I went through the whole thread. I am having a similar issue as many here. I have an ATI 5850 card. Last week, ATI prompted me to updrade to CCC 12.2. The update sent my card into a tailspin where it would crash while running video and any game. I had had some issues with the GSOD rarely with some simple games, so I took this opportunity to just try and fix everything. I found a modified .rom from someone having similar troubles and decided to try flashing...whoops! Uninstalled drivers and flashed from DOS loading USB. Rebooted with lovely black screen and computer not booting up. So I switched to the IGP and booted up with atiflash in DOS off a USB, but I get the "Adapter not found" message on atiflash -i. I have now disassembled the card and was prepared to do the pin 1->8 bridge, but my chip labels are quite a bit different than what has been listed.
The 8 pin chips are as follows:
-up7701u8 agp072(which i believe handles the voltage stepping)
-a chip with a bright green sticker on it that says TV252 H5102 (took sticker off and chip is blank. It also has a U11 label above it)
-another up7701u8 chip
-one on the tail end of the card near the power connector apr7165a vwa32
I am comparing my card to those that have been listed and am thinking that maybe some chips have been combined to make this an ultra-non-friendly-reference card. I am tempted to just buy a 7850 when they come out next week but thought I'd try to fix this up.
So my questions are: Any idea which one of those 8 pins to jump? And if I did said jump with IGP, would this trick still work, or do I need to go out and find me a straight PCI video card (only one PCIE slot).
Help is much appreciated.