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Do the dos method. I hope you have some other card than a 6990 to host the the 6970 with, because you don't want to force a flash onto the wrong card.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...6&postcount=19

Dude, you don't have to boot off a usb stick. Run cmd prompt as admin.
I don't have another card but I know the adaptor number so I am sure I am flashing the correct card. I did try flash using cmd as admin with -f -p but I am not sure it completes?
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Using atiwinflash? I have tried but the status bar comes up moves along then disappears. Doesn't appear to work??
Atiwinflash is not recommended. Use atiflash. Google 'creating bootable USB pen drive'. After creating bootable drive, copy or extracted 'atiflash' into it. Then copy the BIOS you need into the drive.

Example naming the BIOS for easy reference:

0 6990M.rom is Master Bios for 6990
1 6990S.rom is Slave Bios for 6990
2 6790.rom is Bios for 6970

You can either save it as *****.rom or *****.bin doesn't matter, atiflash can read it.

Flashing 6970; type 'atiflash -p 2 6970.rom'

If that doesn't work, need to force it; type 'atiflash -p 2 6970.rom -f'

Should be easy, just take the time
Edited by Ken1649 - 7/3/11 at 1:01am
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Cheers Ken. I just can't get atiflash to work on bootable. Can you create a bootable atiflash cd? I have Nero so that could be an option.
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Cheers Ken. I just can't get atiflash to work on bootable. Can you create a bootable atiflash cd? I have Nero so that could be an option.

Same thing. You still need the DOS bootable file to create the CD. Just take your time to google. I wouldn't recommend flashing BIOS from Windows application such as atiwinflash. 1 out 100 you will get into trouble.

edit: i have all the files but it is in the PC I just dismantled to put the videoblocks on otherwise could send it to you. Or you can email me [email][/email]. I will see if I have it in other PCs.
Edited by Ken1649 - 12/13/14 at 9:04pm
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Just emailed you Ken.
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If flashing in windows is no go then you've more or less bricked the card, so here's the blind flash guide.
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Just emailed you Ken.
Please check your mail. If the atiflash in the mail not the lates. Just dowbload the latest then copy or extract to the bootable pen drive.


Edit: Worth take a look how to create bootable drive and all the download links HERE

Edit 1: Just emailed you all the files needed exclude the BIOSes.

Edit 2: Forgot to mention you don't need other cards. If the AUSUM on 6990 is borked, flip to BIOS 2 then you are good to go.
Edited by Ken1649 - 7/3/11 at 5:56am
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I keep an old AMD 4850 and an Nvidia 8800 Ultra for those times when I screw-up with a flash. I just pop in the 4850 for AMD or 8800 for nvidia, put the bricked card in the second slot... flash. Problem gone.

Never flash from Windows. Always from pure DOS mode.
    
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I keep an old AMD 4850 and an Nvidia 8800 Ultra for those times when I screw-up with a flash. I just pop in the 4850 for AMD or 8800 for nvidia, put the bricked card in the second slot... flash. Problem gone.

Never flash from Windows. Always from pure DOS mode.


Me too, brother. Have a perpetual USB-based flash drive (2 GB) with a variety of Cayman\\Antilles BIOS images, my old 5900/5800 series BIOS images, ATIFlash, backed-up BIOSes for all the above, my Gigabyte "flashspi" DOS program & of course all residing alongside a bootable WIN95 DOS portal. I've used a 4870, 4350 (i think; pathetic little thing) & a 34xx for fixing flashes. Good times.
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LOl^ nice though!

GOOD NEWS! I stand corrected - the 6950 , even a JUNE production unit, the MSI Twin Frozr 3 DOES Unlock! what bliss!!
So did a bit of math -- a 950 core OC w/ 1408 shaders - 875.5 MHz OC w/ 1536 shaders And my OC with the extra shaders is currently @ 910core , 1500Mem !! Well, contemplating going above that , cause Occt is giving me serious issues-- power draw (83C on full fan , ambients 26) and else furmark and Kombustor et all are all good , can't believe the 1500+ on the mem, using VMT to stress it right now - 4 instances !

6990 owners, what are your freqs for both mem and core ??
Isn't 1500 the spec for both 6970 and 6990 cards ?? are the vram chips used on the 6970 and 6990 the same ??
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