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AMD R9 290X reference PT1/3 BIOS


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I picked up an R9 290X on ebay that seems to do pretty well on that stock airplane blower, up to 1250MHz on core but at 100% fan speed it goes up to 80 degrees and when it goes up there it starts to artifact a lot.

I have a single stage I want to smack on it, but I cannot for the life of me find the PT1 and PT3 BIOS anywhere on the internet. Back when they came out I was running two of these with water cooling and PT1 BIOS and it helped a lot, og gave me full voltage control. With stock BIOS I can only go to +100mv on core and AUX, I remember these BIOS being ASUS vendor and their program could get full voltage control and bigger range on core/memory clock. Card does 1625MHz memory which is maxed out on stock BIOS with afterburner.

It has Hynix RAM.

Does anyone have these BIOS, or can point me in a direction where I can get more voltage control? I do not have the hardware to make a mod on it, and I need it by the weekend as I have a livestream coming up.

Thanks guys!

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Thanks mate!

I hope the new ASUS Tweak will still be able to gain voltage control and give me extended frequency range, already maxing out the slider for memory at 1625MHz in afterburner on stock BIOS.

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From what Buildzoid wrote on his blog about it, the memory should benefit from core voltage.

I didn't test myself yet but I will try. I also don't know the core to memory clock ratio on the card yet. Apparently some have a golden ratio where memory won't be stable but can be at higher clocks because of core clock.

I hope I will be able to test it soon, also card might be trash on cold, it isn't a golden card either, I've seen some going higher on water cooling, but temperature seems to also be important as the second card I got can run 1200MHz core when it's under 60 degrees, when it gets over it can't go beyond 1125MHz.

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