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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 5:06:11 AM

My brothers GTS250 Has alot of heating problems so he want to flash it to a 9800gtx not plus. Anyways is this possible?
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 5:12:24 AM

Do you mean BIOS flash?
Well, that's a risky task, you'll be safer if you RMA the card to get a replacement...
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 6:04:44 AM

He did it, and as we speak he is downloading the drivers for 9800gtx so he can use games on it, and see if it still overheats.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 7:25:01 AM

Oh ***, it doesnt work now, faulty flash what do i do please someone help me! well help my brother.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 7:28:25 AM

So i did a bad bios flash now my card wont work its a GTS 250. Can i get a new one or better card if i RMA it? (ASUS)?????
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 7:30:40 AM

People had told you in another thread that flashing bios is risky.Now that you've spoiled it, you cannot RMA it.Get a new card.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 7:35:43 AM

its not really destoryed just i had error during in the middle of flash.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 7:43:13 AM

What do you mean spamming?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:00:43 AM

ok anyways sorry, Also can i get this rma'd somehow??? its stil in warranty and iv only had it for like 2 weeks
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:07:39 AM

No, as I said before, you cant.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:08:05 AM

That's what i'm talking about, if it failed then you just... ruined your card...
It's too risky when it comes to flashing BIOS. Well, just RMA the card and tell the shop that the card is not working...
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:10:07 AM

you can put a PCI gfx card in, or use onboard video if you have it, while the gts250 is in. This will hopefully give you a display so you can boot and try to update the bios again (did this when a bios update on my ati radeon 8500 went wrong). Try find another BIOS if the one your using gives an error. If that doesnt work, or you are unable to do it, you can try a blind flash. To do this, you need to create a dos bootable disk/usb stick with all the appropriate flash files. You can type all the commands in "blindly" (without display) or create a batch file (autoexec.bat) prior to this that automates the necessary commands (its old-school, but handy at times like this). There should be threads about this elsewhere if you google it.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:10:28 AM

How will they know its been flashed though? The card itself wont work completley
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:12:59 AM

I Want too. But people are saying it wont work. Though i beg to differ as The card isnt working how would they find out its been flashed?
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:13:20 AM

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How will they know its been flashed though? The card itself wont work completley

They'll check it and find out some way or the other. You had been warned about the dangers of flashing the VGA bios before.Now its your problem, you can do whatever you want with it(maybe use it as a paperweight :lol:  ).
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:40:49 AM

Hmm, many people here would hate me when i suggest you this:
Just tell the shop the card isn't working well but don't tell us the card has Flashed.

Normally, if there's something's wrong with your card, you just can RMA it to get replacement if it's still on warranty, like i said before, don't messed up with BIOS, once you ruined it then you just ruin the card itself...
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:41:03 AM

Hmmm... Anyways Is there any change that they will just give me a new card or maybe they will fix it for me?
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:43:15 AM

pfft, they will not even check if it has been flashed. the most they will do to check it is plug it in and go, "ok a dead card, send a new one". You think they waste their time checking into these things for something that they are trying to get rid of stock of and that is worth less than $100 to them? just send it back and get a new one dude.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 8:49:52 AM

Yep, anyways i dont think they make GTS250's anymore so hopefully i get like a 5770 xD jk What card do u they give u if they dont make gts 250 anymore? My fried said he RMA'd his 8800gtx for bad bios flash and got a gt240 or something i forgot.

So what card will i get as replacement?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 9:19:43 AM

Could i ask the shop that built my computer to rma for me? they are a local computer store near me.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 9:43:34 AM

Australia, we have a asus branch, infact its not even far from where i live.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 9:52:52 AM

Ok, Ill bring my entire computer though
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a c 172 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:05:09 AM

yes, take it back to where you got it, and act stupid, as if it just stopped working, no display. Then when you get your new one, for gods sake, dont try any more BIOS flash tricks, there is really no reason to. If you want to overclock it or whatever, use MSI Afterburner. Then you can set up profiles for different clock frequencies or whatever.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:38:26 AM

Ok so im planning to say this:

"I was playing a game then all of a sudden my computer just turned off, and it would turn on but nothing would show up on the screen I checked on the internet and they people said it might be the graphics card having a faulty cooler or some said it might of died and they said that I can get it replaced from the manafacturer because im still in warranty"


Anyways hows that good or bad?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:52:14 AM

Ok, so I ruined my graphics card now time to RMA.

Ok, so if i RMA what should i expect a better graphics card or a worst btw Im going to RMA a GTS250 my friend that used to work at a computer part store said maybe ill get a 5770 or a gts 450, is he right? Also how long does it take to get a RMA done from ASUS?
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:53:00 AM

/facepalm.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:57:41 AM

It's usually like for like, so in your case you should get a GTS250 back.

Edit: I didn't see the other threads at first so all I can say is good luck in your dishonesty.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 12:01:07 PM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
  • GTS250 To 9800GTX
  • What are RMA's like?
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:06:14 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    It's usually like for like, so in your case you should get a GTS250 back.

    Edit: I didn't see the other threads at first so all I can say is good luck in your dishonesty.


    Ok, but they stop manafacturing GTS250's so im assuming ill get a 5770 or gts450
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:31:30 PM

    Well nah im not in a relationship nor would my sister care for going there. But can you please suggest what to say to the guys at the computer store. Im quite stress because I really dont wanna buy another card because I only work part time.
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:32:43 PM

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    Ok, but they stop manafacturing GTS250's so im assuming ill get a 5770 or gts450

    Just because they have stopped making them does not mean they don't have any in stock, you may also only be offered a 5670 or 430. Then again if they do check your old card and find that it's dead because you messed up flashing the BIOS then they would be well within their rights to give you nothing and just show you the door.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:36:06 PM

    But 5670 and 430 are barely gaming cards. 5670 is 1/3 peformance of GTS250. If it get one of those, that is a down grade. But do people usally get Worst graphics cards? that there original?
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:38:48 PM

    mmm... I better not getting somethings thats rubbish. Do they give downgrades or upgrades?
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:41:25 PM

    Quote:
    But 5670 and 430 are barely gaming cards. 5670 is 1/3 peformance of GTS250. If it get one of those, that is a down grade. But do people usally get Worst graphics cards? that there original?

    In your case you should count yourself lucky if they give you anything at all! And I did see a post the other day from someone who RMA'd a 9800 card to XFX and got a 56xx in return.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:43:50 PM

    Id be ok if i got 5650 there equal to GTS 250
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:44:01 PM

    Check out the last post in this thread.
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:46:20 PM

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    Id be ok if i got 5650 there equal to GTS 250

    Why the hell were asking if they'd give a 5770 or GTS450 then? That would make no sense if you think the 5650 is an equal card would it?
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:47:20 PM

    But thats XFX, From what iv heard ASUS are fair. and dont under estimate people.
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:50:50 PM

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    But thats XFX, From what iv heard ASUS are fair. and dont under estimate people.

    Off you go then, good luck with your deceit.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 12:53:03 PM

    If your going to RMA a card because you made a mistake flashing the BIOS then there is no reason that the company should provide you with a new product. There are quick test benches they can use to determine what is wrong with the card. It's not like they need to plugh it into a computer and start it up like us. It's simply a dock they plug the card into, it runs a few test, and out pops a reason the card may not be working. It will check the BIOS, the chip, memory, etc. to see possible reasons. However, not all cards are tested like this before RMA's are completed. You will be luck if they provide you with a card at all. I wouldn't be complaining I would be hoping that they don't test it and just fill your RMA with any card at all.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:02:21 PM

    deweycd said:
    If your going to RMA a card because you made a mistake flashing the BIOS then there is no reason that the company should provide you with a new product. There are quick test benches they can use to determine what is wrong with the card. It's not like they need to plugh it into a computer and start it up like us. It's simply a dock they plug the card into, it runs a few test, and out pops a reason the card may not be working. It will check the BIOS, the chip, memory, etc. to see possible reasons. However, not all cards are tested like this before RMA's are completed. You will be luck if they provide you with a card at all. I wouldn't be complaining I would be hoping that they don't test it and just fill your RMA with any card at all.


    AFAIK alot of people get away with just RMA'ing it. And sometimes they give u second hand cards.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:10:44 PM

    All I can say is that I warned you.
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    a c 189 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:11:16 PM

    Just... return the card and hope they'll give you another card...
    Let's hope...
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:27:13 PM

    mmmm... wa1 do you recon they will even know? The graphics card doesnt even show bios screen :\
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:31:32 PM

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    mmmm... wa1 do you recon they will even know? The graphics card doesnt even show bios screen :\


    What you see isn't what they can see.
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:32:30 PM

    if they find out the bios was mucked up do you think they will even fix it for me?
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:34:07 PM

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    if they find out the bios was mucked up do you think they will even fix it for me?

    They might, it could just depend on what you say to them in the first place.
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    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:37:52 PM

    ^+1
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    Anonymous
    a b U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:39:45 PM

    Mousemonkey said:
    They might, it could just depend on what you say to them in the first place.



    Can you tell me what to say? Im very confussed and sad :( 
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    October 12, 2010 1:44:27 PM

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    Can you tell me what to say? Im very confussed and sad :( 

    I suggest you tell them the truth.
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