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with nero you need to use "burn image to disk", not the cd (iso).
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Okay, I'm going to flash back to the original BIOS so I can mess around with it some more. You should see my room...Such a disgrace. I've got 3 monitors going all at once (2 backups and the good rig) and I'm going to be spending about 50 bucks today for electricity (~800 watts total)...I'll be back for more.

Oh and Inspire, it didn't work. Did the same thing.
Im sure thats the command line: ''flashrom.exe -f -p 0 newbios.bin'' (newbios.bin being the name of the BIOS on the dos bootdisk.) to load the BIOS onto the card.

Did you clear all the drivers prior to flashing?

When you tried flashing the original BIOS back to the card did you use the moded flashrom? If so try the ''flashrom240'' Ive attached.

What kind of error are you getting on the screen once you have tried flashing the BIOS?
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I was searching, and I found that my BIOS is locked, like everyone else's. Is this a problem? If so, I need to figure out how to "un-lock" it so I can flash it.
Inspire, I'll give that a go.
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Okay...That didn't work. I do see that when all is said and done, that the data in the EEPROM hasn't changed. The same stuff is there. What's happening? I'm guessing it's because of the locked BIOS.
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hey i see your not having any luck or help. i saw a thread a while back where someone said they had to try multiple times until the flash finally "took". also i read in another forum that the anandtech automated flash worked well. your troubles are freaking me out cause i have no experience and the same card.
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i did this with my Connect 3D x800gto you need the moddified flashrom program that is made for unlocking the 16pipes and u also need the moddified bios go to techpowerup.com its all there if you have any other problems im me at x sAvE HiM on AIM
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What happened to SPHERE?
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Originally Posted by Burn
Okay...That didn't work. I do see that when all is said and done, that the data in the EEPROM hasn't changed. The same stuff is there. What's happening? I'm guessing it's because of the locked BIOS.
You did use the ''Unlocked BIOS file'' didnt you? I think you've tried flashing the wrong BIOS.

Ive attached the correct unlocked BIOS file and modified flashrom. Put the BIOS file and modified flashrom onto a dos bootdisk.

Use the command line: ''flashrom.exe -f -p 0 newbios.bin'' to load the BIOS onto the card, (newbios.bin being the name of the BIOS file on the dos bootdisk.)

This BIOS flash will unlock the extra 4 pipelines but your core/mem speeds etc will stay the same. (400/490)
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Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
What happened to SPHERE?

I don't think I'm supposed to talk about this but here goes, he got banned, I forgot why but that's what happened...I think he was cussin on chat or somethin, there's a thread on here about it

Oh, also, yeah i'm thinkin about buying an x800gto2 so don't scare me out of it people
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post #30 of 38
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Got it to work. Used the ISO from anandtech and ISOburner to burn it the right way. Thanks everyone.
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