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post #261 of 1872
i flashed the 1.7 modified lightning bios only wrong thing i see is under memory it says i have hypnix
post #262 of 1872
Firstly, thank you OP!

Yesterday I started playing with my Gigabyte R9 290 windforce 3x OC, and it run like this:
1. Flashed latest Gigabyte r9 290x bios which had the same bios version as my card but it didn't unlock the shaders and lowered default freqency to 947Mhz.
2. Flashed the ASUS Bios from the zip in the 290->290x thread and that unlocked the shaders but apps like GPU-Z were blurry and lost 500 points in 3dmark.
3. Flashed Elpida with mem mod but it froze my pc the second it hit desktop.
4. Flashed Elpida without mem mod and it was very bad. My memory was recognised as Hynix and got pretty horrible stutters and artefacting in Unigine Valley.
5. Flashed the second to latest Gygabyte r9 290x bios and it worked like a charm.
With the card running at 1040/1250 both times, I got 800 more points in 3dmark with the 290x bios, BUT the card is crazy hot in the sense that the fan doesn't really go above 65% with stock bios, but goes above 80% with the 290x bios.

Is there a problem with the Elpida no mem mod bios? Will these bioses continue to be improved upon?


post #263 of 1872
My card benches at 20C max on this BIOS at 1.34ish Volts on the core. A far cry from previous BIOS (PT1T) that isles at 30C.

So I think, cooling is your problem. (lack of it)

Memory types when mixed with a different BIOS will give you the issues you mentioned.
Edited by mus1mus - 8/6/15 at 8:56am
post #264 of 1872
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Hey Everyone,

Sorry for my late replies I have been quite busy lately, but I am doing my best!
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Originally Posted by Harry604 View Post

I did try the first lightning bios you made got 200ish points higher in Firestrike at stock clocks

Just wondering what's the difference between the 2 lightning bios

The difference between the "MODDED" Lightning BIOS and the "STOCK" Lightning BIOS in the 1.7 revision is that the MODDED version has an R9 390X voltage table and the STOCK version has the stock R9 290X Lightning voltage table. I have seen better temps / performance on the R9 390X voltage table but YMMV.
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Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

Guys I can't complete the flash It keeps giving me Bad command or file name error what am I doing wrong? help!

Yes, be sure that you RENAME the BIOS file that you are flashing to a short name such as "NEW.rom" or something like that. Also make sure you are running the correct flashing command using the "-f" (force) switch in ATIFLASH. Take a look at my guide in the OP for more information.

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Originally Posted by Harry604 View Post

i flashed the 1.7 modified lightning bios only wrong thing i see is under memory it says i have hypnix

This is an issue that I cannot solve as that is just how the BIOS reports the "memory name" it may report that you have "Hynix" memory but if you flash the "MEM -- MOD Elpida" BIOS file that BIOS file has the memory timings and information for Elpida Memory even if the name is reported incorrectly. I have added a disclaimer about this to the OP.
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Originally Posted by madalin3 View Post

Firstly, thank you OP!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yesterday I started playing with my Gigabyte R9 290 windforce 3x OC, and it run like this:
1. Flashed latest Gigabyte r9 290x bios which had the same bios version as my card but it didn't unlock the shaders and lowered default freqency to 947Mhz.
2. Flashed the ASUS Bios from the zip in the 290->290x thread and that unlocked the shaders but apps like GPU-Z were blurry and lost 500 points in 3dmark.
3. Flashed Elpida with mem mod but it froze my pc the second it hit desktop.
4. Flashed Elpida without mem mod and it was very bad. My memory was recognised as Hynix and got pretty horrible stutters and artefacting in Unigine Valley.
5. Flashed the second to latest Gygabyte r9 290x bios and it worked like a charm.
With the card running at 1040/1250 both times, I got 800 more points in 3dmark with the 290x bios, BUT the card is crazy hot in the sense that the fan doesn't really go above 65% with stock bios, but goes above 80% with the 290x bios.

Is there a problem with the Elpida no mem mod bios? Will these bioses continue to be improved upon?



It is odd that you had those issues even with the "NOMOD" BIOS file. It could just be because the Windforce 3X OC is a non-reference PCB design. As for improving these BIOS files I am not sure what all is left to improve on, that is why there has not been another revision in a few days. At this point they either work on your card or they do not. But I am always open to suggestions for improvements!

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post #265 of 1872
Thanks guys for this!
Flashed my 290 reference with the elpida mem mod bios, great success!
Gained performance as well as 100mhz more on the mem clock.
Previously on stock bios and pt1t I had performance drop going over 1500 mem and lost display over 1600.
Now I gain performance all the way to 1600, seemingly stable, still losing display over 1600 though....

However, the bios seems to have about 100mV less core voltage than my stock bios and pt1t, need to whack +200mV with trixx to get 1200mhz stable core clock, something which only took +100mV with AB on the previous bioses.

Tried quickly to edit the voltage tables with Hawaii bios reader but no dice, perhaps I screwed up somewhere?
Will try again later.

Anyhow, if we could get a modded version of pt1t it would be great, or a modded 390 bios with all the breaks removed like pt1t, but if it could have 2d clock state to save power it would be great too biggrin.gif
post #266 of 1872
I have one more question befor i try to flash my R9 290 vapor to a 390.....
The non Vapor cards have other Power lanes or? i red that the Vapor hase more lanes or something like that. Could that be a problem?
I would try out the 290 HYNIX roms
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I have one more question befor i try to flash my R9 290 vapor to a 390.....
The non Vapor cards have other Power lanes or? i red that the Vapor hase more lanes or something like that. Could that be a problem?
I would try out the 290 HYNIX roms

The R9 290X Vapor-X models do indeed have more "power phases" than a stock R9 290X reference PCB. This should not be a problem when flashing this BIOS as the only thing that can be increased (and benefit from) more "power phases" is the TDC Limit. I have only slightly increased the TDC Limit on these BIOS files but it is still below that of the R9 290X Vapor-X model.

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Sorry for my late replies I have been quite busy lately, but I am doing my best!
The difference between the "MODDED" Lightning BIOS and the "STOCK" Lightning BIOS in the 1.7 revision is that the MODDED version has an R9 390X voltage table and the STOCK version has the stock R9 290X Lightning voltage table. I have seen better temps / performance on the R9 390X voltage table but YMMV.

Is that true for the 290 Elpida mem mod Mod vs Stock bios as well?
I do feel stupid in that case, will try the Elpida mem stock bios instead then and see if I can get more vcore that way. redface.gif
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Is that true for the 290 Elpida mem mod Mod vs Stock bios as well?
I do feel stupid in that case, will try the Elpida mem stock bios instead then and see if I can get more vcore that way. redface.gif

Yes, it is true for all of the BIOS files in the 1.7 package. The "MODDED" files all have an R9 390X voltage table and the "STOCK" files all have either a stock R9 290 voltage table or a stock R9 290X voltage table depending on what card they are for. Although I am unsure what the stock voltage of your R9 290 card was, I find it very hard to believe that it is +100(mV) higher than the stock R9 390X BIOS. As most people report getting better performance with the R9 390X voltage table.

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post #270 of 1872
Flashed both of my cards and the voltage is lower. 100MV lower!

And my CCC went! have to reinstall it^^

i made 2 Firestrikes.

http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/5633619/fs/5633521

You can see that the modded firestrike scored better!
Now i need a Bios with the same ofsett Voltage like the vapor and maybe i can hit the 1200^^ nice nice!


one more edit. Tried ti run Firestrike at 4K. I get a message with a hardware failure. (didnt made a screenshot....)

And i had to reinstall the Drivers one more time!
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