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Flashing the 2900

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mikel33, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. mikel33 New Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm new to overclocking, and in a few days (after I get water cooling) I'll be flashing my 2900to make it an XT.

    Did you all follow the same procedures to flash, or does everyone have a slightly different way of doing it. I'd like a guide that is pretty much fail safe, as I can NOT afford another card.
     
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    A guy around here, I think it was dolf made a utility to flash them.

    Rule #1 - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT BIOS.
    Rule #2 - Make sure the power doesn't go out :p


    Here's how I did mine (keep in mind I have the 1GB)

    Before flashing, I unlocked the clock speeds in the CCC.
    I made sure it could handle the XT speeds (750ish and 1000 I think)
    Ran it that way for a few days, watching temps.


    Then you take TWO floppies (three if you want to backup your current BIOS)

    Make one MS-DOS bootable
    Put the flash utility and BIOS on the second disk.

    Boot into DOS with the floppy. Put in the second floppy. Enter the command - I could find it around here somewhere. It has a few 'switches', like -newbios and a few others...it was in another thread....


    Its easy, just make sure you flash it with the right BIOS (512 v 1gb) I flashed my sapphire to an HIS XT without any problems.

    Command in DOS -
    atiflash -p 0 -newbios 2900xt.bin -f
     
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