Originally Posted by nawe;13723856
So I bought a cheap PCI card to use, with no luck. Atiflash in DOS simply tells me "rom not erased", though it detects the card. Atiwinflash, in windows, gives me a subsystemID mismatch, and running it through command prompt, with the unlockrom command, simply causes the "flashing" progress bar to appear for a split second, then disappear without so much as an error or any kind of message.
Is my card dead? :-(
For what it's worth, I've had all of those happen in the process of flashing my card to an unlocked bios, but it didn't kill the card. The card(s) (actually both of them gave me that response) were fine, even though ATIwinflash was a pain and I never had positive confirmation of a flash, just flashing screens on my HIS card, and the XFX card my computer crashed and rebooted, and then when I ran GPU-Z the next time, it was identified as correct. I guess you're not getting that far though, can't get any display. Stupid question but have you checked all connections twice?
This is why I always tell people there are definitely risks to flashing (especially with non-reference, and ESPECIALLY with no backup switch), and often it's not worth the gain.... Sorry you had to be the lesson.