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Warning Warning Bad Bios for Sapphire x1950 GT in VGA Bios Collection

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Warning
The bios for Sapphire X1950 GT 256 MB 2007-03-11 21:34:00 PCI-E 500 / 600 GDDR3
in VGA Bios Collection is not good:shadedshu
The Rabit program say X1650 not X1950.
I flash may video card and now is dead.:cry:
Please control it.
 

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Older versions of RABIT tended to incorrectly report X1950s as X1650s. Were you using version 2.2.1? There are several reasons a flash could have gone wrong, there is no guarantee it will succeed. And flashing a PCI-E bios to an AGP card will definitely screw up your card.

If you can find a PCI video card you may be able to re-flash your original bios. Or you could try blind flashing
 
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Older versions of RABIT tended to incorrectly report X1950s as X1650s. Were you using version 2.2.1? There are several reasons a flash could have gone wrong, there is no guarantee it will succeed. And flashing a PCI-E bios to an AGP card will definitely screw up your card.

If you can find a PCI video card you may be able to re-flash your original bios. Or you could try blind flashing
Thanks,
I understand, but now I follow your method with PCI videocard and Atiflash, Flashrom or Winflash say adapter not found. From Vga port the monitor shows color confused fonts and under windows XP (with PCI videocard) AtiTools see the videocard (such as windows xp) like Unknow.
What I do now?
My Videocard is X1950gt 256MB Sapphire

Thanks a lot
 
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Hi Folks,
my videocard is rebirth.
I found a method to rescue it.
Find eeprom on back layout, short circuit pin 1 to 8, boot with pci videocard, use atiflash -i, once time see the videocard on PCI-E cut the wire that makes a bridge 1-8 pin on eeprom, flash your old bios and le jeux sont fait.
Thanks to all.
:p
 
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Memory 4x512mb Corsair XMS3200XL
Video Card(s) Sapphire ATi X1950Pro 512MB AGP + AC Accelero X2
Storage Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA-II 8MB cache
Display(s) Dell 1800FP
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Hey I'm glad to hear it worked out. Thanks for saying how you did it, might help someone else in need of recovery from a bad flash.