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Cannot update F43 bios on 7950

Cannot update F43 bios on 7950
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:38:36 am »
I tried the FY1 and FX1 BIOS and the message I get is the BIOS doesn't match.  I'm currently using the F43 version.  Any ideas?

najiro

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Re: Cannot update F43 bios on 7950
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 03:37:15 am »
Hi!

Just curious, where did you get the new bios?
I flashed a few gpus before and its does have strict procedures. You need to use the exact bios for the particular brand, model and variant. Meaning, you can't use the bios for a 7950 with 2gbs of ram to one with 3gbs or one that is factory overclocked based on my experience.
You can check this out and look for the exact bios version you need :)
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/

Be careful, if you do it wrong, you can brick your card...
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Re: Cannot update F43 bios on 7950
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 05:12:41 am »
From their site:

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4121&dl=1#bios

It lists 6 of them, and the only one that worked was f42 to f43.  Sad to see the last update was last year.  I have no idea what the 3/22/2013 BIOS are for then.

najiro

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Re: Cannot update F43 bios on 7950
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 08:12:51 am »
yeah.. gpu bios updates are rare. I dunno how gigabyte or amd does it, I only flashed nvidia cards.
you should wait for gigabyte staff to answer.
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