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Help R9 380 WF2 4GB Bricked

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by gutipon, Nov 26, 2016.

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Trash It?

Poll closed Dec 1, 2016.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Keep it like a bling bling on your neck

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  4. Make soup with it

    66.7%
  1. gutipon

    gutipon Member

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    I just bought a second hand R9 380, it was very stable at first with windows update drivers.

    When update the drivers "16.11.2", black screen ocours in the login screen of windows 10

    Flashed with the new Bios with ATiwinFlash, Same problem.

    Search for the latest Bios, found the G1 gaming Bios.

    AtiWinFlash. flashing... took more time than normal... Black Screen!

    Found that my Card is not G1 gaming one.

    Restart My PC, no POST, No signal.

    Bricked :C, tried to use atiflash in DOS in a friend PC with IGP,
    -i "adapter not found".
    Lost All hope.
     
  2. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Time to get that 480 8GB and not look back.
     
  3. GanjaStar

    GanjaStar Maha Guru

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    wait, new drivers cause a black screen, and your next move is, "let me install a new BIOS without even knowing the exact card I have"?

    What were you thinking :D

    sucks to hear though. live and learn :(
     
  4. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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  5. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Maha Guru

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    Is there not a bios switch on the card either? Most modern GPUs have dual bioses, heck my 285 had dual bioses
     
  6. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Should be able to recover a bad BIOS flash with some extra atiflash flags to force the flash, make sure you have the correct adapter set in the command too

    I've done the same, sold the card on ebay for £20, then later learned it could have been fixed
     
  7. gutipon

    gutipon Member

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    Nope, only one.
    ts a windforce gigabyte.
     
  8. gutipon

    gutipon Member

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    How do you fixed it?
    :C
    this card doesnt have the dual bios feature.
     
  9. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    You could stick in a 2nd card to boot with then flash the dead one with a DOS CLI flash.
     
  10. gutipon

    gutipon Member

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    Its fixed now, thank you all of you guys!!
    i just put a second card, boot on windows, use atiwinflash cus atiflash with freedos doesnt work at all, -p -f 1 420.rom and vuala, :banana:
     

  11. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    Awesome ***128582;
     
  12. gupsterg

    gupsterg Member Guru

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    Glad you've sorted your issue gutipon.

    Using AtiFlash (pure DOS) version below v4.18 does not support Tonga cards, so that's the reason for error. The Stilt has posted v4.18 in this post on OCN. Hopefully you won't require it, but someone who references your thread may need it :) .
     
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  13. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    Atiwinflash is usually fine actually.
     
  14. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I've always used Atinwinflash with Vbe7 on this Tahiti.
     
  15. gupsterg

    gupsterg Member Guru

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    AtiWinFlash can be problematic. I have used it extensively due to Fiji only being flashable using that and some owners of RX 480 have bricked their cards with that.

    It's not the application that is an issue. Sometimes users have their system OC'd which can cause an issue as they have have not done enough stability testing on rig, etc. Sometimes users OS is a little bit unstable and a hiccup occurs. The other thing that causes an issue always on AtiWinFlash is if you have some GPU monitoring SW or OC SW set to load at OS load/running in the background when flashing, several members on OCN have borked flashes by forgetting to switch those off.

    All in all pure DOS flashing is safer, as you really don't need to state above things to someone new to flashing a GPU.
     
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  16. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    Well, everything can be borked by people not be careful :nerd:
     
  17. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    SUCCESS!:cheers:
     
  18. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Glad to hear you sorted it!
     

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