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yea, im tryin to fix it now. lol

i will def get back to you on the proper way to flash this card
when i actually do it lol
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*bump*

okay guys. ive ran into another problem.

using the DOS atiflash utility

C:\atiflash -i
"Adapter not found"

so i can specify where to install the old bios.
am i screwed? or is there another way to recover or idenify my card?
i only have 1 PCI-e slot

so "atiflash -f -p 0 newbios.bin" should work.
but i always get "adapter not found"

i actually flashed it with the Toxic series bios like a dumb ass.
but ive heard of people recovering going from 6850 to a 5850 (dont ask why he did that i have no idea lol)

any suggestions?

EDIT:

okay i just figured the problem, for anyone who might stumble onto this post.
i was using my internal graphics to run DOS and atiflash.
it seems when you run on your internal graphics chip, it disables any AGP or PCI-e
graphics cards.. i hope this will clear up anyones problems with the same issue.

only solution is to get a cheap PCI (standard PCI) card and boot from that. biggrin.gif
Edited by trusodapop - 6/8/11 at 7:46pm
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Why didn't you just overclock it via software?
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;13880636 
Why didn't you just overclock it via software?

Not as reliable. Often my PC will boot without TRIXX and not set overclock.

It would be better to flash directly to BIOS and be done with it.

Unfortunately, my experiences with flashing my 6870 have been dodgey at best.

Using ATI overdrive, i tested an overclock for hours using Furmark and games, so i decided to flash them to the card. - theoretically this should work, right?

No (yeah i know, wth?). Unfortunately, it didn't go smoothly and the card would randomly crash after boot (i don't have onboard graphics, so was a gamble to take) i went to flash back the stock ROM and ATIflash was giving me the "No adaptor found" bug too.

I forget how i solved it, but it did involve a "blind flash" which worked (Basically it just forces the program to flash at a certain location, and i gather it's luck that determines if it's actually your card?)

I might've also used winflash in the windows enviroment as well - as it did manage to boot into windows occasionally, just not for long.

I must admit this ordeal scared me off BIOS flashing altogether, but i hate using software in the windows enviroment to overclock - so temptations always there.
Edited by Thingamajig - 6/18/11 at 11:29am
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video card bios updates are never stable for some reason, ive fried a card in the past trying
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