Updating bios video cards
By having this “Back Up” video card will relieve us having to use the ancient floppy drive. In fact my years of flashing and modifying BIOS’ ATI is far easier to flash.
I will be using the “Recommended way of flashing” from the previous page. Make sure your flashing utility BIOS is on the FAT 16/32 formatted USB flash drive, and also you have a working copy of a DOS CD/DVD boot-able disk.
It is not only us overclockers flashing our video card’s BIOS, this day and age just about everyone has, had to, or will need to flash the BIOS of their video card.
I have been tweaking the video cards BIOS for years now.
This guide is all about how to do that, and also recover from a bad video card flashing.
Unlike motherboards when you have a failed flash this normally renders that motherboard dead, or bricked.
No matter what I was doing or what I was going to do to my video card BIOS, I always made a back up of the original BIOS from the video card itself before I made any attempt on modifying or flashing my video card with another video card BIOS.
It is not required, but I seriously recommend a back up video card.
It does not matter what manufacturer or if it’s a PCI-E or PCI.
You will have your files on the root directory of the USB flash drive.
If you don’t see the flashing utility and your BIOS on the root directory, either A) the USB flash drive is not plugged in the computer, turn off computer reset USB flash drive, or B) you are not using a FAT 16/32 file system on the flash drive.