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Heya folks! I do alot of work with video cards and find that the BIOS collection on our site is quite usefull. The sad thing is that it's now over one year out of date (The last posted submitted BIOS was from July of '06)... I know that I've submitted a few BIOS in the past, which eventualy made it on after a few months as well as having submitted a few more a couple of months ago which are still at large...

I guess what I am trying to say is that what is the deal with the ATI BIOS Collection section of TPU?

If it's a lack of time for W1z or whoever else manages it, is there any way to deligate this responsibility to somebody else in order to help out and manage the BIOS collection?

Also would like to suggest adding an NVIDIA BIOS Collection database as well. I know there are a few decent sites out there that already have one but I just think it would be nice to have on of our own as well.
 
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i need a bios for radeon x1650pro and i cant find it anywhere can you post it or send it to me or somthing?:(
 

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i need a bios for radeon x1650pro and i cant find it anywhere can you post it or send it to me or somthing?:(
x1650 pro is the same as x1600xt
 

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wish list for bios collection:
- one php coder with some basic skills (should be a good learning experience) to update the scripts for new bios formats .. i can provide all the data for parsing etc.
- one person to maintain/add new bioses
 

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i can maintain/add if you want
 

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wish list for bios collection:
- one php coder with some basic skills (should be a good learning experience) to update the scripts for new bios formats .. i can provide all the data for parsing etc.
- one person to maintain/add new bioses

Ah! Thanks for the heads up, W1z! Finding a respectable PHP coder might take some doing... I just might take it up if we can not find one in the near future.
 

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Ah! Thanks for the heads up, W1z! Finding a respectable PHP coder might take some doing... I just might take it up if we can not find one in the near future.
so its settled then! i'm the new maintainer/adder and sovereign is the php coder...:toast:
 

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i started with the coding yday .. lots of it done already
 

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so i recoded the whole engine from scratch .. added support for the newer ati bios formats.. added a few extra thingies that can be read:

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/ (works only with new design enabled)

now the biggest problem is how to organize the bioses .. because one big list is just too much ..
 

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do it by series kinda like when you look on newegg its one big list but then you can narrow it down by bus/series etc
 

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very good idea
 

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going to add nvidia BIOS to?
 

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going to add nvidia BIOS to?
I was initialy in favor of doing this too but I had a chance to think about it...

Since there are more nVIDIA video cards out there versus ATI branded, the amount of time and the sheer size of the database may be too much to handle for one person. BTW, thanks W1z for all the work you've been doing so far! ;)
 

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I was initialy in favor of doing this too but I had a chance to think about it...

Since there are more nVIDIA video cards out there versus ATI branded, the amount of time and the sheer size of the database may be too much to handle for one person.
so limit it to 6600 and up no one really BIOS changed the older cards anyways the just used coolbits or riva
 

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yep will add nvidia bioses .. I'll add some magic bios parsing functions that allow fast and easy adding.

on ati right now all you have to do it upload file, select manufacturer, select model, select memory size, the rest is automatically filled
 

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Very nicely done W1z.....I like the format alot better than just endless scrolling untill I find the correct card!!!!!

Are we gonna have a tread for Nvidia bios dumps to help along with the selection?
 

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thanks w1z
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one thing if you select nv you can choose the Ati cards that may be confusing in the long run 9xxx series from nv
 

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no you cant select ati 8800 cards when you select nvidia as architecture. and not the other way round either
 

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no you cant select ati 8800 cards when you select nvidia as architecture. and not the other way round either
sorry i said that wrong it still lists the ATi cards for NV thus making confusion as more cards are add i think a split should be made so the 2 dont show in each others
 

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I remember downloading the 700 bios and they where backwards. The 256 was the 512 and the 512 was the 256 card.
 

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the 700 bios is what exactly?