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bad bios flashes & pci cards...

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#1
Just recovered my 5870 from a bad bios flash using a pci 9200. It was my first time i think anyone who is into flashing should have an old pci vga card just in case.. :)

what people without legacy pci slots do in a similar situation? I'm just curious does anyone know?
 

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there are boards without pci ?
 

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I like blind flashing myself, challenging and just a little scary, only done it once but it did work!
 
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i've been flashing since i had a Voodoo5, its the first time in ten years something went wrong. Asus p6t6ws i think all pci express too without pci.
 

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flash with a pcie card then, if your board has 0 pci and 1 pci-e slot only then you need to take it to another pc
 

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oh ok i thought "pci card" was a must, thats why i asked
 

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oh ok .. no .. it will work with any other vga card that you can use to boot