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post #1 of 14
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ATIWinFlash just hangs

No error message, left it for 20 minutes. Using the provided bios from the TPU article, I've backed up the stock bios with no problems and the switch is in position 1. However, no dice... just simply doesn't do anything.

Boots back into windows after a quick reset and has no issues at all - aside from still being a 6950!!

Help?
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post #2 of 14
Try it in dos mode.

Not all cards unlock however, though there has been a reported high success rate.
    
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OK, I'll try DOS mode.

Didn't think there were any 6950s which flat out refused to flash the bios though, I'd imagine failures would manifest in boot surely?
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post #4 of 14
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Nope.

Doesn't hang while using com line, and appears to complete.. but when I reboot, it's still the 6950.

Help? There's no error log or diagnostics file as far as I can see
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
Nope.

Doesn't hang while using com line, and appears to complete.. but when I reboot, it's still the 6950.

Help? There's no error log or diagnostics file as far as I can see
Im pretty sure it'll still come up as a 6950, but will have 1536 shaders in gpuz
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Skaterboydale View Post
Im pretty sure it'll still come up as a 6950, but will have 1536 shaders in gpuz
Apologies, should've been clearer.

1408 shaders in the new GPUz.
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post #7 of 14
Make you you put the BIOS switch in the right setting.
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Oh yah, it has to be the the first setting.
    
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post #9 of 14
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It is, it's set to 1.

Really lost at this point.
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post #10 of 14
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HIS 6950s apparently require unlocking first... and I found the stock bios from the TPU article didn't work, I had to use the one as part of the 6950 to 6970 bundle.

Anywya, all good now... huzzah!
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