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Yep, got it, ran it one night, thought the fans were running too much considering temps stayed in the 40's, and liked the fan profile I had on my existing 4870s, anyway... Here's the kicker, I booted off usb drive like I did before and flashed the gpu's, but my dumb butt did it using the rom files used on my 512MB 4870's, so it immediately bricked the SOB. I still have one of my modded 4870's, so I installed it, and put the x2 in the lower pcie slot in my x48 board and booted off usb drive. atiflash -ai gives me information on all "3" cards, and I got the correct "Asus TOP" bioses for the x2 and flashed them using -p and -f switches on GPU 1 and 2 (X2 gpu's) and remove the 4870, move the x2 to the top pcie slot and boot up, no post, it's like that card is dead as a doornail. Any suggestions? =\\ I knew the time would come when I would get myself in trouble for not paying attention...
 

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The gains on overclocking an x2 with standard cooling are limited to begin with. I played briefly with an Asus TOP version and the card ran way too hot (which led me to buy the tri-fan version).
 

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I was scared to overclock my $130 processor. You guys are tinkering with $500 video cards. I hope I never become that...wild.
lol. I do oc my cpu and have oc'ed my card once or twice but I'm not touching the bios.
 

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The gains on overclocking an x2 with standard cooling are limited to begin with. I played briefly with an Asus TOP version and the card ran way too hot (which led me to buy the tri-fan version).

I agree, I have the tri-fan version. That's why I was tinkering with that bios! =) Just bummed I slaughtered it being a moron...
 

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I was scared to overclock my $130 processor. You guys are tinkering with $500 video cards. I hope I never become that...******ed.

Fixed that for ya

Not worth it unless it is still covered under warranty when you mess with the bios. Which i assume it isn't. Just overclock to the point it supports without modifying the bios. You won't get much more of a gain out of it after that anyway. Not worth it at all.
 

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It might not seem worth it to some people, but some need to be on the bleeding edge.

I did it myself when I flashed my x800 pro to an x800xt. I spent a good 3-4 hours reading, and re-reading the procedure, knowing it inside and out. Bricking a high end graphics card is the worst feeling ever.

As for RMA, chances are they wont accept it, because you tampered with the bios. Unless you say you were updating the bios for the card, then they might take it back..

Hope you get it working again man, thats one expensive card
 

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Fixed that for ya

Not worth it unless it is still covered under warranty when you mess with the bios. Which i assume it isn't. Just overclock to the point it supports without modifying the bios. You won't get much more of a gain out of it after that anyway. Not worth it at all.

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i oc my video card, but only with software i wouldnt flash the bios, heck ive never flashed my mobos bios!
 

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I remember one time I was flashing my Geforce 4400Ti using the manufactures software. As it was in the middle of updating the program it froze. I was like ************. I didn't want to restart my computer. It was bricked.
 

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Typical... LOL. Ghetto ass people not wanting to truly help another person, just themselves! =) Fortunately I still have one of my bios modded 4870's to run until I get the x2 up and running again (if piece of ish Asus fixes it).
 
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