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09-14-2019 08:44 PM
floyyt Hi guys,

I need little help with my bios edit of my R9 290 Tri-x. No matter what i do, and how i set my voltages in bios editor there seems to be no change after flashing and reboot. Its very annoying. Especially that my 290 dont seem to be stable at basic vcore, and clock so i have to raise it to avoid crashing in certain games.
Please have a look at this, and tell me what am i doing wrong...
Help would be much appreciated
09-04-2019 05:58 PM
sazistas Hi guys, can anyone also help me with bios overclocking? I have one tri-x 290 and one vapor-x 290x which I use them under linux for openCL tasks but because of the fact that I cant overclock them due to linux driver issues my only choice is to overclock their bios. I've found the stable settings with afterburner under windows and I tried to put these values in hawaiibiosreader and flashed them but they crash after 5-10mins working at full load. I believe I messed up something with the voltage values. I cannot find a good tutorial about the hawaiibiosreader and I dont want to try the hex editor method from the first page. It seems too complicated for me.

My target values for the vapor-x 290x are:
gpu clock: 1150mhz , memory: 1700mhz (stable with +38mv on afterburner)

and for the tri-x 290:
gpu clock: 1140mhz , memory: 1550mhz (stable with +25mv on afterburner)
I am attaching the stock bios from both gpus and my overclocked files.
08-13-2019 05:12 PM
mus1mus A few notes on your settings.

1.GPU Clock 1 must match the DPM 7 Value on GPU Freq Table, so set them both to 1050 or whatever.

2. Voltage Values must follow VID table on first page. Example, 1176 is invalid and should be 1175.

3. DPM 7 Voltage must be copied on all DPM 7 values on the Limit Table. You can get away from not doing this but in my experience, the card sometime jumps in and out of the values you set due to this mismatched settings.

Other than those, you are pretty much on set. So please check the OP for the valid Voltage values.
08-13-2019 05:01 PM
mus1mus Before anything else, check your card if it has a BIOS Switch. Yeah some board makers omit this option. This will be your backup when things fail you can still boot into Windows with the previous settings.

2nd before you bother, make up your mind on what you really need to do. Overclocking and undervolting go against each other. So think about what it is that you want to achieve.

Is the card running hot? Or do you need more power? 10MHz will not give you an fps boost.

What I would make you understand is that you should have a baseline where things should fall in terms of Voltages. Say lock your max Voltage to 1.2V (just an example) and get the max clock you can achieve at that level. That’s how this things work.

Just an example, I am running my cards on water so they should be cool enough on any task. But I also undervolted them to 925mV and clocked to 900MHz. No throttling whatsoever. And performs better than stock of 1000/1250 due to memory tweaks.
08-11-2019 09:17 AM
Ren0
Quote: Originally Posted by kithylin View Post
If this is your only card, you have no backup, and can't afford to replace it then -DO NOT- touch it's bios. Bios flashing any video card is only for if you have spare cards to use if you brick it so you can flash it back, or spare computers, or both. And there is a pretty good risk you could completely brick the card by modifying the bios on it (even if you flash it back to the stock one). It's a very risky thing.
Yes I have a spare GPU as well as an iGPU and I am aware of the risks. How about my settings are they correctly set up or did is mess up something? Could you please take a look? That would be really great.
08-10-2019 06:04 PM
kithylin
Quote: Originally Posted by Ren0 View Post
Hello there,


I'm new to Bios modding GPUs and wanted to test it out for the first time on my MSI R9 390. Even though I read the guide carefully I wanted to make sure I don't mess up my GPU Bios because this is currently my only GPU and I'm a poor student. Could a more experienced member maybe take a look at my settings and check if I transfered the settings correctly from Wattman to the Bios Editor? Here is an Imgur gallery with all my settings: https://imgur.com/a/UqGXqfa . I additionally uploaded the ROMs to this post. All I want to do is to undervolt the corevoltage and overclock the coreclock by 10MHz. I tested these settings with 3DMark Timespy, several games and OCCT do you guys think this is enough to ensure a stable 24/7 performance?


Thanks for any help, best regards Nils
If this is your only card, you have no backup, and can't afford to replace it then -DO NOT- touch it's bios. Bios flashing any video card is only for if you have spare cards to use if you brick it so you can flash it back, or spare computers, or both. And there is a pretty good risk you could completely brick the card by modifying the bios on it (even if you flash it back to the stock one). It's a very risky thing.
08-10-2019 12:05 PM
Ren0 Hello there,


I'm new to Bios modding GPUs and wanted to test it out for the first time on my MSI R9 390. Even though I read the guide carefully I wanted to make sure I don't mess up my GPU Bios because this is currently my only GPU and I'm a poor student. Could a more experienced member maybe take a look at my settings and check if I transfered the settings correctly from Wattman to the Bios Editor? Here is an Imgur gallery with all my settings: https://imgur.com/a/UqGXqfa . I additionally uploaded the ROMs to this post. All I want to do is to undervolt the corevoltage and overclock the coreclock by 10MHz. I tested these settings with 3DMark Timespy, several games and OCCT do you guys think this is enough to ensure a stable 24/7 performance?


Thanks for any help, best regards Nils
08-06-2019 12:22 AM
kithylin
Quote: Originally Posted by Shonk View Post
not sure how you lot get to 90+ on non ref cards

My Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x 1100 Core 5600 Ram runs at like 73
Sapphire's Tri-X is an abnormally obscure design and literally the most advanced air cooled card for the R9 2xx series. It cools well enough to be in to the custom water loop territory. No other aftermarket card from the R9 200 series compares to the cooling performance from sapphire's Tri-X design for this family of cards. Many aftermarket cards for R9 290 or 290X can easily hit 90c during load if overclocked far enough with a custom bios with enough voltage.
08-05-2019 09:48 PM
Shonk not sure how you lot get to 90+ on non ref cards

My Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x 1100 Core 5600 Ram runs at like 73
07-29-2019 07:41 PM
mus1mus He said the issue is not the GPU but Ryzen 3000. 😄
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