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i did what u say but i keep get this error flash BIOS fail ErrCode=2000000E..
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I'm curious to know why so many of you, with reference cards even.....are having that invalid BIOS problem. confused.gif

I had my own share of issues at first, but most were my own stupidity. Once I worked out my own stupid thought train, I was able to do the flash without a hitch at all. It just flat out worked. Then others complain of no voltage control after the flash.....but yet I have zero issues there as well. confused.gif

Maybe my card was originally a GHz Edition, they just didn't know it yet? Got it on release day. Boost even works, dead serious.
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lucky u mate...any advices for my ?
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lucky u mate...any advices for my ?

I don't honestly know. I do apologize, that probably sounds like I'm rubbing it in or something, since you're having issues. frown.gif

Best thing I can tell you, look into DOS flashing. Learn how to do that (use your good BIOS you have left first). From there, get your good BIOS saved. And flash your good BIOS back over to your broken one via DOS. Boot up with your good one into the DOS flash utility, then switch it in DOS. That has proven to be the BEST way to revert it back to an unbroken state.

From there, I honestly don't know why the GHz Edition BIOS isn't flashing for some people, but is for others. Perhaps it has something to do with ASIC and stock voltage? I really am not sure.
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Here is my experience:

At first I tried to backup the BIOS when the switch was at 2. Right after I clicked "save BIOS to file", my pc just turned itself off and went into a reboot loop. I pulled the plug, flipped the switch to 1, plugged PS cable back, booted into Windows and saved BIOS 1. I then flash BIOS 1 to Ghz edition without a problem.

The thing to notice is that before the flash, I used to OC the card on BIOS 2, I could do 1250 core and 1750 mem @ 1.2V bench and game stable, but not even 1150 core + 1600 mem @ 1.2V stable on BIOS 1. I thought the new BIOS could make any improvement but except the Voltage drop from 1112 to 1093, nothing really helped. Any one?
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I don't honestly know. I do apologize, that probably sounds like I'm rubbing it in or something, since you're having issues. frown.gif
Best thing I can tell you, look into DOS flashing. Learn how to do that (use your good BIOS you have left first). From there, get your good BIOS saved. And flash your good BIOS back over to your broken one via DOS. Boot up with your good one into the DOS flash utility, then switch it in DOS. That has proven to be the BEST way to revert it back to an unbroken state.
From there, I honestly don't know why the GHz Edition BIOS isn't flashing for some people, but is for others. Perhaps it has something to do with ASIC and stock voltage? I really am not sure.
Could you pls do me a favor? Use GPU-Z to save the bios & share it here. TQ
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I don't honestly know. I do apologize, that probably sounds like I'm rubbing it in or something, since you're having issues. frown.gif
Best thing I can tell you, look into DOS flashing. Learn how to do that (use your good BIOS you have left first). From there, get your good BIOS saved. And flash your good BIOS back over to your broken one via DOS. Boot up with your good one into the DOS flash utility, then switch it in DOS. That has proven to be the BEST way to revert it back to an unbroken state.
From there, I honestly don't know why the GHz Edition BIOS isn't flashing for some people, but is for others. Perhaps it has something to do with ASIC and stock voltage? I really am not sure.
Could you pls do me a favor? Use GPU-Z to save the bios & share it here. TQ

Sure. Not sure if it'll even work well for you guys, but you can certainly try. smile.gif It's attached to this post. pio 7970 BIOS.zip 41k .zip file
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Sure. Not sure if it'll even work well for you guys, but you can certainly try. smile.gif It's attached to this post. pio 7970 BIOS.zip 41k .zip file
thanks bro! I will give it a shot tonight when i get home.
hope it works smile.gif TQ
post #109 of 390
Thank you all guys!
I had the "adapter error" popping up everytime I tried to flash my reference sapphire 7970.
Using atiflash in dos mode I finally manged to correclty flash my card to the ghz edition.
This is the one and only ghz bios working for 7970 tahiti XT reference cards, instead the bios signed as XT2 (downloable from techpowerup.com) has probably been written strictly for the next coming gpu variant cause the catalyst control center does not load just like the driver.
Still many thanks.
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Thank you all guys!
I had the "adapter error" popping up everytime I tried to flash my reference sapphire 7970.
Using atiflash in dos mode I finally manged to correclty flash my card to the ghz edition.
This is the one and only ghz bios working for 7970 tahiti XT reference cards, instead the bios signed as XT2 (downloable from techpowerup.com) has probably been written strictly for the next coming gpu variant cause the catalyst control center does not load just like the driver.
Still many thanks.

Well which BIOS did you use in DOS mode then? You say you didn't use the one off TPU?
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