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So i followed the steps to flash the BIOS of meh HD5850, got the flash drive set up, booted into it, typed atiflash -f -p 0 (thats a zero) MSI.A11
and then it said please restart to complete installation, so i ctrl + alt + del to restart my comp, did it and first thing i noticed was there was no beep sound and no picture, so i shut it off and restarted manually, same thing. So out of desparation i unplugged the PCI-e connectors from it, same thing. Finally i took out my CMOS, SAME THING. Finally i took out the card and it booted up fine with my GT240. I backed up the BIOS of my card so im not too worried about my card being broken forever, but i would like to know what happened, and how i will go about re-flashing it since my comp wont boot with it plugged in?
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Maybe I can hot swap it in while botted into windows?
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post #3 of 17
... That would be silly. And remember, double posting is against the TOS. Alternatively, so is bumping your own thread under 24hrs.

Anyways, why not install your GTS240, use that to be able to see what you're doing. Just go back and reflash it with the BIOS that you backed up.
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... That would be silly. And remember, double posting is against the TOS. Alternatively, so is bumping your own thread under 24hrs.

Anyways, why not install your GTS240, use that to be able to see what you're doing. Just go back and reflash it with the BIOS that you backed up.
Cant, comp wont boot with the other card in it.
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post #5 of 17
Well that's strange. Maybe try putting it in a different slot? Or you might have to blind flash...
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Not sure if i can blind flash, i dont hear a beep to say that the computers on.

Is it possible to blind flash?
Edited by Smoblikat - 1/30/11 at 10:56am
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post #7 of 17
reset cmos, then try with the gts 240
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reset cmos, then try with the gts 240
did that earlier, now i can get the comp to boot with the card plugged in (dont know how) but it wont boot with the video plugged into it.

Also when i go into the flash thing it says "No adapter detected"
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post #9 of 17
Sounds to me like the BIOS isn't seeing the other card. Enough power out of your PSU to allow it to boot both cards?
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Sounds to me like the BIOS isn't seeing the other card. Enough power out of your PSU to allow it to boot both cards?

I could run an OC quad core and Xfire HD5870's from my PSU.
Antec NEo ECO 620w, i was running the cards fine until i went to flash the bios because i have a non-ref card so i couldnt OC it.
It might help to know my mobo,
ASUS P5Q PRO TURBO, Bios rev 0602(latesst) OS win7 x64 ult.
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