Cannt find bios for 9800pro

By Supreet ยท 6 replies
Apr 22, 2004
  1. hi guys, its really been a very small affair with my card i.e. Radeon 9800pro from Sapphire, Atlantis i am using this card since last 14 days ...but now i am getting some screen corruptions here's the link: -

    yes, i am having EXACT problems..ASCI codes on bootup & on bios too....browsing net from past 3 days...i came to know that this problem is related to Memory on the card.....but some peoples solved it through flashing bios....yesterday i flashed my bios but of no use.....earlier i was using GeForce2 Mx400 never gave me any problem, i am from india i got this card with the help of my relatives and also i cannt afford any high-end card if my radeon card is faulty.....all i can do is buy Geforce4 mx440 next :( please help guys.....i really cannt able to figure out what to do

    here are some info about my card:

    Make: Sapphire, Atlantis
    S/n: 630410001689
    P/n: 102A0753300 000001
    Memory: Samsung 404
    K4D26328E - GC2A ( 2.86ns i think)

    My system:

    AMD Athlon 2600+ barton
    MSi KT4V mobo
    Kingston 512mb PC2700


    (Indian Gammer)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Did you flash the BIOS of your computer or the BIOS of your video card? What drivers are you using? Does disabling the video acceleration in Windows help? Are you overclocking?
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Looks like a sign of the graphics card overheating to me.

    I get similar artifacts with my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D Laptop (Mobility Radeon 9000) after running for a couple of hours, and am almost positive it is caused by the graphics card overheating.
  4. Supreet

    Supreet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i flashed my video bios......not mobo bios...but i dont think its drivers issue ...coz i can see some ASCI characters at bootup and also at bios..when i press del key....i tried disable video acceleration no use....installed 3.10, 4.2, 4.4 no use....i remember i played max payne2 game for around 50 mins or so i shut down my computer went outside for few hours returned back home turned on the computer...and booom!!!! ...corrupted screens, horizontal lines, asci characters all over !!
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It's definently overheating or video memory then. You should RMA the thing. But don't tell them you flashed the video BIOS!
  6. Supreet

    Supreet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey Nodsu..u know any bios website...from where i can download latest bios ???? i do wanna give it another try ....might work ..who knows ?
  7. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Several versions available for your card, depending on what sort of memory is on it.

    It might be that you have reflashed it with a bios that supports the wrong sort of (i.e. faster memory than you have) which would explain the graphical corruption
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