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easiest way to flash 3870 without a floppy drive

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vivek

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May 18, 2009
what is the easiest way to flash an ati 3870's bios without a floppy drive..?
 

JLK03F150

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The easiest way is to use one of the Windows based flash tools at techpowerup. Always dump & save a copy of your card's original BIOS before you flash!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Utilities/BIOS_Flashing/ATI/

You would probably also want to use the Radeon BIOS Editor.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Utilities/RBE/

Just because it's the easiest way doesn't mean it is the best way. Personally, I'd create a bootable flash drive & use a DOS based flash tool. It is also a very good idea to have a PCI video card on hand in case things go wrong. Trying to do a blind flash is a real pita - and probably near impossible without a floppy. ;)
 

OnDborder

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I use a flash drive. You can set it up to be a to be the first boot device in the asus bios.
There's a guide on techpowerup. http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/154
If you use RBE, you might have to use one of the older versions. The last time I messed with my 3870's I had to use, I think, version 1.13. 1.15 wouldn't see it. But they might have fixed it since they are on 1.22 now.
 
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vivek

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thx guys..will try and let u know how it goes...never done this before.....