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5850 Bios wrong flash

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My old card is a Diamond ATI 5850 1GB. About 5-6 months ago I flashed the bios, So I could up the clock speed. Later on I decided to flash it back to stock clock speed. So I preceded to re-flash it. I was supposed to use the Diamond.HD5850.1024.091007.rom bios to flash my card with. But I was being stupid, and I was half asleep, and I did not pay close attention like I should have, And I accidentally flashed it using the Diamond.HD5850.1024.090916.rom bios. So naturally after I rebooted my computer I saw nothing but dark. I had no other card or onboard so I had to buy a used card to tied me over. A computer store in town sold me a used PNY-9800 GTX+. A decent card, it did ok until I got a new MSI 650Ti. I would however like to flash my 5850 back to life for backup. I have hooked it up with my current gpu, and windows does detect it. so I would say the 5850 is fine she just needs her bios back. How would I do this? Because I do not want to kill my 9800GTX+ or the new 650Ti. And when I hook the 5850 in slot 0 (or the top slot) (I have just 2 Slots) and have the 9800GTX+ or 650Ti in the bottom I get no display (yes the monitor cable is hooked in the working card) . I just don't want to flash all cards at once. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Oh and if this helps my Mother Board is a MSI P55-GD65.
 

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I think you need the dead card in 2nd slot, and -f force flash the proper bios.
 

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my bad

my bad I should have added this in,, That when I do have the 5850 in the 2nd slot ATIFlash reads it as card 0 even though it is in the second slot. Thats what I meant by being afraid of all cards being flashed. It would be nice if there was a Crossfire/SLI to select or de-select on ATIFlash to command it to flash only one or all cards. I just never dealt with Nvidia cards before. I always used ATI before.
 

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if you have an nvidia card in the primary slot (to get a picture on screen), wont ATIflash just you know.. not flash it?


ive never tried it, but i'd assume since that tool cant flash nvidia cards, that it cant 'accidentally' flash one either.
 
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if you have an nvidia card, wont ATIflash just you know.. not flash it?


ive never tried it, but i'd assume since that tool cant flash nvidia cards, that it cant 'accidentally' flash one either.
It's a 5850 he is trying to fix.
 

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It's a 5850 he is trying to fix.
yes, but if his spare is an nvidia card, wont ATIflash simply not detect the nvidia card and work without needing to specify it as card 2?
 

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yes, but if his spare is an nvidia card, wont ATIflash simply not detect the nvidia card and work without needing to specify it as card 2?
I get ya now, sorry :banghead:

I think you might be right though.
 

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I get ya now, sorry :banghead:

I think you might be right though.
I got it back finally after mustering the courage. I use my old spare 9800GTX+ in the main slot and the 5850 in the bottom. It did ignore the Nvidia card and it flashed it back to normal. I also put the new 650Ti back in its box because I noticed a improvement in games having my 5850 back. You would think the 650Ti would be better right? Cause when I used passmark the 650Ti scored a bit higher. Is passmark unreliable? Because I have improved FPS in all my games. It even plays COD Ghosts better. I don't get it.
 

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I got it back finally after mustering the courage. I use my old spare 9800GTX+ in the main slot and the 5850 in the bottom. It did ignore the Nvidia card and it flashed it back to normal. I also put the new 650Ti back in its box because I noticed a improvement in games having my 5850 back. You would think the 650Ti would be better right? Cause when I used passmark the 650Ti scored a bit higher. Is passmark unreliable? Because I have improved FPS in all my games. It even plays COD Ghosts better. I don't get it.

video cards cheat in benchmarks. synthetic benchmarks dont always match up with reality. (case in point i went from two 5870's to a single 7970. look it up and its a 10% improvement - in reality i'm getting a 30-80% improvement at higher settings)