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Windows 7: XFX HD5850 Running XFX HD5870 Bios!

09 Feb 2010   #1
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 
XFX HD5850 Running XFX HD5870 Bios!

Just wanted to share this as anybody with the same card might want to try it. Got bored of manually overclocking my XFX HD 5850, wanted a permanent stable overclock. I flashed to the XFX HD5870 bios and it works perfect! Low temps and a massive jump in performance! Crysis runs about 10 fps faster than before and in benchmarks I am scoring alongside the genuine HD 5870's

My HD 5850 now gets 7.8 in windows 7 wei

Very happy with this new bios my card is running much better than before lol, Highly recommend any HD 5850 user to flash as your basically getting HD 5870 performance without having to pay the extra...


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09 Feb 2010   #2
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

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14 Apr 2010   #3
indecisi0n

Windows 7 64 Professional
 
 

Which version bios/where did you get the new one ?
What tool did you use ?
Do you have a default xfx 5850 bios in-case something goes wrong ?

I am in the process of doing mine, thank you.
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14 Apr 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Boomstick, you're very brave.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indecisi0n View Post
Which version bios/where did you get the new one ?
What tool did you use ?
Do you have a default xfx 5850 bios in-case something goes wrong ?

I am in the process of doing mine, thank you.
techPowerUp! :: Video Bios Collection

***edit***

btw, and I can't believe I forgot to say this, but this could render your card one very expensive brick. Also, while you may be able to flash the bios, you're not going to be able to provide the 8 pin pci-e connector the 5870's use.

lemme know how things go and with what games you're testing.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Boomstick, you're very brave.

***edit***

btw, and I can't believe I forgot to say this, but this could render your card one very expensive brick. Also, while you may be able to flash the bios, you're not going to be able to provide the 8 pin pci-e connector the 5870's use.

lemme know how things go and with what games you're testing.
I would also add that though the benefits are there now....over the long haul this could prove fatal for the card. I did some "unauthorized" BIOS flashes on an ATI 3870 a few years back, and though the card ran fine, in the long run it wound up overheating from the stress of the BIOS and had to be replaced.

Just something to think about.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Boomstick, you're very brave.
My same thoughts.. Good to hear it worked out though.
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