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Hey guys, I keep on trying to flash my 6950 back to it's original BIOS with a 9800 GT in the first slot, however every time I flash it, the card is still messed up upon reboot.

GPU-Z Shows 4gb v ram and unknown bios etc. etc. and the 6950 wont boot.

ANy help?
I can't really return it, I've already returned one and told them it was DOA, their not gunna believe me the second time.
    
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You don't need a second card.

1. Did you use the BIOS switch when you flashed the card? What position did you flash in? If you flashed it in Pos. 2, does it work properly in pos. 1?

2. If not, have you tried downloading the stock HIS bios and flashing back to stock manually?
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I forgot to say, this card doesn't have a bios switch.
And yes, I have tried the stock HIS bios.
    
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When you are flashing, what do you use to flash it and if you are using Atiwinflash, are you using the cmd version?
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I use winflash, and whats the cmd version?
    
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I use winflash, and whats the cmd version?
the cmd version runs in command prompt. I think you may be able to re-flash using that, since you can specify which card to flash. I've never had a problem with it, even though I couldn't get the GUI to work.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=335318&page=5
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I tried to do that, but I can't run an elevated cmd prompt, if I shift right click in the directory, I can only open a regular command! And if I do the whole thing in regular cmd, winflash doesn't work, because it needs admin permission.

How would I do it in an elevated cmd?
    
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Go to the command prompt shortcut? Right click, run as admin... Why can't you start as admin?

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...6&postcount=19
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Alright, did that, the flashing window, which has the progress bar, loads for a split second and then just closes. Ugh now what?
    
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You need to flash through DOS. Make a DOS boot USB/disk and throw atiflash on it. Make sure you put the BIOS file on it. Put the 9800GT in the first slot. This exact problem happened to me, I spent about 6 hours figuring out that it needed to be done in DOS. Make sure to include the "-f" to make sure it forces the card to flash, so the full command would be:

atiflash.exe -f -p 1 filename.bin

EDIT: Yea the progress bar doesn't finish when in Windows, those were my exact symptoms.

Also, sorry if my sentences seem random or out of place, it's 2am here and I'm tired.

Looks like this file should make a DOS stick automatically: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...FlashDOS.shtml
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