Forget the ROM I linked in post 9
I will do you some ROMs that you can compare in HawaiiReader showing what I'd be doing if had your card.
First step I'd make GPU Clock 2 and GPU Freq Table (DPM 2) match, I'd make RAM Clock 2 and RAM Freq Table (DPM 1 & 2) all 1250MHz. This helped me keep lower voltage in DPM 1 & 2 and also aided with black screen when GPU VID was too low but RAM clock to high (ie >1250MHz). This will be file VX290X_8GB_V1.rom in zip.
Second step I'd manually set DPM 1 - 7 as the EVV calculated VID per DPM manually. This will be file VX290X_8GB_V2.rom in zip.
Third step I'd make DPM 0 0.968V (ie 986mV) and DPM 1 1.075V. Reason being why is 290X DPM 0 stock AMD is 0.968V but seen a few cards where they increase it but may not be required. DPM 1 oddly on your card is calculated higher than DPM 2, The Stilt advised in Hawaii bios mod just to lower it as it's just an anomaly (short version, see thread for info). I have also modified another section in PowerPlay to match new DPM 0 VID, you will not see this in HawaiiReader as it does not show this section in ROM. This will be file VX290X_8GB_V3.rom in zip.
kithylin_VX290X_8GB_Mods.zip 124k .zip file
Note: Offsets have not been zero'd in via above ROMs which exist on your card, as highlighted in earlier post. I'll zero those later as it's a lot of manual modding.
Don't give up now, I have spent days on "stuff" related to bios mod
. I would try ROM VX290X_8GB_V3 first, see if you achieve the same OC as stock ROM using SW in OS. None of the ROMs have tighter RAM straps or 390/X MC in it, so there is no performance gain over stock on that front. I'm just setting up base mod ROM in a way. I have double checked these ROMs are correctly modified by manually comparing them in hex editor, just like I would if flashing my own card.
Prior to a flash I usually delete a file that MSI AB saves, it records some settings it detects from ROM, this file is located in install dir /profiles and begins with VEN. I have never used TriXX so can not highlight what it may save and what to delete, perhaps just uninstall it and make sure install dir is empty. If you uninstall any of these programs do not keep any saved profiles / settings.
After a flash I usually switch PC fully off and on to reinitialize card. Then when I enter OS I reset driver to "factory defaults".
HTH you.Edited by gupsterg - 8/15/16 at 4:01am