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tri5cui7 April 11, 2010 01:40 PM

Flashing Sapphire 5850 bios
 
Hello hardwarecanucks. Currently I have two sapphire 5850 in crossfire, I wouldn't mind over clocking both a wee bit and do some benchmarks. I've read that you can flash these cards with Asus bios for increased overclockability. I was wondering if any of you out there have done this and if so what's your experience with it?

Delavan April 11, 2010 01:46 PM

Well,
I've never done it, but I know that this site has the needed BIOS files:

techPowerUp! :: Video Bios Collection

It's weird that ASUS BIOSes are meant to allow more control over the VOLTERRA VRMs and no other manufacturer issued BIOS updates doing the same thing.

BobbyLou April 11, 2010 02:24 PM

Hey an easier way to overclock higher is:

1. Download MSI Afterburner

2. Go into the program location

3. click the .cfg file and open with notepad

4. change the unofficialoverclocking to 1 instead of 0

5. open after burner and enjoy!

tri5cui7 April 11, 2010 03:21 PM

alright I've tried the MSI tip, but everytime I apply settings my computer crashes, any advice?

_dangtx_ April 11, 2010 04:01 PM

its because of the locked bios, i believe.

tri5cui7 April 11, 2010 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 361969)
its because of the locked bios, i believe.

lol :doh:. perhaps I'll try to flash it this week. I've got a few forms booked marked with semi good descriptions on how to do it.

_dangtx_ April 11, 2010 04:51 PM

could you make sure you save the stock bios i na few places? just in case? when you flash the other bios, implement some lower clocks just in case. youll up them anyway later

BobbyLou April 11, 2010 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tri5cui7 (Post 361944)
alright I've tried the MSI tip, but everytime I apply settings my computer crashes, any advice?

there crashing because your video card can't go that high Lol.

lower the settings, go up 10 mhz at a time while running kombustor.

geokilla April 11, 2010 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobbyLou (Post 362025)
there crashing because your video card can't go that high Lol.

lower the settings, go up 10 mhz at a time while running kombustor.

Like he said, start overclocking from stock speeds and slowly push it up. I prefer using the FurMark or OCCT GPU Stress test though. Then a couple loops of 3DMark while I'm afk to test for stability.

BobbyLou April 11, 2010 06:46 PM

furmark = kombustor

just like

Afterburner = riva tuner


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