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R9 390X BIOS Update

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, I'm new to the LTT forum - I did use google and the search function and did not find anything useful.

 

I am the proud owner of an ASUS R9 390X DirectCU II. I had a few problems that could be caused by the card (game crashes and so on) and looked over at techpowerup for a newer VBIOS. 

I found this https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/183551/asus-r9390x-8192-151110 which is for the very similar STRIX version. 

Currently this (https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/173754/asus-r9390x-8192-150428) is flashed.

 

My questions are: can I even update the VBIOS of this card and if yes, can I update it to this version?

Can I go back?
Could I break the card?

And would it be useful if  I liquid-metaled the card? (I have some lying around.)

 

EDIT: 

Some specs of my PC if needed:

i7 3770k @ 4,5GHz (stable) - watercooled (240mm Radiator)

16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM @ 1800 (stable too)

Windows running off of a Samsung 840 Evo 250GB

Windows 10 1809 - Fully updated

AMD Driver 19.2.1

 

Best regards and thanks in advance

Coin

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yes u could break the card especialy flashing it under windows there are just so many things that could go bad in the background u can flash back an old bios as for liquid metal iv read so many posts recently about bad sh!t happening i wouldnt like to coment on that but one thing i will sa is to be carefull flashing non official bios and to check all files before trying


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, buzzinkeegs said:

yes u could break the card especialy flashing it under windows there are just so many things that could go bad in the background u can flash back an old bios as for liquid metal iv read so many posts recently about bad sh!t happening i wouldnt like to coment on that but one thing i will sa is to be carefull flashing non official bios and to check all files before trying

thanks for the answer, how could I flash the newer BIOS and if something went wrong: how could I go back? About Liquid Metal... I know it's dangerous ... but I (theoretically) know what to do ?

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u could start by reading a few flashing guides from the site pertained in your post  as for flash back always back up your original bios by extracting it using some popular tools ie gpuz or other known gpu bios extractors and then flash back u could always use some linux live derivative instead of windows


#1:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 2700X @ 42.50mhZ | Patriot Viper Steel Series 16gb (2x8) 4000 MHz | MSI RTX 2080 GAMING TRIO | ASUS ROG RYUJIN 240 | NZXT S340 ELITE | 2X 1TB 970 EVO PLUS M.2  +  3 X 1TB FIRECUDA 2.5" HYBRID DRIVES | EVGA SUPER NOVA G3 80+GOLD 1000W | AND ENOUGH RGB TO MAKE YOUR EYES MELT 

#2:- GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING | RYZEN 2700X | AURUS 3200MHz | MSI GTX 1060 6GB | CIT BLAZE MID RED-BLACK | STOCK RYZEN RGB AIR COOLER | 2TB WD HDD + 500GB 970 EVO PLUS

#3:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 1800X | DOMINATOR LPX 3000MHz | STRIX 970| COOLER MASTER 240 ML | GAME MAX AURORA MID TOWER | CRUCIAL P1 1TB SSD M.2 + FIRECUDA 1TB HYBRID DRIVE

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, buzzinkeegs said:

u could start by reading a few flashing guides from the site pertained in your post  as for flash back always back up your original bios by extracting it using some popular tools ie gpuz or other known gpu bios extractors and then flash back u could always use some linux live derivative instead of windows

I'm about to read into this.. could you provide me with a few links? I already extracted the original VBIOS btw..

If something goes wrong, I guess I would need to use my iGPU to to boot and flash the correct BIOS, am I right?
And is it any bad, that the BIOS that I want to flash is not from the exactly same card?

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it can be but mostly not most altered bios files are meerly extracted and coppied from another card etc depends on a few bits but most bios files have all the pre requisits built in it can be dangerous how ever and im not to be helf liable so i wont post links im sorry but with some troubble shooting im sure ul get there


#1:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 2700X @ 42.50mhZ | Patriot Viper Steel Series 16gb (2x8) 4000 MHz | MSI RTX 2080 GAMING TRIO | ASUS ROG RYUJIN 240 | NZXT S340 ELITE | 2X 1TB 970 EVO PLUS M.2  +  3 X 1TB FIRECUDA 2.5" HYBRID DRIVES | EVGA SUPER NOVA G3 80+GOLD 1000W | AND ENOUGH RGB TO MAKE YOUR EYES MELT 

#2:- GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING | RYZEN 2700X | AURUS 3200MHz | MSI GTX 1060 6GB | CIT BLAZE MID RED-BLACK | STOCK RYZEN RGB AIR COOLER | 2TB WD HDD + 500GB 970 EVO PLUS

#3:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 1800X | DOMINATOR LPX 3000MHz | STRIX 970| COOLER MASTER 240 ML | GAME MAX AURORA MID TOWER | CRUCIAL P1 1TB SSD M.2 + FIRECUDA 1TB HYBRID DRIVE

 

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nothing personal just been through a lot of legal action as of late nothing retaining to the site but always good to back that shit up


#1:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 2700X @ 42.50mhZ | Patriot Viper Steel Series 16gb (2x8) 4000 MHz | MSI RTX 2080 GAMING TRIO | ASUS ROG RYUJIN 240 | NZXT S340 ELITE | 2X 1TB 970 EVO PLUS M.2  +  3 X 1TB FIRECUDA 2.5" HYBRID DRIVES | EVGA SUPER NOVA G3 80+GOLD 1000W | AND ENOUGH RGB TO MAKE YOUR EYES MELT 

#2:- GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING | RYZEN 2700X | AURUS 3200MHz | MSI GTX 1060 6GB | CIT BLAZE MID RED-BLACK | STOCK RYZEN RGB AIR COOLER | 2TB WD HDD + 500GB 970 EVO PLUS

#3:- STRIX X470-F GAMING | Ryzen 7 1800X | DOMINATOR LPX 3000MHz | STRIX 970| COOLER MASTER 240 ML | GAME MAX AURORA MID TOWER | CRUCIAL P1 1TB SSD M.2 + FIRECUDA 1TB HYBRID DRIVE

 

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