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*** ATi 8500 flash bios problem ***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kato, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Kato New Member

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    I got a ATi 8500 64 MB PC version few years ago. I flashed the bios to Mac version for my Mac on few months before. Now, I want flash back the bios to PC version for my PC. I plug the ATi 8500 display card to AGP slot, and I boot up PC with Mainboard display. When I check the adapter ID with ATIFLASH. It show a message said ATi adapter not found. Can anyone help me? Thank you very much :)

    My PC config is :-
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 2800+ Socket 754
    Mainboard Asus K8S-MX
    768MB RAM
    160G HD
    Window XP Professional
     
  2. Hellraiser1981

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    Try using flashrom instead.
    Boot from floppy that also contains flashrom and the new bios.
    Use this command with flashrom to force flash the card.
    flashrom -p -f 0 XXXXXXXX.bin (the name of the bios file)
     
  3. Kato New Member

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    Thanks your reply :)

    I also tryed flashrom lastnight. I type the command is flashrom -p 0 XXXXXXXX.bin. It show a message said ATi adapter not found too :(.

    My mainboard slot sequency is :-
    PCI Express
    AGP
    PCI
    PCI

    The AGP slot also is 0?
    I tryed flashrom -p 1 XXXXXXXX.bin and flashrom -p 2 XXXXXXXX.bin lastnight, but result is same :(
     
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    If you using mainboard display, maybe its disabled the agp slot ? If thats whats happening youll probably need to use a pci card and keep the agp slot activated.

    you must also use the -f option for flashrom or atiflah to force the flash if the card is found. try "Atiflash -i" to bring up a list of any cards found, that will give the adaptor number if its not 0

    so something like "Atiflash -F -P 0 Radeon.rom" should do the trick once the card can be seen.
     
  5. Kato New Member

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    Oh..... I need got 1 PCI display card to try. XD
    Thanks :)
     

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