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Couple of questions before flashing my 2900.

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#1
Ok, I am going to flash the pro, but I have some questions.

1. Should the old drivers be uninstalled?

2. I use ati-flash right?

3. How can I save my old bios, and do I even need to?
 

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#2
reinstall the drivers after the flash

Yes that is the tool, make a boot disk and add that file along with the new bios.

save your original bios with this
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/BIOS_Saver.exe


download your new bios your goin to use to flash with and rename it to 2900xt.bin

type this in dos to flash it

atiflash -p 0 -newbios 2900xt.bin -f
 

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so jc, you finally got the balls to flash it, good job, and good luck :) with damulta guiding you, you shouldn't have any problems :)
 

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Your going to boot into windows on 2/d clocks so you should only see a problem if there is going to be one when you run a 3/d app.
 

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ok, just so I am clear on this. It should look like this

atiflash.exe -f -p newbios1.bin
 

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atiflash -p 0 -newbios 2900xt.bin -f


0 as in zero

you don't need to type in exe
 

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You might be able to mix up the -p -f different ways. I read that -newbios transfers the new voltage settings.
 

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good luck jc.
 

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Back. Success. 2900XT.

743/828 stock.
 

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Ha

Run 3dmark06 stock
 

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Your memory is much higher than mine. My stock memory is 828. It shows just how CPU dependant these things are.
 

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I am at 3.4, and I have 1000 points on you and your memory is clocked higher. You need a better CPU damulta
 

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hahahah. Kickass. I have wanted to see what those things can do.
 

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congrats on the purchase. now if only i was rich enough to afford mad expensive systems like yours :'(
 

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congrats on the purchase. now if only i was rich enough to afford mad expensive systems like yours :'(
You still have a great system man, it will last a good while. yeah, I want an AMD quad too, but no such luck right now :banghead:
 
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I am soo going to do this when I get home, I'll give results :D