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Sorry for mega delay redface.gif , been busy with things.

Thanks a lot, going to test it and then I'll tell you if it works.

regards.
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Post here or PM if you run into issues smile.gif .

If all good then next stage RAM timings tweak wink.gif .
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Sorry for mega delay redface.gif , been busy with things.

I have attached a ZIP of modded Tri-X 390X roms , there are 3 versions in ZIP, read versions.txt, I would try V1 first wink.gif .

OCNTri-X390.zip 306k .zip file

These roms have a editable GPU core voltage offset in VoltageObjectInfo table, offset location in TXT and also view Hawaii Bios editing thread post 1 for info.

I would uninstall CCC / MSI AB / TriXX without saving any settings, run DDU and then flash rom in DOS and reinstall CCC / MSI AB / TriXX.

Beware anyone else downloading this rom it only supports RAM ICs Samsung K4G20325FS & Elpida EDW2032BBBG support.

This is not for reference pcb 290's correct?
   
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Hmmm .....

The XFX R9 390X ROM is what is used for what's in post 1 and as an early card its using Ref 290/X PCB.

This ROM from the Sapphire R9 390X Tri-X does have a slight PCB difference from the XFX, but its so small like different positions of some components but same VRM phases, etc I think it could work.

But this rom supports a Samsung IC used on New Edition 290 / 290X Tri-X which has same PCB as Sapphire 390/X. This post has more info regarding IC.
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After a little testing day, I can tell you that V3 bios doesn't post, the other 2 work flawlessly.

Same as others users, I can tell 390 bios performance is better at same clock and memory speeds, but not by far (at least compared to my stock bios), temps are lower at same voltage and overclock "limit" is lower. I also can get higher memory frequencies, but sometimes I got blackscreens when idle, so it would be nice if someone can tell me if the idle voltage can be moded, so I can confirm that as the problem.

With stock bios I can do 1110 core 1400 mem with stock voltage (+13 in TRIXX), and can do 1150 core 1500 mem with +100

With 390 bios I can do 1050 core 1375 mem at stock voltage and 1150 core 1625 mem with +190 (all with the Tri-x cooler, not water)

Good thing is I reach max 76C gaming with +190mv so I have "good" temps, but no more voltage room for oc (no matter what I do in afterburner even a little oc gives me full artifacts in both stock and 390 bios, so I 'm not going to use it again for AMD cards, with my 970 works fine)

This is V1 vs Stock bios



This is V2 vs Stock bios



and this is the "max" oc I achieved with V1 (differences between V1 and V2 are not significant)

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/8885372?

So, at least for now, I can tell the 390 bios is really good if you don't need a high OC and you're on air, because you can use a silent profile. It's also good if you can use more than 200mv to OC, going to check if I can do that on TRIXX to see how much I can get from the card, or is a better way to change the offset value at bios to reach something like +300?.

Regards.
Edited by Krahll - 10/12/15 at 4:58pm
post #596 of 1859
Thank you for detailed results thumb.gif .

How about now V1 or V2 with tightened RAM timings? would you like for testing?
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Sure gupsterg.

I don't think I'm the only one with the "new edition" 390/x and since I'm not good with the tech stuff, it would be nice helping by testing, because there isn't a lot of info about these tri-x.

By now I'm really interested in getting more voltage to OC, and a higher "idle" voltage to test if that is actually the problem with blackscreens. It make sense, since I haven't any problem while gaming, valley or 3dmark, just when the card is doing "nothing".

Regards.
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Idle voltage in 390/X roms is lower than 290/X roms, that would cause black screens at idle.

I will fix that in next release wink.gif , it was my mistake redface.gif.

I was taking more care to make sure I got VRAM_Info table from your stock rom modded into 390 rom correctly. If that was not done right rom and would not function wink.gif .

After you've tested rom with tighter RAM timings I can look into voltage situation as well for OC'ing.
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Idle voltage in 390/X roms is lower than 290/X roms, that would cause black screens at idle.

I will fix that in next release wink.gif , it was my mistake redface.gif.

I was taking more care to make sure I got VRAM_Info table from your stock rom modded into 390 rom correctly. If that was not done right rom and would not function wink.gif .

After you've tested rom with tighter RAM timings I can look into voltage situation as well for OC'ing.

I don't think it's a mistake, with stock bios I also got blackscreens sometimes past 1500 mem, that's why I used a profile with 1600 just for benchmark and not for normal use. I think the values for idle are good enough for up to 1500, but not more than that.

Regards.
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So I have a original Saphire R9-290 (with the stock blower). What are the advantage of upgrading to a newer bios? Is it just a overclock?
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