Originally Posted by R35ervoirFox
How is that free? You flashed a 290x bios and destroyed your warranty in the process, so you did indeed have to do something. You flashed a bios that does less than nothing and you have no idea if the voltages and settings in the bios won't brick you're card. You've greatly increased the chances that one day you will have to rma your card and on that day you will pay postage and the manufacturer upon seeing an incorrect bios will promptly return your paper weight saying you voided your warranty all because you were too lazy to tick overdrive and select 1000 MHz
I did tell you to use a minus but I guess your brain was too busy replacing "-" with "/"
Seeing as you were able to save using "-" I couldn't understand why flashing was an issue, at least you got it sorted now
Use as many smiley faces as you like but you're being rude and sensationalist.
He can still get warranty service. Many of us have done this for years. If you need to RMA, flash back prior to sending for repair/replace. Furthermore, a lot of these companies, Gigabyte for one, will charge a nominal fee on some minor self inflicted "wounds" as long as the card isn't physically damaged. (A bricked card for example) $30 bucks was their fee if I remember correctly or thereabouts.
So take it easy with your hyperbole.