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Hey guys,
Anyone unlocked theres? what bios should i use?
    
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yup, i've unlocked
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/details.php?id=1000

that one. Mind u, u have to use ATIFlash on a bootable floppy/usb/disc with the added "-f" command to get it to work.
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yup, i've unlocked
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/details.php?id=1000

that one. Mind u, u have to use ATIFlash on a bootable floppy/usb/disc with the added "-f" command to get it to work.
How do u boot off the floppy?
do u know where there is a guide. how did u figure it out?
    
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You don't have to use a floppy. Simply use command prompt with ati winflash and atiwinflash -f -p 0 bios.bin. -f Forces it to flash, without giving a "subsystem mismatch" error.
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And what do you get by unlocking the BIOS to the card? I built my dads new pc 2 days ago, its got an HIS HD3870 ICEQ3 512.. would like to see what I can do by unlocking the BIOS.
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I have the extreme PC XXX bios, it unlocks the core clock and fixes the fan speed. Now it never goes over 70C and can clock as high at 960mhz.
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I have the extreme PC XXX bios, it unlocks the core clock and fixes the fan speed. Now it never goes over 70C and can clock as high at 960mhz.
Whoa. NICE.. Link to that BIOS please
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To make a bootable floppy, u have to format it, and choose "Make bootable disk"

then just put ure bios and atiflash in it and set ure boot settings to your floppy.
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I'm not sure if that is against the TOS I'll have to find out before I upload it.
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I'm not sure if that is against the TOS I'll have to find out before I upload it.
Lol its not against TOS...
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