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Generallee

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    Generallee got a reaction from kidrauhl94 in Reference R9 290 Blackscreen definitive fix   
    This is it. The ultimate fix to the annoying blackscreen issue on early R9 290 reference models. 
     
    You're here because :
    Your reference R9 290 is blackscreening on boot, under load, or randomly You found out that a temporary fix was to underclock it using afterburner YOU CANNOT update your drivers, and the last driver barely working is probably 14.4 Beta or 13.2 WHQL You are about to punch a nun in the face Worry no more fellow 290 user, the solution is here and it baffled me with it's simplicity. As you probably know, there were several batches of 290's back in the day, mainly two: R9 290 cards with ELPIDA memory, and 290's with SK HYNIX memory. HYNYX memory users shouldn't worry because they were most likely not affected by the blackscreen issue, however if you've arrived here, chances are you are an Elpida memory 290 owner. Now, why does it blackscreen ? Because for some freaking reason, the card ships with a stock memory clock of 1200 Mhz. This causes blackscreens 9/10 times at boot since Afterburner isn't running yet to underclock it. The fix is to obviously alter the VBIOS and change the default settings definitely.
     
    You don't have to worry about fucking up your flash, because as you know, there are two VBIOS installed on the card (namely "normal" and "uber"). So if you do fuck it up, just push that switch thingy on the card and try again. Then if you fuck it up again, it's the master race natural selection at work and you should just go buy a console. Don't complain here if you don't understand how flashing BIOS'es work.
     
    STEP 1) 
     
    Download GPU-Z.  Open it (duh) Locate the BIOS serial number Click on the little arrow next to it Select "save to a file" Name the file "hawaii.rom" (it will name itself automatically)  
    STEP 2)
     
    Download Hawaii Bios Reader, the whole ZIP Extract it, then go to the "RealeaseBin" folder Run Hawaii Bios Reader under Admin mode Locate the '"Hawaii.rom" BIOS file  Open it It will probably look something like this :
     

     
    Now, go to the Powerplay tab
     

     
    Please edit the values according to the screen below, you'll want to change every 1200 mhz value in the MEM tab into 1000 mhz
     
    It should then look exactly like this 
     

     
    STEP 3)
    Save your new modded VBIOS file under another name, something like "MODHawaii.rom" Download ATI WinFlash Extract it   
    FROM THIS POINT, YOU SHOULD HAVE EXIT AFTERBURNER OR ANY OVERCLOCKING SOFTWARE
     
    FINAL STEP)
    Copy the MODDED Hawaii.rom BIOS file into the folder containing ATIWINFLASH Run ATIWINFLASH in admin mode Screen WILL flicker, dont shit your undies yet Click on "load image" Locate your modded rom file EXIT EVERY OTHER PROGRAM, ATI WINFLASH SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONE OPENED Click on "Program" If everything goes alright, it will flash the new vbios and then ask you to restart your computer Restart your computer Enjoy your working R9 290, without blackscreens and with the latest drivers.  
    I hope this was useful for people like me, who got R9 290's which are still very capable cards, and could not enjoy them without being constantly harrassed by the stupid blackscreen issues. I take no responsibility if you fuck up your card, tutorial is quite clear about the steps. You're grown up and therefore responsible for everything you're doing.
     
     
     
     
       
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    Generallee got a reaction from OriAr in Liquid Metal Laptop Cooling – 20C LOWER!   
    Id sacrifice a goat for -20c
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    Generallee got a reaction from OJTheAviator in What am I?   
    You are a miserable speck of dust with no purpose on a rock travelling in space towards an unknown point in the universe
     
    You are nothing
     
    I am nothing
     
    Let's build dank ass computers
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    Generallee got a reaction from mxk in ............   
    You can keep your condescending replies to yourself mate.
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    Generallee got a reaction from Discy in ............   
    You can keep your condescending replies to yourself mate.
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    Generallee reacted to BlueChinchillaEatingDorito in Please Send Help! I need a M*cBo*k   
    At that point, you might as well just use a Netbook. 
     
    Next celebration should be 6666 right? 
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    Generallee reacted to Renton577 in Razer Phone cycles between not charging and charging when at 100%   
    Thanks for the tip about the charger, I got a new one and its working fine now.
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    Generallee got a reaction from bleedblue in AMD 1600X Stock voltage 1.475??   
    Isnt the motherboard the most probable culprit here ?
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    Generallee got a reaction from manikyath in AMD 1600X Stock voltage 1.475??   
    Isnt the motherboard the most probable culprit here ?
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    Generallee got a reaction from .Apex. in Can a dead CPU cause no activity?   
    This sounds weird, can you post some pictures of the CPU ? 
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    Generallee got a reaction from Bajantechnician in Liquid Metal Laptop Cooling – 20C LOWER!   
    Id sacrifice a goat for -20c
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    Generallee got a reaction from Canada EH in Banning from Tomshardware   
    Then don't swear lol
    So, doing his job ?
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    Generallee got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in .ini file sucks. How to open these type of files and edit them?   
    Just open it with literally any text editor and make sure it's not read only 
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    Generallee got a reaction from LHJKO in .ini file sucks. How to open these type of files and edit them?   
    Just open it with literally any text editor and make sure it's not read only 
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    Generallee got a reaction from Canada EH in Microsoft sends e-waste recycler to PRISON   
    A bit late to the party eh
     
    It's okay there is some leftover pizza
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    Generallee got a reaction from Techstorm970 in Liquid Metal Laptop Cooling – 20C LOWER!   
    Id sacrifice a goat for -20c
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    Generallee got a reaction from [REDACTED] in Can someone make this Autoclicker "Better"   
    I ain't clicking that sh*t n***a
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    Generallee reacted to vanished in Dragon Force DF-530 GT - safe to use?   
    I wouldn't worry... through the fire and the flames it carries on
     
    /s but actually, I've never heard of this brand before which is usually not a good sign.  Given what others have said, I would avoid it.
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    Generallee reacted to DrMacintosh in UPDATE 2: iOS 11.3.1 FIXES The iPhone 8 If You've Replaced The Screen   
    This is isolated to the iPhone 8 line of iPhones. 
     
    These knockoff displays have a chip attached to them that do not have the proper firmware on them or iOS cannot interface with the fake display on the firmware level for some reason. 
     
    And from where I see it, why should a company be obligated to make sure that their products work with knock off parts? Even if Apple is intentionally bricking the display, are they outside of their rights to do so? 
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    Generallee got a reaction from Froody129 in How am i supposed to use a 16000 DPI Gaming Mouse   
    it's just marketing BS and unless you have a soccer field screen as your monitor, you won't benefit from anything higher than 3200DPI
    Oh boy
     
     
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    Generallee got a reaction from fpo in Elite Dangerous or Star Citizen - noob needs help   
    So which one is which lmao i can't tell
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    Generallee got a reaction from Supportsneedlove in Keylogger for pc   
    Something tells me you have malicious intent. Sorry mate, you won't find help here.
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    Generallee got a reaction from Aleks NE in Keylogger for pc   
    Something tells me you have malicious intent. Sorry mate, you won't find help here.
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    Generallee got a reaction from SethKraota in Keylogger for pc   
    Something tells me you have malicious intent. Sorry mate, you won't find help here.
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