Originally Posted by XanderF
Well, for what it is worth, I DID toast a card following these mod guides (RIP card in my sig)...except for one step.
I used a third party hex editor - just a straight hex editor - instead of using the X-Bios Editor. I just changed my memory timings, and *poof*, dead card.
Well, what was the problem? I FORGOT THEIR WAS A CHECKSUM BIT! Didn't set it after changing all those memory timings, so the resulting BIOS I flashed with was essentially garbage. Dead card!
Lesson learned - USE THE X-BIOS EDITOR TO CHANGE THESE VALUES!
nice to see you again XanderF
! Pity about your card ! Obviously you have not managed yet to find a friend with a more friendly computer than yours to try a reflash ? As I said before, I have made a number of bad flashes, and simply used a PCI based card for reflashing !
Also, you didn't tell me you were using or going to use a standard Hex Editor, or I would have warned you against it ! Of course you could have just used one of my moded bios's ????
The main purpose of my advice on modding bios's at the first post of this thread was to ensure people who desire to mod their bios's, do it with some basic knowledge first !