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How to check when card was last flashed earlier bios, etc

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by kohan69, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. kohan69 New Member

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    Hello, I got a secondhand card and I'd like to way if I can tell which company's bios it is without dumping and hexing it.

    Also, can I check when and if it was flashed before?

    It's a x1900 series
     
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  2. DaMulta

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    If you have the offical ATi tools(REAL ATI TOOlS) You can do all sorts of stuff.


    But if you download the ATi tool from this site, it can tell you lots of stuff about your card.
     
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  3. kohan69 New Member

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    So if a flashed card is RMAed, ati can tell
     
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    Yep, but all depends if that person is really checking that day.
     
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    People can flash "something new" bios to card, and flashing back "original" bios to card again. AFAIK, there is no mechanism to tell if the bios is flash and flashed so many times.

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    Arto.
     
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