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    Computer specs:

    intel i5-3450
    Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx
    ASUS ph877-v le mobo
    600W corsair power supply
    8GB RAM (corsair)

    I have had my new build for around 2 months and have been getting crashes from the very start whilst playing games. I have recently been in contact with the company that sold my the card and they said to do the latest VBIOS update for the card - so they sent me the link

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/p [...] =4155#bios

    After completing the update I can no longer see anything on my screen. I can still here the windows log on sound but just can't see anything. I have integrated graphics in my mobo which I can use to still access my computer and was wondering how I can remove this update to get it back to its previous state. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

    I'm new to this whole things so explaining this in simple terms would be useful thanks
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    Hi

    Did you remove the drivers before flashing the card? If not; this could be this issue -

    Try this - at boot screen press F8 and select low resolution 640x480, once in windows go to control panel / programs and features / select AMD Catalyst Install Manager / Change / choose express uninstall / reboot

    next

    reinstall the latest drivers from AMD http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx or use the last stable driver that is recomended by Gigabyte

    atb (all the best)

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    is this with or without my graphics card plugged in? because i can't access anything when it is plugged in
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    Hi

    If you have taken the 7850 HD OC gfx out of the PC; that's fine.

    Using your onbaord vga boot the PC; once in windows go to control panel / programs and features / select AMD Catalyst Install Manager / Change / choose express uninstall / reboot

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    and am i rebooting with the graphics card in this time? sorry for the nooby questions
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    and am I also right in saying that this will remove any vga bios updates?
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    Hi

    Once you have done this - shut down the PC and switch off the power suppy [unplug at the wall]

    next

    reinstall the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx into the PC

    atb

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    Hi

    No this will not remove the vga bios update

    EDIT; to remove the vga bios update you will need to reflash the vga card with a backup of the original bios

    atb

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    thats what was causing my problems tho?
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    what? please make you self clear

    Has removing the AMD driver enabled you to access your desktop with the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx installed?

    atb

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    i said at the top about the vga bios update and after that it didn't work
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    This - Did you remove the drivers before flashing the card? If not; this could be this issue -

    please answer this question

    atb

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    no i did not remove them before flashing it
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    and am currently doing what you said to do - i am waiting on stupid windows updates at the moment
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    Then this is what you must do - Using your onbaord vga boot the PC; once in windows go to control panel / programs and features / select AMD Catalyst Install Manager / Change / choose express uninstall / reboot

    next

    shut down the PC

    Once you have done this - and the PC is switched switch off the power suppy [unplug at the wall]

    next

    reinstall the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx into the PC in to the PC

    boot the pc,

    next

    answer this question: then at this point do you still have a black screen?

    atb

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    yes it is still showing blackscreen after doing all of that
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    Hi

    Leave the AMD Driver uninstalled for now; and leave the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx installed [ you need to move the monitor cable onto the onboard vga

    next:

    enable your onboard vga [make sure it is set in the bios as the primary display]

    next:

    boot the PC

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    Even if i have the vga into the motherboard while the graphics card is connected to the power supply it doesn't display, so will i take the graphics card power cable out put main boot as onboard then plug it back in??
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    yes, shut down the PC, power it off, remove the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx, reboot; enter bios enable onboard vga; shut down / power off PC - install the Radeon 7850 HD OC gfx; leave the monitor attached to the onboard vga

    atb

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    EDIT: How to make a bootable flash drive

    Hi

    go here http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/browse.php?c=21

    grab- HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8 & Windows 98 System Files

    click Primary Download unzip the files to a folder on your HDD; make sure your USB Memory stick is attached to your PC; open HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.1.8 ; select Creat a DOS startup disk/ select: using DOS system files located at: (these are the files you have just downloaded): browse to the files in win98boot; then start the process

    grab the latest version of atiflash here - http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2166/ATIFlash_3.99.html

    next

    Guide to flashing - http://www.techpowerup.com/printarticle.php?id=34

    EDIT - Bios's there are two in the database http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...r=Gigabyte&model=HD 7850&interface=&memSize=0

    Put atiflash.exe and the bios on a USB key.

    Set bios to boot from USB key.

    At command prompt type in:

    type c:\atiflash -i [this will show you the vga adapter information]

    c:\atiflash -f -p 0 "biosname.rom" and hit enter.

    Note: [if the adapter comes back as not found try changing the 0 to 1 in the command line]

    atb (all the best)

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    I have to go for dinner, i'll be bk in 10 mins, i can't see where to boot from onboard graphics, any idea how to from the bios?
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    ok i'm back, looking for the onboard bios bit
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    Brand name and model number of your motherboard would help!

    atb

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    ASUS ph877-v le mobo, i found the graphics card bit it says primary display = auto atm, there is an iGPU option, PCIE and PCI option I am guessing iGPU is the onboard graphics?
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    I was also wondering what would happen if I tried a completely different graphics card, would i still have this problem?

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