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07-08-2020 03:01 PM
Unknownroad ^Thank you!
07-07-2020 10:21 PM
TwilightRavens
Quote: Originally Posted by Unknownroad View Post
Quick question here to see if I can get an answer without starting a new thread: GPU died on me and thinking of picking up a R9 390x. I think some may not know, but there are sporadic issues with RX 400 series and RX 500 series working with legacy bios on older boards, even though they theoretically should work.

Can anyone confirm via experience with older mobos if a R9 390x (looking at the sapphire versions with the physical bios switch) should work with my ancient X38 board and this BIOS?: American Megatrends Inc. 1403, 9/10/2009
Mine does, but mine is a 290X and it has dual bios, one is UEFI, the other is legacy BIOS, if i flip it to the legacy bios switch it works flawlessly. I think the 300 series its automatic, the 200 series not so much. Also my 290X is the MSI Gaming version so I can't speak for Sapphire.
07-07-2020 06:25 PM
Unknownroad Quick question here to see if I can get an answer without starting a new thread: GPU died on me and thinking of picking up a R9 390x. I think some may not know, but there are sporadic issues with RX 400 series and RX 500 series working with legacy bios on older boards, even though they theoretically should work.

Can anyone confirm via experience with older mobos if a R9 390x (looking at the sapphire versions with the physical bios switch) should work with my ancient X38 board and this BIOS?: American Megatrends Inc. 1403, 9/10/2009
07-07-2020 05:48 AM
panamamike
Quote: Originally Posted by kithylin View Post
It's more down to the silicon lotto and if you got lucky with a high clocking card or not. In general the 4GB version of the 290X overclocks a good bit higher / faster than the 8GB version, FYI. Also you can remove the power limits with the editing tools for all bios's, even the bios's from AMD on a stock R9 290X. There's no need to concern yourself with any other bios. Just tune the one on your card and it should let you get the most out of your card.
My case is a bit different than the normal R9 290. I have an S9150. All I want to do is hit the top factory clock. For some reason, the card is not doing this and you can't use a tool like afterburner to adjust the voltage or clocks because they are all locked down as it's a server card. I was able to use the Hawaii BIOS editor, but not sure if I can use a different version BIOS for the same exact card. All the specs look to be the same but one BIOS is newer than the other. What had me concerned is the fact that the HEX address values for the clocks and other are different. Don't know why they would be different for the exact same cards.
07-07-2020 12:24 AM
kithylin
Quote: Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
Thanks for letting me know, that's pretty much what I did, but was hoping to use a different version of the bios as one card performs better than the other. I thought maybe it was due to the version of the bios.
It's more down to the silicon lotto and if you got lucky with a high clocking card or not. In general the 4GB version of the 290X overclocks a good bit higher / faster than the 8GB version, FYI. Also you can remove the power limits with the editing tools for all bios's, even the bios's from AMD on a stock R9 290X. There's no need to concern yourself with any other bios. Just tune the one on your card and it should let you get the most out of your card.
07-06-2020 09:10 PM
panamamike
Quote: Originally Posted by kithylin View Post
With older video cards like this it is NOT SAFE AND DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BIOS OTHER THAN THE ONE THAT SHIPPED WITH YOUR CARD. There is information in the first post of this thread on how to modify the bios. Extract the original bios that shipped on your card, save it somewhere, modify it and flash the modified version. If you screw up then you can re-flash the original back onto it.
Thanks for letting me know, that's pretty much what I did, but was hoping to use a different version of the bios as one card performs better than the other. I thought maybe it was due to the version of the bios.
07-06-2020 07:14 PM
kithylin
Quote: Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
Wanted to know if it is normal and safe to use a different BIOS version for the same card? Wanted to better understand how the addresses are determined and if they can change because they are dynamic. I'm using the Hawaii Bios reader. I have two of the same card, but different BIOS. Looks like one version of the BIOS may be better than the other, but the HEX address values differ. Help would be much appreciated.

Mike
With older video cards like this it is NOT SAFE AND DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BIOS OTHER THAN THE ONE THAT SHIPPED WITH YOUR CARD. There is information in the first post of this thread on how to modify the bios. Extract the original bios that shipped on your card, save it somewhere, modify it and flash the modified version. If you screw up then you can re-flash the original back onto it.
07-06-2020 03:57 PM
panamamike
BIOS Clock addresses differ between BIOS versions for the same card?

Wanted to know if it is normal and safe to use a different BIOS version for the same card? Wanted to better understand how the addresses are determined and if they can change because they are dynamic. I'm using the Hawaii Bios reader. I have two of the same card, but different BIOS. Looks like one version of the BIOS may be better than the other, but the HEX address values differ. Help would be much appreciated.

Mike
05-06-2020 03:07 PM
egorek375
sensitivity/granularity of fan speed in powercolor r9 290x

What is max and min sensitivity/granularity of fan speed in my powercolor r9 290x? And can I use BIOS of powercolor r9 290x battlefield 4 edition for my powercolor r9 290x? Is there a big difference between versions with and without a game? Is it dangerous to flash the BIOS from the version with the game if I have a version without a game? I know for sure that bios is somewhat different, at least in the version without a game 55% and in the version with game 40%
04-28-2020 02:45 AM
kino0924 Is there a way to query efuses in ASIC?
I really want to compare with real s7150 and my w7100 and see the difference.
w7100 released 2014 aug and s7150 released 2016 feb.
Both cards are high enterprise level and kinda skeptical that they have different efuse.
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