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doesn't the HD6950 have two BIOS's? why didn't you flash onto the unused one?
I really tarded it up.
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OP,

Don't mean to be a dick with that caveman comment. Anyways, there is a lot of risk involve in flashing the bios. First, always make sure the hardware is compatible. Second, check to see if your card can handle the new speed (this is very important and a lot of people overlook it). Third, research, research, and research. You don't want to brick your card without doing enough research then ending up in a forum like this (OCN is a great forum BTW). Creating a bind flash is the perfect solution by HermitMaster. Good luck with the flash or RMA if things don't go well.
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They say curiosity gets the cat.....so the cat in me is thinking how did whack bios 2 when it is write protected?
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They say curiosity gets the cat.....so the cat in me is thinking how did whack bios 2 when it is write protected?
Good point.

My guess is during the flash the 6950 either froze or went blank. He restarted the PC without knowing for sure if the flash has completed. This cause his card to brick and rendering bios 2 useless. My 2nd guess is that his card was flash but wasn't capable of handling the speed and that killed the card instantly. Though all this is just speculation from my end.
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^^Hosing bios 1 doesn't affect the failsafe.

How did you fubar the failsafe #2???
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I had it set on 2, flashed it. rebooted it, no post.

I switched it to 1, flashed that, rebooted, no post.

Did someone say one of them is write proof? If so, which one?

I bought the card specifically to flash it. It was even advertised as being compatible!

Currently I am trying to do a blind flash. For some reason though when I have the bricked card in, the usb won't boot. Have checked the usb with my working card and it's all set up and fine. Actually almost accidentally flashed my 6870 with a 6950 bios lol
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post #17 of 44
#2 is write proof, correct me if I'm wrong guys.
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I had it set on 2, flashed it. rebooted it, no post.

I switched it to 1, flashed that, rebooted, no post.

Did someone say one of them is write proof? If so, which one?

I bought the card specifically to flash it. It was even advertised as being compatible!

Currently I am trying to do a blind flash. For some reason though when I have the bricked card in, the usb won't boot. Have checked the usb with my working card and it's all set up and fine. Actually almost accidentally flashed my 6870 with a 6950 bios lol
How did you flash a locked bios? Did you run the unlock command? Also, what did you use for reference while flashing? Wow, almost ate your 6870 too?

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#2 is write proof, correct me if I'm wrong guys.
It's supposed to be locked.
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post #19 of 44
Last i checked one of them you can flash on unless maybe force flashing. I semi-briked mine which should cause it not to boot to windows but would post. I switched it to the other BIOS it turned on and switched it back the the bricked bios and flashed it again and restart and worked fine.
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I foolishly ran the command "atiwinflash -unlockrom 0" without realising what I was doing
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