Ethereum update: BIOS Modding Roller Coaster!
I am new to the world of cryptocurrency mining. Recently, I BIOS modded a GPU for the first time and it turned out to be a bit of a roller coaster ride. So, here’re the things that I did and things that happened:-
1. Removed all GPUs from my system and plugged the one I BIOS modded directly into the motherboard.
2. Reset all parameters of the GPU (core clock, memory clock, core voltage, etc) back to their factory default values in MSI Afterburner.
3. System reboot.
4. Made two backups of the GPU’s factory BIOS using GPU-Z.
5. Modified one copy of the factory BIOS with Polaris BIOS Editor version 1.6.7 using its “one click timing patch” feature.
5. Used ATIFlash version 2.77 to flash the modified BIOS.
6. The moment I clicked the “Program” button in ATIFlash, my system froze.
7. Ten minutes later, I hit the reset switch thinking that my GPU is bricked. 🙁
8. System posts, successfully boots into Windows, and doesn’t show error 43 in Device Manager. At this point, I thought that my system froze before the BIOS flashing process started and my GPU’s still running on its factory BIOS. PHEW!
9. I made another backup of GPU’s BIOS to verify my hypothesis. As it turned out, my GPU was now running the modified BIOS.
I wonder why I didn’t experience error 43 in the device manager? Is it because I ran pixel patcher before BIOS modding when I installed a used GPU into my system that was BIOS modded by its previous owner?
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