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Lima September 11, 2010 07:47 PM

Can the BIOS on a 5870, pulled from a Dell, be flashed?
 
Hello everyone,

I have a 5870 that was pulled from a Dell and, I was wondering if the card will allow to be flashed with another BIOS.

Thanks!

Kommie986 September 11, 2010 07:52 PM

If it's reference, I'm pretty sure it can be.

_dangtx_ September 11, 2010 07:53 PM

although i wouldnt bork it if it works. i think the quad father had some issues, but that was a 5970

dustin1706 September 12, 2010 03:01 PM

If it's reference, then there's no reason why not. If it is non reference.... then things get sketchy. Especially with the likes of Dell.

_dangtx_ September 12, 2010 03:20 PM

which reminds my good luck with dell 6800gt's back in the day. you have to track down the oem, and flash it to their bios, again if you have to flash it.

Lima September 13, 2010 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kommie986 (Post 427532)
If it's reference, I'm pretty sure it can be.

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 427533)
although i wouldnt bork it if it works. i think the quad father had some issues, but that was a 5970

Quote:

Originally Posted by dustin1706 (Post 427824)
If it's reference, then there's no reason why not. If it is non reference.... then things get sketchy. Especially with the likes of Dell.


Thanks guys.

It's supposed to be a reference card and, it works fine. I just wanna see what kind of OC's it is capable of.

Anyone know for sure if Dell OEM 5870's are reference models for sure?

_dangtx_ September 13, 2010 08:33 PM

track down the oem..wait i think i said it already :p

look one of your other cards or buds cards and if they match to the lsightest bit? give it a try. hell, what do you have to lose anyway? just 350 down the drain :p

Lima September 13, 2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 428557)
track down the oem..wait i think i said it already :p

look one of your other cards or buds cards and if they match to the lsightest bit? give it a try. hell, what do you have to lose anyway? just 350 down the drain :p

Dan, what do you mean by "track down the OEM"?

_dangtx_ September 13, 2010 08:46 PM

what do the stickers say? google it up. or in the bios, perhaps? 1002 is ati, and so on.

Lima September 13, 2010 09:00 PM

Thanks Dan.

Thanks to GPU-Z, Device ID = 1002-6898 and Subvendor = ATI (1002)

6898 is on AMD's list. Does that make it a reference card?


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