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Flash bios of 7970 vapor-x to toxic

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#1
Hi guys, i want to flash the bios of sapphire 7970 vapor-x 6gb with the bios of the 7970 toxic 6gb to unlock the voltage and have better over lock possibility.
How I need to do? Where I find the modified bios for my video card?
Thank You ;)
 
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#2
Hi

Welcome to TPU

First
make a backup of the original vbios image [for when things go wrong]
download and run GPU-Z here
Example
Extract vga bios.jpg
Select: vbios chip icon
Select: save to file [vbios name.rom]
[*keep a copy in a safe place*]

Windows
select a copy of the vbios image
press right mouse button; from popup menu Select: send to compressed (zipped) folder
TPU Fourm Post
select: "upload a file" attach a copy of the vbios.zip

Edit
Note: use afterburner, sapphire Trixx or other third party software to OC to attain stable core and memory clocks that can be used 24/7 before flashing a vga card

Note: edit a copy of the original vbios image [is better to do this]

nb: go here fill in full system specs brand names and OS

atb

Law-II
 
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Processor Intel Core i5 3450
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Memory 4gb(2x2) ddr3 1066mhz
Video Card(s) HD Sapphire 7970 Vapor-x 6gb
Storage Western Digital Blue 320gb 2,5"
Display(s) Asus 19" 1280x1024 75hz
Case Pentium 3 Case
Power Supply Lc-Power 650watt
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#3
when i save my original bios, where i find the modified bios with unlocked voltage?
And how i can flash the bios?
Sorry for my bad English, im italian
thank you ;)
 
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#4
Hi

when i save my original bios,
Attach a zipped copy of the vbios image here; [instructions in previous post]

where i find the modified bios with unlocked voltage?
members of the TPU community need to look at the vbios image first, before giving advice

PM sent

atb

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#5
You want i upload in this thread my original bios of 7970 sapphire vapor-x?
 
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#6
Hi

You want i upload in this thread my original bios of 7970 sapphire vapor-x?
Yes
Example
upload a zip.jpg
Select: Upload a File
Select: Vbios.zip
Select: Open

atb

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#7
Oh, sorry.
At this afternoon i post the bios ;)
 
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Video Card(s) HD Sapphire 7970 Vapor-x 6gb
Storage Western Digital Blue 320gb 2,5"
Display(s) Asus 19" 1280x1024 75hz
Case Pentium 3 Case
Power Supply Lc-Power 650watt
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#8
Sorry, i try my new pc yesterday, now i have the original bios.
I Upload it.
Thank You for Patient!
 

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Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080ti AMP EXTREME, EVGA GTX 980ti FTW
Storage HyperX Fury 120GB & Savage 480GB SSD, Seagate 250GB,250GB 7200rpm Kingston 64GB SSD
Display(s) Panasonic GT30 46'' 1080p 3D HDTV [Custom Resolution 3200*1800]
Case Corsair O-800D
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply Be Quiet! [Dark Power Pro 11] 1200W CM replaced [7-4-2017]
Mouse Asus ROG
Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media 1.0A
Software Win 10 Pro 64Bit v 1703 / OS[build 15063.13]
#9
Hi

Sorry, i try my new pc yesterday, now i have the original bios.
I Upload it. Thank You for Patient!
Thanks for attaching the vbios image :toast:

Note: with regard to the attached vbios image; the voltage regulators are fully supported by VBE7.
Example
CHL822x.jpg
"The following voltage regulators are fully supported: CHL822x, CHL8214, UP1637, UP1801, ST6788A, VT1556M"

Source: here < Read this.

Make a backup copy of the original vbios image and *use VBE7.0.0.7b.exe to edit desired 3d core, mem clocks and voltage

Before flashing an edited vbios image
Note:
use MSI Afterburner, Sapphire Trixx or other software to OC and test stability in all applications and games

General rule of thumb
Factors to be built in to the OC process

-Fabrication process of the GPU [differs from one to another some OC well and other not so well]
-[General Rule of Thumb]; to find out the max OC, increase 5~10Mhz on core in stages test at each stage, if the system freezes you have gone to far, lower the OC by 40Mhz and then start the same process with the MEM increase 5~10Mhz once you get artifacts back the OC down by 40Mhz; Use GPU-Z to keep an eye on VRM Temps these can rise quickly when OC's are applied Keep these between 70~80c : 85c Max]
-Adjust vga card fan speed manualy
-Be aware that some games do not like OC's and testing with each game as well as benchmarks is nessasary
-Make sure the drivers are stable; if they are unstable they will crash the OC
-Check that the motherboard is setup and chipset drivers are up to date [Run CPU and MEM at default speeds while testing vga card OC]

(Remember to uninstall vga drivers before flashing at a DOS prompt)

atb

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Memory 4gb(2x2) ddr3 1066mhz
Video Card(s) HD Sapphire 7970 Vapor-x 6gb
Storage Western Digital Blue 320gb 2,5"
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Case Pentium 3 Case
Power Supply Lc-Power 650watt
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
#10
Sry, but... Can you modify the bios for me? With high voltage for hard over clock? Thank You!!