8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 10:18 AM by limitspushed

    what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290

    limitspushed

      looking to replace the dye to my shattered r9 290. I'm using a reference r9 290.

        • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
          black_zion

          You can't replace the GPU.

            • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
              limitspushed

              I'm pretty sure you can replace the gpu's dye unless they are id serial to the broads they are shipped with.

                • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                  black_zion

                  GPUs are soldered to the video card.

                  • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                    tomtalk24

                    You need to take it to a specialist.

                    They mount the GPU above a very hot stream of air, remove the die, clean up the area, re apply soldering material, position the die correctly and re heat to solder while under pressure. Apart from the cleaning, everything requires a machine costing a fair amount.

                    This is only ever done on workstation grade/mac GPUs because that's the only time its worth the money due to these GPUs being made with much better quality components due to the size (similar to laptop GPUs, smaller, more robust to heat) thus the PCB being of value.

                     

                    So unless you have some sentimental connection to that GPU, as pointed out, just buy another.

                      • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                        limitspushed

                        I have the equipment aviable to me and someone with the skills to do it. I know how they are swapped and so far none of there answers are helpful

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                        You need to take it to a specialist.

                         

                        They mount the GPU above a very hot stream of air, remove the die, clean up the area, re apply soldering material, position the die correctly and re heat to solder while under pressure. Apart from the cleaning, everything requires a machine costing a fair amount.

                         

                        This is only ever done on workstation grade/mac GPUs because that's the only time its worth the money due to these GPUs being made with much better quality components due to the size (similar to laptop GPUs, smaller, more robust to heat) thus the PCB being of value.

                         

                         

                         

                        So unless you have some sentimental connection to that GPU, as pointed out, just buy another.

                         

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                        • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                          limitspushed

                          I am aware r9 290x chips are not able to be used in place of an r9 290 chip b/c the r9 290x chips are id as r9 290x chips and will not function on an r9 290 board with out a bois flash. but since the r9 300 series are a refresh of a r9 290 I wondering if that chip will work. but look like i'll just have to find an other r9 290 so chip swap. 

                            • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                              tomtalk24

                              And the person who owns the equipment, or the person able to do the job can answer the question, if not better than the advice offered here?!

                               

                              If you can get hold of a factory fresh 290 die (not sure how) then your laughing seeing as that's the only missing component.

                               

                              As for the 300 die, you will need a to trace everything on the 290 PCB back from the die with a full understanding of graphical electronics. Then do the same on a 300 card. If they match up perfectly then its only the firmware side you will need to re write. But destined to fail.

                              AMD don't give out info on the chip that will help in any way and AMD don't make the PCB, and I don't think you'll get the reference design off any manufacturers. So your only option is to reverse engineer, trace, and write a firmware.

                               

                              All of this is major overkill as you can see. Swapping dies, again, really, on a £200 GPU. You could find a spares and repairs GPU but the chip is probably broken or worn. Just buy another, that process is only viable on high grade GPUs.

                                • Re: what gpu dyes are compatible with a r2 290
                                  limitspushed

                                  well the gpu was brand new. also the swapping not going to cost me anything i'm hoping to pick up a as is gpu of ebay and swap dyes. my friend that can swap dyes normally only does exact dye swapping.  so he has no exp with using other dyes. he also has the reballing stencil for in on hand. It is the only thing wrong with the gpu I crack the dye underpressure. I unevenly installed a heat sink onto it. Alright I figured as much with the 300 series couldn't hurt to ask.