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Yep, I understand. Though these RAM Chips are rather new(?)rolleyes.gif
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You seem to have weird BIOSes.

Your Elpida Memory timings only go as far as 1375. rolleyes.gif

How far can you guys run your Memory OC?

EDIT:
By the way, your cards might not benefit from 3XX mod anyway. We'll see.

I have not done to much overclocking with my card but currently have it set to 1050 for the GPU and 1400 for the RAM and it runs great. I know before When I cranked it up to around 1500 on the RAM it would immediately black screen.
post #943 of 1859
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Yep, I understand. Though these RAM Chips are rather new(?)rolleyes.gif

H5GQ4H24MFR was used on Sapphire Vapor-X 290X 8GB as well as the Tri-X New Edition, so there are older reviews of Vapor-X plus newer ones of Tri-X, there were more of Hynix than Elpida when I viewed web.

H5GQ4H24MFR-R2C has been around since Q1 13 ref'ing a SK Hynix datasheet.

SKHynix-2013.pdf 97k .pdf file

The New Edition 8GB Elpida EDW4032BABG reviews:-

Link 1:- 1142 GPU 1531 RAM
Link 2:- This one no increase from stock.

In tweaktown review they don't state RAM type but 1525MHz.
Edited by gupsterg - 12/11/15 at 7:37am
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H5GQ4H24MFR was used on Sapphire Vapor-X 290X 8GB as well as the Tri-X New Edition, so there are older reviews of Vapor-X plus newer ones of Tri-X, there were more of Hynix than Elpida when I viewed web.

H5GQ4H24MFR-R2C has been around since Q1 13 ref'ing a SK Hynix datasheet.

SKHynix-2013.pdf 97k .pdf file

The New Edition 8GB Elpida EDW4032BABG reviews:-

Link 1:- 1142 GPU 1531 RAM
Link 2:- This one no increase from stock.

In tweaktown review they don't state RAM type but 1525MHz.

Does the RAM overclock require more voltage? I know mine blacked screened immediately as soon as I got anywhere around 1500.
post #945 of 1859
All Hawaii based cards are memory controller limited. Hynix or Samsung based DRAM itself should do 1700MHz+ just fine at stock voltage, Increasing VDDCI slightly might help with the memory controllers, but I´ve never seen a original Hawaii with 16x 4Gb ICs installed that does 1500MHz or higher without producing plenty of EDC errors (errors detected and fixed by ECC).
post #946 of 1859
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Does the RAM overclock require more voltage? I know mine blacked screened immediately as soon as I got anywhere around 1500.

They are just linked as examples, as always depends on each card.

I had once an Asus DCUII 290X 4GB with Elpida and wouldn't go past 1342MHz on RAM and IIRC others have gained more. Regardless if I gave GPU extra voltage and/or VDDCI (Aux voltage).

In contrast both Hynix RAM equipped cards, a Sapphire Tri-X 290 & Vapor-X 290X have no issues upto 1550MHz, didn't try more yet, was at stock GPU & VDDCI voltages.
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No worries, once you test this initial ROM I can do more tweaks. You can also do your own by ref'ing a Hawaii bios editing thread in this forum section.


I followed the instructions with Atiflash and did a reboot afterwards : Blackscreen, seems like my monitor didnt even get a signal. How long was I supposed to wait? Or is this even normal? The guide says, the screen should be flashing, but thats not what it did.

I can boot with my second bios. But now I would not know how I would go about reflashing the old one.
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I followed the instructions with Atiflash and did a reboot afterwards : Blackscreen, seems like my monitor didnt even get a signal. How long was I supposed to wait? Or is this even normal? The guide says, the screen should be flashing, but thats not what it did.

I can boot with my second bios. But now I would not know how I would go about reflashing the old one.

Did you hit F8 and boot to the flash drive your files are on?
     
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Boot card with good bios position, before giving command at prompt to flash, press button to swap bios position, you do this whilst PC on, then when you give command at prompt to flash the bad bios position will be done.
Edited by gupsterg - 12/11/15 at 9:13am
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I just booted using the iGPU. I'll try again. Thanks!

edit: Reflashing the backup of the original bios worked and the card boots again. Sadly the 390X bios just gives an instant black screen with no signal.

Flashed new bios -> black screen.

Flashed backup -> card works

Flashed new bios again -> black screen

flashed backup -> works


Looks like this bios isnt for me.
Edited by colorfuel - 12/11/15 at 9:34am
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