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I have a 4770 which I want to flash to the ASUS TOP BIOS for better OCing.
Is there a way to flash in windows? As I dont have a spare USB for creating a boot device.
    
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there is. but i really think this will just butcher your card. the only cards you can really flash another companies bios onto is the reference cards that follow the ATi/AMD design, 2nd revision cards dont follow the ATi/AMD reference design exactly so flashing a 2nd revision XFX card with an Asus bios will most likely result in the card suffering issues or the card just not working.

if however you have a reference card there are ways to do it without a usb, a CD could work, but if you have a 32bit operating system look at nFlash, its a nvidia bios flashing program that works in windows but only on a 32bit system, even though is is a Nvidia tool, it does some ATi cards as well, i think the HD 4770 is one of them.
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post #3 of 11
Use Winflash.

/off topic: you haven't asked for an advice on what BIOS to flash, but since I have some time to burn I'll give one anyway. There is a risk in flashing a BIOS that comes form a different card because between your card and the one with the BIOS the memory chips may not be the same (timings, speed), it may have different VRM. Many things can go wrong.
You could grab a soft called RBE (Radeon BIOS Editor) and tweak your own card's BIOS. You can capture the original with Winflash, save a backup copy, use RBE to modify and Winflash to put it back. You could up the 3D Vgpu and this improves OCing if you have good cooling (like raising the Vcore on a CPU). It is much safer to do so, at least you are assured of the compatibility between the modded BIOS and your card.
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post #4 of 11
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http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/g...ries/4770.aspx

This is my card (The non-egg cooler version of the 2 shown)
I think it is a reference card isnt it?
Currently I have OC'd it to 876/904 (havnt kept pushing it to limits yet) but thats stock volts, with a voltage bump I should be able to take this card very far.
    
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post #5 of 11
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Attempted to flash BIOS and got an error 'Subsystem IDs Mismatch' First attempt it did it straight away, I re-tried and it did the flashing process and then gave the error afterwards. Hasnt worked though
    
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Bump, any assistance?
    
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post #7 of 11
That is a non-reference board. The most you can really expect to get is 900/1000 with a modified stock bios or using software to OC. Most other bioses result in having to do a blind flash in dos.
post #8 of 11
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I thought its a reference board? It says that XFX chose to use the ATI Premium Reference cooler. So I assumed it was
    
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post #9 of 11
I assure you it's non-reference. No voltage control. I have the same card. The best option is to mod the stock bios to something like 900/975 and adjust the fan settings.
post #10 of 11
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Im close to that on the standard BIOS by unlocking MSI AFterburner
    
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