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*** ATi 8500 flash bios problem ***

Kato

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I got a ATi 8500 64 MB PC version few years ago. I flashed the bios to Mac version for my Mac on few months before. Now, I want flash back the bios to PC version for my PC. I plug the ATi 8500 display card to AGP slot, and I boot up PC with Mainboard display. When I check the adapter ID with ATIFLASH. It show a message said ATi adapter not found. Can anyone help me? Thank you very much :)

My PC config is :-
CPU AMD Athlon 64 2800+ Socket 754
Mainboard Asus K8S-MX
768MB RAM
160G HD
Window XP Professional
 
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Try using flashrom instead.
Boot from floppy that also contains flashrom and the new bios.
Use this command with flashrom to force flash the card.
flashrom -p -f 0 XXXXXXXX.bin (the name of the bios file)
 

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Thanks your reply :)

I also tryed flashrom lastnight. I type the command is flashrom -p 0 XXXXXXXX.bin. It show a message said ATi adapter not found too :(.

My mainboard slot sequency is :-
PCI Express
AGP
PCI
PCI

The AGP slot also is 0?
I tryed flashrom -p 1 XXXXXXXX.bin and flashrom -p 2 XXXXXXXX.bin lastnight, but result is same :(
 
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If you using mainboard display, maybe its disabled the agp slot ? If thats whats happening youll probably need to use a pci card and keep the agp slot activated.

you must also use the -f option for flashrom or atiflah to force the flash if the card is found. try "Atiflash -i" to bring up a list of any cards found, that will give the adaptor number if its not 0

so something like "Atiflash -F -P 0 Radeon.rom" should do the trick once the card can be seen.