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Couple of questions before flashing my 2900.

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  1. JC316

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    Ok, I am going to flash the pro, but I have some questions.

    1. Should the old drivers be uninstalled?

    2. I use ati-flash right?

    3. How can I save my old bios, and do I even need to?
     
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    reinstall the drivers after the flash

    Yes that is the tool, make a boot disk and add that file along with the new bios.

    save your original bios with this
    http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/BIOS_Saver.exe


    download your new bios your goin to use to flash with and rename it to 2900xt.bin

    type this in dos to flash it

    atiflash -p 0 -newbios 2900xt.bin -f
     
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    so jc, you finally got the balls to flash it, good job, and good luck :) with damulta guiding you, you shouldn't have any problems :)
     
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    Your going to boot into windows on 2/d clocks so you should only see a problem if there is going to be one when you run a 3/d app.
     
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    ok, just so I am clear on this. It should look like this

    atiflash.exe -f -p newbios1.bin
     
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    atiflash -p 0 -newbios 2900xt.bin -f


    0 as in zero

    you don't need to type in exe
     
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    You might be able to mix up the -p -f different ways. I read that -newbios transfers the new voltage settings.
     
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    Alright, I am going in. BRB
     
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    good luck jc.
     
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    Back. Success. 2900XT.

    743/828 stock.
     
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    Your memory is much higher than mine. My stock memory is 828. It shows just how CPU dependant these things are.
     
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    I am at 3.4, and I have 1000 points on you and your memory is clocked higher. You need a better CPU damulta
     
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    hahahah. Kickass. I have wanted to see what those things can do.
     
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    congrats on the purchase. now if only i was rich enough to afford mad expensive systems like yours :'(
     
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    You still have a great system man, it will last a good while. yeah, I want an AMD quad too, but no such luck right now :banghead:
     
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    I am soo going to do this when I get home, I'll give results :D
     

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