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VRMtool 0.04 (2016-07-17)
To simplify poking around in I2C registers I wrote a simple tool to dump and modify the I2C registers of VRM controllers connected to AMD/ATI cards. This now evolved into a handy tool to control many aspects of supported VRM chips.

Currently I only have the RX 480 reference card to test and as such only for the IR3567B the tool is able to interpret and change some of the PMBus commands and I2C registers. Additional information about registers of this and other voltage controller chips are very welcome.

Special thanks go to elmor for helping with the IR3567B PMBus commands.

The tool makes intense use of the I2C bus while it is running so you will likely notice microstutters in 3d games/benchmarks. A future version will allow to start/stop live monitoring to allow benchmark runs without needing to close the tool.

RX 480 + IR3567B specific support
  • live graphs for temperature, output voltage, output current and input power
  • override VID
  • change voltage offset
  • change output current scaling
  • phase load balancing/gain (move more/less load to PCIe 6pin)
  • enable/disable load line
  • change load line slope
  • change VRM PWM frequency

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v0.04
  • live graphs for temperature, output voltage, output current and input power
  • added controls to override VID, add a voltage offset, change output current scaling, phase load balancing (move more load to PCIe 6pin), load line enable/disable + slope, VRM PWM frequency
v0.03
  • minor bugfixes including not uploading the debug version
DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibility at all. I can not be held responsible. Everything you do is on your own risk.



VRMtool004.zip 72k .zip file
 

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Just uploaded a newer version (0.02) which is more informative about the analysed registers of the IR3567B and how to modify them. It now also includes reading of the output current scaling register that derBauer changed with the eVc to cheat the GPU into thinking it consumes less power than it does. This means with this tool one can do the same thing without owning and soldering an eVc to the board.
 

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zip is missing files or wasn't compiled correctly
throwing runtime errors
The zip should only contain a single exe. If you tell me the exact errors and your graphics card(s) I should be able to help you. It might be that you're just missing the MS C++ redistributable package.
 

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I've tried reinstalling all my C++ redistributables, I'm using an EVGA GTX 780 FTW.
Ok, I will see to that. I either bundle the MFC libs or statically link them but that still doesn't solve the problem that you're using an Nvidia card and are trying to use a tool from the ATI/AMD overclocking section - it only works with AMD cards atm.
 

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Woops, sorry! I didn't even realise. I found this thread via google after having trouble applying the volt mod manually.
Sorry to disappoint! Maybe I will add nvidia card compatibility at one point...

For everybody else: I just uploaded v0.03 it's basically just a fix such that it only requires the standard MFC libraries and not the debug ones.
 

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See my post above yours, I uploaded a version
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using debug libs requires that you have VC installed
ms doesn't ship the debug libs to the public
See my reply above your post: a version that doesn't require the debug libs has already been uploaded. Give it a try!
 

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I just uploaded version 0.04 which is basically a complete overhaul. Now has live graphs and tons of controls:

RX 480 + IR3567B specific support
  • live graphs for temperature, output voltage, output current and input power
  • override VID
  • change voltage offset
  • change output current scaling
  • phase load balancing/gain (move more/less load to PCIe 6pin)
  • enable/disable load line
  • change load line slope
  • change VRM PWM frequency
 

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Assuming custom cards use the same voltage controller (which they should), this software should be compatible with custom RX 480's like the Sapphire Nitro as well correct?
 

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Assuming custom cards use the same voltage controller which they should), this software should be compatible with custom RX 480's like the Sapphire Nitro as well correct?
Yes it should work - but to be safe first check if all values displayed actually make sense before trying to change them. Also I would love to see an I2C register dump and screenshot before calling the non reference boards 'supported'.
 

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Heya!

It gives me an error for mfc140u.dll. A quick search resulted in some Visual C++ missing. But I have 05, 08, 10, 12, 13installed, both x86 and x64 for all.
Which one is needed?

TIA.
 

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@deeper-blue

+rep for app creation.

I would like to share some register data which I have collected:-

i) some from testing myself.
ii) some from ROM (VoltageObjectInfo) / i2cdump compares of various cards.
iii) some from posts by The Stilt, Unwinder (author of MSI AB) and elmor/der8auer RX 480 ROM.



Do you have any registers information besides ones in your app/my image?

Cheers
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