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x1800GTO Bios flash, or no?

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Problem is that I have a Sapphire x1800gto and they don't always unlock, but if I flash it with a xl, would it make my card unworkable in anyway if it don't unlock? And what would be the best way to do so (looked up someways, but want your opinions).

So far have it at 554 core and 612 mem , stock everything but want the 4 extra pipes and volt control (ATI tray tools already give me temp monitoring )
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Aslong as you flash with a BIOS of the correct brand and same Mem configs the only issue you will get is artifacting if those extra 4 pipes are faulty...I dont think you can Unlock that card succesfully.
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So I could then just flash it back to my original bios? How would I make a backup of it, just in case? BTW thanks for the quick reply
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Yes you can just flash back...To get a copy of your current BIOS download ATITOOL and in the Options select ''BIOS DUMP'' then save this file to a floppy ready for flashing.
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I found this site that flash Sapphire cards: http://www.digital-daily.com/video/s...0gto/index.htm

I got the exe and the rom file, but how do I use it? DOS and if that how do I get to that before I go into windows?
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I found this site that flash Sapphire cards: http://www.digital-daily.com/video/s...0gto/index.htm

I got the exe and the rom file, but how do I use it? DOS and if that how do I get to that before I go into windows?
Make a bootable Floppy or CD that lets you into DOS.
    
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Thanks legoman786, completely forgot about that, but another problem, it keeps asking for something like the part number or bios number, something like that, anyone have a clue about it?

Edit: It's the DeviceID but I put it down and it says it can't find device 0 (id was 0x7109) or do I need the flash type also?
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Bump, for edit and also does anyone know of a better flash utility other than atiflash?
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Bump

The dude needs help!
    
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