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I installed the card and the PC was fine.

I updated the BIOS because the the video card fans where very loud even when the PC was idle.

After running the Gigabyte BIOS utility the system rebooted but it doesn't even go to POST.

Power light is on, fans are on but the screen is black. :pullhair:

 

The fans on this video card where running at the same speed no matter if I was gaming or just browsing the web.

I could not change fan speed (tried with CCC, ATT, etc)

I got the card with this heatsink with heatpipes because I thought it will be quiet.

 

I used to have the MSI 8800GT with heatpipes and it was dead silent

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Yikes, you could try blind flashing it back.

 

Or you could buy another video card, and use that as the primary and then flash the one you toasted.

 

I could install another VGA card on the same system but how will I flash the card?

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I could install another VGA card on the same system but how will I flash the card?

 

Assuming you have two PCIe slots, you can install two cards. Use the working one as the primary, and put the toasted one in secondary.

 

The flashing utility should detect BOTH of the cards, you just need to make sure you select the right one. Otherwise you end up with 2 toasted cards.

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Assuming you have two PCIe slots, you can install two cards. Use the working one as the primary, and put the toasted one in secondary.

 

The flashing utility should detect BOTH of the cards, you just need to make sure you select the right one. Otherwise you end up with 2 toasted cards.

 

As much as you explained I already know. :)

I was looking for a more precise explanation :shifty:

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Well, if you don't have a floppy, use a usb stick.

DL the bios, ATI flash, and a dos boot iso.

 

I'll see if I can find it. Back in a min.

 

If you can put the other card in, you can use ATI WinFlash, if it boot up.

 

Here is all three :

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Utili...S_Flashing/ATI/

 

And a good guide for each :

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=11

 

I keep an old PCI card around for this kind of thing.

 

:)

 

Heres a gigabyte bios, if you didn't save yours.

 

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.p...=&memSize=0

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I was able to fix the issue :rocks:

I installed another VGA card to the PCIe 0 and the bricked card to PCIe 1

 

Created a bootable USB and copied ATIFlash and the latest Gigabyte BIOS update.

A the DOS prompt I typed atiflash.exe -p -f 1 biosname (note that the gigabyte BIOS does not have either .bin or .rom at the end. so I left like that)

After that the BIOS update worked :rocks:

 

 

The fan still loud at 55% but now it has power management.

The GPU goes all the way down to 154MHz from 765MHz.

 

 

Thanks for the replies

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I was able to fix the issue :rocks:

I installed another VGA card to the PCIe 0 and the bricked card to PCIe 1

 

Created a bootable USB and copied ATIFlash and the latest Gigabyte BIOS update.

A the DOS prompt I typed atiflash.exe -p -f 1 biosname (note that the gigabyte BIOS does not have either .bin or .rom at the end. so I left like that)

After that the BIOS update worked :rocks:

The fan still loud at 55% but now it has power management.

The GPU goes all the way down to 154MHz from 765MHz.

Thanks for the replies

 

:cow: :cow: :cow:

 

Good News!!!

 

 

:geezer:

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:cow: :cow: :cow:

 

Good News!!!

:geezer:

 

Glad it worked!

Nothing is worse than that feeling when you realize you just toasted a 300$ piece of equipment.

Good thing you could avoid that!

 

 

Also, Have you tried the fan control from EVGA precision?

 

No tool worked on my Sapphire 5850 except that one.

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