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Radeon 7950 Gigabyte Windforce

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September 21, 2013 11:20:39 AM

Hi there!

So 2-3 months back I aquired a radeon 7950 form gigabyte (winforce edition).
Ever since my gpu would crash when I was doing something too demanding (say bio shock 3 on max settings).

I spend weeks searching for the reason and finally figuered out why it kept happening.

For reasons unknown I got a card that runs at 1000/1250 base and has extremly high voltage leading to overheat. Apparently the BIOS on my graphic card is hyper weird and results.. in.. well this.

Ever since I've been trying to solve this issue but I have hit a few brick walls and just have no idea how to go on on my own.

Number 1) I have no idea how to find out which BIOS version my gpu currently has. If I follow the regular procedure of checking my bios version (the only one i could ever find via google, which is simply through advance settings in windows) it will just show as

Bios Information: xxx-xxx-xxx

I mean literally. Im not hiding my number or anything. It actually shows a bunch of "x"

Number 2) If I am correct (and I believe that I am) then I have the BIOS version F1 or F0 that causes this issue. Everybody recommends to flash it using F43 (I could later post a thread where this was mentioned but since its form another site I'll keep it back for now) HOWEVER

1) If you have F0 apparently its impossible to flash F43
2) Flashing to F43 will make the HDMI output no longer work

or at least thats what I have come to understand.



Now here are my questions: How do I find out which BIOS version I have??
Are those informations regarding the flashing of my BIOS true? And can anybody help me on the entire process of "how to flash" (although I could probably manage that last par ton my own)



Greetings,

a by-now-desperate-7950-owner
September 21, 2013 11:29:17 AM

Well in a case like this the simple solution is to RMA the card back to Gigabyte! It is simply faulty and therefore it comes with warranty.
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September 24, 2013 11:52:28 PM

EnErnesto said:

Now here are my questions: How do I find out which BIOS version I have??
Are those informations regarding the flashing of my BIOS true? And can anybody help me on the entire process of "how to flash" (although I could probably manage that last par ton my own)


You can find the BIOS version on POST when starting PC. or you can use their VGA Tools -- @BIOS which can be downloaded on utility category of product page and update your BIOS to the newest one automatically. Your card running at high voltage is probably because of AMD Boost.



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November 23, 2013 10:46:41 PM

EnErnesto said:
Hi there!

So 2-3 months back I aquired a radeon 7950 form gigabyte (winforce edition).
Ever since my gpu would crash when I was doing something too demanding (say bio shock 3 on max settings).

I spend weeks searching for the reason and finally figuered out why it kept happening.

For reasons unknown I got a card that runs at 1000/1250 base and has extremly high voltage leading to overheat. Apparently the BIOS on my graphic card is hyper weird and results.. in.. well this.

Ever since I've been trying to solve this issue but I have hit a few brick walls and just have no idea how to go on on my own.

Number 1) I have no idea how to find out which BIOS version my gpu currently has. If I follow the regular procedure of checking my bios version (the only one i could ever find via google, which is simply through advance settings in windows) it will just show as

Bios Information: xxx-xxx-xxx

I mean literally. Im not hiding my number or anything. It actually shows a bunch of "x"

Number 2) If I am correct (and I believe that I am) then I have the BIOS version F1 or F0 that causes this issue. Everybody recommends to flash it using F43 (I could later post a thread where this was mentioned but since its form another site I'll keep it back for now) HOWEVER

1) If you have F0 apparently its impossible to flash F43
2) Flashing to F43 will make the HDMI output no longer work

or at least thats what I have come to understand.



Now here are my questions: How do I find out which BIOS version I have??
Are those informations regarding the flashing of my BIOS true? And can anybody help me on the entire process of "how to flash" (although I could probably manage that last par ton my own)



Greetings,

a by-now-desperate-7950-owner


I have the exact same card with the same exact problem did you ever find a solution?
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