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RX 470 Powercolor Red Dragon flashed from mining back to gaming - wont go above 600mhz

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I decided to purchase a cheap RX 470 for my sons rig, it was used for mining and still had mining bios.. I did a flash back to 'stock' bios and once finally finding a stable bios it will not go above 600Mhz core clock. I've tried messing with power settings.. AMD settings and can not find a cure, I'm thinking its the vbios from techpoweredup but its the only one I can find anywhere. Any recommendations? I did DDU for fresh drivers each time. Sits at 48c 597Mhz 100% load in Furmark. 

 

Any help is appreciated thanks!

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techpoweredup is a good source.

 

I would imagine it is a faulty card, as it is forcing itself in to an error state (the lowest possible power state).


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, SenKa said:

techpoweredup is a good source.

 

I would imagine it is a faulty card, as it is forcing itself in to an error state (the lowest possible power state).

So if I had a couple of these and they both did the same thing they just sent me a bad batch you think?

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1 minute ago, Goosenamedal said:

So if I had a couple of these and they both did the same thing they just sent me a bad batch you think?

Sounds like it.

 

Is this an all new build, or was the boot drive transferred from another computer?

 

I would also avoid polaris mining cards all together. had nothing but bad luck with them.


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I checked the BIOS for that card and I dont see 597-600mhz defined anywhere in the BIOS for any states so there is something up. Can you dump your BIOS from one of those cards and post it here?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, SenKa said:

Sounds like it.

 

Is this an all new build, or was the boot drive transferred from another computer?

 

I would also avoid polaris mining cards all together. had nothing but bad luck with them.

Sons PC, fresh install a few months ago.. Been troubleshooting them in this had a 1060 in it before, did DDU before I started on this adventure though. Just figured I'd give it a shot and maybe give one to a friend the price was right... I think $45 a piece.. You get what you pay for I guess, guy had good reviews though. 

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3 minutes ago, Levent said:

I checked the BIOS for that card and I dont see 597-600mhz defined anywhere in the BIOS for any states so there is something up. Can you dump your BIOS from one of those cards and post it here?

Here you go - idle it sits at like 900ish but the second ANY load is put on the GPU it drops down instantly. Edit: I know I don't have newest drivers, but I tried and tried and just started going to whatever windows automatically updated it to for testing.

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currentbiosforforum.rom

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5 minutes ago, Goosenamedal said:

Here you go - idle it sits at like 900ish but the second ANY load is put on the GPU it drops down instantly.

currentbiosforforum.rom 256 kB · 0 downloads

I am getting invalid checksum on that file and also no defined state that has 597-600mhz in it. Can you make sure you actually flashed this vbios using this tool? Considering your cards BIOS had ATOM in it, I am going to assume that it is using modified vram timings and thats why its actually stuck at those speeds.


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6 minutes ago, Levent said:

I am getting invalid checksum on that file and also no defined state that has 597-600mhz in it. Can you make sure you actually flashed this vbios using this tool? Considering your cards BIOS had ATOM in it, I am going to assume that it is using modified vram timings and thats why its actually stuck at those speeds.

I did use that tool, I followed some guides on youtube, to summarize I run it as Admin and load the .rom - then press program and reboot. I'll attach the actual rom file I got from techpowered up maybe that'll help some. There are 3 different options under the model at techpoweredup, two of them my system boots into windows and then almost immediately freezes. (Had to enable integrated graphics to get back in and flash again.)

Powercolor.RX470.4096.160731.rom

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Just now, Goosenamedal said:

I did use that tool, I followed some guides on youtube, to summarize I run it as Admin and load the .rom - then press program and reboot. I'll attach the actual rom file I got from techpowered up maybe that'll help some. There are 3 different options under the model at techpoweredup, two of them my system boots into windows and then almost immediately freeze. (Had to enable integrated graphics to get back in and flash again.)

Powercolor.RX470.4096.160731.rom 256 kB · 0 downloads

If the card doesnt work with that bios, its damaged. It matches VRAM and board so there is no other explanation why it wouldnt work.


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