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SMIKX
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« on: October 24, 2017, 09:35:56 PM »

When I first joined the Netkas forum I distinctly remember being absolutely awed and feeling completly not up to being able to flash my HD 5770.

Since then, thanks to everyone here I have successfully flashed 5 AMD cards and recovered an old bricked one too.

Learned a lot about hacking to run at 5.0 GT/s too but still an arcane art.

Now that I have boot screens I thought they too needed an upgrade - it's wonderful what one can do with icons now.

Cheers from Japan



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HIS HD 7950 3Gb 5.0 GT/s EFI on mDP to DVI + DVI to DVI.
10.9.5 - 10.12.6  - 10.6.8 - Win 7 not Bootcamp. 
AREA 2 port USB 3.1 & Inateck USB 3.0 4 port in OS X 10.9.5.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »

Great job !

We love people who figure stuff out
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 11:29:01 AM »

Great job !

We love people who figure stuff out

I was able to make working roms for eight different versions of XFX R9 280X cards and one XFX R9 280 which doesn't boot to macOS with default PC ROM.

Especially this R9 280 was a horrible card. It was working well with a different BIOS and then after adding EFI to it it refused to boot at all, probably there was some factory checksum error in UEFI. No chime, no nothing. I had to buy some miniITX PC board to reflash it and now it works well.

Some of these R9 280X had that strange issue with 2D flickering, then not only you had to match ROM with the same memory vendor and timings but also lower the memory clocks or find beta PC ROM with factory increased memory clocks.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 12:37:32 PM »

Great job !

We love people who figure stuff out

Rominator,

It flows onto working out how other, non graphic card-rom things work, or break and then how to fix or improve them - in daily life as well.

Many thanks to Netkas, you &  Fl0r!an, jeanlaine and all the others.

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10.9.5 - 10.12.6  - 10.6.8 - Win 7 not Bootcamp. 
AREA 2 port USB 3.1 & Inateck USB 3.0 4 port in OS X 10.9.5.
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