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Bricked my MSI HD 4870; need help reviving

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by zanderzone, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. zanderzone New Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    Well, in a quest to lower power consumption of my MSI HD 4870, I eventually bricked it up while trying to flash a custom BIOS

    You can read here what I was trying to do : http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=75317

    I was flashing the card with Radeon BIOS Editor and when I clicked "Flash" button, the computer hanged and I knew exactly what is gonna happen. next My computer won't post anymore and I'm left with a 2 kg paperwieght :eek:

    Having said all that, it's not the 1st time I'm flashing anything and researched it in advance on what should I do if my card won't post after flashing...so I'm goona follow the procedure here http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/152

    I'm using ASUS P5Q Pro and that doesn't give me onboard VGA so I need to look for another elchepo PCI-E card so that my computer could boot and I could revive it again

    If you have some better ideas, please post
  2. Fastmix

    Fastmix New Member

    Aug 5, 2008
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    The Kingdom of Heaven

    You don't need a pci-e, a pci will do and there is also another way, research blind flashing.;)

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