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Hi, I recently purchased an AMD R9 380 gpu after reading multiple times that a PCIe 3 card is backwards compatible with boards which have PCIe 2 slots (P67A-C43(B3)). However after installing this card there is no signal to the monitor. After reading further is appears that it may only be possible to get it working by flashing this motherboard. I have an i5-2500k processor which is Sandy Bridge and understand that the version 5 bios versions found here at the following link https://ca.msi.com/Motherboard/support/P67AC43_B3.html#down-bios are not compatible with Sandy Bridge. Is this correct? If so is there any bios version I can flash to get this card working with the rest of the hardware I have? Thanks.

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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #1 on: 18-June-16, 00:47:27 »

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. I have an i5-2500k processor which is Sandy Bridge and understand that the version 5 bios versions found here at the following link are not compatible with Sandy Bridge. Is this correct?

that's not correct. they are compatible
and you probably need ME8 based BIOS [5.xx] to have chance to works with this class card
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #2 on: 19-June-16, 02:19:04 »

Hi Svet thanks for the reply.

Further reading some people have had trouble with the sandy bridge on version 5 drivers because of overclocking etc. Since I do not overclock or make any changes then the i5 2500k 3.30ghz should be ok then?

Before reading your reply I had tried to update to bios 1.J at the above link but unfortunately got error 'rom file romid is not compatible with existing biosrom id'. The current bios version is E7673IMS v1.12. So am I using the correct link above to get the new bios versions from? The physical board has P67A-C43(B3) stamped on it and MS-7673 Ver: 1.1.

Now I am looking to get this card working with the bios v5 but would appreciate some steps so I don't run into the above error or other errors. If you could give your opinion on program to create a boot flash capable usb and then steps when in boot mode to run the flash upgrade...if that is the best way. I saw mflash option in bios.  Also any current options in bios to select or unselect?

I am running windows 7. Is making such a change to the bios likely to have an effect on the current windows 7 install? ex. not booting to windows, having to reinstall etc.?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #3 on: 19-June-16, 05:42:15 »

You need to flash the latest ME8 bios being 5.4. Otherwise there is no way to use the R9 380. Usinmg a Sandy Bridge cpu only oc abilities might be limited. Apart from oc there is no difference if using Ivy or Sandy Bridge with an ME8 bios. Only do it following the instructions below:

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   A.) Download the attached archive and place it on your desktop. Do not decompress.
   B.) Download and install the >>MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<
   C.) Insert your FAT32 formatted usb stick.
   D.) Make sure the legacy USB is enabled.
   E.) Start the forum flash tool and select option 1. Then point the tool at the compressed archive we downloaded earlier. Then to your USB Flash Drive.
   F.) Boot to the USB and follow the directions. MEMTEST is included with the forum flash tool and it is recommended to run this prior to any flash.

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        Once the flash is complete, you must download and install the latest ME drivers:

        http://download.msi.com/dvr_exe/intel_me81_win78_xp.zip
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #4 on: 19-June-16, 23:25:28 »

Hi Svet thanks for the info. If I can just confirm that the following steps should work.

- Run the linked MSI Forum USB tool and select 'Fix my USB key' to make current usb key a bootable usb key.
- Re-run MSI Forum USB tool and select 'Mode 1' and browse to the '7673v54.rar' file you attached (with valcheck) in your previous message.
- reboot into bios and make sure 'legacy usb' is enabled.
- reboot again and hit f11 to enter boot menu and select the usb key 'USB DISK 2.0 PMAP'.. without 'UEFI'.
- select option 1 to run memtest
- if memtest successful run 2nd option to flash.
- reboot back into windows 7 then install the attached ME driver

After flash is it necessary to shutdown first and clear the CMOS? Also I don't think it probably matters but I will ask just in case...since I have such an old bios version v1.12 (I think also called 1.C).. is it better flashing to version 1.J first?

Thanks.
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #5 on: 20-June-16, 05:54:26 »

sounds fine


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After flash is it necessary to shutdown first and clear the CMOS?

yes its highly recommended to do it


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Also I don't think it probably matters but I will ask just in case...since I have such an old bios version v1.12 (I think also called 1.C).. is it better flashing to version 1.J first?

nope, flash directly the the target bios, ie the one who Flobelix provided
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #6 on: 21-June-16, 13:12:40 »

Hi Svet and flobelix,

So I went through the steps above using the attached files and also ran memtest. Memtest first reported errors on all 4 sticks during #5 test. I was able to get the #5 and #7 test to work error free for about 20passes on just two sticks.

Anyways I went to flash just like the steps outlined above and even though I got 'update successful' message I knew it hadn't flashed as the whole process was way to quick. First there was the 'Performing Authorization...' Screen with 10 stages all marked 'OK'. Below the stages list it said 'Validating master unlock code.. Standby'. Now this screen disappeared so quickly I can't tell you if there was any more messages after.

Then it went to another screen saying 'Execution halted...' and below that something like 'Update in progress..standby'. This screen instead of being about 10-20sec was only just a few seconds before going to next screen that said 'Update Successful'.. and "Reboot or shutdown computer'.

The only other info I can give about this board that may help is that it says with the Forum Tool it is PCB Version 1.0. Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks.
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #7 on: 21-June-16, 15:30:57 »

retry with this one:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfrv7yg9m6kkf49/E7673IMS.552.rar?dl=0

follow the same flashing steps
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #8 on: 21-June-16, 17:44:48 »

retry with this one:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfrv7yg9m6kkf49/E7673IMS.552.rar?dl=0

follow the same flashing steps

Thanks. I noticed the .552 version around the forum but saw the mention of the p67a-G43 where mine is a C43 (b3)...so this should still work?

Also I may have to give this new version a try another time as I really need a working PC right now and not sure I want to keep trying more bios versions at the moment.

Appreciate the help though. Thanks.
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #9 on: 22-June-16, 05:33:03 »

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Thanks. I noticed the .552 version around the forum but saw the mention of the p67a-G43 where mine is a C43 (b3)...so this should still work?

yes that's ok, they both are using the same bios
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #10 on: 20-October-16, 08:00:29 »

can someone post a link to the .552 BIOS?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #11 on: 20-October-16, 08:11:17 »

here it is
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #12 on: 20-October-16, 09:16:27 »

that is for P67A-C43 B3 correct? Will it work with Windows 10 64bit?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #13 on: 20-October-16, 09:19:31 »

yes, for flashing use >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< Mode1 point to .zip/.rar file
as explained by flobelix above
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #14 on: 20-October-16, 09:26:07 »

Do you think this will allow my GTX 1070 to be seen by the MB?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #15 on: 20-October-16, 09:31:20 »

yes its possible [but not guaranteed]
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #16 on: 21-October-16, 22:48:54 »

bios updated... card still did not work.  :cry:
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #17 on: 23-October-16, 09:53:18 »

which version you have flashed to?
can you confirm it in bios setup?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #18 on: 24-October-16, 08:10:12 »

E7673IMS.552.rar    is the one I used
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #19 on: 24-October-16, 10:30:06 »

can you confirm the bios version in bios setup?

have you done >>Clear CMOS Guide<< with pwoer cord removed before install the new card too?
do you have all power cords connected to the video card?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #20 on: 24-October-16, 11:26:42 »

E7673IMS V5.5B2    is the version listed


yes - I took off power cord and cleared cmos.  well i pushed the clear cmos button anyway.  rebooted and set factory defaults in BIOS,  I did also connect the power to the card. I have a 800w Antec PSU so it's definitely getting enough power.
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #21 on: 24-October-16, 11:27:49 »

i see what brand is your 1070 card?
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #22 on: 25-October-16, 05:21:11 »

ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL-GTX1070-O8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126119
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Re: Getting AMD R9 380 GPU working on P67A-C43(B3)
« Reply #23 on: 25-October-16, 10:56:50 »

test the card in another PC maybe the card is DOA
else seems this particular card is not compatible with this board
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