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what if the gpu has a bios switch? can that save the card?
Yes, as long as the backup BIOS works.
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if the backup bios works? so then its possible that both bios could fry if the card was bricked? is there any chance of that happening?
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if the backup bios works? so then its possible that both bios could fry if the card was bricked? is there any chance of that happening?

Tell you what, before you do anything, turn off your PC, and flick that bios switch. Then turn it back on, and see if everything works. If you can make it through a GPU benchmark, it works.

Then, read up on your card, so you know how much power it can take.

Then turn your PC off, and flick that switch again.

Modify your bios to year heart's content.

If it's a bios problem, you can switch to your old bios and everything is cool.

If you overvolted your card too much, and broke the actual card, then it won't work at all, regardless of bios settings.

And remember, if you can't afford to replace it, don't mess with it thumb.gif
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lol thanks man, i will do that, i didnt know the procedure to make sure the bios works and all, wish i thought of that, thank you very much sir thumb.gif

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lol thanks man, i will do that, i didnt know the procedure to make sure the bios works and all, wish i thought of that, thank you very much sir thumb.gif

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No worries man, that's what OCN is for!
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I flashed one of my bios' on my reference xfx r9 290 to the asus r9 290 bios. went smoothly as i knew it would having flashed other cards before. ran some benches and got much better results. overclocked and got way better results with a lower oc then i was using on stock bios. went to open up a game and black screened and froze. using new bios set everything to default and same thing. any ideas?
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Dude, thank you very much for this helpful tutorial. I was finally able to restore my original SWITCH #1 BIOS. For my luck I have a video card with Bios Switch, and I wanted to restore the original on the #1 SWITCH.
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There's no switch on my 5870... did this become standard in later models, or do I have to remove the entire heat sink to get to the switch?
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There's no switch on my 5870... did this become standard in later models, or do I have to remove the entire heat sink to get to the switch?
Became standard later.

The reference 5870's don't have switches at all, but maybe the non-reference ones do.
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I tried this method again on my R9 270. I reseated the water block and now my load is 40C (18C ambient) at the stock 1.206V. I am now able to push the core to 1190MHz. (Not bad on stock volts, with stock clock at 975MHz)

All I did was increase the value of VDDC in performance mode to 1260mV and it refuses to output video in 3D mode. In fact, whilst flashing any bios that has been loaded in VBE7 will not output video in 3D mode. As soon as I open something up, it says "No signal" on all my monitors and the system locks up. Could this be because my copy of VBE7 or ATiwinFlash aren't working correctly?

I have the GUI version of ATiwinFlash, if that makes any difference.

...I should have gone MSI for this card, I've heard they're voltage unlocked from the factory frown.gif
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