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  • December 27th, 2011, 07:03 AM
    some of Asus cards are good, but myself, I just stay away from their cards and boards in general. I trust their Asrock brand more though, better prices and not paying a premium for the name through your nose with Asrock.

    I'll buy their monitors and sound cards though, just not their GPU's and Mobo's.
  • December 27th, 2011, 06:57 AM
    Yeah I was torn between the evga and the msi model but went for the evga as it had higher clock speeds and have heard that evga are really good with their customers. Okay thanks everyone! Guess the lesson here is the cheapest model is cheaper for a reason....and not buy from Asus :P
  • December 26th, 2011, 05:15 PM
    that GTX 560 Ti should be miles better too. EVGA is much better with CS as well. Though haven't had to return anything yet, or RMA, or whatever, but everything I've had with EVGA has always worked.

    My old 7800GT from years ago, my 9800GTX I had (Recertified from Newegg), GTX 260 1792MB (friend couldn't get it to work, due to the crappy 680W PSU they had in their system, I had no troubles with it in a low 400W Antec PSU...), have a 9800GTX+ sitting here, but it has a Capacitor that fell off, and needs to be replace/soldered on to work again. GTX 560 Ti FPB (Also Recertified but bought straight from EVGA's site), along with the EVGA X58 SLI LE mobo also recertified from their site.

    Nice thing is, even though the Recerts come in plain white boxes, they are packaged as if new, including all accessories that might of come with it as if new.

    Have had the same experiences with MSI, though the CS and turn around time is much slower, but still got done what needed to be done when the time came. (Several Video cards, and Motherboards, the Mobo's, 2 of them I had to get some replacement parts from MSI, only charged shipping, but was flat rate shipping and took a week or two to arrive, but had no troubles aside from that getting parts from them)
  • December 26th, 2011, 11:05 AM
    Sorry, I had replied before I saw your second post with the GPU-Z info in it.
  • December 26th, 2011, 10:33 AM
    Already looked on their. That model is the only one that isn't on there which is a bit weird? Also, like I said, gpu-z doesn't properly detect my card. Its okay, getting myself a different one!
  • December 26th, 2011, 09:52 AM
    Try at this site: techPowerUp! :: Video Bios Collection
    And get their GPU-Z tool, too.
    GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
    These may help you.
  • December 26th, 2011, 09:33 AM
    Oh and I also tried a fresh install of the latest non-beta drivers and still no luck so pretty sure it is the card. Kinda wanted to go to nvidia anyway as they seem to have a much larger support for them.
  • December 26th, 2011, 09:32 AM
    Yeah after reading round a bit more, seems like I'm not the only one having issues with this. Just ordered myself a EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked which should replace it and a half! Will get a refund from ASUS as I purchased it with 3 year warrenty, which legally means that I can return it with a full refund as it's only been 2 months, but just gotta wait till their customer service lines are open again.

    Haha yeah my first graphics card was had 32mb of VRAM! Didn't think I'd need to get another one ever when I got that!

    Thanks again for your help. Seems to be that most "experts" in shops or whatever really don't know anything about it compared to helpful people on forums. Let's just hope I don't have to make a post on here about my new card...
  • December 26th, 2011, 01:18 AM
    How long ago did you buy this card? If you can return it, thats what i'd do.

    Many of these Asus models like this one, and even Geforce series cards like it (same cooler design) over here in the US, show up A LOT on sites like newegg and some others as Refurbished, its just the sheer amount of them that are available as refurbished (besides Asus Motherboards) that steers me away from Asus GPU's and Mobo's in general.

    I have a Geforce 9600 GSO from Asus, bought open box a couple years ago on newegg for $40, its a GSO in specs, but its actually a Gimped 9800GT, the cooler design they have on it is crap to begin with, but figured it should be enough...

    I only found out this fall after using it and testing it in a build, that the damn thing you CAN NOT adjust its Fan speed at all, With EVGA Precision or Afterburner. Hell there's even NO way of monitoring the Temps on the card.

    Stupid thing is, with Asus 9800GT models you could do all that.

    The fan speed thing could be explained away if the fan is only a 2 pin fan, with no RPM monitoring or 4 pin for speed control, etc. but I never checked that. But no temp monitoring? thats BS.

    I could tell the thing was getting awfully hot as well, just the heat radiating off the back of the card, from 2 to 3 inches away was enough to say I wasn't going to even try benching this sucker.

    Sad thing is, I sold one of these cards to a friend with out realizing this (I had bought 2 of these back then).

    I know "TRUE" GSO cards had the fan and temp ability, GSO chips straight from Nvidia, which were 9800GT/GTX chips binned with GSO specs, but this one was a 9800GT binned as a GSO from ASUS instead.

    Asus likes to f*ck around with stuff like that. Don't know how old you are, but years ago in the Geforce 6 series, Asus came out with the first Dual Geforce GPU Cards, run in SLI on the boards, long before Nvidia did themselves with their Geforce 7950GX2.

    Its possible the card is just defective, its supposed to have the ASUS Smart Doctor software allowing you to OC and what not.

    Heck if the RAM on it is running less than Stock 6770 Speeds, then something is wrong there.

    as you mentioned it should be running at 1200 not 1000

    AMD Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - Reviews, Specifications, and Pictures -

    considering the card is one of their DirectCU models, that cooler design and card should be stable with stock 6770 speeds and even a little overclock beyond it.

    I'd say your card is probably defective, see if it can be returned if not, you'd have to go through Asus to get a replacement or get a better card and pay the difference.

    And I don't envy you if your going through Asus, as they can be a real stickler, crappy Customer service, uncalled for ridiculously long Return/exchange times, or all of the above.

    Also a side note on the AMD Catalyst Control Panel & drivers, the "Preview" ones you selected are for the Windows 8 Beta, I'd be using the standard ones for Windows 7 or Vista if thats what you have.
  • December 25th, 2011, 10:14 PM
    The reason I wanted to update the BIOS was because I thought that updating the BIOS would fix the fan issue. I've just done a whole uninstall, including uninstalling and ticking "delete software" from device manger along with deleting the ATI/AMD folders from Program Files etc, reinstalled CCC 12.1 preview as administrator and still no change. Still have to use MSI Afterburner for the fan control which I think is a little silly since CCC should be able to do that. I'm also not able to detect the voltage of my GPU with tools like MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z. I've even tried overclocking a little bit, from memory from 1000 to 1200 as the original 6770 has 1200, but it's unstable even from that. I can't even find any BIOS images for this card on the massive techpowerup BIOS collection or any help about it at all on other sites!
  • December 25th, 2011, 04:23 PM
    the link you provided shows 2 Bios Updates for the card, BUT they are ONLY for the cards that match the Parts Number shown, so if your cards part number isn't matched then the Bios update won't work for it.

    Why do you need to update the Bios, few people really need to update a GPU's bios, unless modding, overclocking, unlocking or some other mischievous uses.

    as to the fan speed stuck at 10%...

    Did you install the latest Radeon Drivers? Catalyst Control panel and all?

    Did you fully uninstall your old Display drivers before hand? (Nvidia or AMD/ATI)

    if the games and programs can't recognize your card, its usually because the drivers aren't installed or installed properly.
  • December 25th, 2011, 01:47 PM

    Asus Radeon 6770 BIOS problem

    Hey everyone.

    I got an Asus Radeon HD 6770 ( and I'm trying to update the BIOS on the card but am having problems. I download the updatebios exe from the main website and whenever I open it, it tells me it is not able to recognise the video card. Not only that but I've had a few programs and games that say they either cannot recognise my card or have no details on my card. This may be possible but I thought that at least games would have details on the 6770 series! I also have to use MSI Afterburner to make sure the fan is being used properly or the fan gets stuck on 10% and doesn't increase when the temperature increases which is worrying. I've also tried looking for BIOS files online for this card but have had no luck what so ever! Do you think this is a universal thing (like sell my card and get a Nvidia) or did I just get a dodgey card?

    Thanks guys and Merry Christmas!

    P.S. I've tried extracting the files from the updatebios.exe to find the BIOS image on there and just flash the card myself but can't seem to find an image in the .exe which is a bit weird?

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