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post #431 of 1997
So guys, I have a pair of 290x reference cards. I want to have a crack at this.

One card is Elpida and one card is Hynix.

Can you clarify, do I just download the BIOS in the OP and it will work on both, or do I need to track down two separate BIOS?
post #432 of 1997
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Originally Posted by frasderp View Post

So guys, I have a pair of 290x reference cards. I want to have a crack at this.

One card is Elpida and one card is Hynix.

Can you clarify, do I just download the BIOS in the OP and it will work on both, or do I need to track down two separate BIOS?
The download contains bioses for all memory types. You need to flash a hynix bios to one card and elpida bios to the other card.
post #433 of 1997
Insan would you be able to hit the bios switch on one of your 290s to run the stock bios then try and boot up with 1 with its stock bios and one with the 390 bios and let me know if it will Run crossfire still?

Regards,
post #434 of 1997
So I tried the elpidia modded bios 1.7 on my secondary r9 290. It booted up just fine and enabled crossfire. One positive is that it definitely ran about 5 degrees cooler on water. The vrm stayed the same temperature though.

I ran firestrike a couple of times and played a couple of games and would get the odd skip/stutter in games visually. I could also see it in gpuz that the usage would come down a bit and not stay fully used like my primary 290. I tried bumping up the voltage +25mv over stock but still the same thing. (at 947/1250)

I then went back to stock bios and the stuttering stopped.

Do you think I needed to add more voltage, or is it possible that card simply doesnt like that bios? I am going to try the no mod one to see how that works it, but that might not be for a couple of days.
   
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So I tried the elpidia modded bios 1.7 on my secondary r9 290. It booted up just fine and enabled crossfire. One positive is that it definitely ran about 5 degrees cooler on water. The vrm stayed the same temperature though.

I ran firestrike a couple of times and played a couple of games and would get the odd skip/stutter in games visually. I could also see it in gpuz that the usage would come down a bit and not stay fully used like my primary 290. I tried bumping up the voltage +25mv over stock but still the same thing. (at 947/1250)

I then went back to stock bios and the stuttering stopped.

Do you think I needed to add more voltage, or is it possible that card simply doesnt like that bios? I am going to try the no mod one to see how that works it, but that might not be for a couple of days.
Probably because the tighter timing, your card memory can't handle it.
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Probably because the tighter timing, your card memory can't handle it.
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So the "no mod" version would probably make things worse? I installed the "mod" version of r920 elpidia first.
   
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So the "no mod" version would probably make things worse? I installed the "mod" version of r920 elpidia first.
Try the no mod, it should have looser timings.
post #438 of 1997
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Probably because the tighter timing, your card memory can't handle it.
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So the "no mod" version would probably make things worse? I installed the "mod" version of r920 elpidia first.
The mod ones contain memory timing modification (I believe tighter timing) & the non-mod ones doesn't. You can try the non-mod one. BTW, which one did you test, the ELPIDA_STOCK or ELPIDA_MOD? If the latter, you can try STOCK. The difference between the two is voltages.
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post #439 of 1997
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Try the no mod, it should have looser timings.


ok thank you

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The mod ones contain memory timing modification (I believe tighter timing) & the non-mod ones doesn't. You can try the non-mod one. BTW, which one did you test, the ELPIDA_STOCK or ELPIDA_MOD? If the latter, you can try STOCK. The difference between the two is voltages.

I tried the "290_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" for the r9 290. (in the MEM MOD -- ELPIDA folder)


I'll try the "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" one then to see how it works out. Should I expect to have to add more voltage to simply run at stock clocks using the stock one? I currently run both cards at 1050/1300 no extra voltage needed.




So the "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" in the "MEM MOD -- ELPIDA" folder is simply the 390 bios with 290 memory timings?

What is the difference with the 2 bios in the "NO MOD" folder? Do these ones use different voltages? (290_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7/290_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7)
Edited by sinnedone - 8/27/15 at 8:24am
   
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post #440 of 1997
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ok thank you
I tried the "290_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" for the r9 290. (in the MEM MOD -- ELPIDA folder)


I'll try the "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" one then to see how it works out. Should I expect to have to add more voltage to simply run at stock clocks using the stock one? I currently run both cards at 1050/1300 no extra voltage needed.




So the "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" in the "MEM MOD -- ELPIDA" folder is simply the 390 bios with 290 memory timings?

What is the difference with the 2 bios in the "NO MOD" folder? Do these ones use different voltages? (290_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7/290_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7)
I believe the 290 no mod uses stock 390 timings(atleast in the hynix version), correct me if i'm wrong. The no mod mod uses the 390's tdp/tdp/pl limit and voltage table. The no mod stock uses the 290's pl/tdc/tdp limit and voltage table. (I believe also that the voltage table in Hawaii bios reader doesn't change anything.
Edited by fyzzz - 8/27/15 at 9:19am
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