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I really dont know. What are you hoping to gain from flashing your card with that bios? You can get the latest bios for your card here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3354#bios
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I really dont know. What are you hoping to gain from flashing your card with that bios? You can get the latest bios for your card here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3354#bios
Nick and I have both experienced the flickering display on the second monitor issue that the 5850's are very famous for. Caused by the idle clock speed being too low. They drop down to 157/300 and I've learned on various forums that the ideal idle speeds are 157/450 (some say 400/900). When I run the AMD GPU Clock Tool and set my memory clock speed to 450 instead of 300, it fixes *all* my second monitor flickering issues completely.

EDIT: I just checked, my BIOS is : BIOS Version012.019.000.007 so I guess that means I've got the latest and my card has Samsung (not Hynix) memory.
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I see cant you just back up your own bios using gpu-z then edit the idle clocks using rbe then reflash your card with that? Btw my gigabyte card idles at 157/600 so I'm thinking they have fixed it in the newest bios releases as I only recieved this card a few weeks ago.
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I see cant you just back up your own bios using gpu-z then edit the idle clocks using rbe then reflash your card with that?
Apparently I can, but I didn't know that There are 3 steps in there and I wouldn't know how to do any of them
    
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How can I tell wheather I have the Hynix version or the Samsung version of the card? Should I just look at the RAM modules or what?
P.S. I don't have the card available. It is being shipped back to newegg and I will get a new one next week.
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Which values should I change and what should I change it to? Like I know I should either change one of the 157 MHz values or both? and what else should I change?
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Which values should I change and what should I change it to? Like I know I should either change one of the 157 MHz values or both? and what else should I change?
Hey nick, I think everyone's unsubscribed from this thread. It's dead

I'm not going to tell you which field to change, I've never even been in that program, but I can tell you that when my card is idling, it's at 157/300 and I change that with the AMD GPU Tool to 157/450 and the flicker is gone.

I recommend you try the AMD GPU Tool first to prove that it at least solves your problem. It's possibly yours isn't just the idle problem and you'll have flashed for nothing. I hope you don't ask me where I got it. It was from a google search. Either techpowerup or some overclock forum. When using it, if you aren't seeing 157/300, try briefly having the "show current clocks" checkbox ticked before setting the memory to 450. If that works, and you get no flicker, then you know your problem is the idle and you can get back to looking into how to RBE it.
    
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Ok thanks for the reply. If i need help I will repost the question. Thanks for the help.
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would this guide work on a Ati asus 5850 ? i'd like to flash mine too..
would i see decent improvement ?
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I have a pair of Gigabyte 5850 OC graphics cards, running in CrossFireX & had the dreaded 'screen flicker' problem that many others have!

After updating the CCC drivers to the latest & other so called solutions, I still had no joy.

I wanted to try 'flashing' both graphics cards to the same F12 VGA BIOS update, as they had different F11 BIOS versions... the easiest, safest & fastest way I found was by using GIGABYTE 'Easy Boost'.


<<< WARNING - As per any BIOS 'flash' update there are risks involved!! >>>


1. Download & install 'Easy Boost' - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3354#utility
2. Run 'Easy Boost'.
3. Click 'Live Update' & select 'Next (N)' to ensure you have latest version of 'Easy Boost'.
4. Click 'BIOS Setting' tab on left.
5. Select 'Model / Location' dropdown box for first GPU #1 - GV-R5850C-1GD (1,0,0)
6. Click 'Backup' & save VGA BIOS to your h/disc.
7. Click 'Autoflash' button on right.
8. Click 'Next (N)' button.
9. Select 'Region' - America
10. Select 'Bios Update Information' - F12 (there may be several options)
11. Click 'Next (N)' button.
12. Click 'Yes' when prompted to 'Flash bios now?' & wait until complete (Do NOT reboot after 'flashing GPU #1, wait until you have done both).
13. Repeat Steps 5 to 12 for GPU #2 - GV-R5850C-1GD (2,0,0)
14. Reboot System.

FIXED!! thumb.gif
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