Hello. Just like my Nvidia BIOS editing thread Here
, I have decided to make an AMD BIOS editing thread.
It's very simple, submit your BIOS and list the changes you would like and I'll do my best to make those changes. Take note that not all BIOS's will be unlockable as some of them will have restrictions. I won't know until I have the BIOS handy so just post it here instead of asking if BIOS A or B can do X or Y. The list of enhancements vary by card, but generally I can perform voltage, clock, and power target modifications.
Always remember that you are doing this at your own risk. I won't be held responsible for bricked or damaged hardware.
I'm going to also mention that I will not be able to help with flashing your new or original BIOS, nor am I going to teach you how to modify the BIOS. I'm trying to simplify my work load by offering a free service that anyone can use so take a bit if pity on me and don't bombard me with questions regarding how the sausage is made. That being said, there are plenty of threads and guides that can thoroughly explain each and every one of those procedures.
I will, however, list all of the tools that I use to perform these tasks, so you can try them too, if you like.
For flashing your AMD/ATI graphics card, you need ATI Flash 2.8.4
For editing HD 3XXX to HD 6XXX cards, you need Radeon BIOS Editor 1.28
For editing HD 7XXX series, RX 240-285, and RX 330-380 cards, you need VBE184.108.40.206b
For editing R9 29X-39X series, you need Hawaii Bios Reader 2.1.6432.22863
For editing Fiji cards (R9 Fury/FuryX/Nano), you need Fiji BIOS Editor 1.2
For editing RX 4XX-5XX cards, you need Polaris Bios Editor 1.67
Vega BIOS editing is currently unavailable due to lack of a windows based editing tool. If you know of one, let me know and I'll start working on it.
Last but not least:
Always keep a backup of your original BIOS and store it in a safe place in case something goes wrong.
It's also recommended (but not required) to have a second graphics card handy just in case the flashing process goes south, and the system is unable to boot.
For RX 4XX-5XX series cards (Polaris), I can perform memory timing modifications quite easily, thanks to the built in feature of Polaris Bios Editor. Consider it a freebie.
Q: I can't install drivers after the BIOS flash / Display drivers don't work properly after the BIOS flash. HALP!
A: Some recent graphics cards such as the RX 560 or RX 570, won't digitally sign the display driver with a modified BIOS. What you need to do is use a tool that can digitally sign your AMD driver, such as AMD Pixel Patcher. Simply run the tool after flashing your bios, restart, and you'll be good to go. This issue does not exist, for example, on the RX 580 cards.
Q: Afterburner/PX/etc. is reporting X voltage while I asked for Y voltage. Why is that?
A: These programs can't always read the voltage correctly. Most of the time, the modified voltage is in effect but the program is unable to report it. For precise voltage measurements, you need a voltmeter. More modern cards also have Vdroop functionality built in to ease the stress on VRMs so you will see frequent voltage fluctuation depending on the load applied to the graphics card. This is normal.
Q: Can you overclock my card for me so it has higher performance?
A: I can increase voltage and remove TDP limitations. Finding out how far the card overclocks is up to you as every card overclocks differently due to silicon lottery.
Q: My card/drivers keep crashing after I applied your BIOS. What's going on?
A: Reset the overclock that you've done through Afterburner/PX/etc..
Q: Can you help me unlock my card?
A. Won't know till I have the BIOS, so just post the BIOS.