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post #991 of 1875
So I just made my account on here like 2 minutes ago just so I could say thank you...

I have:
XFX R9 290 Reference
XFX R9 290 DD
Both have the Kraken water cooling block (which I recommend for any reference cards out there. Cools the card down a lot as well as makes things less noisy)

I had SO many issues with these cards, RMA'd one due to performance, talked to both AMD and Rockstar (GTAV) for all sorts of performance issues, and looked all over the place for fixes / tweaks (for drivers, not bios)..

I applied the "290_NOMOD_MOD_V1.7.rom" for BOTH cards..

Now this list (settings, all 1080p):
Mad Max (full)
Star Wars Battlefront (full, 110% resolution upscale)
Shadows of Mordor (full, 200% resolution upscale)
Witcher 3 (full)
GTAV (almost full, turned down "advanced graphics" options for online play)

They all get 60FPS with working Crossfire... used to have so many issues / lag spikes / FPS drops.

Sorry if you reply / quote me and I don't respond (once again, wanted to make an account to say thank you so...)


THANK YOU!!
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post #992 of 1875
So would I notice any difference with my 290x if I apply the 390x bios? I have a his cooler edition, water aio. Stock is at 1100/1500 and my wee oc is 1150/1500
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I am a totally newbie in this, I have a shappire tri-x OC 290, which BIOS should I use? Thank you!
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I have Hynix memories.
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Does anyone with Sapphire OC TRI-X know if you can fit a soundcard right under it in the 3rd slot?

So the graphics card takes slot 1 and 2 and i want to put in a soundcard in the 3rd slot. I'm asking because I dont have OC TRI-X yet in my posession.
Edited by unkletom - 1/10/16 at 3:55pm
post #996 of 1875
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Originally Posted by amador123455 View Post

I have Hynix memories. (sapphire 290 tri-x OC)

I updated to the 390 BIOS but I couldn't reach the same values while overclocking, so I finally updated to the last sapphire oficial 290 tri-x oc bios, and I got an improvement of 3% approximately. Any tip?
post #997 of 1875
Long time lurker posting here to say thank you. I purchased a 2nd hand Powercolor 290 that would always black screen while gaming. Nothing I tried would change this, the previous owner suggested that increasing the power limit and core clock would fix the issue - but I could not get it stable no matter what how far I pushed or conservatively clocked the card. Instead of returning the card, I stubbornly persevered.

Totally fixed and stable now with the Non-Mem, Stock Voltage profile BIOS (I went conservative). Can finally play a round of Battlefield or do a round of Dirt Rally without black screens.

Thank you, thank you! biggrin.gif
post #998 of 1875
Which version of the bios offers the lowest power draw. I saw earlier people posting that they had temps lowered, but there are now 4 bios files per card and I don't seem to notice much of a drop in temps, just curious which versions have the lower idle voltage, etc.
post #999 of 1875
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Originally Posted by unkletom View Post

Does anyone with Sapphire OC TRI-X know if you can fit a soundcard right under it in the 3rd slot?

So the graphics card takes slot 1 and 2 and i want to put in a soundcard in the 3rd slot. I'm asking because I dont have OC TRI-X yet in my posession.

Otherwise I won't be able to use my Xonar Essence ST PCI card :<</div>

3rd slot of which motherboard?
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Hi, I looked through the provided bioses.

I think I found a serious typing error in the the "..\Insan1ty R9 390X BIOS v1.7\R9 290\NO MOD\290_NOMOD_STOCK_V1.7.rom" file.
Try and load it into HawaiiBiosReader, then go to the "memory timing" tab and select the "1376-1500" entry from the drop-down.
It shows 103022 Mhz instead of 1500.

Also the 1501-1625 strap shows 1500 (i thought it should be 1625)
And the 1626-1750 strap shows 1625 instead of 1750.

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