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Windows 7: Radeon 6870 unstable bios problem causing display to crash

08 Oct 2012   #1
ryan3120

windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 
Radeon 6870 unstable bios problem causing display to crash

Hey all

I have a problem with my sapphire radeon graphics card. What it is iv been having problems with drivers with being not responding then recovered. So i did some research online and quite a few forums have said flash and update the gpu bios. (stuped mistake of my life) Anyway iv worked out iv put the wrong bios on and i was wondering if its possible to revert the flash, but one problem i didnt back up the bios before hand so im stuffed. I have found one online what apparently it will work but i dont know how to make a bin format file to boot with a usb stick. If anyone can help me resolve this issue would be fantastic and saves me worrying to spend more money than i have.

Many thanks
Ryan


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08 Oct 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you been to Gigabyte for the latest bios? They do have the previous version of your bios listed...the latest bios is a beta. Never go with beta versions of anything, they are always buggy.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.1)
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08 Oct 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The latest beta version name is F9c...you need to go back to the F8 version.
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08 Oct 2012   #4
ryan3120

windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
The latest beta version name is F9c...you need to go back to the F8 version.
hello bud its the vga bios i ment, sorry for not explaining properly i have the f8 bios on my motherboard. If theres any thing like screen shots or files to look at just shout.
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09 Oct 2012   #5
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi,
You may be able to get the factory spec vga bios from this website Video Bios Collection | techPowerUp
You need a bootable USB and a flash tool. There is a tutorial here:Guide to Video BIOS flashing
If you get it working again learn for this and leave the video-card alone. I messed a Sapphire Radeon 9200 up years ago and had to send it back under warranty. Good Luck. Tony.
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09 Oct 2012   #6
ryan3120

windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hi,
You may be able to get the factory spec vga bios from this website Video Bios Collection | techPowerUp
You need a bootable USB and a flash tool. There is a tutorial here:Guide to Video BIOS flashing
If you get it working again learn for this and leave the video-card alone. I messed a Sapphire Radeon 9200 up years ago and had to send it back under warranty. Good Luck. Tony.
Hi tony thanks for the reply, I have had alook on the techpowerup site and none of the bioses codes match with my graphics card unfortually.

heres my codes if anyone can help out

pn 299-3e174-430sa SKU# 11179-09-20g

many thanks Ryan
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