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Hi folks

I have this problem when running Fable 3. Most of the time it will BSOD and gives a atikmdag.sys error. Browsing the web i found a solution where there are people who flashed their mobo, gpu and managed to get rid of the problem.

My question is this. At techpowerup, there are several powercolor 5870 1gig bioses with diff core/mem. Here's the link So which bios can i used? can i use the different core/mem or must i stick to my stock speed?

advice needed

tanx !!
 
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Why is flashing it going to fix it? Flashing it has many downsides, like bricking the card requiring you to jump thru many hoops to get back to operational.
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Why is flashing it going to fix it? Flashing it has many downsides, like bricking the card requiring you to jump thru many hoops to get back to operational.
*shrugs*

its one of the fixes..most of them when using an updated bios for both mobo and gpu doesnt have that bsod anymore..i am willing to try..kinda frustrating to have this bsod.
 
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