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Hello....

I want to flash my Referenced Hd 5850's Bios. But I'm afraid I brick them. What are the rate risks? I read that I can reflash to stock Bios If I have two cards. I luckly have Crossfire.

So can i get help? Thanks!
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Not that hard (I promise)

Check out this guide.
All you need to do is make a flash drive bootable, select your new BIOS (must be a reference from 5850 or 5870) from TPU's VGA BIOS Collection and flash that puppy.

If by chance you do brick the card - you can flash it with another card (assuming you have 2x PCI-e pegs); card in 1st peg is P0, card in 2nd is P1.

TBH you don't really need to flash them anymore (MSI AB will push a ref card past locked BIOS with a few tricks), but if don't want to deal with their software go for it.
I have my card flashed to an ASUS 5870 reference BIOS, which sets default clocks to 850/1200 + increases voltage slightly.
Edited by candy_van - 6/20/11 at 9:27pm
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Me Wants to flash to 5870... How Can I do this?
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Me Wants to flash to 5870... How Can I do this?
Here is the BIOS for an ASUS 5870 (reference).
If you don't want to use an ASUS BIOS, this is the complete list of 1GB 5870 BIOSes; MSI's are also unlocked like ASUS, but you need to MAKE SURE you use a reference BIOS since your card is reference too.

Follow the guide I linked in my first post and use the 5870's instead of a BIOS from another 5850.
There's another thread for some additional info regarding this here too
Edited by candy_van - 6/20/11 at 9:39pm
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Many thanks! I'll read the guide and report back!
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OMG! Easy as CAKE!

I now have two 5870s! THANKS Candy!!! I love you... In a straight way

I'm now isntalling the drivers
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Hahaha awesome dude, glad to hear it went well
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OMG! Easy as CAKE!

I now have two 5870s! THANKS Candy!!! I love you... In a straight way

I'm now isntalling the drivers
Correction: You have two 5850's clocked higher.

Can't unlock the extra shaders.
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Correction: You have two 5850's clocked higher.

Can't unlock the extra shaders.
Hahhaha dude!! Let me enjoy my fresh flashed cards!! ahahhaha

Okey then.. I have two CLocked 5850s
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You might as well just OC them in MSI Afterburner, there isn't much difference between that and a BIOS Flash to a 5850...
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