How to Flash an ATI BIOS

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Upgrading the BIOS, better known as flashing the BIOS, of an ATI graphics card can be difficult and potentially harmful to the computer. Even a small misstep can result in the graphics card having a corrupt BIOS, rendering it useless. However, you can flash an ATI graphics card's BIOS successfully.

Things You'll Need

  • Correct ATI graphics card BIOS
  • Latest version of the ATIWinFlash utility
  • Download the correct BIOS for the ATI graphics card installed on the computer (see Resources).

  • Download the ATIWinFlash utility (see Resources).

  • Click the "ATIWinFlash" icon to launch the utility, and then click "Load image."

  • Select the BIOS you downloaded and then click "Program" to flash the BIOS.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many of the model numbers for ATI graphics carfs are similar, so double-check your card's number before you download a BIOS.
  • For best results, close as many programs as possible before flashing the BIOS.
  • Improperly flashing a graphic card BIOS can permanently damage the card.

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