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Seeking BIOS for Powercolor HD4890 PCS+

Randy Bobandy

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I'm looking for an HD4890 BIOS, version 011.022.001.005.032404 or later, specifically from a Powercolor HD4890 PCS+ card.

I recently bought two of 'em, but they both have BIOS 011.022.001.000.032215. Which would ordinarily be fine, except that I'm one of the unlucky few who's trying to pair them with a Dell 2408WFP LCD:

<http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/263520-33-4890-problem-plese-help>
<http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=260&threadid=112160>
<http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19257125/19499666.aspx>
<http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20090416184301534>

I used ATI Flash to replace one of my cards' BIOS with an updated Sapphire BIOS, but it bricked my card. So I had to install it into my second PCI-E slot and re-flash back to the original BIOS.

The VGA Bios Database doesn't have a BIOS for the PCS+ version of the Powercolor HD4890, and I'm still waiting to hear from Powercolor on this issue. The only solution I've found online is to flash with a newer BIOS.

Thanks!
 

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One of the support techs at Powercolor sent me a new BIOS today (version 011.022.006.000.000000).

I won't get a chance to try it out until tonight, but will report back once I do, in case anyone else cares about this issue.
 
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Yep, that did the trick!
 

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can you please share the bios?
 
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Just submitted it to the VGA BIOS Database!
 

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Just submitted it to the VGA BIOS Database!

Thanks but I can't find the bios in the TPU database, sometimes it takes ages to be there, please private it to me or upload it on the website
 

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Yeah, I wondered about the turnaround time on that, having never submitted to the database before.

Anyway, I just sent you a PM with a link to the BIOS file.
 

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yes its not there yet i just looked could you pm a link to the bios for me as well thanks
 

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PM sent!
 

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cheers randy :toast: interestingly the voltage on the pcs in 3d is the normal 1.3125 so powercolor must have cherry picked better binned chips for the gpus, fan profiles is a bit more aggressive than standard card to cope with the higher gpu speed
 

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yeah 1.3125v is somewhat low for 950MHz Core, as I know the vcore was 1.50v
 

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cheers randy :toast: interestingly the voltage on the pcs in 3d is the normal 1.3125 so powercolor must have cherry picked better binned chips for the gpus, fan profiles is a bit more aggressive than standard card to cope with the higher gpu speed

Yeah, that does seem to be the case. I got one "good one" (capable of 1.0GHz/1.2GHz no problem), and one that can't get much past 950MHz/1.1GHz. I haven't bothered to try to mod the voltage registers yet, but I might if I decide to upgrade the coolers. (I've been lusting after a Koolance Exos2 V2 for a while, but can't quite bring myself to bite the bullet!) I set the fans to a constant 50%, which seems to keep the cards cool enough without generating much noise.
 

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Sent you a PM last night.
 

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Hi Randy, I would love if you could send me and PM with the link aswell.. Bought the PCS+ a week ago and the sound is something out of this world, Then i noticed that if you update the bios for it the sound lvl will decreace. Thanks In advance.

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Make that another person interested in the bios i got an Amaze HD4890 it uses same pcb/controller and memory as Powercolor PCS so interested in this bios for powercolor pcs.
 
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Thanks Randy seems my Amaze bios version is same with newer date 6/18 vs 6/12. Download links for both bios 1st post here.

RBE screenshot capture links below

Powercolor PCS+







Amaze HD4890







 
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Hmm... Interesting. Maybe the one they sent me was a week or so pre-release? Dunno. Anyway, thanks for the link and pix!
 
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Or maybe date is just when AMD/ATI approves/passes on the bios to the vendor (Amaze) ?
 
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