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I have seen many people on this forum successfully flashed BIOS of multiple 5850 and got them both working at >1.1V, but I never had any luck even after spending hours on it.
Two Sapphire HD 5850 1GB cards, on PCI-E 2.0 x16@16 slot
Gigabyte 890FX UD7 Board
Thermaltake Lite 700W PSU
RBE + ATIflash works for each of them, but not both - when BIOS of both graphics cards are flashed to 950MHz/1.19V, one of them (shown as GPU 1, the one which my monitor is not plugged into) would then automatically drop to 400MHz core speed and 900MHz memory speed, voltage stays at 1.0V .
I have checked the power consumption of the entire system with a watt meter which the result stays stable at 340W (so there shouldn't be any power shortage). I have also tried different PCI-E slot for both graphic cards but never got both of them successfully working at 950MHz/1.19V. I have also tried a BIOS with lower core clock and same voltage level, but the problem remains.
In Ubuntu aticonfig can't even read temperature or set clock speed on the modded cards (both GPU0 and GPU1) and performance is dropped significantly (both cards seems to be working at 400MHz, mining rate is only around 150Mhz)