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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)
ELPIDA/HYNIX_MOD_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + voltages modification

ELPIDA/HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + stock voltages

The "NO MOD" folder contains 390 BIOS without memory timing modification. The _MOD & _STOCK same with the above, regarding voltages.


Edited by kizwan - 8/27/15 at 9:26am
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ELPIDA/HYNIX_MOD_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + voltages modification

ELPIDA/HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + stock voltages

The "NO MOD" folder contains 390 BIOS without memory timing modification. The _MOD & _STOCK same with the above, regarding voltages.

(the voltage table doesn't change voltages in hawaii bios reader)
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ELPIDA/HYNIX_MOD_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + voltages modification

ELPIDA/HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7 ==> memory timing modification + stock voltages

The "NO MOD" folder contains 390 BIOS without memory timing modification. The _MOD & _STOCK same with the above, regarding voltages.



So the bios that have "voltage modifications" have higher or lower voltage?
   
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So the bios that have "voltage modifications" have higher or lower voltage?
it should be no difference,since the voltage table in hawaii bios reader seems to do nothing.
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I've got a spare ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC 4GB (with Elpida memory) card that I feel like playing with. Which BIOS would be the best (and most stable) to try with this card?
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So the bios that have "voltage modifications" have higher or lower voltage?
it should be no difference,since the voltage table in hawaii bios reader seems to do nothing.
Actually it does. I did tested two BIOSes from you with low & high idle voltage, 390TEST & 390MOD2. Both have different idle voltage.
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Actually it does. I did tested two BIOSes from you with low & high idle voltage, 390TEST & 390MOD2. Both have different idle voltage.
No that's because i changed the 6 dpm 0 states, they change idle voltage. The 390test had 988 and the 390MOD2 i increased to 1000
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Hello Everyone,

It seems that we have some confusion about what BIOS files contain what modifications. I will try and make it very apparent below by breaking down the individual folders and files:

1.) R9 290 Folder: Use this folder if you have an R9 290 card that you wish to flash.

R9 290 BIOS FOLDERS (Click to show)

MEM MOD -- ELPIDA (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- ELPIDA: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has ELPIDA memory modules.

- "290_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

MEM MOD -- HYNIX (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- HYNIX: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has HYNIX memory modules.

- "290_HYNIX_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has SAMSUNG memory modules.

- "290_SAMSUNG_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_SAMSUNG_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

NO MOD (Click to show)
[*] NO MOD

- "290_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.


2.)R9 290X Folder: Use this folder if you have an R9 290X card that you wish to flash.

R9 290X BIOS FOLDERS (Click to show)

MEM MOD -- ELPIDA (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- ELPIDA: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has ELPIDA memory modules.

- "290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

MEM MOD -- HYNIX (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- HYNIX: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has HYNIX memory modules.

- "290X_HYNIX_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

MEM MOD -- LIGHTNING (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- LIGHTNING: ONLY use this folder if your R9 290X card is an MSI R9 290X Lightning model.

- "290X_LIGHTNING_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_LIGHTNING_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from the latest MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING BIOS.

MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has SAMSUNG memory modules.

- "290X_SAMSUNG_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_SAMSUNG_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

NO MOD (Click to show)
[*] NO MOD

- "290X_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

Please Note:

  • Every BIOS file in my package is based off of the original "leaked" XFX R9 390X BIOS file. This means that, even with altered voltage tables / idle voltages, the final load voltages and temperatures WILL BE DIFFERENT than your original R9 290 / 290X BIOS file that you used to have.
  • There is not / probably will not be a revision of these BIOS files based off of an R9 390 BIOS file created by me. If you would like to create one yourself and share it with me / the community though, then by all means, please do! I would also be more than happy to post it in the OP of this thread with your permission.
  • In the end, these BIOS files were mostly created just for fun, and it is a COMPLETE crap-shoot whether or not they will work / be stable on your card even if it is a reference model. These BIOS files ARE NOT guaranteed to work on any card but do work with a lot. If they work for you and you can use them 24/7 then great, if they don't, then don't fret over it too much. There are many other BIOS files out there for you to try as well!

Thank you all! I hope my post was very informative and could help you figure out which BIOS file would work best for your card. If you have any more questions / suggestions please let me know and I can either update this post or answer them for you.

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Edited by Insan1tyOne - 8/27/15 at 12:41pm
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Hello Everyone,

It seems that we have some confusion about what BIOS files contain what modifications. I will try and make it very apparent below by breaking down the individual folders and files:

1.) R9 290 Folder: Use this folder if you have an R9 290 card that you wish to flash.

R9 290 BIOS FOLDERS (Click to show)

MEM MOD -- ELPIDA (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- ELPIDA: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has ELPIDA memory modules.

- "290_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

MEM MOD -- HYNIX (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- HYNIX: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has HYNIX memory modules.

- "290_HYNIX_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG: Use this folder if your R9 290 card has SAMSUNG memory modules.

- "290_SAMSUNG_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_SAMSUNG_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.

NO MOD (Click to show)
[*] NO MOD

- "290_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290 BIOS.


2.)R9 290X Folder: Use this folder if you have an R9 290X card that you wish to flash.

R9 290X BIOS FOLDERS (Click to show)

MEM MOD -- ELPIDA (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- ELPIDA: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has ELPIDA memory modules.

- "290X_ELPIDA_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_ELPIDA_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for ELPIDA memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

MEM MOD -- HYNIX (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- HYNIX: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has HYNIX memory modules.

- "290X_HYNIX_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_HYNIX_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for HYNIX memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

MEM MOD -- LIGHTNING (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- LIGHTNING: ONLY use this folder if your R9 290X card is an MSI R9 290X Lightning model.

- "290X_LIGHTNING_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_LIGHTNING_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from the latest MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING BIOS.

MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG (Click to show)
[*] MEM MOD -- SAMSUNG: Use this folder if your R9 290X card has SAMSUNG memory modules.

- "290X_SAMSUNG_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_SAMSUNG_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains MODDED memory timings for SAMSUNG memory, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

NO MOD (Click to show)
[*] NO MOD

- "290X_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, a MODDED voltage table and MODDED idle voltages taken from an R9 390X BIOS.

- "290X_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7" --> This BIOS contains the DEFAULT memory straps / timings that came with the original R9 390X BIOS, and the STOCK voltage table and idle voltages from a REFERENCE R9 290X BIOS.

Please Note:

  • Every BIOS file in my package is based off of the original "leaked" XFX R9 390X BIOS file. This means that, even with altered voltage tables / idle voltages, the final load voltages and temperatures WILL BE DIFFERENT than your original R9 290 / 290X BIOS file that you used to have.
  • There is not / probably will not be a revision of these BIOS files based off of an R9 390 BIOS file created by me. If you would like to create one yourself and share it with me / the community though, then by all means, please do! I would also be more than happy to post it in the OP of this thread with your permission.
  • In the end, these BIOS files were mostly created just for fun, and it is a COMPLETE crap-shoot whether or not they will work / be stable on your card even if it is a reference model. These BIOS files ARE NOT guaranteed to work on any card but do work with a lot. If they work for you and you can use them 24/7 then great, if they don't, then don't fret over it too much. There are many other BIOS files out there for you to try as well!

Thank you all! I hope my post was very informative and could help you figure out which BIOS file would work best for your card. If you have any more questions / suggestions please let me know and I can either update this post or answer them for you.

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Thanks for all of this information. But I have a suggestion couldn't you add in the 290 voltage table (not the one in hawaii bios reader,but the one in the bios) and the 290 timings in the no mod stock? In my opinion that would be closer to a 290. I could help you with that if so. Thanks again for making this interesting thread.
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Thanks for all of this information. But I have a suggestion couldn't you add in the 290 voltage table (not the one in hawaii bios reader,but the one in the bios) and the 290 timings in the no mod stock? In my opinion that would be closer to a 290. I could help you with that if so. Thanks again for making this interesting thread.

@fyzzz I think adding the "true" timings and voltages from within the BIOS to BOTH version of the NO MOD BIOS (R9 290 and R9 290X) would be a great advancement. That way, what we would create would basically be an R9 290 / R9 290X BIOS but with all of the "PCB" or "unnoticeable" improvements that the R9 390X BIOS adds.

But alas, as I have said before, my skills only extend to that of Hawaii BIOS Reader. I would really like to learn how to do the "in the BIOS" editing but I just can't figure out how. So if you would like to lend a helping hand, or possibly write up a brief guide then that would be awesome! Thanks!

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