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    I wanna use the ASUS top version 4870 BIOS on my HIS 4870. Is it possible to use some program to flash it in XP? I heard some people talking about 128bit BIOS. Would someone tell me what to do? Thanks!
     
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    By the way, Do I need to re-install the drivers after I flash my 4870 BIOS?
     
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    there is a way i've found that works, using W1zzard's advice, ill look it up and post it here for you.

    EDIT: here it is :D

    USING ATI WINFLASH TO FLASH YOUR BIOS

    you have to run it through the command prompt.

    Step 1: create a new folder in the root directory of your C drive (so you can easily navigate to it in DOS).

    Step 2: copy all the ATI WinFlash files and the new BIOS to this new folder.

    Step 3: open command prompt and navigate to your new folder.

    Step 4: use the normal ATIFlash command: "atiwinflash -f -p 0 4870.rom"

    it should take a minute or two to flash. it will tell you to reboot. you'll have to reinstall your video driver. but everything worked for me after that.

    WARNING: if you don't get a successful confirmation at the end of the flash, make sure you flash it again before you reboot. you will brick your card if you reboot before a successful flash.
     
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    Thanks dudeļ¼Œ I just finished flashing.

    Now my HIS 4870 is ASUS TOP 4870. ^_^

    815/4000

    sweet!
     
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    NP :) glad to see another happy 4870 owner, mine uses the asus TOP bios too, both cards run 825/4000 completely stable.

    CCC auto tune wanted both cores to run at 870 but games crash instantly at those speeds.....

    also loving the asus bios's fan profile, 95+% of the time they're dead quiet, and they only really ramp up under some major stress.
     

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