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    A friend of mine flashed the BIOS of his Power Color R9600P card with some custom BIOS. Now his system wont even POST. Is there any possible way to repair this? The only thing we could think of is booting with a PCI card or onboard while leaving the AGP card in, and re-flashing it. I am not even sure if this would work, nevermind boot with 2 cards. Any tips, besides shipping it off to mars to get fixed?:mad:

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    I am curious, what did he try to flash his 9600 to? Using the pci slot card and flashing to original bios should work, do it as if your were flashing your card again. :cheers:
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    Idiots....:rolleyes2

    Well hes gonna have to use a PCI card and flash his card back. Hopefully he made a backup of his BIOS.

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    Just find someone with the exact same 9600p that's willing to copy and send you the original BIOS, if you didn't make a backup already (It's the first thing you should do with ANY flash of a BIOS). I recently went through the same troubles with my 9800 pro, attempting to flash it to a 9800XT...it wouldn't boot until I realized how silly that is and flashed it back...and all is well again. :thumb:
    I think that most folks here would agree...you're better off with the standard OC utilities such as RivaTuner, etc. rather than flashing your card to run at a higher clock natively, which is what flashing to a more powerful GPUs BIOS would do. Problems with different RAM timings between cards will cause more problems than you're trying to fix.
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    A friend of mine flashed the BIOS of his Power Color R9600P card with some custom BIOS.
    LOL! For what, an extra 1% Framerate? LOL !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Idiots....:rolleyes2

    Well hes gonna have to use a PCI card and flash his card back. Hopefully he made a backup of his BIOS.
    Your not refering to me are you soul? :confused:
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    Definately an idiot. I would never use some kind of non-offical BIOS. Only reason I flash mine is if theres any bugs the new one fixes.

    Apparently some guy made one for his exact card so he figured he'd give it a shot. I have a PCI mach64 so we'll give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Your not refering to me are you soul? :confused:
    No, I am referring to this person that flashed his 9600...

    Considering there is absolutly nothing you can flash it to...

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    Thanks for clearing that up. :D
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    http://www.unoid.net/9600pro/bios.html
    Has backups of various 9600 bios'

    Most would do to my 9600.. is flash it to a XT, so i could get the "overdrive" feature...maybe.. I already have my card stable at 496/300 (stock is 400/300). Once i get my ram sinks.. I'm going to oc the ram. But if you are going to flash your bios.. Make sure that the Ram is the same on your card.. to the bios that your flashing it with. That will cause large problems.

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