Desperately need help: Flashing 6950 firmware
One of my friends told me he had a reference 6950 card, and wanted me to try to flash the bios to a 6970. So I tried it, and needless to say it didn't work. Then it turns out he /doesn't/ have a reference card, and there is no toggle for the firmware. Now I have a bricked $250 card on my hands.
It's an HIS 6950 IceQ turbo card, and everytime I try to get into windows (I have it in my machine now, in the second slot with my HD5770 in the first slot), it BSOD's in around 5 minutes. I've tried disabling it in the device manager, but it didn't really help. I also can't find the firmware for the card online. I backed it up previously, but it's on the HDD on his computer, that I don't have, and he can't send it to me because he has no video card.
This is really just a mess, and I'd like to avoid trying to RMA it. Can anyone please help me? I'm a bit over my head at the moment. Thanks
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