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Thread: 9800pro to 9800xt flashing trauma (NOOB Alert!!)




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    ok...the story goes like this: i've flashed my asus radeon 9800pro 256mb to make it a 9800xt but after booting in windows i get random lockups and freezes and the only way to restart is turning the power supply. after turning the comp back on i get this weird image of the desktop with white liones all over and is frozen...what ca it be?/ i've flashed it with the bios from the asus web(ntsc) and sometimes work,sometimes dont

    here's a link to the image(to make myself more clear)

    http://img15.imageshack.us/my.php?lo...e=P1010004.JPG

    thanx for taking the time to read this

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    reflash the card to the original bios.
    it looks like youve overclocked way too far. if you dont return it to lower speeds then you will kill the card
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    i didn't overclocked it, i've just flash it with the xt bios...the core is the same so is the memory...now the problem is, the original bios in the backup diskette is missing...i wanted to reflash it back to an 9800pro but i think i screw up...is there a way to find the original bios? i've tried asus web but they don't have it

    the card is the asus a9800pro 256mb nysc core r360 memory hynix 2.5

    thanx for reply

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    when you flashed it the voltage to the core will have been changed because the XT has a higher core voltage than the Pro.
    the only way i know of to get the original bios back would be to go to where you got the XT bios or to ask someone else who owns the card to get you their bios
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    this sux....i hope someone here has the same card....and can help me with the bios....is there a way to change the voltage to match it with a xt?? ...............................that's what's happen to me 4 being a NooB :(

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    Having just sorted through as much info on 9800 pro to xt as possible in the last week, I think I have what you are looking for. Check out this link ( same site where the sofmodd'd Catalyst package is located ) This is the best bios list I've found so far:

    http://softmod.ocfaq.com/bios.php

    And on this topic... Have you seen this guide? http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx...var1=92&var2=0

    I was succesful flashing a 9800 pro with the r360 core and 128 mb using that guide. I'm gonna run ATITool when I crash tonight to see what it can crank up to.

    You have swapped the cooler on your card for something with more *umph*, right? A must when performing this mod. Heat kills you know. See ya.

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    thank you very much..now i've flashed it again.. it works now,the only thing i've notices is that when im in the desktop the mouse kinda freezes for 2 seconds with the screen...it happens often do you know what could it be?

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    I think you said that you successfully booted into windows after flashing with the XT bios. If that is the case, your drivers might be jacked up. Have you uninstalled all ATI components and reinstalled? That is the only thing I can think of when it comes to the mouse stuttering.

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    no ive actually flashed back to the 9800pro..now it freezes for 2 seconds...often and it makes a little beep sound...ive installed the asus doctor and it says the card is ok not hot .this are the readings of the smartdoctor:

    core : 357mhz
    memory: 674mhz

    Vcc: 2.87
    Vcore: 1.72
    AGP Vddq:1.52
    FB Vddq: 2.67

    GPU:122F
    RAM:113F

    FAN Speed: 5084

    i'm new to this so i dont understand much...can u tell me what could be wrong and what can i do about it? i've just ordered the artic silencer cooler from the net,y should get it soon

    thanx very much,waiting for your reply

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    But when you did try flashing with the xt bios, did you get into windows?

    If this is the only thing you did between the time the mouse was fine till now, it seems that should be the issue.

    Other idea - Bring up task manager and sort by CPU time. leave it open and move the mouse around. When the mouse freezes can you see anything jump to the top of the list?

    Other idea - Open device manager and remove your mouse. Reboot. Just for kicks.

    Other idea - Install the Omega drivers. http://www.omegacorner.com/index_ati.html
    This install does a great job of making sure all driver files match on install. There is also a driver clean utility that really removes all old drivers. Reboot and reinstall ATI Catalyst package.

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