD -- ELPIDA" folder. If you want the maximum performance I would start with trying to flash the "MOD" BIOS file as it has the modified memory timings, then if your card does not like that for some reason, you can flash the "STOCK" BIOS file in that same folder which does not have the memory mods.

Personally, before I flashed either of the BIOS files I would use HawaiiBiosReader and copy the GPU Clock (1040 MHz) settings on your Windforce OC card for DMP 0 - 7 and GPU Clock 1, 2 and 3 into the Elpida BIOS files from my package, because the GPU Clock is 1000 MHz by default in all of those BIOS files.

Good Luck!

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Is this what you meant?



Original 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8.rom for comparison



Original Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce BIOS for comparison


Edited by ArchangelPT - 8/3/16 at 9:52am
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Is this what you meant?



Original 290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.8.rom for comparison



Original Gigabyte 290X OC Windforce BIOS for comparison


Yes, after applying the new modified BIOS you will be able to overclock using any program you wish just fine! Also, in reference to the pictures you posted, yes that is exactly what I mean't! You took the GPU CLOCK 1 - 3 and DPM 0 - 7 settings from your Windforce OC card's original BIOS and applied them to the modded Elpida BIOS. Now, when you flash your "custom" Elpida BIOS to your Windforce OC card, it should have its stock clock settings of 1040 / 1250 and not the stock clocks of a factory 290X which was 1000 / 1250.

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Yes, after applying the new modified BIOS you will be able to overclock using any program you wish just fine! Also, in reference to the pictures you posted, yes that is exactly what I mean't! You took the GPU CLOCK 1 - 3 and DPM 0 - 7 settings from your Windforce OC card's original BIOS and applied them to the modded Elpida BIOS. Now, when you flash your "custom" Elpida BIOS to your Windforce OC card, it should have its stock clock settings of 1040 / 1250 and not the stock clocks of a factory 290X which was 1000 / 1250.

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So i tried both the MOD and STOCK bios for ELPIDA and i get this error. The MOD BIOS gets it much more frequently



It basically translates to this

"The visualization controller stopped working and recovered.
The AMD visualization controller stopped working and successfully recovered"


I believe "visualization controller" in this context just means "display driver"

Currently i just flashed back to the original BIOS i had saved and everything seems alright.

Any advice on where to go from here?
Edited by ArchangelPT - 8/3/16 at 11:08am
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So i tried both the MOD and STOCK bios for ELPIDA and i get this error. The MOD BIOS gets it much more frequently



It basically translates to this

"The visualization controller stopped working and recovered.
The AMD visualization controller stopped working and successfully recovered"


I believe "visualization controller" in this context just means "display driver"

Currently i just flashed back to the original BIOS i had saved and everything seems alright.

Any advice on where to go from here?

Make sure that you are following the "how to flash your BIOS" guide in the OP very closely. Make sure you are flashing your BIOS from a DOS bootable USB stick, and make sure that before you flash your BIOS you have completely uninstalled ANY AMD drivers using a program like DDU. Also, make sure you have uninstalled any OC utilities like MSI afterburner, etc. Basically, you want to have the "cleanest" possible scenario for flashing the BIOS to avoid any unwanted errors like the one you are experiencing. Also, always be sure to use the latest drivers if you can.

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Make sure that you are following the "how to flash your BIOS" guide in the OP very closely. Make sure you are flashing your BIOS from a DOS bootable USB stick, and make sure that before you flash your BIOS you have completely uninstalled ANY AMD drivers using a program like DDU. Also, make sure you have uninstalled any OC utilities like MSI afterburner, etc. Basically, you want to have the "cleanest" possible scenario for flashing the BIOS to avoid any unwanted errors like the one you are experiencing. Also, always be sure to use the latest drivers if you can.

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I removed the drivers using DDU in safe mode and then followed the instructions "how to flash your BIOS" to the letter. When i try to start a game or 3DMark it just crashes with the error i mentioned above.

I know the pen and bios install aren't the problem since i was able to flash back into the original with no issues so maybe it's the drivers? I'm using the autodetect tool to install them after DDU removes them.
Edited by ArchangelPT - 8/3/16 at 12:01pm
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I removed the drivers using DDU in safe mode and then followed the instructions "how to flash your BIOS" to the letter. When i try to start a game or 3DMark it just crashes with the error i mentioned above.

I know the pen and bios install aren't the problem since i was able to flash back into the original with no issues so maybe it's the drivers? I'm using the autodetect tool to install them after DDU removes them.

I would recommend not using the autodetect tool to re-install your drivers after you have completed the BIOS flash. I would recommend going to AMD's website and getting the latest version downloaded so that you are prepared to install it after booting into Windows after the BIOS install.

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I would recommend not using the autodetect tool to re-install your drivers after you have completed the BIOS flash. I would recommend going to AMD's website and getting the latest version downloaded so that you are prepared to install it after booting into Windows after the BIOS install.

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Then what driver should i download? The ones for the 300 series?
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