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XFX RX5700 DD Ultra to XFX RX5700XT THICC II Ultra Bios Flashing

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After reading through the Techspot article related to flashing the XFX RX5700 DD Ultra to a RX5700 XT, I attempted to do the same thing with my DD Ultra, but keep on running into a SubsystemID mismatch error when using the AMD Flash Utility. I've tried every version of the XFX 5700 XT Bios listed under the Techpowerup VGA Bios repository as well as the XFX Bios Files listed on the XFX site.

Has anyone been successful in flashing this card as indicated on the Techspot article?

Does the bios flash need to be forced using command line to bypass the Subsystem ID check?

Appreciate the help.

Links:
Techspot Article

VGA Repository

XFX 5700XT Manufacturer Bios Files
http://ftp.xfxstorage.com/Support/BIOS/Video/AMD/5700XT/UltraHigh.zip
http://ftp.xfxstorage.com/Support/BIOS/Video/AMD/5700XT/57XT8195w2.zip
 

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Don't flash yet.

The subsystem ID mismatch warning is to prevent you from brickng your card.

If you want to proceed with any of this you need to follow my directions.

Let me know you understand what I am writing.
 
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Ok, open gpu-z, take a screenshot of the first tab(main screen) post it here, also take pictures of the white stickers on the card back and post them here too.

What are your system specs?

Absolutely. Let's proceed.
 

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GPU-Z
GPU-Z.gif


System Specs
MSI PCMate Z170A
i3-6100
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133@2666 CT2K4G4DFS8213

Although the i3-6100 has integrated graphics, I also have a spare R9 380 should it be needed.

Picture from GPU Box
GPU Box - Copy.jpg

Let me know if this isn't good enough. I'll just need to turn off the computer and disconnect things to get access to it.
 

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Thank you for the specs that will allow us to recover the card just in case if the card bricks.

What I want you to do is open gpu-z back up.

And what I want you to do is click the arrow right next to the UEFI checkbox and save your bios to your desktop.
 

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Ok make sure its in a safe place such as a folder on desktop so when you get another file there will be no confusion

Here is a newer bios for your card, lets see if we can find an xt


RX-57XL8LBD6

Lets see

 

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The XFX link is the same one that I posted in the OP. It generates the same Subsystem ID Mismatch for some reason.

Should I first try flashing the updated bios for my card and then try the XT flash?
 

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Try this bios using the latest AMD tool.

If you get a subsystem id warning message then we will need to do a bypass.



Bear in mind im not responsible for any bricking, as this is on own risk.

The XFX link is the same one that I posted in the OP. It generates the same Subsystem ID Mismatch for some reason.

Should I first try flashing the updated bios for my card and then try the XT flash?

No i just provided it as another back up however if this bios flash does fail in a brick, use the newer bios.
 

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Try this bios using the latest AMD tool.

If you get a subsystem id warning message then we will need to do a bypass.


SubsystemIDs mismatch

ATI Flash.jpg
 

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Ready

Up command prompt w/ Administrator privileges and have navigated to the flash tool directory
 

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Let me get the command

Enter this command first

Amdvbflash.exe -unlockrom 0


Then enter this command

Amdvbflash -f -p 0 XXXX .rom

Note: XXXX is the name of the VBIOS file you downloaded. You can also change the downloaded file name to a simple name.
 

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Let me get the command

Enter this command first

Amdvbflash.exe -unlockrom 0


Then enter this command

Amdvbflash -f -p 0 XXXX .rom

Note: XXXX is the name of the VBIOS file you downloaded. You can also change the downloaded file name to a simple name.
Is that the last step? Or are there any others?

How do I reflash the original/updated bios if this fails and card bricks?
 

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Is that the last step? Or are there any others?

How do I reflash the original/updated bios if this fails and card bricks?
In the event the card bricks, you hook monitor up to motherboard and boot the system using the core i3 cpu, then you run the same command over again but you put in your original bios
 

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Looks like we've got a successful flash. Thanks so much for your kindness, patience, and generosity on the walk-through. We'll see how stable it performs.
 

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Any recommendations for a 5700XT THICC II Ultra bios?

Probably going to try this one if not:
Hold on for a moment

Yeah go ahead and give it a shot.

Just remember the commands above
 

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All commands over again? Or can I use the final command only?
Actually since the cards dev and sub id already changed just use the AMD/ATI flash non command prompt tool. (Windows gui)
 

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Came here because of Subsystem ID Mismatch. Tried to Recreate this with the Same Card (RX-57XL8LBD6 ) and the THICC II Ultra BIOS.
Worked flawlessly! Thanks! Here a Before / After:
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