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Thank you, but there's no bios file for this card, just for the GDDR2:(. Also I have a problem with flashing, because the atiflash349 can't read the current bios entry, it reads only 0s and it doesn't recognize the flash IC but the interface test passes. When I tried to flash the GDDR2 bios, atiflash recognized the card's ID, part number etc., but it said write failure 0/10000h flashed. I think this card is broken:(.

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well can you provide the story as to why you want to flash the card

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I wanted to flash the card, because it won't turned on when I turned on the notebook (Acer Aspire 5710G) and it beeped once long and twice short. I thought it was because the card was in a HP notebook. I couldn't get the original bios from it, because the output file was a big zero. I'm going to return the card to the seller.

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how did you try to flash it when it does not even post?

di you try winflash or flashrom

you are correct 1 long, 2 short, Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video

i have not seen an acer with 2600hd version, you need an acer 2600hd bios to make it work

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how did you try to flash it when it does not even post?

di you try winflash or flashrom

you are correct 1 long, 2 short, Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video

i have not seen an acer with 2600hd version, you need an acer 2600hd bios to make it work

I created a boot flash drive and I ran Atiflash. Atiflash said unknown SPI. I tried to make a backup with the parameter ignoring the cards properties but it failed too. In Windows, I logged in from a remote computer, because I wanted to see what's going on. There wasn't any display device, not even the sign of it, like in Everest or whatever. Winflash didn't run, I tried so many times, so many ways. In Safe mode with command line I ran Atiflash and there was a new message with red letters, which said unknown part number and eeprom. Yesterday I tried an NVidia card. It was the same, unknown eeprom, zero bytes of backup. The eeproms ID was 20,00. In NVFlash documentation, NVFlash doesn't support this flashrom. It was a HP card too.

My theory 1: The HP notebooks (or just in some types) vbios is in system bios and it's emulated. Or there is a partial rom on the mainboard, which works together with the vbios.

My theory 2: HP use flashroms for their products which flash loader is not public and the HP-Compaq mainbord (and maybe Lenovo) can only read that.

My theory 3: Both of 1 and 2:).

I tried to upgrade my Radeon 2300HD to NVidia 8600m GS and it was successful, everything worked fine.

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