I've flashed all of my 5830's from within windows.
Only issue that I've had is that on one of my miners, atiwinflash crashed after I flashed one of my cards. The cards were successfully flashed but if I try running atiwinflash on that particular miner, I get a BSOD. It's weird.. no idea why it does that.
Thanx 4 sharing your experience with this tool.Yikes I don't like the sound of that BSOD.It may need to be run as admin,because Once I just ran it and it BSOD my system,then when I re run it with admin rights,it worked for me and I didn't even flash my card yet,just checking out the utility as it's new to me.
At least the cards didn't get bricked tho :-)
my win 7 install isn't in good shape though so crashes are more likely.I was planning to buy an SSD that I can reinstall win 7 onto (to help boost performance,reduce power consumption,reduce heat and noise as well)
I hear that the Kingston V+100 ssds are good for mid range use.