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I agree 100%, hence my card runs the stock 5850 ASUS BIOS. I use AB and install driver only (no CCC at all) and everything works great. I think the guys that install the 5870 BIOS want to play games as far as convincing people they have a 5870 instead maybe. LOL. That or they want a no hassle/no software small overclock.
I think the guys that install the 5870 bios are lazy about overclocking and want to take shortcuts.

Yeah, its good to not have CCC when you use AB since CCC and AB interfere when you have both.
    
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Hi guys I have a Gigabyte 5850 OC so i guess it is non reference because it is Factory Overclocked, in ATI overdrive it will only let me increase it from 765 to 775 core and 1100 to 1125 on the memory how can I get these higher do I need to flash it or is there another way. Sorry newb at this stuff.
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AB works great if you dont have crossfire. Creats a microstutter. Flashed mine very easily to 5870's thanks to brett.jv
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Hi guys I have a Gigabyte 5850 OC so i guess it is non reference because it is Factory Overclocked, in ATI overdrive it will only let me increase it from 765 to 775 core and 1100 to 1125 on the memory how can I get these higher do I need to flash it or is there another way. Sorry newb at this stuff.
Gotta flash your card for that. Is that one allow voltage tweaking in Afterburner?
    
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Question, when I flash, it says "Flash already programmed".

Does it mean it's done flashing and i can restart or is it cause I'm trying to flash with the same version as before?
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Question, when I flash, it says "Flash already programmed".

Does it mean it's done flashing and i can restart or is it cause I'm trying to flash with the same version as before?
it means it thinks its the same one.

try this!

atiflash -p -f 0 yourbios.rom

the -f forces it so it won't do the "Flash already programmed" nonsense
    
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I am (what seems to be) able to OC in MSI AB, but I am not liking my results so far. CCC won't allow past 775Mhz, so I would like to try/get ahold of the Asus unlocked BIOS.

What makes me curious the most right now, is that CCC shows my current clocks at 157/300, which has too be some wierd error in CCC cause GPU-z and AB don't say this.
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I am (what seems to be) able to OC in MSI AB, but I am not liking my results so far. CCC won't allow past 775Mhz, so I would like to try/get ahold of the Asus unlocked BIOS.

What makes me curious the most right now, is that CCC shows my current clocks at 157/300, which has too be some wierd error in CCC cause GPU-z and AB don't say this.
The Asus unlocked bios will fix your first issue.

157/300 is the clocks when your idle. You shouldn't change that. gpu-z and AB show the real clocks.
    
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Well it looks like I am stuck below 900Mhz core even with this unlocked BIOS. Whether I use CCC or AB to OC, OCCT locks my computer up right when it begins, even if I bump the voltage all the way to 1.32. (sigh)
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Well it looks like I am stuck below 900Mhz core even with this unlocked BIOS. Whether I use CCC or AB to OC, OCCT locks my computer up right when it begins, even if I bump the voltage all the way to 1.32. (sigh)
You have to disable CCC... When you have CCC enabled and you change voltage with AB... CCC has priority over AB so your voltage stays the same and when you start up your computer... it changes the clocks, but not the voltage

That means lock up... so disable CCC by using the run command (or search thing in windows 7) and typing msconfig into it and click enter. Then under the startup tab, disable Catalyst Control Center, then dont worry about any messages that pop up and restart your computer.
    
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