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Graphics card bios flash help required, please!

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#1
Hi,

could someone give me a step by step walk through for flashing a Sapphire GTO2 please?
I have a VIVO version with 16pp enabled and an r480 core but the core is only recognised as an r430 and the card as an x800xl. Have heard that a card recognised as r480 runs faster and that the drivers for an x850 are different than the ones for x800 (better optimised).
My card is stable at 500mhz for core and ram but the ram will not go much higher without artifacts so dont want a full on x850xt (or PE) bios.
Would the bios in the guide by Wizzard recognise my card as r480 and 16pp but at stock x800 GTO2 speeds (400/490) so that i could oc using ATItool?
Thanks
 

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#2
Hi,
I have the same Sapphire GTO2 as you, so I hope I can help you. If you want your card to be recognized as X850XTPE, dump your orig bios, use Rabit to change Device ID from 554D to 5D4D (you can also change default clocks) and finally flash this modded bios.
This way is better than using bios for XTPE, because if you use other bios you can have problems with VIVO, fan control, etc.
There is no difference in performance between XTPE bios and your "modded" bios.
 
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Processor AMD A6-5400K
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Display(s) Viewsonic 1600 x 900
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Peta01, have you already done this before with your card?
 

peta01

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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice (OC 2500 MHz)
Motherboard Abit AN8 Ultra - passive northbridge cooling via heatpipe
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 48 (almost 1 kg of copper :) )
Memory 1GB RAM (2x512 DDR, CL2, running at 137 MHz)
Video Card(s) Sapphire X800GTO2 (510/585, 16p) AC ATI Silencer
Storage 320 GB Seagate, 200 GB Western Digital, 120 GB Seagate
Display(s) LG 22" LCD Panel
Case Chieftec blue bigtower with additional cooling
Audio Device(s) AC97 raiser card on mainboard
Power Supply Chieftec 360W
Software WinXP SP2, sometimes Vista Ultimate x64
#4
hb904460 said:
Peta01, have you already done this before with your card?
Yes, I did exactly the same thing with my card.