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Is it possible to have two cards plugged in, boot into one and then flash the other card's bios?

I may have accidentally ****ed up my 6950 bios and it won't boot. Would it be possible to put it into a secondary pci slot and then boot up from a 6870 (primary slot) and then flash the bios with winflash?
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Yes, you just have to get the info, I dont remember the line anymore but a litte search will help. You PCIE slots will be numbered from 0-(how many you have cards in) so if you have 2 cards the very top card (closest to cpu) will be 0 and the one below that will be 1.
I think the command is "atiflash.exe -i" like I said I cant remember but just search the forums it here somewhere.

Here you go, this will help http://www.overclock.net/ati/640063-...ati-cards.html
 
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Thanks

Am getting really worried. Is it normal for the card not to show up if it doesn't have any power connectors in it? I assumed it wouldn't need any to be detected.
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Thanks

Am getting really worried. Is it normal for the card not to show up if it doesn't have any power connectors in it? I assumed it wouldn't need any to be detected.
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Yes it does need the power cables if it has the connectors on the card.
 
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Looks like I'm going to have to wait for my new PSU to fix it then!

Damn, I really hate how I literally have no patience
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