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Thanks for testing, probably the tighter timings that causing the problems, personally i don't have any problems with this bios, i did my 1245/1750 15k run on firestrike with no blackscreen on this bios. I believe the hynix_stock bios you tested has the tighter timings aswell and therefore they performe the same. The hynix_stock bios uses different voltages and therefore it's more stable. My bios has quite low voltages, but that works on my card.
Yeah, my card probably can only handle certain voltages. Your voltages more tuned but my card seem unable to handle it properly. +rep thumb.gif
Edited by kizwan - 8/23/15 at 10:30pm
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post #412 of 1872
Guys,

I have tried just modifying the PT1T's memory strap.

It works a bit but I am getting Black Screens (normal on Benching) but scoring lower than a 390 Bios. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5806078

Now, I want to delve on the 390 Bios using maybe the Voltages of a PT1T. Anything to get me started?

What will I look for?


Thanks guys,
post #413 of 1872
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Guys,

I have tried just modifying the PT1T's memory strap.

It works a bit but I am getting Black Screens (normal on Benching) but scoring lower than a 390 Bios. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5806078

Now, I want to delve on the 390 Bios using maybe the Voltages of a PT1T. Anything to get me started?

What will I look for?


Thanks guys,
Thinking about this aswell, but haven't gotten anywhere. The 390 bios seems sensitive to voltage too.
post #414 of 1872
@Insan1tyOne,

I flashed my primary card which have Elpida memory with 290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7 ROM. After flashing, GPU-Z reported it have Hynix memory, not Elpida anymore. Is this normal?
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@Insan1tyOne,

I flashed my primary card which have Elpida memory with 290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7 ROM. After flashing, GPU-Z reported it have Hynix memory, not Elpida anymore. Is this normal?
It is a normal thing that happens,for example when the early version of this bios only supported 8gb and you flashed it on your 290 it would show that you had 8gb.
post #416 of 1872
Is there any information for those of use that flash a 290 to 290x unlock? I searched and could figure out if I could flash my 290 to a 390x.
post #417 of 1872
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Is there any information for those of use that flash a 290 to 290x unlock? I searched and could figure out if I could flash my 290 to a 390x.
If your 290 is unlockable and you flash a 390x bios it will probably unlock the shaders, but it will still not be recognized as 390x. It will be still be a 290(x)
post #418 of 1872
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If your 290 is unlockable and you flash a 390x bios it will probably unlock the shaders, but it will still not be recognized as 390x. It will be still be a 290(x)

so it sounds like there is no real reason to flash this then for me? Its good and stable at the 2800 core unlock, so i shouldn't mess with it for no gains.
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so it sounds like there is no real reason to flash this then for me? Its good and stable at the 2800 core unlock, so i shouldn't mess with it for no gains.
The 390(x) bios actually runs colder it seems like and it performes a bit better and even better if you flash a bios that has tighter timings, if your card can handle that.
post #420 of 1872
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The 390(x) bios actually runs colder it seems like and it performes a bit better and even better if you flash a bios that has tighter timings, if your card can handle that.

Are you water cooling?

One of my cards has hynix and the other elpidia. Are either memory types better at handling the tighter timings?
   
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