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Bios Flash Gone Wrong 6950-6970

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October 3, 2011 11:07:32 PM

Ok, so i dont know what i did, and i am stupid. But i tried flashing my 6950 to 6970 and it failed.

I dont know if it was a big deal or not to try and flash a single card while there was 2x 6950 in crossfire mode.

I was in MSDOS trying the method to

atiflash -f -p -0 6970.bin

but it didnt want to work, so i tried

atiflash -f -p 0 6970.bin

Without the (-) on the (0)

and it started flashing it.

Restarted my computer and now my computer turns on with no display, doesnt even get to the Screen where it shows the type of Mobo you have, and it shuts off for like 3 seconds and turns back on automatically and the process repeats.

Then i took out the 1st card and left my 2nd one in the slot, and it works. So im guessing something happened to my 1st card. Is there anyway to undo this?
October 3, 2011 11:24:59 PM

If the switch -0 is to choose the card to flash then you could try flashing it back by running it as the secondary card and using a -1 or 1 switch, I've never tried it though.
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October 3, 2011 11:27:04 PM

i thought of that, but i dont really know how it works. Plus, when i flashed it, i didnt use a dash for the 0.
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October 3, 2011 11:30:51 PM

In DOS the PCIe slot 1 would be seen as 0 and the second slot would 1 and so on, dunno why it didn't work with the dash though.
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October 3, 2011 11:36:29 PM

Should i try that? or should i wait for a more help? i have an old geforce gpu card that i can use just in case what you said fails. Do you think that would work? I mean...having a nvidia in the 1st slot and the bad Radeon card in the 2nd?
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October 3, 2011 11:45:05 PM

foxtrot08 said:
Should i try that? or should i wait for a more help? i have an old geforce gpu card that i can use just in case what you said fails. Do you think that would work? I mean...having a nvidia in the 1st slot and the bad Radeon card in the 2nd?

That sounds like the safest way to experiment if you ask me! Like I said before I've not tried it as the the last time I flashed a card there was only the one AGP slot on the board so if it went wrong you were boned but these days although things are slightly different I'm wary of flashing graphic cards due to some of the limitations that MSDOS might have.
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October 3, 2011 11:53:13 PM

Hmm..would it even work? A nvidia and a ATI card? Hopefully id like to hear what others has to say and i would also like to thank you for your response.
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October 3, 2011 11:58:02 PM

foxtrot08 said:
Hmm..would it even work? A nvidia and a ATI card? Hopefully id like to hear what others has to say and i would also like to thank you for your response.

No problem mate, I'm interested to find out myself so please keep us updated.
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October 4, 2011 12:14:50 AM

Ill try right now and let you know immediately

Update 1:

HEY. Just to let you know, it has worked successfully. I was able to flash back to the original bios using my Nvidia Geforce GFX while the bad ATI Radeon card was in the 2nd slot. Also, it wouldnt let me force flash slot 1, so i use a command to detect slot 1 and it didnt detect anything. And when i did it with slot 0, it detected the bad card. Now i need to find a proper guide to flash it correctly.
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October 4, 2011 4:01:09 PM

foxtrot08 said:
Ill try right now and let you know immediately

Update 1:

HEY. Just to let you know, it has worked successfully. I was able to flash back to the original bios using my Nvidia Geforce GFX while the bad ATI Radeon card was in the 2nd slot. Also, it wouldnt let me force flash slot 1, so i use a command to detect slot 1 and it didnt detect anything. And when i did it with slot 0, it detected the bad card. Now i need to find a proper guide to flash it correctly.

Sweet! I'm happy to hear that you got your card up and running again it's also good to know that you could use an Nivdia card as the primary, so I guess it would also work the other way round as well.
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