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post #61 of 205
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Originally Posted by Bloodred217 View Post

Could you please point me in the direction of the Gigabyte GHz BIOS? I only managed to find the reference AMD GHz BIOS and I'd love to try the one from Gigabyte!
Edit: I realized I haven't been quite clear, I mean I haven't been able to find the newer BIOS version you're running, I've tried the one from TPU's BIOS database and haven't been able to get it to work with drivers, depending on the driver version I either get BSODs when booting or it works but then I get a message from CCC in Windows that no proper drivers are installed.

No problemo smile.gif

https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B5XoDQ-AQHOdN0Z0VkpoUXhraUk/edit

Original thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1312373/bios-request-gigabyte-7970-ghz-1100mhz-gv-r797to-3gd

You need to force flash it from a regular dos USB boot for example. Dont think it can be done from windows.
post #62 of 205
Twisted. Your voltage was locked at 1.175 v, right?
post #63 of 205
Correct, 1175mV with stock bios.

1256mV with Ghz bios.
post #64 of 205
I dont surpose you could share exactly how you did it. It would be much appreciated. Cheers
post #65 of 205
Thanks for the BIOS. Sadly I still get a BSOD with the AMD driver installed, since I have a 2.1 rev as well, it's weird that yours works and mine doesn't. This makes me suspect my OS, I'll have to try a clean install.

You can flash from Windows using ATIWinFlash. Open a command prompt with admin rights, copy the BIOS file to the atiwinflash folder (for simplicity), navigate to it and then use the command "atiwinflash -f -p 0 filename.ext". This worked well for me, as far as the flashing goes. The card doesn't brick, but then again I get that BSOD. Do you think it'd be worth a try from DOS as well, considering the flash the way I did it seemed successful?
post #66 of 205
It appears as tho if flashes ok from win, then you get BSOD. Been there, done that too smile.gif

From a dos formatted usb stick.

atiflash -p 0 thahiti.rom -fs -fp

The nr. 0 is wich card to flash, so if you have two cards you'd have to do the same thing again but replace 0 with 1 so both cards get flashed.

thahiti.rom, just an example. The name of the rom file you want to flash.

The -fs and -fp force flashes the rom, since the rom isn't really intended for this card those are needed.
post #67 of 205
Still can't get it to work. I've tried a fresh Windows install, got the "no driver" error with Cat 12.11 Beta6 (as before). Restored my old install from a backup, tried the same GHz BIOS, same "no driver" error. If I flip the switch over to the other position with the default BIOS, it works.

I decided to try the DOS flash method as well. Created a bootable DOS USB stick using the Win98 boot files, put atiflash 3.99 on it and the BIOS file. I then tried to flash the BIOS, but it told me that it was already programmed (it was, by atiwinflash previously). I decided to flash the default BIOS first and then the GHz version. I flashed the default (from DOS), tested it (worked), then I flashed (again from DOS) the GHz Edition and I got the same "no driver" error as before. Flashing from DOS seems to not make a difference in my case, or does it have to be some other version, not the one from Win98? Should I be using a different (older?) version of atiflash?

Anyway, I'm calling it a night since it's late and I'll give it a few more tries tomorrow, maybe try some different driver versions as well, though I wouldn't consider a card that only works with some drivers an acceptable solution even if I do find one that works.
post #68 of 205
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Originally Posted by Bloodred217 View Post

Still can't get it to work. I've tried a fresh Windows install, got the "no driver" error with Cat 12.11 Beta6 (as before). Restored my old install from a backup, tried the same GHz BIOS, same "no driver" error. If I flip the switch over to the other position with the default BIOS, it works.
I decided to try the DOS flash method as well. Created a bootable DOS USB stick using the Win98 boot files, put atiflash 3.99 on it and the BIOS file. I then tried to flash the BIOS, but it told me that it was already programmed (it was, by atiwinflash previously). I decided to flash the default BIOS first and then the GHz version. I flashed the default (from DOS), tested it (worked), then I flashed (again from DOS) the GHz Edition and I got the same "no driver" error as before. Flashing from DOS seems to not make a difference in my case, or does it have to be some other version, not the one from Win98? Should I be using a different (older?) version of atiflash?
Anyway, I'm calling it a night since it's late and I'll give it a few more tries tomorrow, maybe try some different driver versions as well, though I wouldn't consider a card that only works with some drivers an acceptable solution even if I do find one that works.

Is the bios switch set to the unlocked mode? Dual bios, one is failsafe and cant be flashed.

Latest version of atiflash here.

The error with the driver is to expect, the computer thinks you've changed graphics card. Use Atiman ( http://www.overclock.net/t/1130717/new-version-uninstaller-by-atiman ) after the flash to totally remove all traces of old drives and settings, it's a great little tool very easy to use. Then reinstall latest AMD drivers.
post #69 of 205
Here's a screenshot of correct flash, https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4ZiF3QhSUosSUtScFFqUmxLZEE

You have the correct dos version and so on, must be the bios switch...

BTW Win booted like normal no driver errors, but I have got them before.
post #70 of 205
Spent the entire day trying to figure out a workaround to up the voltage on this card. Nearly put a hole in my wall.

I'm tempted to just return the damn thing.
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