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Old 02-11-06, 01:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: 5900 flash to 5950?

For generic:


For brand specific:


The vgabios will allow you to test it first without writing it.
nvflash will allow you to write it. Use a DOS bootable disk and copy the utility on there. Copy the firmware to another disk if it's too big to fit on the same one.

The file for your 5950U BFG card Rev 2 is here:


I recommend doing the brand specific one first. The generic will sometimes disable your fan speed modulation and power management stuff, but it's model specific, so you have to read up.
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Old 02-11-06, 02:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: 5900 flash to 5950?

I flashed my Albatron 5900nu to a 5950 using an Albatron 5950 bios and following Jimmor's instructions. Worked perfect! Big boost in performance! Its in my sisters computer now and has been running fine as a 5950 for the past 2 years

Jimmor is the expert at doing things like this. Follow his guide lines and you'll be fine. I even used the info Jimmor posted to tweak the memory latency setting in the 5950 bios to get even more performance out of it

The 5900nu, and 5900 series in general, were much better video cards than most people thought IMO. We have 2 Athlon XP computers running 5900 series cards, and both run Doom3 fine @ 1024 x 768 on high
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Old 02-13-06, 11:51 AM   #15
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Thanks for those links. I'll try flashing the card sometime later today. Of course, using Jimmor's guide. Thanks again!
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