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post #61 of 375
Great tool, but is there a way to add a reset button as ti is in wattman? When i flash a new bios with different clocks it still remember the last ones. The only way to rest it if i dont have wattman installed is to uninstall the adapter from the device manager and installed it again.
post #62 of 375
I ran into the same problem. I have wattman installed so it's not an issue for me. But one time the settings were persistent even after a reset in wattman and I had to ddu anyway. I'm all set on my bios now and wont be flashing again for a while. But reinstalling the driver to re-grab the settings from the rom is an issue with a custom bios since you have to re-patch the driver and re-test sign the sys file it each time. That's a bit of a pain. My antivirus doesn't like the test sign program so it's several steps to get that to work. I hope you don't have to do that every time? Can't you just put the same settings from your bios editor into wattmon and hit set? Or have you changed the limits and the limits aren't being reset by the driver? I had that once too. Had to use wattman reset.
post #63 of 375
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WattTool does not store settings anywhere. On every startup it reads current settings from the API und limits are also enforced by the API (i dont check them). I will add reset buttons, but i cant guarantee that these will apply settings from an updated bios. There are three modes (default, automatic and manual), hopefully default works as requested. Otherwise i cant do much, because I dont know what the reset button in WattMan actually does.

There is also the ADL_Flush_Driver_Data function that "saves all required data from driver to persist updated settings" - whatever that means. I will do some experiments with that function.

You can also get strange behavior if you never open WattMan after a fresh driver install and change setting with WattTool. When you then open WattMan for the first time, you have to accept the user agreement and all settings are displayed with default values (automatic). That is clearly wrong because custom settings are applied and operational. So WattMan can display settings that are not in sync with the driver. On the other hand i can change settings with WattTool while WattMan is open and it shows the new settings immediately (i assume WattMan must already be in manual mode for this to work). WattMan is not part of the driver, its more like an external tool similar to WattTool (each with its own flaws and limitations).
Edited by BromoL - 9/2/16 at 12:08am
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thnks for your help and time i will go look at the EMBD and see if thats what im looking for
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Version 0.6 is available. I added Reset buttons that request 'default' values from the API, but i dont know what values are used after updating the bios. I also fixed a small bug in the power settings and added more information to the "Mutex creation failed" error message.
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Hello BromoL!

Wonderful tool. I love it. Way better than AMD's WattF***.

I'm using it with two boards that I'm testing:
Sapphire RX 470 Nitro+ 8GB (dual cooling)
XFX RX 480 8GB (reference cooling)

The SET/RESET buttons are great. Very useful.

I can run two instances, one for each board. The only glitch seems to be the VRM monitoring that randomly shows "NA". Attached picture.

Thank you very much for your effort.

Best regards!

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Hello BromoL!

Wonderful tool. I love it. Way better than AMD's WattF***.

I'm using it with two boards that I'm testing:
Sapphire RX 470 Nitro+ 8GB (dual cooling)
XFX RX 480 8GB (reference cooling)

The SET/RESET buttons are great. Very useful.

I can run two instances, one for each board. The only glitch seems to be the VRM monitoring that randomly shows "NA". Attached picture.

Thank you very much for your effort.

Best regards!

WattTool.png 99k .png file

Thanks for your feedback. The timeouts for the synchronization mutex are kind of short, so sometimes the lock will fail. That's nothing bad.

If you want to mine ETH you should underclock and undervolt the GPU, otherwise you are wasting power.

I should probably set up an ETH/ETC donation wallet rolleyes.gif
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Thanks for your feedback. The timeouts for the synchronization mutex are kind of short, so sometimes the lock will fail. That's nothing bad.

Yes, it's not bad. If I check VRM monitoring on one instance, "Activity" gets corrupted on the other. If I set on both, they conflicts. Just a little annoying.
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If you want to mine ETH you should underclock and undervolt the GPU, otherwise you are wasting power.

I'm still doing some tests. With 1000MHz/2150MHz on the RX480, 1000MHz/2100MHz on the RX470 and 900mV/900mV on both I'm using about 360W on the wall. System uses 50W. I'm trying to make those figures better but system starts to get unstable. Anyway, 0.16 MH/J isn't a bad figure. The older boards are giving me about 0.1 MH/J.
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I should probably set up an ETH/ETC donation wallet rolleyes.gif

You surely deserves some.

Regards!
Edited by brusque - 9/2/16 at 5:44pm
post #69 of 375
Excellent tool, i was looking for something to underclock the VRAM (and then undervolt it to reduce the consumption) of my RX480 and this tool worked like a charm.

i have a question, what is the function and mean of the values of "load line calibration" and "current scale"?

Thank you so much BromoL for doing this.
Edited by kaptain345 - 9/2/16 at 7:07pm
post #70 of 375
Hey BromoL, thx for u fine work.

in V6 the powertarget goes not higher the 50% in V5 i can adjust it to 150% (not more testet)

but realy great tool.

greetings todi63
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