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Bios flashing - (SSID mismatch) safe?

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  1. HacksterReNewed New Member

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    Yeah hi.

    So, ive got a HD 4870 512 mb, and i would really love to flash it with an asus top bios.
    BUT, while im on dos, and try to flash it.
    it says that there is an SSID mismatch?

    Old SSID = E850
    New SSID = O258

    i dont know what to do... should i just force it?
    or is that the worst idea ever?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What command are you using to flash? You need to put a -f in the command to force flash it.
     
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    yeah im aware of how to force and use the different commands, my question is just if its safe to force flash it when the SSID's are different?
    or is this a common problem?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's common when flashing a different manufacturer's bios, hence why you need to force flash the card.:)
     
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    Ah, super ;D
    thanks, gonna go on and do it now :b
     
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    Dammit..
    i just flashed my video card, and there isnt any bootup :S
    the screens black, and there isnt any postup beep at first..

    anyway to fix this? cause i just got my card back and im sad xD, and my moms gonna kill me if i ruin it :S
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sucks... You used: A:\atiflash -p 0 -f topbios.bin ?
     
  8. HacksterReNewed New Member

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    yeah, or rather
    atiflash -p -f 0 topbios.rom

    is there anyway to fix this?
    maybe flash it back?

    (i took a backup.)
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    yes flash it back .. if you have a pci card or onboard change your bios to boot off that device then flash back (make sure you flash to the right device)

    or .. blind :)
     
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    dont have onboard or another pci :(
    is it doable in blind u think?
    i could disconnect my hdd so it would boot in my DOS usb pen, and then just write everything i need to write..?

    or i could wait a couple of days and go over to a friend of mine xD

    if it works or doesnt work ill write back here in a couple of minutes anyway :b, wish me luck!

    ----------------EDIT-------------------------
    Well well..
    that didnt work, i kinda guessed it wouldnt since i wouldnt know if i were in DOS or not :S
    gotta wait for a mate to give in xD
     
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    But let me ask, what if it doesnt work again, after i flash it back to the original bios?
    is there anything i can do?

    I got ahold of a pci-card, flashed it, and now it works :D
    yay, happy as ever..

    but how come the asus top bios didnt work out?
     
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