I had installed a water EK block on my 5970, but if I ran some 3D programs, the image froze with some random colors. I emptied the system for water and peeled of the waterblock to see what could be wrong. But it looks as if everything has been in contact so I can not exactly figure out what the error is!
Is there anyone who has experienced the same or might know what could be wrong?
I'd love to guarantee success... but no, I don't know for certain.
BIOS flashing has been very easy for me. The "safest" way is with ATIFlash. I simply use ATIWinFlash which doesn't require a DOS boot. For me the process is 1) disable CF 2) reboot 3)close Afterburner 4) Open WinFlash and flash the BIOSes 5)Reboot. Sometimes it has some slight issues like screen pausing or flashing... but, the flash has always been successful. But yeah, different cards.
As for PhsyX, I was using the GenL V1.03 with NV drivers 197.45 and PhysX V 9.10.0222 but I just yesterday found the newest patch, so now I'm on GenL V1.04ff, NV 256.61 (w/e the newest certified ones are), and PhysX V9.10.0224
Oh I have a question tho - which ATI drivers are you using? My 2nd 5850 in CF idles at 400/900 and one thing I read in regards to the 5970 cold crash is that the issues seem to arise from the 2nd gpu and by raising these idles can fix it. I'm wondering if that was one of the things ATI 10.5 and 10.6 drivers added.