ASUS G73- 5870 Device id issue

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  1. G.F.Y.

    G.F.Y. Notebook Geek

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    One day I decided to go swap the i720 with a 820 (yes, I voided the warranty -.- ), got it all back together, got to the boot screen, and everything's working well except for my videocard roll called with generic drivers from windows 7.

    After three days of attempting to reinstall catalyst drivers , (including stock asus ones), modding the .inf's, system restores, partition recovery, and ultimately a fresh install of windows 7, my ati mobility 5870 is still seen as a standard VGA adapter (with no yellow exclamation marks).

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    Now I don't know if this is normal or anything, but all of you guys with screenies from gpu-z show the device id as 68A0.

    And the stock drivers (from the asus driver disk as well as the asus site) ALL show this "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870" = ati2mtag_Manhattan, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68A0&SUBSYS_1C021043 as the hardware ID.


    Now why is mine F8F0?

    Now I thought there would be some simple solution that could be found online where I could just tick the "F" into a "6". But apparently, it seems this would be uneditable. :/

    I'm at a loss guys. What should I do?

    Please and thank you. :)

    and oh yes, I did the cpu swap while on bios 209, now i'm back to 206 (thinking that it would make my G73 recognize the 5870 again)
     
  2. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    ^^^^
    I understand your frustration! When you are changing video drivers are you doing it from windows, or from safe mode? Also have you run drivesweeper to remove all traces of previously installed drivers.
     
  3. G.F.Y.

    G.F.Y. Notebook Geek

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    Tried all sorts of combinations! Did the catalyst uninstaller in windows, then booted in safe mode for driver sweeper, ran both the uninstaller and driver sweeper after in safe mode, but heck, still nothing. :/ Even did a clean install of windows 7 to nuke all traces of the old drivers out of sheer frustration, but STILL NOTHING. But then, as i've shown in my first post, i noticed my device/hardware ID to be different from all the other 5870's out there sitting in other g73's. Crap. What to do.
     
  4. panzer06

    panzer06 His Imperial Majesty

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    This happen with a full system restore using the recovery DVDs?

    If that's true, something isn't connected inside. Did you bump or move the GPU while inside the system. Have you tried taking it apart and reseating the GPU card? That's all I can think to try.

    Cheers,
     
  5. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame

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    I guess your device manager also sees it as a generic VGA adapter, or only GPU-Z?
     
  6. G.F.Y.

    G.F.Y. Notebook Geek

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    Yeah, system restore, then using recovery dvd's, even a fresh install of windows 7. The device ID stayed the same, and I can't install catalyst. :/


    I did remove the gpu, as well as the heatsink to apply newer thermal compound, but i did make sure it was back the way it is (not to mention nothing loose, especially with the screws. Besides, if there isn't any good contact with the gpu and motherboard, wouldn't my screen not display anything at all? ) Hmm, F8F0. I wonder if anybody else got an issue like mine on their g73. :/
     
  7. G.F.Y.

    G.F.Y. Notebook Geek

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    Even my device manager does. ( in fact, it was in device manager that i discovered the ominous F8F0 hardware ID string which didn't match any of the catalyst's inf. files). Crapola, what to do. Should I take it apart again , take out the gpu, blow on the contacts and pray it works? :p (just like 'em old SNES cartridges) lol.
     
  8. G.F.Y.

    G.F.Y. Notebook Geek

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    Guys, still need help D:
     
  9. panzer06

    panzer06 His Imperial Majesty

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    What you're seeing shouldn't happen. If it was recognized properly before you upgraded then it is most likely damaged through static shock or some other issue.

    You may end up putting the original CPU back in and RMAing the system.

    If you had another GPU you could test it to make sure it was the GPU (or another G73 so your could try yours in that one but then your could end up with two broken systems. :(

    I can't think of anything else. Best of luck.

    Cheers,
     
  10. G.F.Y.

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    hmm, putting the original processor back in actualy is the only thing i haven't done yet. Can't be static shock because there aren't any artifacts/weird lines/discolorations/etc. present, and all system diagnostics show that the card is present, such and such, all except for that different hardware ID at the beggining. Hmm, would be the 5th time to disassemble him tonight if ever, haha! Thank you though~ Any more suggestions would be great :)
     
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