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Problem flashing video BIOS [ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670]

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  1. Krazywrath

    Krazywrath New Member

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    Problem flashing video BIOS [ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670] [SOLVED]ish

    Hey all,

    I've been trying to follow the Guide to Video BIOS flashing: http://www.techpowerup.com/articles//overclocking/vidcard/34/5

    Okay, I'm trying to "overclock" my video card on my laptop because my manufacturer Asus decided to lock the maximum (is it called "clock"?) I could get to 550/700 MHz.
    My HD 4670 is supposed to have 675/800 according to Notebookcheck: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4670.13881.0.html

    That's why I'm trying to flash the bios: to get at least what the manufacturer designed my card for... otherwise, it's such a waste! ;)

    My problem arises when I get to the making a bootable USB step. Am I supposed to copy all the individual files onto the root of the USB after formatting it? It asks whether I want to replace some files when I do that... ("When the format is complete copy all files from that ZIP file onto the USB stick.") My question applies to the step after as well. Is the new bios file and flashing tool supposed to be in the root folder as well?

    When I then try to boot my USB at startup, it tells me that there's been a problem and that I can't boot into the USB. When I press any key, it just boots into Windows as usual.

    Thanks!
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
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    1 - Download and install the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
    2 - Download the Windows 98 system file. This is a zip file that contains the system files that you will need to make a drive bootable. Extract these files into a folder and make sure that you preserve the directory structure.
    3 - Insert the USB Memory Key into the USB port of your computer (all files on the USB will be deleted).
    4 - Run the HP format tool program (In Win 7 and Vista run the program as Administrator).
    Under the device drop down list, make sure that the USB memory key is selected.
    5 - Under the file system drop down list, select FAT32.
    6 - Check the box next to Create a DOS startup disk and select "using DOS system files located at:”
    7-Click on the square box with 3 dots on and browse to the folder that you extracted the Win98 system files and then click on the OK button, then click the Start button.
    8-When the HP program has completed the operation, click on the Close and/or OK button.

    Now have a bootable USB memory key.
    Just copy the flash utility and BIOS to the USB drive. It’s recommended to copy these files to the root directory to avoid unnecessary typing while in DOS.
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    @jojesa thx! but i actually tried that method as well (which gets me a working bootable usb key!) but then atiflash didn't work for some reason when i tried to extract my bios.

    @sneekypeet You're a lifesaver. That method worked! Thanks for finding that for me!! =D
    My ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 is now at 675/801!!

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    Not trying to sound mean or anything, but it was the 3rd hit on google, took little work on my part;)

    Glad it worked out for you though, I know flashing can be something out of most users comfort zone.
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    Oh, what kind of keywords did you use? I can't seem to reproduce your search! :S
    Also, yeah! I've only flashed my computer's BIOS once before :p
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    Hey!

    Do you think this would work for a mobility HD 3470??

    I think I'll try this one out when I get my laptop back from repairs...

    The GPU is slow and temps never get past 45~50ºC, even on hot days...worth a shot, right?
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    Hi!
    At me the big problem = (
    I haven't saved original vbios the ati mobility hd 4670 512Mb GDDR3 MSI = (
    Now it doesn't work = (
    Help me to find vbios on a video card ati mobility hd 4670 512Mb GDDR3 MSI...

    Thanks!
    Ruslan (tatapmalay@mail.ru)
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