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hi guys, heres my prob, ive been playing eve online, and stuff no problems,

i installed recently BC2 and sc2, i played bc2, and randomly after a bit it basically freezes then flickers textures go wild or somethin like, blue screen then crash to desktop, and same with sc2, i went from 11.5 to 11.5b same thing, and now to 11.3 and still the same thing,

i know a 5870 has like 300 more streamers then the 5850 but if i recall right people said putting a 5870 bios on a 5850 is ok any how??
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If your 5850 is having issues, flashing to a 5870 won't help at all. That will brick your card, AMD has admitted to there being issues with the 5XXX series. Try running some stability programs like Furmark or maybe some extended gaming sessions of Crysis and see what happens.
    
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hi guys, heres my prob, ive been playing eve online, and stuff no problems,

i installed recently BC2 and sc2, i played bc2, and randomly after a bit it basically freezes then flickers textures go wild or somethin like, blue screen then crash to desktop, and same with sc2, i went from 11.5 to 11.5b same thing, and now to 11.3 and still the same thing,

i know a 5870 has like 300 more streamers then the 5850 but if i recall right people said putting a 5870 bios on a 5850 is ok any how??
you are thinking of flashing a 6950 with a 6970 bios, which actally can have its own issues (different ram timings)
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Back in the day, people would flash their 5850s with modded 5870 bios' to get better clocks.
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Back in the day, people would flash their 5850s with modded 5870 bios' to get better clocks.
man I apparently missed that but i dont think he said anything about a modified 5870 bios, just stock (in OP anyways)
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I didn't know you could use a modified BIOS, I remember someone on the forums flashed a full 5870 bios and bricked their card.
    
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i know a 5870 has like 300 more STREAMERS then the 5850 but if i recall right people said putting a 5870 bios on a 5850 is ok any how??
Am I the only one who pictured a card with 300 ribbons stuffed into it when they read that lol (god I need to got to bed)

anyways back OT I wouldnt try it the chance of bricking your card is definetly there. If you realy must do it id try and find someone with your model of card who has done it before
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well, i have bricked my card before, and i have a kit so if it happens again i can fix it, basically my card CURRENTLY thinks its a 5870, its a 5850 with a 5870 bios on it, yes the bios i put on it because of higher voltage and stock core speeds so i could get a little more overclocking head room, im on liquid cooling so heat is not a issue,

i was just wondering if any of the issues i am having is some how related to the flash i did, but i did flash this card a while ago, like in february or something, and i had run a like 30 min run in kombustor to make sure it was stable and she worked flawlessly.....

the issues appear to be something like drivers, i have tried 4 diff drivers, but i personally think that my windows is f'd up and so i am in the process of prepping to format, i think its more of a windows based issue rather then drivers :\\
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what OS are you running? what are your load temps? have you tried running it at stock clocks?
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load temps are like 40C at 100% cpu and gpu, windows 7 64bit, havent tried runnin stock clocks, but, i just formatted, and i shall install bc2 again and i guess find out what happens, im on 11.5b drivers again,


UPDATE: well i installed bc2, played it went thru 2 and a half maps and 0 issues, i think its safe to say that formatting solved the issue,
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