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Warning Warning Bad Bios for Sapphire x1950 GT in VGA Bios Collection

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  1. velociraptor68 New Member

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    Warning
    The bios for Sapphire X1950 GT 256 MB 2007-03-11 21:34:00 PCI-E 500 / 600 GDDR3
    in VGA Bios Collection is not good:shadedshu
    The Rabit program say X1650 not X1950.
    I flash may video card and now is dead.:cry:
    Please control it.
     
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    Older versions of RABIT tended to incorrectly report X1950s as X1650s. Were you using version 2.2.1? There are several reasons a flash could have gone wrong, there is no guarantee it will succeed. And flashing a PCI-E bios to an AGP card will definitely screw up your card.

    If you can find a PCI video card you may be able to re-flash your original bios. Or you could try blind flashing
     
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    Thanks,
    I understand, but now I follow your method with PCI videocard and Atiflash, Flashrom or Winflash say adapter not found. From Vga port the monitor shows color confused fonts and under windows XP (with PCI videocard) AtiTools see the videocard (such as windows xp) like Unknow.
    What I do now?
    My Videocard is X1950gt 256MB Sapphire

    Thanks a lot
     
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    Hi Folks,
    my videocard is rebirth.
    I found a method to rescue it.
    Find eeprom on back layout, short circuit pin 1 to 8, boot with pci videocard, use atiflash -i, once time see the videocard on PCI-E cut the wire that makes a bridge 1-8 pin on eeprom, flash your old bios and le jeux sont fait.
    Thanks to all.
    :p
     
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    Hey I'm glad to hear it worked out. Thanks for saying how you did it, might help someone else in need of recovery from a bad flash.
     
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