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Help! Screwed up my 7970s with ROM flashing!!!

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Hi guys, I am not sure how this happened. I ONLY flashed 7970 bios's.

I have 2 XFX 7970

1 Visiontek

1 Sapphire

ALL are reference cards. I flashed a 7970 bios on one of the xfx BIOS and then windows would not boot, so I tried selecting the other bios and it booted, I then flashed a SAPPHIRE BIOS from the techpoerup ROM collection to my sapphire card( I think it was my sapphire, I have no idea how to tell) and then I flashed xfx 7970 bios's from tech powerup to my xfx 7970s, and now I cannot get my computer to boot. How can I get my cards to pure stock mode? ALL of them?

The problem is in my mobo the first 2 cards are the xfx, the 3 and 4th, idk which is visiontek and which is sapphire is the issue.

Can someone please help me fix this? I figure I can re install windows and before I install the graphic drivers flash the cards correct? but how can i get them all to stock, since I have flashed some of the cards 1 bios and some of the cards 2, etc?
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post #2 of 7
If you have on board graphics it helps a lot in the process. You'll want to run 1 card at a time. If you want to push the stock ROM's back to the GPU's boot in with your locked BIOS and use GPU-Z to back up the ROM. Then boot in with your on board or you can use say another gpu that's not a 79xx card. make sure you select the right PCI-e rail when flashing (if you don't have onboard graphics). Flash the stock BIOS that you just backed up to the 1st BIOS (the unlocked one). And then pull that card out and do the same with the other. Boom you're done. If your system doesn't have onboard you can use another PC.
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I don't have a backed up bios. I accidently flashed over switch 1 and 2
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post #4 of 7
Well it seems it's possible to brick a dual BIOS card , if you try really hard and you know what you're doing. lachen.gif

Flashing a card with a 3rd party BIOS and not backing up your original BIOS file in the first place is a real skill. biggrin.gif

Good luck dude.

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First of all, plug in a working card to your display, run atiflash in DOS mode and type "atiflash -i" If all four devices are detected then thank your god. If not then you'll have to get the soldering machine out. Let me know how it goes.

P.S. when flashing more than one card, first slot is 0 then second slot is 1 which makes third slot 2 and so on.
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post #6 of 7
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i think i got them working, flashed stock bios'es again from tech power up, so far all is ok
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why in GPU-z does it not tell the actual brand though? the first 2 from the drop down list are xfx pine group, 3rd is ATI, and 4th is xfx pine group.

I know the 0,1 gpu are XFX, 2 is Sapphire, and 3 is visiontek. Anyway to get it to say the correct thing?
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