sorry, i'm getting confused.
I have a 5850 and have flashed with the "unlock msi 5850" bios since I am over clocking. I have the dual screen flicker problem.
Is there now a bios that allows for:
- unlocked over clocking
- no second panel flicker problem
- works with the 5850
What does it mean to be locked?
Do programs like ATIGPU not work on that particular BIOS?
The only issues I've had with my Eyefinity/5870 (Tri) is sometimes the Display Port monitor (using the active DVI adaptor) will either start flickering or give a "Incorrect input" error.
Which unpluging and replugging the Display Port cable fixes instantly.
Would this error be at all covered in the BIOS update? (The only clocking I do is keeping my card at the stock max so that the monitors in Eyefinity don't start that resolution/flickering lag thing they tend to do with low clocks).
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Well i had the flickering issue but since i updated my BIOS it is completely gone. I do not OC my card so i am just very happy that the flickering is gone , my eyefinity works each time i start/ reboot.
ATI, Powercolor, Sapphire and XFX started using this new BIOS with their cards. But not MSI and ASUS... Come on, quit slacking, we want our unlocked BIOSes!
I was going to flash to the unlocked bios that I believe you (zalbard) linked to earlier...the MSI unlocked bios; but at this point i'm being patient. My two 5870 cards work great together already, however, it would be awesome to be XTREME and have them both overclocked, LOL.
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Have anyone tried this?Originally Posted by xFiniti64
Or is this some kind of different unlocking?
Last edited by zalbard; 02-18-2010 at 07:57 AM.
Will this bios work on the Eyefinity 2G card?
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anyone know how to flash 2 cards at the same time, i have two 5870 in a single W/C loop im not able to flash each card by it self .
read the atiflash commands. You can distinguish between two adapters using 1 or 0. atiflash -f -p 0 asus.rom where 0 represents first adapter. atiflash -f -p 1 asus.rom where 1 represents the second adapter.
there are commands to identify all the adapters on your motherboard, I would just become familiar with them first before actually flashing.
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I just added a 2nd card (MSI) to my Gigabyte HD5870. Both are old cards, from October 2009 or something. I was still running the original Asus unlock bios on my Gigabyte card, and that MSI card had an even older bios on it.
So I just flashed both cards with the latest Asus bios from TPU to even them out, but now I am getting weird behaviour with idle clocks and volts. Either I disable overdrive in CCC and get my low idle clocks of 157/300, but full VGPU in idle, OR I enable overdrive and get lower VGPU (1,06V, used to be 0,95V with the old bios) but very high idle clocks of 400/1200.
What's the deal with this? I don't wanna blow power out the door for two cards that are idle 90% of time.
Any other recent bios I should use instead? Or just go back to the original unlocked Asus bios back from September 09 and be done with it?
PS: I never had any issues with the low idle clocks (screen flicker or whatever people have been posting about). I only run 1 screen though.
Flashed back to old unlocked Asus bios. Both cards idling at 157/300 and 0.95V, no problems. Power saved in idle vs. new bios: 50W.