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Thanks again j.col

I followed the guide and it definitely worked, getting a much better FPS with the games I am playing like The Witcher 2, etc.
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Just got my 4770 to 1000 mhz core, 1200mhz memory. Stable as far as I can see biggrin.gif This was in CCC, gonna download something to see if I can take it any further biggrin.gif

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Hi, everyone! My first post here. smile.gif

So I've got this PowerColor Radeon 4770 that I've had since the summer of 2009. It has served me well, but now it has just about reached the end of its career. Before I replace it, however, I want to see if I can squeeze that last bit of life out of it by flashing it to the Asus Top BIOS and upping the voltage a little for some higher overclocks. I downloaded the BIOS using the link in the opening post of this thread, and then tried flashing it onto my card using TechPowerUp's Radeon BIOS Editor (or RBE) and ATi Winflash, but neither of them work. RBE gave me an error message saying: "Checksum mismatch! Did you select the proper adapter for this bios?" In the case of Winflash, the error said: "SubsystemIDs mismatch" Does this mean that I simply cannot flash this particular card with this BIOS, or is there a way still? I know that RBE features a "force flash" option, but I don't particularly fancy clicking it before consulting experts. What does this option do, and is it safe to use? I'm not too worried about wrecking my card, as I'll be replacing it soon anyway unless I can get this new BIOS to work with satisfying results, and also as it has minuscule resell value at this point. Still, I would rather it remained functional and available as a backup.

So there you have it. Thanks in advance for all help I may get, and take care!

Edit: Well, this is just typical. After a bit more searching, I found the answers I was looking for here: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18221844&page=3

Edit 2: Right, so now I've tried some of the other 4770 BIOS' found on TechPowerUp, as they actually did support voltages up to 1.2, unlike the Top BIOS. The first one seemed to work at first, but then the video driver just started crashing over and over. The second, unfortunately, didn't work at all, and now my PC won't boot. It's really no big deal, I was entirely prepared for an outcome like this, but if there is a way to get it working again without using another video card to access the computer, I'd be very happy to hear about it. I don't want to buy a replacement until I see what the GeForce 660 series is capable of, and word seems to be that it won't launch until summer. I can cope with not having access to a gaming computer for that long, but it'd still be nice to have it. smile.gif
Edited by thetoe - 4/25/12 at 2:58pm
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So sad to see this thread die along with all the other great little budget cards...

You don't see many threads like this anymore... frown.gif Everyone else has moved onto to the new budget GPUs...which the idea of a $100 GPU being laughed at and everyone says "Just save another $75 and get this one instead!"

I remember back when this thing was released. Somewhat surreal. First 40nm card, 83w TDP, nearing 9800GTX performance, all for $115 shipped at Newegg? Yes please. :3

Nowadays that would be like the 7770 vs the 6850. However... it seems that this card, the 4770, was the last of the under-recognized GPUs and, again, it'll just fade to nothing. frown.gif


* - "Budget GPU" means 'comparable performance for a nominal cost'. I.E., If the GTX 550 Ti were to cost <$100, that would be a viable solution...but alas...this probably will not happen.
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Originally Posted by j.col View Post

or use riva tuner, full overclock tutorial here http://forums.hexus.net/graphics-cards/176125-hd4770-overclocking-review.html
I know I did this before with good success, but here in July I can't seem to even begin to overclock. Rivatuner only shows the Fan tab with no option to overclock. Six months ago, I had this thing at 900/1000 but two months ago I had to re-install Windows and now I'm trying unsuccessfully to trace my steps. Do you or anyone have any idea why this is happening? I have followed those instructions to the letter. I've searched for other instructions and followed those with no success. Perhaps there was a Windows update that boinked this thing? Perhaps I need to roll back my 12.04 driver?

EDIT: Yep. Rolling back the driver to 11.12 did the trick. Maybe someone else will ask this question in the future.

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So sad to see this thread die along with all the other great little budget cards...
You don't see many threads like this anymore... frown.gif Everyone else has moved onto to the new budget GPUs...which the idea of a $100 GPU being laughed at and everyone says "Just save another $75 and get this one instead!"
I remember back when this thing was released. Somewhat surreal. First 40nm card, 83w TDP, nearing 9800GTX performance, all for $115 shipped at Newegg? Yes please. :3
Nowadays that would be like the 7770 vs the 6850. However... it seems that this card, the 4770, was the last of the under-recognized GPUs and, again, it'll just fade to nothing. frown.gif
* - "Budget GPU" means 'comparable performance for a nominal cost'. I.E., If the GTX 550 Ti were to cost <$100, that would be a viable solution...but alas...this probably will not happen.
Well let's give this thread one last hurray. I've been running this XFX 4770 for three years and it's serving me well. I'm going to be upgrading soon but until the new card comes, I'd like to say that it's been fun. Damn shame I'm late to this party. Three years late. tongue.gif
Edited by jjcz75b - 7/14/12 at 7:19am
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Wow, thanks for the tip about the Catalyst 11.12! I've been trying to overclock this 4770 and could not find out why there was no Overclock Tab in RIvatuner.

I tried using my old favorite BFBC2 catalyst, 10.3, earlier, but it wouldn't work on Windows 8. Surprisingly the 11.12 did! And now I can overclock past 830/850! smile.gif

I bought this Sapphire 4770 back around the time when they first came out. I was using an 8600gt at that time. They were sold out everywhere, and I had to put one on hold @ Amazon. Then the Sapphire popped up on Newegg and I cancelled my hold and snatched this one up. It was and is one amazing card for the $119 I paid.

I'm actually having to game on it for a bit, while my MSI 7870 Hawk is being RMA'd. frown.gif (Another amazing card.)
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