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I Need some help, I have been try to fix my bricked 4890 for over a month now and nothing seems to be working.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/669028-...bricked-4.html

I decided the problem might be that the flash drive was on quickformat when formated so I did it normally and still have no luck flashing the card. No matter what I do the pc just wont post with the card after I flash it. I'm all out of ideas that only thing I can really think of is why is the bios file a .Bin file and not .Rom? and also why does the actual flashing of the card take less then 10 seconds? Should it take longer? also after I format the flash drive I can't see the files in the root of the flash drive like it says in the guide....

If you have any info I would greatly appriciate it.
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Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
I Need some help, I have been try to fix my bricked 4890 for over a month now and nothing seems to be working.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/669028-...bricked-4.html

I decided the problem might be that the flash drive was on quickformat when formated so I did it normally and still have no luck flashing the card. No matter what I do the pc just wont post with the card after I flash it. I'm all out of ideas that only thing I can really think of is why is the bios file a .Bin file and not .Rom? and also why does the actual flashing of the card take less then 10 seconds? Should it take longer? also after I format the flash drive I can't see the files in the root of the flash drive like it says in the guide....

If you have any info I would greatly appriciate it.
Flashing the BIOS does not take very long, so less than 10 seconds is actually what you want.

The files on the flash drive are hidden, you need to enable the setting in Windows to be able to view hidden files. You don't need to view them anyways so that's not an issue.

Are you sure that you're using the correct BIOS?
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Originally Posted by Core2uu View Post
Flashing the BIOS does not take very long, so less than 10 seconds is actually what you want.

The files on the flash drive are hidden, you need to enable the setting in Windows to be able to view hidden files. You don't need to view them anyways so that's not an issue.

Are you sure that you're using the correct BIOS?
Yeah, So far I've used three different bios's. 2 of them were from techpower and are clocked at the asus 4890 top clock but do not confirm they are actual 4890 top bios's ( could be just a overclocked bios) but one of them a got from a follow with the same card.


edit: Another thing to add is that after the flash I boot up the pc and go to bios to change the settings back to peg and for it to boot from my hd not my flashdrive, at this point I save it and turn it off then get no post and so forth.
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Yeah, So far I've used three different bios's. 2 of them were from techpower and are clocked at the asus 4890 top clock but do not confirm they are actual 4890 top bios's ( could be just a overclocked bios) but one of them a got from a follow with the same card.


edit: Another thing to add is that after the flash I boot up the pc and go to bios to change the settings back to peg and for it to boot from my hd not my flashdrive, at this point I save it and turn it off then get no post and so forth.
Afraid to say this, but I'm stumped man. If you followed my instructions EXACTLY, your card should be up and running fine. Since it's not, you may have bricked it for good.

You sure it's not a hardware problem? How did it get bricked in the first place?
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Afraid to say this, but I'm stumped man. If you followed my instructions EXACTLY, your card should be up and running fine. Since it's not, you may have bricked it for good.

You sure it's not a hardware problem? How did it get bricked in the first place?
I bricked it by following some steps on a similar guide, dos flashing made a bootable flash drive and flashed it the same way I'm doing now. I figure it was a normal 4890 bios that was clocked at 4890 top clocks. The thing with my card is that its a non refrence card with some funky fijitsu ram chips or something so I need the exact bios.
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Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
I bricked it by following some steps on a similar guide, dos flashing made a bootable flash drive and flashed it the same way I'm doing now. I figure it was a normal 4890 bios that was clocked at 4890 top clocks. The thing with my card is that its a non refrence card with some funky fijitsu ram chips or something so I need the exact bios.
That's most likely the problem, then. You need your original BIOS. Which is why it's ALWAYS good to make a backup copy of your stock BIOS before loading any new ones.

I know it's annoying, but it's true what they: Backups are important. Try contacting ASUS and see if they can direct you to a correct copy of your BIOS.
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What is the command line for saving the bios of your card as well as writing your edited bios when using nVflash?
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this should be stickied.
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this should be stickied.
It kind of is.
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What is the command line for saving the bios of your card as well as writing your edited bios when using nVflash?
You should backup your original BIOS using GPU-Z. Press the button to the left of the BIOS version on GPU-Z to save it.

Flashing with NVFlash is as simple as [nvflash "filename.rom"] if you only have a single a graphics adapter installed. If you have more than one, you need to specify using the identified ID. NVFlash comes with a comprehensive manual so you use that if need be. There's a lot more options but simply specifying the filename of the new BIOS-ROM you want to flash should work in your case.
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