Since I put two folders on my USB flash drive, I need to enter the appropriate folder.
Everything in our computer has some form of a BIOS/Firmware.
We as overclockers been modifying the video card’s BIOS or using other modified BIOS’ for years now.
This guide is all about how to do that, and also recover from a bad video card flashing.
Unlike motherboards when you have a failed flash this normally renders that motherboard dead, or bricked.
Do a couple of dry runs with your boot-able CD/DVD disk to make sure it is working properly prior to flashing..
Just in case things go south, as they do sometimes, we can recover with a BIOS that works. Make sure your USB flash drive was plugged in prior to booting into DOS.
Use 8 or less characters on the BIOS’ name, , LEAVER B…This time we are going to flash your video card. This will re-list all of the contents of the USB flash drive. The command for flashing the ATI 5870 BIOS is: atiflash -f -p 0 (you will be using a different name).
I always do a force flash on my video cards, whether it is the same BIOS, modded BIOS of the same one, or a completely different BIOS.
Another area I make sure that I don’t do is flash the video card with in the Window’s GUI.
I flash the video card(s) BIOS inside of DOS mode, and yes you can still load into a Windows 98/ME DOS mode on today’s current hardware.
If you got an A: prompt, type in C: then hit enter. Now make sure your USB flash drive was plugged in prior to booting into DOS.