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Title: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netkas on September 09, 2010, 11:29:44 AM
Here is patched efi part of rom for 5770, use it to make own 5770 roms.

the framebuffer it uses is Hoolock (default one for apple's 5770)



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on September 09, 2010, 12:44:50 PM
Excellent. :)
And just in time. A macbidouille member is trying to get a 5770 working on a Rev 1.1 Mac Pro. He didn't know the current method wouldn't work for his Mac. We'll see if the EBC ROM works.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: marcelog4 on September 09, 2010, 06:27:38 PM
Here is patched efi part of rom for 5770, use it to make own 5770 roms.

the framebuffer it uses is Hoolock (default one for apple's 5770)



Hi Netkas,

I understand this ROM y not ready to flash a card?¿..i guess no..but anyway just to be sure.


Thanx for all.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom - not working for me
Post by: Rominator on September 10, 2010, 07:17:27 AM
On my Sapphire Vanilla 5770, the Mac 1,1 thinks the card is working but displays remain blank.

DVI connections are not detected.

By using the Dual Link adapter to the Display Port, it thinks it IS connected, but still nothing.

Trying to find my HDMI adapter.

Attaching a finished EBC 5770 ROM and the IOReg report

good luck to all

EDIT: ioreg too big...emailing directly to the master


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netkas on September 10, 2010, 09:51:02 AM
so display detected (according to ioreg) but no real output, lets try Vervet then.

doing the rom


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 10, 2010, 06:20:39 PM
Another First for Netkas !!!

No EFI boot yet but first flashed 5770 running in 1st Gen !!!

Both DVI ports and HDMI working.

Out of time to test further. Going out of town for weekend.

Hopefully there will be more progress when I get back Monday

I have attached the ROM I made with his EBC.

Happy Flashing Macsters !!!



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 10, 2010, 07:03:09 PM
Hey, thats great news.
My gfx-card in my MacPro1,1 is broken and I need a new one.
Let's say I buy a new 5770 in a pc-store and the card is compatible with the newest flash from you guys - will I be able to use the gfx-card (see anything on my monitor) during the installation of OSX or does it need a running system with the correct drivers installed?

Kind regards
/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netkas on September 10, 2010, 09:09:51 PM
Hey, thats great news.
My gfx-card in my MacPro1,1 is broken and I need a new one.
Let's say I buy a new 5770 in a pc-store and the card is compatible with the newest flash from you guys - will I be able to use the gfx-card (see anything on my monitor) during the installation of OSX or does it need a running system with the correct drivers installed?

Kind regards
/Jonas

u need to use installation media of 2010 macpro then


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 10, 2010, 09:11:28 PM
I have Snow Leopard - is that ok?

/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on September 11, 2010, 12:39:37 AM
You need 10.6.4 with the graphics update. I don't think that installation disks have this version, except for 2010 Mac Pros.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 11, 2010, 07:15:01 AM
Ok, thats a problem - i dont have a running system at the moment :-( and i can't install the OS without a graphicscard.

/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 11, 2010, 11:14:35 AM
I have just bought a new gfx-card (XFX 5770 - HD-577A-ZNFA) for my MacPro1,1. After flashing the card with the m57702.ROM, I booted the machine with the SnowLeopard install disc. When I turned on the machine the grey boot-up screen with the Apple-logo (EFI ?) showed up.

It looks like it works! Currently the machine is running the SL-install - will report back when installation is finished.

Edit: It is only working when using a DVI -> VGA adapter. No screen-output when using DVI only.

/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on September 11, 2010, 04:01:54 PM
That's good. So you have EFI boot screen on this one. That works for some 5770s, but not for any 5870 that I know of.

Plus, it shows that you can use the card without drivers. I thought so. Only Nvidia cards cause a panic if they don't find proper drivers (which is a shame BTW).
You're lucky, because if you had a card that didn't show video during boot (and most of them don't), it wouldn't have output any video with the install disc that lack proper drivers.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Kant on September 11, 2010, 04:38:50 PM
I just tried the rom posted by Rominator on my HD5770 Vapor-X in my MacPro 1.1
The card is now recognized by os X but no output (both DVI and hdmi)

I don't have the SL graphic update installed cause i had a KP with it (5770 original rom)

What do you suggest?

Edit: well i just installed the graphic update and the 5770 is working properly! How cool is that?!!

Thank you for your work =)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lukenukem on September 11, 2010, 05:14:16 PM
Edit: well i just installed the graphic update and the 5770 is working properly! How cool is that?!!

So, do both DVI ports and HDMI work now? Do you know the product code of your card? Do you also see the boot screen?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Kant on September 11, 2010, 05:23:41 PM
Yep both DVI and HDMI (can't try the DP)

SKU is 11163-00-20R Sapphire Vapor-X 1GB DDR5


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 11, 2010, 05:27:01 PM
Anyone who knows how I can get DVI working on my 5770?

EDIT: Well never mind - it was a bad cable. I can confirm the card is working on DVI, DVI->VGA and HDMI.
EFI-boot is only DVI->VGA though.

/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netkas on September 12, 2010, 09:36:35 AM
>EFI-boot is only DVI->VGA though.


that's interesting


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lord anubis on September 12, 2010, 11:13:32 AM
I have just bought a new gfx-card (XFX 5770 - HD-577A-ZNFA) for my MacPro1,1. After flashing the card with the m57702.ROM, I booted the machine with the SnowLeopard install disc. When I turned on the machine the grey boot-up screen with the Apple-logo (EFI ?) showed up.

It looks like it works! Currently the machine is running the SL-install - will report back when installation is finished.

Edit: It is only working when using a DVI -> VGA adapter. No screen-output when using DVI only.

/Jonas

Wow, this is great to hear.
I have a few questions.
The used rom is the one from netkas and edited by Rominator, rigth? to be sure!
HDMI with sound?
I will try this on a hackintosh.
Did you get the right updates by updating your OSX to 10.6.4.

Thank you all, Netkas, Rominator and you for this.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jjalling on September 12, 2010, 04:08:53 PM
Hi,

I have used the flash from Rominator (m57702.ROM). I don't know about sound through HDMI - haven't tried.
I haven't installed any updates yet, just installed OSX Snow Leopard and the card is working fine.

/Jonas


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: fraeone on September 12, 2010, 09:20:42 PM
m57702.rom as posted by Rominator using Netkas's EBC is working fine on my XFX 5770. Both DVI ports working, haven't tested HDMI. No boot screen of course.

Thanks for the good work guys!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lastExile on September 13, 2010, 01:28:36 AM
nice progress :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: chipped on September 13, 2010, 01:38:26 AM
Yep both DVI and HDMI (can't try the DP)

SKU is 11163-00-20R Sapphire Vapor-X 1GB DDR5

Were you able to install OS X using the 10.6.3 disc?

And to flash the ROM, did you use windows?

Thanks


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: majamudo on September 13, 2010, 10:22:31 AM
Hi all,

maybe a bit off topic.
I tried the rom on my hackintosh and it also works great without any modification.
I did a clean install, updated and *voila* got full resolution and acceleration.

The only issue currently....i need to connect both HDMI and DVI to get any output, But i am very happy now :-D

Thanks netkas and rominator for the hard work done!

M


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Kant on September 13, 2010, 11:53:21 AM
Yep both DVI and HDMI (can't try the DP)

SKU is 11163-00-20R Sapphire Vapor-X 1GB DDR5

Were you able to install OS X using the 10.6.3 disc?

And to flash the ROM, did you use windows?

Thanks

My OS X was already installed (10.6.4)
Without the SL graphic update, no output, but with it everything is working (except the boot)

To flash the rom I used a pc but you can do it with anything that can boot into DOS.

Oh I have a problem I haven't mentioned: with my display connected to the 5770 on boot, it CAN'T boot, I hear the startup sound multiple times and that's it...
I have to disconnect the display to boot. =)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: sunshine-x on September 13, 2010, 05:39:04 PM
Quote
Oh I have a problem I haven't mentioned: with my display connected to the 5770 on boot, it CAN'T boot, I hear the startup sound multiple times and that's it...
I have to disconnect the display to boot. =)

I have a similar but not as serious issue:

Flashed my HIS 5770 with the rominator/netkas rom.  It's working well in OS X, but no screen during boot, and the bootup chime plays multiple times, sometimes stuttering and playing multiple times, but only parts of the chime sound like this:  "Chime .... Ch... me.."

Anyhow, it is working, just not during boot and strange startup sounds..


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: JadedGamer on September 13, 2010, 10:26:03 PM
Gonna bore you with a short story.   Since december 2009 I've been getting really into Steam gaming on the PC.   At that point, the only PC I had that could do any gaming on was the one in my living room hooked up to my TV as an HTPC.   However, its video card was crap.   So on December 14th I picked up a Radeon 5770.   It performed admirably, but the nforce board that my HTPC ran on had compatibility issues with my shiny new video card.   So I pulled it and replaced it with a simple G210 card.

The 5770 got then moved to my Mac Pro 1,1 machine.   The system I do my editing on.   I setup a windows 7 boot camp partition, which I used primarily for gaming.   Not bad.   The card functioned incredibly well in boot camp, and with it I've been getting some serious gaming on with it ever since.

Fast forward a few months and I had to start editing full HD content instead of low-resolution proxies on the mac side of things using Final Cut Pro.   I have been cutting in h.264 because they're smaller download files, and yet they still look great.   But this is when my 7300GT started looking long in the tooth.   After every edit point the video would stutter.   Not very good for editing.   At this point I didn't realise it was the video card.   I then used my slower laptop to cut a show and was surprised that it didn't suffer this same stutter despite having a slower CPU, less ram, and slower hard drive.   But it did have an 8600m GPU.   So that pretty much answered my question.

Then Steam got released for Mac...YAY!   Nothing ran because my video card is "unsupported"....sarcastic subdued yay.   Then new mac pro's got announced with the same vid card...hopeful yet hesitant yay?   Can't just flash with the stock rom, and after updating to the latest version complete with graphics update, system wouldn't even boot....actual boo.   I was able to pull all the new kexts related to the new radeons and the machine turned on again....sigh.   Then Netkas and Rominator offered up the m57702.rom file.   I flashed, and I haven't looked back since.

Boot camp obviously still boots fine.   But now OSX boots fine as well.   EFI screen and all(using DVI->VGA).   I loaded up portal and it actually ran....and ran well I might add!   And finally, what about Final Cut pro?   Runs like a dream.   No more stutters at every edit point.   The machine is functioning so well now that I actually pulled my 7300GT(which I'm storing in case of emergency).

You know what, it seems like just when I start to think my Mac pro is getting too old and in need of replacing, something comes along that changes everything.   First I was finding my HD h.264 encodes were taking far too long...but then I got a turbo.264 hd and they are zippy.   Now the 5770.   This comp keeps getting a new lease on life.   I wonder what the next big hurdle is for it.

From the bottom of my crusty heart, thanks to everyone involved, small and large.   This is something I've been waiting for a long time to happen, and it finally has, and it's awesome.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lastExile on September 14, 2010, 01:39:30 AM
lower prices with netkas method :D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 14, 2010, 09:26:19 PM
Just installed a new Sapphire 5770, with m57702.rom... And it works perfectly, on both DVI ports, and HDMI. I don't have a standard DisplayPort to DVI adapter, so I'm unable to test that. I'm running a 2006 MacPro 1,1.

Thankyou :D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: plankton1 on September 14, 2010, 11:23:18 PM
People, please be careful with the "card is working perfectly terminology". If the boot screen is not displaying, it is NOT perfect and people thinking of buying could be misled!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 15, 2010, 02:01:12 AM
So we are clear here. Netkas did the tricky part. (EBC/EFI)

The bit I did was sort of like falling out of a chair. Any of you could do it if you tried.

That said, if there are any of you with a 5770 that has ISSUEs with the m57702.rom file, please attach your ORIGINAL rom and I will try to make you a better one using the EBC from Netkas.

There needs to be space for this to work, will let you know if it isn't doable.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on September 15, 2010, 08:10:32 AM
Rominator, you are indeed THE man. Netkas too of course.

I've thrown down your m57702.rom (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=374.0;attach=359) on my Sapphire 5770 1GB video card (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27397%28ME%29.aspx). It's working better than the vanilla ROM I had going before. EFI booting looks better now (it's higher resolution). Also, in OSX I have one screen functional at the native resolution of my monitor (screenshot attached below).

I cannot, however, seem to turn on my other display. When I try to change display settings, I get basically no options. I can't even pick other resolutions (see second screenshot below).

This seems nearly perfect, perhaps some minor tweaking or another rom I've merely missed is all I need?

Also, in trying to run Starcraft2 & WoW on this rig, I've found that 3D acceleration (QE, I imagine) is not running.

Tips/suggestions?

PS - here's my stock ROM (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static-dawning-ca/ROMs%2FATI_Sapphire_5770_Stock_Roms%2F2D+-+157%2C+300%2C+1+3D+-+400%2C+900%2C+1.rom) for this card.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4991948017_340d578fb2_z.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4991948017_b3075aa46c_o.png)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4992574414_076d5bc5d7.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4992574414_4f3bff46b7_o.png)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 15, 2010, 09:52:49 AM
try this one


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Laggifahri on September 15, 2010, 11:39:32 AM
Hi ,
I am new here and I wanted to share my experience with your great work. Thanks in advance.

Mac Pro 3,1
57702.ROM

First I had the Sapphire 5770 1GByte , a NVidia8800GT and a ATI XT2600 in it, no chance to get it to boot (hang in EFI window)
After removing the XT2600 the system was booting. Depending on the combination of DVI,HDMI and VGA adapters, I mostly got both cards working (sorry, it was a long night session). I could not try the DP port, will get a adapter tomorrow and will report.
So far everything seems stable, even under heavy 3D load the cards stay relatively quiet compared to the former 2x8800GT + XT2600 setup (ok loosing one output that way).
EFI window was mostly there if an VGA adapter was involved.

Just saw the 57703.ROM you made for a Sapphire board, what is the difference?

 


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Kant on September 15, 2010, 12:32:25 PM
Hi Rominator,

I attached my original bios. Could you please do the modification?

Thank you!

SKU is 11163-00-20R Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 1GB DDR5

http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00095349.html


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 15, 2010, 10:33:00 PM
Hi Rominator,

I attached my original bios. Could you please do the modification?

Thank you!

I will try this....HOWEVER........new rule on roms I make using Nertkas' EBC.

You MUST include either a link to a Newegg style product page with EXACT same part number or give the exact part number from sticker on back of card.

The point is that your post has no info whatsoever as to which card this ROM is for. Anyone else wishing to try needs to know what card this is for.

So, please edit your original post or attach link/info to your original post. Either way, we need to leave an easy to follow track for future readers. Will save othe people from having to wonder what ROM to use, and save me (or anyone else choosing to make 5770 ROMs with Netkas' EBC) responding to additional requests for same card when we could be doing something new instead.

EDIT: Attached a Netkas Special


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: vigilante.zen on September 15, 2010, 11:52:11 PM
I am currently experiencing the same problem. I have tried both of the ones and nothing seems to enable 3d acceleration.
Here is the card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product
My original rom is attached. Everything is working great besides that one problem. Thanks a ton guys for all of your hard work!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on September 16, 2010, 02:05:38 AM
try this one

Thanks Rominator, but that didn't help, that's actually worse. My performance in OSX is the same, but now in Windows, it's only recognizing a single display. And when (in Windows) I changed the resolution to native, the bed was shat (as in my screens became either blank or frozen with some lines of static type noise garbled in the middle. The system then reverted to my previous resolution settings, but the screens still stayed off/garbled. I rebooted windows and nothing came up on my displays at all. I rebooted again, but in to Safe mode and the displays showed something again. Anyway, I restored the m57702.ROM of yours for now..

Any other ideas? Thanks tons Rominator


Title: Questions answered and EFI Boot screen update.
Post by: Rominator on September 16, 2010, 03:17:32 AM
try this one

Thanks Rominator, but that didn't help, that's actually worse. My performance in OSX is the same, but now in Windows, it's only recognizing a single display. And when (in Windows) I changed the resolution to native, the bed was shat (as in my screens became either blank or frozen with some lines of static type noise garbled in the middle. The system then reverted to my previous resolution settings, but the screens still stayed off/garbled. I rebooted windows and nothing came up on my displays at all. I rebooted again, but in to Safe mode and the displays showed something again. Anyway, I restored the m57702.ROM of yours for now..

Any other ideas? Thanks tons Rominator

Are you 100% certain that is ROM you dumped from card or did you download it from a site?

Rare for a ROM made from card to work WORSE than a mismatched one.

If I had made a mistake, most likely wouldn't have worked at all.

BTW...you may very well need to remove the ATI driver from Windows and reinstall as the card will have a new board and subsystem id.

I am currently experiencing the same problem. I have tried both of the ones and nothing seems to enable 3d acceleration.
Here is the card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product
My original rom is attached. Everything is working great besides that one problem. Thanks a ton guys for all of your hard work!

No 3D? What drivers are you using?

As for EFI Boot screens. With the 57702.rom my Sapphire card has Perfect EFI boot screens on lower DVI port. The upper DVI port shows up as a silly low res (Giant Apple and spinning clock thing) until drivers load then hits 1920x1200. I tried HDMI and DP with passive VGA adapters...neither showed up, even after card running. So, for those with VGA inputs on their displays, very nice option to have these simply by using VGA to boot. Oddly, if I had same Dell 2405 connected to other port via DVI, neither one got boot screen. No luck so far on my 5870s, but still trying.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: vigilante.zen on September 16, 2010, 03:25:08 AM
Sorry I didnt clarify. I am having issues on the OS X side not windows. No QE. Everything in windows is good.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 16, 2010, 03:26:14 AM
Sorry I didnt clarify. I am having issues on the OS X side not windows. No QE. Everything in windows is good.

Got that, but you need something other than standard 10.6.4 to have these cards work unless you have a 2010.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: vigilante.zen on September 16, 2010, 03:29:19 AM
Oh so there is also a kext that I need to install on os x?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 16, 2010, 03:39:30 AM
We have been using the iMac and Mac Mini special ATI drivers.

But I think the Snow Leopard Graphics Update has what you need.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on September 16, 2010, 07:22:58 AM
Sorry I didnt clarify. I am having issues on the OS X side not windows. No QE. Everything in windows is good.

Got that, but you need something other than standard 10.6.4 to have these cards work unless you have a 2010.

Maybe this is my problem.

I'm pretty damned sure I gave you the right ROM, I captured it from my card and uploaded it.

You explained about what could be causing my issues on the Windows side of things, cool... But I haven't done anything to my OSX side. There is a graphics update for 10.6.4 that I've yet to apply too (the change log didn't really sound like they did anything of substance). I'm disappointed at the prospect of having to add a kext, not that it's particularly challenging to do so, but I'd like to have this rigged up to function just like a stock Apple 5770 if that's possible. I guess I don't reinstall OSX basically at all (I actually live in Ubuntu Linux about 90% of the time, though less lately as the 5770 is turning out to be about the worst possible current card to run on Linux, or so it seems).

My EFI performance is flawless with both your m57702.ROM and your m57703.rom images. I'm only using the DVI ports, I'm not sure which one is the one I'm getting the snazzy EFI on, the other port appears to send no signal during the low level stage. Netkas' Vanilla Sapphire ROM worked with EFI too, but it seemed to be running at about 640x480.

Thoughts?

Thanks yet again Rominator, you are king. Yes, netkas, you too (that goes without saying).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Kant on September 16, 2010, 10:29:09 AM
Hi Rominator,

I attached my original bios. Could you please do the modification?

Thank you!

I will try this....HOWEVER........new rule on roms I make using Nertkas' EBC.

You MUST include either a link to a Newegg style product page with EXACT same part number or give the exact part number from sticker on back of card.

The point is that your post has no info whatsoever as to which card this ROM is for. Anyone else wishing to try needs to know what card this is for.

So, please edit your original post or attach link/info to your original post. Either way, we need to leave an easy to follow track for future readers. Will save othe people from having to wonder what ROM to use, and save me (or anyone else choosing to make 5770 ROMs with Netkas' EBC) responding to additional requests for same card when we could be doing something new instead.

I edited my post. Thank you!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 16, 2010, 08:44:55 PM


You explained about what could be causing my issues on the Windows side of things, cool... But I haven't done anything to my OSX side. There is a graphics update for 10.6.4 that I've yet to apply too (the change log didn't really sound like they did anything of substance). I'm disappointed at the prospect of having to add a kext, not that it's particularly challenging to do so, but I'd like to have this rigged up to function just like a stock Apple 5770 if that's possible. I guess I don't reinstall OSX basically at all

OK, one more time.

2010 Macs have NEWER version of 10.6.4.

If you don't have a 2010 Mac, YOU DON'T HAVE IT.

So, if you want your 5770 to work like a Mac 5770, YOU HAVE TO USE THE SAME DRIVERS.

Please do some more research, I don't have time to explain things like this.

Run the graphics update. And please clarify on the EFI over DVI...you are using this through a VGA adapter, yes?

Nobody has EFI over DVI as a digital signal, just as the pass through analog.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lukenukem on September 16, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
Got my Sapphire HD 5770 working too today (PN 288-1E148-102SA). Find attached the original ROM. Stuff seems so far to work with exception of the boot screen. Will give m57703.rom a chance tomorrow.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on September 17, 2010, 02:18:27 AM
OK, one more time.

2010 Macs have NEWER version of 10.6.4.

If you don't have a 2010 Mac, YOU DON'T HAVE IT.

So, if you want your 5770 to work like a Mac 5770, YOU HAVE TO USE THE SAME DRIVERS.

Please do some more research, I don't have time to explain things like this.

Run the graphics update. And please clarify on the EFI over DVI...you are using this through a VGA adapter, yes?

Nobody has EFI over DVI as a digital signal, just as the pass through analog.

Well, despite of reading a fair bit of these forms, I obviously didn't know about the drivers in OSX. Thank you for going over that again.

I am indeed running over DVI-to-VGA adapters, so yes, it's all analog. I wasn't sure before if you were talking about things involving HDMI ports or others factors, so I just didn't really go there.

With the OSX update installed, my MacPro 3,1 now uses my Sapphire 5770 very nicely.

Now to look around for any tips on how to deal with the problem I'm now having in OSX in trying to run this with my Radon HD 2600 XT at the same time - the X server (or whatever it's called in the OSX world) comes up, but the GUI (Quartz?) doesn't quite make it up from there.. Though I just fired up the install 10.6.0 DVD and things actually look exactly right, so I think it's nothing (sw nor hw) architectural.

Anyway I'll see if I can find the answer to that one around here somewhere and avoid pulling agro by asking an already answered question.

One must be careful not to enrage the ROM gods, for the world is dark and over-priced without their merciful powers.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 17, 2010, 02:51:09 AM
And I edited my response

give'r'a'shot


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on September 18, 2010, 07:21:40 AM
Okay, well, your rom m57703 seems about perfect rominator. Thank you for your help.

As it stands my stock Radeon 2600 is also in my mac pro and after the graphics update I went from having 1 screen via my 5770 functional (without QE) down to only being able to use my 5770 (but with QE) and now my 2600 doesn't appear even connected to the machine. No mention of it in System Profiler. Upon installing the graphics update my system took many many many minutes to boot and then just sat there with the blue background for like another 10 minutes. Finally everything came up fine - but as I said, no sign of the 2600 (which was fully functional before the update).

Are there known problems running a 2600 & 5700 at the same time? I've been running these two cards together in Windows 7 on this Mac Pro with no issue for awhile, but of course, I want OSX working nicely.

Edit: Seems this may be something of a known 'problem' as one user of entirely Apple hardware reported the same symptoms here (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=12288612&tstart=0).

Any and all tips are welcome indeed.


Title: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
Post by: Danimator on September 18, 2010, 05:33:59 PM
Rominator, can you edit this rom please?

The card is:

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.

Here's the newegg ink:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=xfx_radeon_5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

And here's the original extracted rom:



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on September 18, 2010, 07:25:29 PM
Try this (at your own risk).

EDIT: isn't that you who have a hackintosh? If so, remember that these ROMs are for Mac Pros.

If not, then report back.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Danimator on September 19, 2010, 04:54:39 AM
Try this (at your own risk).

EDIT: isn't that you who have a hackintosh? If so, remember that these ROMs are for Mac Pros.

If not, then report back.

Oh, i know. I have an older Mac Pro as well ;) Will be flashing in the morning, will let you know how it went, thanx :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Laggifahri on September 21, 2010, 02:30:01 PM
Hi Rominator,

I am attaching my stock ROM as I found that Kant´s (working) card has older BIOS/hardware specs readings in RBE than mine. It is the same PN 288-1E148-102SA (SKU# 11163-02-20R). Could you please give it another try too?

Thanks a lot.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: covisp on September 21, 2010, 11:59:54 PM
OK, a couple of quick questions, the 5770 from Apple is $250 and includes 2xDisplayport, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI, right? But only the single DVI works on the MacPro 1,1? or does the HDMI work as well? Or am I misinformed that the DisplayPorts don't work at all on the 1,1?

The Sapphire 5770 card is $180-225 (and falling), has 2xDVI, one HDMI, and one Displayport. One DVI works, the other requires a DVI->VGA adapter and the HDMI works (obviously with an HDMI -> DVI adaptor or an HDMI display).

Is that correct?



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 22, 2010, 03:02:46 AM
I have the exact same card as Kant, and have just flashed with the ROM derived form his card, the m57704.rom. Previously I'd used 57702.rom. The 04 rom seems to be much, much smoother on this card, and a very quick comparison in WoW my FPS have gone from 45-50, to around 75fps! Strangely though, (this occurs with both ROM files) about once every second there is a slight pause. It's only very slight, but it seems like the card is dropping a few frames every second or so. Just enough so the graphics aren't 100% smooth. Not sure whether this is to do with my Mac Pro (2006 - 1,1) being a little slow in transferring from main memory to the card, or what.

There is no video until OS X has loaded the drivers also, so no EFI bootloader etc. Not that that's a problem for me, I'm just very grateful that it works at all!

SKU is 11163-00-20R Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 1GB DDR5

http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00095349.html

[edit]It seems to be a bug in WoW's graphics engine, as Starcraft II is perfect. No surprise there...! ;)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: covisp on September 22, 2010, 04:34:10 AM
[edit]It seems to be a bug in WoW's graphics engine, as Starcraft II is perfect. No surprise there...! ;)

WOW's graphics engine seems to have gotten progressively more buggy, and the engine in WOW4 is just horrible. Yes, yes, I know it's a beta, but still. What a nightmare.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 22, 2010, 12:01:59 PM
WOW's graphics engine seems to have gotten progressively more buggy, and the engine in WOW4 is just horrible. Yes, yes, I know it's a beta, but still. What a nightmare.

It's really the Warcraft III engine, which has been pushed way past what it was originally designed for... Not good to hear that it's even worse in 4.0, though it might be a bit better if you add
Code:
SET gxApi "GLL"
to the config.wtf file. It uses a newer graphics engine then.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dankster on September 23, 2010, 05:42:10 AM
so i have my sapphire 5700 vapor-x in slot 1 of my mac pro 1.1 and my broken old xt 2600 in slot 3 and am currently using the broken 2600 to boot into safe mode with both cards powered on.  i have the proper rom i want to flash onto the 5770 ready to go.

is there an app that i can use to flash the 5770 IN osx?  Zeus doesnt work and i do not have windows.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 23, 2010, 06:08:41 AM
so i have my sapphire 5700 vapor-x in slot 1 of my mac pro 1.1 and my broken old xt 2600 in slot 3 and am currently using the broken 2600 to boot into safe mode with both cards powered on.  i have the proper rom i want to flash onto the 5770 ready to go.

is there an app that i can use to flash the 5770 IN osx?  Zeus doesnt work and i do not have windows.



read up on DOS flashing

here on this forum or at Mac Rumours

best choice is DOS

Windows a second, especially if you don't already have it installed.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 24, 2010, 06:25:38 AM
I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and a Sapphire 5770 (the same card that Doc has). I used the m57703 rom, but I've been running into problems. I have Radeon Bio editor v1.25 installed and also the latest ATiwinflash. I saved my original bios and flashed the m57703 without a problem. However, I was unable to get my screen working in OSX, I held down the option key and waited patiently to see if my system (latest 10.6) would boot. Nothing but black.

I booted back into Windows and then tried to flash with the m57702, however when I tried this maneuver, I was informed that an error occurred and an invalid BIOs or adapter selected. It this error persists try using WinFlash. So I moved on to WinFlash, I opened up the program by running as an administrator, loaded m57702 than got another error: SubsystemIDs mismatch. Windows is a confusing and un-fun place for me, I'm going to have a scotch and see if I can figure this out tomorrow...

I'd really appreciate any pointers or sage advice on what I might be able to try next. I've attached my last saved ROM and here's a link to my card on NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Thank you for your kind help and for reading my long-winded post...


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on September 24, 2010, 06:45:44 AM
how should osx boot when you press the alt key? i guess it was just sitting at the efi bootscreen waiting for you to choose a drive. and you know you cant see that efi bootscreen because you ofc read the whole thread...


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: lukenukem on September 24, 2010, 10:25:01 AM
I have the exact same card as Kant, and have just flashed with the ROM derived form his card, the m57704.rom. Previously I'd used 57702.rom. The 04 rom seems to be much, much smoother on this card, and a very quick comparison in WoW my FPS have gone from 45-50, to around 75fps!

I also tried m57704.rom on my vanilla Sapphire 5770 (without vapor-x). However, couldn't see a difference compared to 57702.rom :-)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 24, 2010, 02:54:07 PM
I also tried m57704.rom on my vanilla Sapphire 5770 (without vapor-x). However, couldn't see a difference compared to 57702.rom :-)

I expect the Sapphire 5770 without Vapor-X has a different part number to the Vapor-X model. If so, then m57704.rom isn't the exact from for your model.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 24, 2010, 03:11:54 PM
Thanks for the quick replies. It's morning here in L.A. and I have the day off! Bolle: I held the OPTION key down after the chime for about half a minute, then clicked the left arrow key and pressed enter. Yes, I read the WHOLE thread and many others. I am new to this but I am not lazy or un-resourceful. I know about the EFI boot-screen issue. I kindly ask that you give me a break.

I got stuck with technical error messages that I simply do not understand and cannot find troubleshooting info on. If anyone can possibly give me a gentle nudge in the right direction, I will fully read, digest and make a concerted effort to follow instructions.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 24, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
Thanks for the quick replies. It's morning here in L.A. and I have the day off! Bolle: I held the OPTION key down after the chime for about half a minute, then clicked the left arrow key and pressed enter. Yes, I read the WHOLE thread and many others. I am new to this but I am not lazy or un-resourceful. I know about the EFI boot-screen issue. I kindly ask that you give me a break.

I got stuck with technical error messages that I simply do not understand and cannot find troubleshooting info on. If anyone can possibly give me a gentle nudge in the right direction, I will fully read, digest and make a concerted effort to follow instructions.

The subsystem ID mismatch is because the ROM isn't really designed for that exact card, afaik. You need to force it to flash ignoring that error. Not sure how to do that in WinFlash. Burn a CD with FreeDOS, and use that.

Use a Mac card (the original one) in addition to the 5770. Then you can see the EFI boot selector, and startup with FreeDOS. Remember you need the Snow Leopard Graphics update too, before OS X will properly recognise your flashed 5770.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 24, 2010, 06:57:23 PM
I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and a Sapphire 5770 (the same card that Doc has).

I'd really appreciate any pointers or sage advice on what I might be able to try next. I've attached my last saved ROM and here's a link to my card on NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Thank you for your kind help and for reading my long-winded post...

Dear Mr. Digiboy,

Since you were a good boy and followed directions, Christmas has come early for you.

I have attached a ROM written just for you (and anyone else buying that card)

Some points:

1. Quit jacking around in Windows. Use DOS. Thank you for settling that issue for us, DOS flashing is MORE powerful and LESS bothersome.
2. If you MUST flash in WIndows, you need to find the equivalent of the ATIFLash "-f" command. It tells the flash program to ignore any Mamby Pamby "oh, my subsystem id's don't match, oh dear" type warnings and just FLASH THE DAMN ROM.
3. Why is a "digiboy" drinking Scotch? A Man's drink if there ever was one.

Now quit pidddling around and FLASH THE DAMN CARD.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on September 24, 2010, 07:29:28 PM
@ digiboy: best to burn dos bootdisk, like the one from file: fdbasecd.iso (8.3 mb). The right commandline for your mac & sapph. card is:   atiflash -p -f -sst 0 M57705.ROM

Where 0 is your adapter in the lowest (first) pcie-slot (x16), and sst stands for the rom-type = SST25VF010

But first of all check the presence of your card with command:  atiflash -i

Did this today in about 1 hour with same Mac Pro and same Sapph. card as yours, working great with ROMINATOR's m57704.rom !!!!!!  :-))))))

Good Luck !


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 25, 2010, 02:08:10 AM
Amazing. Thank you Rominator and Hooper -- you marched the ball down to the 1-yard line, I thought it would be an easy score from here. But, I'm back and sorry to say that I fumbled. Fumbled on Christmas Day no less.

I've been trying to find a way to burn a FreeDOS CD with the new ROM and ATIFlash included. I have a macbook with a Parallels installation that has Win7 that I admittedly never use. (It's imaged from work.) I tried MagicISO (a cruel kick in the pants, the damn burn button is grayed out unless you buy a license.) I tried downloading Nero, but I can't find a way to add additional files to the ISO. I tried adding the rom and atiflash to an external USB, but I know nothing at all about DOS and don't know how to utilize the FreeDOS interface to do connect to these files properly (or if it's even possible). I've read threads and made false starts, I have to admit the bitter truth -- I am a LAME NOOB!!! I deserve the scorn and ridicule.

I don't know what else to say, but after these few hours trying to figure this out, I'm truly frustrated and I've finally thrown my hands up in the air. I come to the forum humbly with my hat in hand.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 25, 2010, 02:11:01 AM
@ Digiboy, you need to burn FreeDOS to a CD. Then use a FAT partition on a HDD to put ATIflash.exe and the rom you want to use. "cd" to the HDD with atiflash on when booted in FreeDOS, then you're good to go. That's how I did it anyway.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 25, 2010, 04:39:55 PM
I've booted into FreeDOS but I'm unable to cd to either a FAT partitioned USB HDD with the ROM and ATIFlash or a USB stick configured the same way. I found a copy of PowerISO and burned a disk with a folder called Mac containing the necessary files. When I boot with this disk, I select '1' and get to the command prompt A:\> I type DIR and don't even see a folder called Mac. Everyone says how easy this is, but I cannot fathom a way on how to do this. What could be so stupidly simple that I'm missing it completely?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on September 25, 2010, 05:16:22 PM
I've not tried a USB disk, I used a PATA drive connected in the optical bay. Remember the drive (USB or otherwise) must be partitioned using MBR, not the default GUID in disk utility.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 25, 2010, 05:40:23 PM
Thanks everyone for your time with this. I've spent a few hours on this morning and I am baffled how Bill Gates was able to take over the world. Windows makes no sense to me. It's ugly and unintuitive. DOS is, well at this point, I don't know what the %$#% DOS is.

It's beautiful outside and girls are laughing just beyond my doorstep. I am going to get high and go to the beach. I'm going to make a final try when I get back in a few hours...



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 25, 2010, 08:40:25 PM
Thanks everyone for your time with this. I've spent a few hours on this morning and I am baffled how Bill Gates was able to take over the world. Windows makes no sense to me. It's ugly and unintuitive. DOS is, well at this point, I don't know what the %$#% DOS is.

It's beautiful outside and girls are laughing just beyond my doorstep. I am going to get high and go to the beach. I'm going to make a final try when I get back in a few hours...



If you already have a Windows partition, why can't you just use that?

when you get booted into DOS, try typing "c:" and then "dir/w" or "b:"....this will show you if the Windows partition is available as a FAT32 disk. If so, your problem is already solved.

If not, I think you can use Bootcamp Assistant to repartition one of your existing disks.

If you have an ealr Mac Pro, an old PATA hard drive can get plugged in to the optical bay and be formatted any way you like. I have an old drive in my 2006 doing just that. As you are in LA, the Goodwill downtown near St Vincent DePaul sells used hard drives for cheap.

Last choice scenario, you bring the damn card to me in Hollywood and I flash it for you. My price IS rather steep (6 of Stella, cold ) but I must warn you that due to a "video card stalker" incident last year, I no longer bring people upstairs. However, if you have a dog, this can be ideal. I live across the street from Runyon Canyon. You drop off card and beer, walk Little Barky around the hill up to Mulholland and back and your card will be done when you return.

But I would try changing drives with the "c:" "d:" etc while in DOS. If the prompt changes, it sees the drive. If it says "invalid drive"...well, you can figure that out.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 25, 2010, 11:02:12 PM
I was able to flash my card! I managed to boot up a FreeDOS disk and negotiate to atiflash, it was easy from there using Hoopers excellent instructions. Yippie ki-yay!!

The only problem now is that I can't get either of my two monitors (A Cinema 30 and Dell 20) to display. I tried booting into OSX through DVI (Yes I installed the Apple Graphics upgrade earlier.) with the Dell 20 trying the upper and lower ports with no success. I tried again with my VGA/DVI adapter and did see the opening Apple Logo screen, however the monitor turned black as soon as it hit the desktop.

Rominator -- You're awesome. I already want to give you a six-pack of Stella, not just for what you've done for me, but for everyone else on the forum. I wouldn't have got this far without this place. If it comes down to it, I'll swing by BevMo and pick up a 12-pk, it's a short drive from Pasadena.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: TylerL on September 26, 2010, 02:25:55 PM
I'm in the same conundrum with the same card (Sapphire vanilla 5770 on a MacPro 2,1) as digiboy, after flashing with m57705.rom. DVI output simply doesn't work (the connection is not even recognized by the system) in Mac OS X.
HDMI output is at least recognized in System Profiler, but still no video is outputted.
DVI -> VGA adapter works just fine, though.

What should be my next step? Should I try flashing with an older firmware (m57702, or 3?)? Any diagnostics I can run?

EDIT: Digiboy, try flashing with m57703.rom. I had luck with OS X displaying over HDMI (can't test other connections right now).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digiboy on September 26, 2010, 04:40:24 PM
Yeaaaahhhh Boyeeee! IT WORKS!!!

Hi Tyler, going by your suggestion, I used the 57703 rom and I'm happy to report my Cinema 30 and Dell 20 are both working in tandem through DVI. I found the easy way was to burn a bootable FreeDOS disk using a program called PowerISO in Parallels on my Macbook. I then created a folder called MAC and put atiflash and the other roms (2 though 5, I was going to try them all) and burn from there. Switching to the MAC directory and flashing was easy. I feel smart(er) now and my swagger is back. I've benefitted tremendously by everyone's help here. Stella for all!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on September 26, 2010, 06:52:42 PM
Hey digiboy: CONGRATS !!! And a Bud for me please !? Hahaha told you that it's easy to flash your card, and you finally have done it very well ! For the time being you can keep that drive/folder MAC for testing purp's, with new roms etc. The funny thing is that I read about some people recently purchased a new MacPro 2010, having major trouble with there Apple/Ati 5770 !! I don't !!, isn't that funny while running my 'old' Mac 1,1 ?! ;-))))


Title: reloaded
Post by: Rominator on September 27, 2010, 06:07:20 AM
hey guys,

do I feel silly

made a stupid mistake in that rom

I fixed and re-attached

try it again, should be best match for your card


Title: Re: reloaded
Post by: Hooper on September 27, 2010, 10:00:48 AM
hey guys,

do I feel silly

made a stupid mistake in that rom

I fixed and re-attached

try it again, should be best match for your card

Poor digiboy after all his strougle it was due to the rom ? :-)  But don't feel silly Rominator, all pro's make mistakes as well, w're still very greatfull for your work man ! Maybe you can give us some changelog for newer roms ?


Title: Re: reloaded
Post by: TylerL on September 27, 2010, 04:46:37 PM
hey guys,
do I feel silly
made a stupid mistake in that rom
I fixed and re-attached
try it again, should be best match for your card

After all that time I spent getting ATI's drivers in Windows to behave again?  :p

Out of curiosity, what benefits would there be to new m57705 over m57702? Someone somewhere (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.msg2837.html#msg2837) on the forum mentioned a rather sizeable performance increase from a ROM change. Is that entirely possible, or just anecdotal?
Either way, thanks!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: notshy on September 28, 2010, 11:24:24 PM
Has anyone tried flashing a Gigabyte card with any of these ROMs? I'm interested as I've got a  hack build with this in.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on September 29, 2010, 08:32:53 AM
Has anyone tried flashing a Gigabyte card with any of these ROMs? I'm interested as I've got a  hack build with this in.

There is NO BENEFIT WHATSOEVER  to flashing cards for Hacks...until the day they start having EFI...as in REAL EFI.

As long as you are using a PC BIOS based board, you need to use whatever tricks the hack community uses. This applies to any and all EFI Mac cards...EFI is what Macs use. Hacks emulate this. Having real EFI ROM is pointless on them.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: notshy on September 29, 2010, 10:40:56 AM
I stand corrected
 :-X


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: plankton1 on September 29, 2010, 10:16:03 PM
Beg to differ with Rominator slightly; if you move cards frequently between Mac and Hack, having a modded GPU bios can be an advantage.
If progress on a modified motherboard bios goes as planned, a modded GPU bios might be a very big advantage--watch the other space for news on this.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: marcelog4 on September 29, 2010, 10:20:23 PM
Maybe this will be a useful info.

I have a flashed Sapphire 5770....And just for testing i updated another system disk with 10.6.4 to 10.6.5_10h542...booted with no issues for new kexts or kernel panics. No boot screen until desktop...the rest everything was ok.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: glider on October 03, 2010, 03:33:33 AM
Another report: apparent success with an XFX 1GB 5770, part # HD-557A-ZNFR. Working in a Mac Pro 1,1 using m57705.rom

My version is that my 8800GT puked earlier this afternoon. My oven attempt was clearly at the wrong temp, since a few components separated from the board. Did a bit of reading here and picked up an overpriced (~200) XFX 5770 from Best Buy to get going again. Already had 10.6.4 with all updates, so the graphics updates were in place.

Couldn't flash in Windows, even after playing with subsystem IDs in RBE. Ended up pulling my OS X system disk and putting in a spare, booting into Windows 7 x64 via DVD, changing that spare to MBR, formatting and dumping ATIflash and the roms to it, then rebooting from a freedos CD. It saw the drive, flashed the board OK. Swapped the scratch drive out for the SSD housing OS X and rebooted with fingers crossed. As expected no boot screen on my DVI connection, but otherwise working fine.

Thanks folks.





Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ryland on October 06, 2010, 12:10:30 AM
Hi everyone,

just wanted to announce success with a HD-577A-ZN (Part No.: HD-577A-ZNDC) with m57703.rom

I experience some slowdowns everytime graphics are involved (i.e. generating preview images, looking at high res browser images etc.). Strangely there are no problems with Expose and other heavily graphical features. Playing Portal and StarCraft 2 also seem to have great performance.

Unfortunately no EFI boot screen with DVI (no VGA cable available ATM).Attached the original ROM image. Perhaps Rominator could give it a try for a special rom.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: DoGGZz on October 06, 2010, 04:16:50 AM
I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and a Sapphire 5770 (the same card that Doc has).

I'd really appreciate any pointers or sage advice on what I might be able to try next. I've attached my last saved ROM and here's a link to my card on NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Thank you for your kind help and for reading my long-winded post...

Dear Mr. Digiboy,

Since you were a good boy and followed directions, Christmas has come early for you.

I have attached a ROM written just for you (and anyone else buying that card)

Some points:

1. Quit jacking around in Windows. Use DOS. Thank you for settling that issue for us, DOS flashing is MORE powerful and LESS bothersome.
2. If you MUST flash in WIndows, you need to find the equivalent of the ATIFLash "-f" command. It tells the flash program to ignore any Mamby Pamby "oh, my subsystem id's don't match, oh dear" type warnings and just FLASH THE DAMN ROM.
3. Why is a "digiboy" drinking Scotch? A Man's drink if there ever was one.

Now quit pidddling around and FLASH THE DAMN CARD.


I want to say thank you for an easy option for an upgrade.
1. I got the new card from new egg
2. put the card in my win 7 64 rig
3. flashed it with latest atiflash using (atiflash -f -p 0 m57705.rom)
4. after successful flash installed into my mac pro 1,1
5. booted with gray apple screen and worked great. (I use VGA LCD 32inch TV with DVI adapter)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 06, 2010, 06:49:58 AM
Glad to hear it.

Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digicase on October 06, 2010, 12:27:01 PM
Hi,

I just flashed a brand new Sapphire 5770 vapor-x using m57705.rom in Freedos with atiflash. Everything went as expected - no efi but dual dvi ports working fine. In OS X 10.6.4 with graphics update all is good, except one really annoying issue. My mouse cursor now no longer keeps up with the mouse movement. It gets stuck every 1-2 seconds and then jumps.

I have a Mac Pro 1,1. Any thoughts on how to address this? I have tried all USB ports in the monitors and the Mac itself to no avail. Thanks for everything so far, if I can fix the mouse issue everything will be perfect  :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on October 06, 2010, 01:10:00 PM
i got the mouse issue when i turn off one of my two samsung displays connected to the flashed 5870.

there have been reports of jumpy mouse cursors before even with normal apple cards (4000 and i think i read them about 5000 radeons as well)

the discussions i saw about the problem turned out to be caused by the displays that have been used and not the card.

try plugging in only one display at a time and see if that changes anything. also try different ports with each display.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digicase on October 06, 2010, 03:00:01 PM
Thanks Bolle, I'll give it a go and report back.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digicase on October 07, 2010, 02:06:08 AM
It was a conflict with one of my monitors. If I have my Philips 240PW9EB connected via DVI then that causes the mouse jumping issue. Connecting over a DVI->VGA adapter makes everything fine mouse wise, but of course the displayed image looks terrible. This is a really annoying OS X bug, as I don't get the problem in Windows 7. Nothing to do with the rom of course, just thought I would talk about the problem in case anyone has this monitor - it doesn't work properly with HD Radeons and OS X :(


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on October 07, 2010, 09:40:08 AM
Aha... the Philips 240PW9EB aka the 'poor man's IPS'  ;D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dino on October 10, 2010, 08:04:55 AM
Hi all,
I spent the last few hours reading up on this topic and decided to take the plunge. Ordered the same card for my macpro3,1 that doc and digiboy have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Here's a stupid question: I've noticed on the product picture that the card comes with a power cable... do I need this for the mac pro? If so, where does it get plugged in?
I apologize if this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find anything about this.
Thanks in advance


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: doc on October 10, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
Hi all,
I spent the last few hours reading up on this topic and decided to take the plunge. Ordered the same card for my macpro3,1 that doc and digiboy have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Here's a stupid question: I've noticed on the product picture that the card comes with a power cable... do I need this for the mac pro? If so, where does it get plugged in?
I apologize if this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find anything about this.
Thanks in advance

You need a power cable, but you'll either have to get one that can adapt power from your second optical drive bay (assuming you're not using it) or you'll need to get one of the proprietary ones Apple had made up to prevent people from using their hardware cause they're a bunch of jerk-faces. (*takes a deep breath*). Ahem. Anyway, you can get the proprietary one from the ATI website I believe. I think they've got it listed as something to with their Mac Pros back from the G5 days. Maybe someone here can link it to you (or you can get an adapter to work).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: marcelog4 on October 11, 2010, 12:26:45 AM
Hi all,
I spent the last few hours reading up on this topic and decided to take the plunge. Ordered the same card for my macpro3,1 that doc and digiboy have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

Here's a stupid question: I've noticed on the product picture that the card comes with a power cable... do I need this for the mac pro? If so, where does it get plugged in?
I apologize if this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find anything about this.
Thanks in advance

Yes...you can plug that cable in the second (optional) optical drive power cable.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: macjunkie on October 11, 2010, 03:08:40 AM
Dino,

you need one of these cables!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-Pro-Dual-Quad-Core-G5-PCIe-Video-Card-Power-Cable-/250655060210?pt=Apple_Desktops&hash=item3a5c34b0f2

connect it from the video card to your Mac Pro's motherboard...

see picture

(http://ebay.filmsuk.com/4870_1.jpg)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 11, 2010, 11:34:27 PM
Where to download m57703.rom ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 12, 2010, 08:54:43 AM
you might try LOOKING in a thread titled "5770 EFi ROM"


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 01:50:10 PM
I just flashed my XFX HD5770 HD-577A-ZNDC with vanilla rom, but no EFI screen on boot and I don't know how to switch to Mac OS X right now :/

I use software RAID under Mac OS X and can't change to Mac OS X drive under BootCamp.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on October 12, 2010, 01:55:25 PM
Just take out your Windoze HDD, and the system will boot into OS X. You can choose the OS X disk to boot from in the Startup Disk preference pane.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on October 12, 2010, 02:38:26 PM
if you do that it wont boot at all.

it will sit at a dos propmt and tells you that it cant find a boot drive.


also vanilla rom is going to screw your card. good job reading what is on here spacedust. you would also know how to solve the no bootscreen issue and how to change back to osx without said bootscreen.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 02:41:23 PM
I got it. Just press ALT on boot then left arrow (I got three drive RAID 0) and press ENTER - the problem is - even if Mac OS X boots up I got black screen on both DVI's.

I was using vanilla ROM. I'll try another ROM's, but where Can I found them ?

I'm attaching my original ROM.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on October 12, 2010, 02:42:26 PM
if you do that it wont boot at all.

it will sit at a dos propmt and tells you that it cant find a boot drive.

No it won't.  There won't be any DOS to load for a start, the EFI has enough sense to look for another drive if it can't find the Windows one, and use that instead. It work too if you take out the OS X HDD, it'll boot from the Windows disk.

You can also hold down alt, wait about 20 seconds, then tap the left arrow and hit enter. That will boot from OS X if you only have two boot drives.

The other ROMs are in this thread. Make sure that you have the Snow Leopard graphics update before you try to use the ATI card.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 02:59:46 PM
Just flashed my XFX HD-577A-ZNDC XXX Edition with m57703.rom and it works under Mac OS X :D

No EFI screen on boot (connected via DVI to Apple Cinema HD Display 23").

We have to fix this EFI boot screen :)

I would like to set better clocks in my BIOS (it's factory overclocked card) - can I modify this BIOS to factory clocks ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
I got problems after using Radeon BIOS editor. Card works great on Bootcamp, but no boot at Mac OS X :/


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on October 12, 2010, 03:52:53 PM
if you do that it wont boot at all.

it will sit at a dos propmt and tells you that it cant find a boot drive.

No it won't.  There won't be any DOS to load for a start, the EFI has enough sense to look for another drive if it can't find the Windows one, and use that instead. It work too if you take out the OS X HDD, it'll boot from the Windows disk.


doesnt do that for me.

i took out my windows HD and had it sitting there "cant find boot drive". so BIOS emulation still kicked in even tho there was no Windows drive isntalled. it was then looking for something to boot form ofc as the BIOS wont know the OSX disks.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on October 12, 2010, 03:56:18 PM
doesnt do that for me.

i took out my windows HD and had it sitting there "cant find boot drive". so BIOS emulation still kicked in even tho there was no Windows drive isntalled. it was then looking for something to boot form ofc as the BIOS wont know the OSX disks.

Strange, maybe you have an older Boot ROM revision (I'm on a Mac Pro 1,1, Boot ROM MP11.005C.B08).

That's my special BIOS with better clocks and voltages for XFX HD5770 XXX edtion only !

I'm interested in trying out your ROM on my Sapphire 5770, I've overclocked it in Windows far past the factory clocks. Can you give any info on what program you used to change the frequencies and voltages in the ROM? Thanks!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 04:07:57 PM
That's my special BIOS with better clocks and voltages for XFX HD5770 XXX edtion only !

I'm interested in trying out your ROM on my Sapphire 5770, I've overclocked it in Windows far past the factory clocks. Can you give any info on what program you used to change the frequencies and voltages in the ROM? Thanks!
[/quote]

I've removed it, because it didn't work on Mac OS X. I was using Radeon BIOS Editor under Windows.

Now I'm using vanilla rom and finally it works (no EFI boot screen on both DVI) !

My Mac Pro usage went down from 234W to 192W when compared to HIS HD4870 512 MB;)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 04:08:56 PM
Is there any one with flashed card using original Apple ROM ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 08:31:49 PM
I found that Accelero S2 do not fit on this card :/

Also XFX made some warranty stickers on screws. Damn...


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 12, 2010, 11:19:55 PM
Can some one make a ROM for HD5770 with 20% fan speed when idle ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: sadhyaena on October 13, 2010, 04:55:25 AM
hello all-
like many of you, i've been unhappily paying the apple tax on parts for a long time (12 yrs). so after reading many of these threads 3 or 4 times i finally decided to commit and bought the same card as digiboy and dino, the SAPPHIRE 100283-3L:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product

now, i've flashed optical drives, routers and phones before, all with success, but this is a little bit more complicated so i'm being cautious. i'll be using the file that rominator so generously created for this card with ultimate boot cd and ati flash. i've read 3 different how-to threads with differing dos commands for each. is this the correct dos command? the name of the rom doesn't matter, correct?
ATIFlash -p -f 0 m57705.rom

thanks for everyone's hard work and testing. it sure will be nice to crank up the settings in fallout and stalker ;)

SH


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on October 13, 2010, 09:07:37 AM
Hello all!

I have XFX Radeon HD 5770 (HD-577X-ZNFC) , difference in one letter with succesifully flashed card (by report of few people in this forum).
What is your opinion, will this card work with Mac ? It has strange Fan construction (looks like not reference card ?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dino on October 14, 2010, 06:35:45 AM
Hi all,
You guys are amazing!!! It works!

my card came in today (Newegg, sapphire 100283-3L; see my post above), like others, no boot screen, but once the system has booted, my screens come up as usual (using 2 x 23" cinema displays, each connected via DVI).
Interestingly, in the beginning, I still had my old ATI X1900 card in the machine (in slot 3) (first while doing the flashing, then just because I was kind of afraid). The Mac Pro didn't like that very much. The screens (attached to the new 7550) came up, I could move the mouse, but the keyboard wouldn't react, I could not select any menu or anything. However, when I used a macbook pro to remote control the mac pro using screen sharing, I could select menus and stuff (including turning the machine off safely). No idea what was going on there. As soon as I removed the old X1900, the system worked perfectly.
Just been fooling around for a few minutes, and aperture is so much faster now!!!!

A big, big thank you to Rominator and to the others on this board for making this possible!!! You guys saved me a lot of money, plus I learned a lot!!!!
Thanks so much!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: sadhyaena on October 14, 2010, 08:00:02 AM
My card arrived today too, the same as dino's (Newegg, sapphire 100283-3L). After a couple of mishaps and some finagling, I have it flashed and working, driving two Dell 2007WFP displays via dvi. No efi boot screen of course but is solid other than that. I learned a lot doing this and saving 125$ feels pretty dang good.
Huge thanks to Rominator, netkas and other folks posting how-to's, etc.

A question:
Will the drivers and whatnot in 10.6.5 possibly enable us to have efi boot screens?

SH


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: katchina on October 14, 2010, 10:22:53 AM
Hello,

Getting ready to start the flashing game again, after a few years' break (my last ones were 7800 GT-something for PowerMac G5s, after having used Radeon 9700/9800 in G4s).

It is my understanding that rom 57705 is most adequate with this card : http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00095402.html (http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00095402.html), as well as this one : http://www.ldlc.be/fiche/PB00097209.html (http://www.ldlc.be/fiche/PB00097209.html).  Am I correct on this ?

Thanks for the great work being done here !


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 14, 2010, 07:18:30 PM
My card arrived today too, the same as dino's (Newegg, sapphire 100283-3L). After a couple of mishaps and some finagling, I have it flashed and working, driving two Dell 2007WFP displays via dvi. No efi boot screen of course but is solid other than that. I learned a lot doing this and saving 125$ feels pretty dang good.
Huge thanks to Rominator, netkas and other folks posting how-to's, etc.

A question:
Will the drivers and whatnot in 10.6.5 possibly enable us to have efi boot screens?

SH

No, impossible. EFI is separate from drivers.

The EFI interacts with hardware BEFORE drivers load, whole point of it.

To see boot screens, you could connect one VGA to one of your Dells if you ever have strong need to see it. (doesn't seem to work with 2 displays connected, though you may want to try the early ROM Netkas made from iMac EFI. I seem to recall that when I ran identical Dell 24" displays on the DVIs, I got boot screen. Read through that thread.

I could do a custom ROM for you if the one he did isn't working.

Good news is you may get DVI boot screen on one display.

Bad news is that ROm only ran 2 displays, not three like the better ones he has done with the real 5770 EFI ROM.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: sadhyaena on October 14, 2010, 09:49:48 PM
Rominator-
Thanks for the info. The important thing is that the card works with dual dvi, so I can live without efi boot screens. And like you said, I can use a vga adapter if I ever need it.
Thanks again!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 14, 2010, 11:41:36 PM
Rominator, are you doing something to make EFI screens at least on one DVI ? Maybe we should take a part of HD4870 rom ?

What about if I use HDMI->DVI or DisplayPort->DVI adapter ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: cancerman on October 16, 2010, 06:50:01 AM
Rominator,
I tried one of the ROMs here for a Sapphire card that's close to mine, but it's not quite right.  Sleep isn't working right.  The computer comes back up when I use Remote Desktop, but I can't get it to display a picture over either of the DVIs or the HDMI.  Only one DVI works at startup, and the HDMI only works as a second monitor.  Here's the Newegg page (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873) for my card.  Attached is my rom.  If you could work your magic, that would be awesome.  If not, that's probably OK too.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digicase on October 16, 2010, 09:16:49 AM
I just bought a displayport -> DVI adapter. It has fixed the issues with my Philips monitor (no more high kernal_task CPU usage and sticky mouse movement). I think there is a problem with Apple's drivers and HDCP over a DVI port. No EFI boot screen using the adapter but I don't really need that. Very happy now, thanks again.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 18, 2010, 06:39:51 AM
on a grueling shoot

will be done and back geeking by Wednesday or so

My EFI skills aren't good enough to fix EFI boot screens

it will be Netkas or dumb luck that fixes that

I have tried DP and HDMI to DVI...no dice

Only time I saw EFI boot over DVI was ealry ROMs Netkas did from iMac cards



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: cancerman on October 19, 2010, 04:58:45 AM
Good luck with the shoot!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: rohan on October 19, 2010, 10:54:40 AM
Thanks to everyone here, I purchased a Sapphire 5770 and installed it in my MacPro 1,1 with the 05 ROM. I moved my 7300GT into slot 3 just cos I could and left both cards in there for now. (Imagine running 5 displays!)

I'm running 10.6.4 with all the graphics updates and Win7 Ultimate 64bit and both run to my liking. Both are much snappier and full screen gaming on the 30" ACD is incredible under Windows (NBA2K11). I also run a 24" Dell Ultrasharp display off the 5770.

I've mastered the art of timing the boot process so I can confidently boot either OS using Boot Camp. (Blind cos EFI boot screen not working yet on either DVI), but it's definitely not a big deal.

Anyway - just wanted to thank everyone here for their input or I would've never got this far. I feel this card is not only cheaper than the Apple one, but has the ports that I want on it. (2x DVI, 1x Display Port, 1x HDMI).

Like someone said in another thread, every time I think I might need to upgrade my home Mac Pro, something much more affordable lengthens it life span. I too got myself an Elgato Turbo.264 HD for encoding H.264 video and now the 5770 breathes a new lease of life into the beast. I'm pretty happy!

Now I wait patiently in hope of the EFI Boot Screen version of the ROM... :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 19, 2010, 08:04:27 PM
Rominator, can you add EFI to this ROM and set fan speed to 20% when idle in 157/300 clock mode ? Now it's 35% and this sound is making me crazy when I'm not gaming.

I can't change cooler, because XFX putted warranty stickers on cooler screws.

This BIOS is from XFX HD5770 XXX edition with higher clocks.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: kirasir on October 23, 2010, 10:14:54 AM
Somebody attach ioreg with working 5770, please.

Rominator, look, please, my bios? (HIS 5770)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 23, 2010, 08:32:05 PM
Rominator, can you add EFI to this ROM and set fan speed to 20% when idle in 157/300 clock mode ? Now it's 35% and this sound is making me crazy when I'm not gaming.

I can't change cooler, because XFX putted warranty stickers on cooler screws.

This BIOS is from XFX HD5770 XXX edition with higher clocks.

Here is a better idea. Why don't YOU mod the ROM in WIndows to get the fan behavior you want, then attach the ROM here.

Then I or someone else will attach the EFI for you.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on October 26, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
Rominator, can you add EFI to this ROM and set fan speed to 20% when idle in 157/300 clock mode ? Now it's 35% and this sound is making me crazy when I'm not gaming.

I can't change cooler, because XFX putted warranty stickers on cooler screws.

This BIOS is from XFX HD5770 XXX edition with higher clocks.

Here is a better idea. Why don't YOU mod the ROM in WIndows to get the fan behavior you want, then attach the ROM here.

Then I or someone else will attach the EFI for you.

OK. I've modded it. Please add EFI to it.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: waimtrp on October 29, 2010, 10:43:32 AM
Hello Rominator , i have the XFX 5770 part#HD-577A-ZNFC VC.0 (label at the back), i tried all available roms here in this post , the lower DVI port (the one next to HDMI port)not working under OSX 10.6.4 + GU1.0 update , but the upper DVI port work just fine, strange thing is, i run bootcamp win7 , both DVI ports working ...

here's link of my card : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=xfx_radeon_5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

and original PC rom , please take a look and make a rom for this card, of course i will report back the status to the forum, thanks a lot  ;)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: kirasir on October 29, 2010, 12:19:09 PM
"Since midnight is nearing, and Herman are no!"


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 30, 2010, 05:39:45 AM
family emergency has me in New York until November

Until then, someone else is welcome to sew the working EFI from Netkas onto those PC BIOS. Pretty easy unless there isn't enough space. Netkas was the architect, I have merely been the carpenter putting his work together.

Note to the various folk selling these ROMs on Ebay...(CrappleMePantix, et al) if you don't have the balls/decency to say where the ROM came from in your ads ("ROM courtesy the Netkas Forums" or even something thanking Netkas and his brilliant work for Mac community), please at least come here and post what you have learned from our work. You have access to far more cards than most. Show some respect.

In fact, let's connect these two thoughts. While I am out of town, why not take over sewing ROMs for me? Thanks for the help guys, glad to see you helping the community instead of just yourselves.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: waimtrp on November 04, 2010, 04:59:32 AM
Hello Rominator , i have the XFX 5770 part#HD-577A-ZNFC VC.0 (label at the back), i tried all available roms here in this post , the lower DVI port (the one next to HDMI port)not working under OSX 10.6.4 + GU1.0 update , but the upper DVI port work just fine, strange thing is, i run bootcamp win7 , both DVI ports working ...

here's link of my card : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=xfx_radeon_5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

and original PC rom , please take a look and make a rom for this card, of course i will report back the status to the forum, thanks a lot  ;)

no one can help ?  :'(


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: victor_ro on November 09, 2010, 12:31:29 AM
Hello, I am trying to "upgrade" a Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X OC 1GB DDR5 128-bit, code 11163-05-20R, for use in a MacPro 2.1 - 8-core Mac. 

As I have never done something like this, can someone confirm that I backed up my rom properly (see screenshot below), and let me know which of these 3 ROMs would work best on this model: m57702.ROM, 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom , or HD577AZNFA.rom.

Also, as far as I understand, the actual command to write the rom to the card with ATIFLASH is:
atiflash -f -p 0 ROMNAME.ROM

Is that correct? (all i should do to write the rom to the card now is add -f to force the mismatched ROMs)

Thanks for the help.  I will confirm which ROM works for the community.

(http://www.comitetulcentral.com/IMG_0714.JPG)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: victor_ro on November 09, 2010, 12:39:26 AM
Would it help if I post my backed up original ROM?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 09, 2010, 12:58:46 AM
victor

The best way to find right ROM is for you to actually look at the ROM in Hexedit and compare.

Best case scenario, you find ROM that is identical.

When we build these ROMs, first 64,000 characters are IDENTICAL to original ROM.

So you can simply open them in Hexedit and look.

The "-f" can be at end, it is the "force" command.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ville on November 09, 2010, 04:45:15 AM
Thanks a lot Netkas and Rominator!

My 8800 gto died few months back while I was in the middle of an important project. Due delivery issues at Apple I ended up picking up a Sapphire 5770 just to get my work done in bootcamp Windows.

Now, after getting local Apple Store kindly install Snow Leopard and combo update on empty hard disk I went ahead and flashed my Sapphire 5770 using your Rominator's rom5!

I'm so happy to be using OSX again, all thanks to you guys! (And Apple Store, for installing it for free and not asking any questions about the PC card found inside :))


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: victor_ro on November 09, 2010, 07:31:58 PM
I flashed the Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X OC 1GB using M57702.ROM.  Works perfectly so far with the exception of HDMI.  No boot screen.  I have 2 cinema displays connected via DVI with no problem.  The Display Connector port appears but I have no way of testing at this time.

When I plugged HDMI in, my monitors "flashed" as though it was initialising, but I got no image out of it.  HDMI also does not appear.

I will try Rominator's suggestion of comparing the ROMs in Hexedit and see if I find a better match. I hope its not too complicated...

I use Apple's Color for grading 4K Red material, and video playback rate during grading is greatly improved over the x1900xt that was previously installed.

The method I used for flashing the bios was a win98se boot cd with sata/usb drivers, plus a usb stick formatted FAT32 on which I backed up the existing ROM and ran Atiflash and flashed the new rom.

Has anyone gotten the HDMI ports working in OSX on a 5770?  if so, using which ROM?

Kind of redundant...but is there any chance of flashing to a different ROM which might also enable HDMI?  Or should I be happy with the results? :)

Thanks to Rominator, Netkas, and everyone that helped make this possible.  This helped breathe new life into our workhorse. :D

(http://www.comitetulcentral.com/5770.png)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 09, 2010, 09:03:38 PM
The HDMI likely requires an EXACT match of ROMs.

If you drag both roms to the Hexedit Star icon and then hit "Apple-K" they will go into compare mode.

Keep hitting "Find Next" and you should see each place they differ.

If you find an exact match, the first place they differ will be the "55AA" begining of EFI part of ROM.

If none of the ROMs I assembled (from Netkas brilliant EFI) match, then we need to make you a new one based on the ROM that was on your card to start with.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: victor_ro on November 09, 2010, 09:31:43 PM
Thanks Rominator!

I have not been able to find that many ROMs to compare (I have 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom, HD577AZNFA.rom, and I am currently using m57702.rom).  Can you post a few additional 5770 ROMs here for me to try and compare?

I will also post my backed up ROM if I don't find a match in Hexedit by following your instructions.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 09, 2010, 10:09:48 PM
read through this thread and look for attachments.

Pretty sure I used Netkas EFI in 5 or 6 roms, all named "M5770x.rom" where x was the version number.

They were all based on roms attached by people who posted their card and model number.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: victor_ro on November 10, 2010, 03:13:15 PM
ok...i am a bit of a dummy and did not see the specs closely enough.  the HDMI port is working all along. I had 2 DVI monitors already connected, that's why HDMI would not initialize.  You can power 3 displays simultaneously, but at least one has to be connected to the DisplayPort Connector output of the video card.

thus, I can now confirm the following:
Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X OC 1GB, code 11163-05-20R, works using M57702.ROM on a MacPro 2,1.

here is the link to the card model:
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/4904516/art/sapphire-technology/radeon-hd-5770-vapor-x-1.html

Both DVI outputs, as well as the HDMI output (but no audio on the HDMI).  I cannot test the display connector as I do not have a monitor with DisplayPort in, but it comes up in the graphic card details as being present.

I used an old IDE power extension cable extended from the unused second CDROM slot to power the card (extending the cable that came with the card),

Has anyone gotten audio out of the HDMI port?

Thank you for all your help everyone!!!

(http://www.comitetulcentral.com/v/5770hdmi.png)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 13, 2010, 07:17:33 PM
Hello
First I would like to say THANKS YOU Netkas, Rominator & everyone who share they experience (success story) how to flash ATI PC graphic cards.

I'm as most of us buy pc ATI Radeon 5770 & flash it. Everything almost ok but I have couple issueless.
First is EFI Boot Screen Issue  -  as I understand it is common problem, I hope some time anybody can fix it.
The second most important for me.

I buy Saphire Ati Radeon 5700 1 Gb. Images can be viewed here.
As you can see it has one Display port connector and it is exactly which I interested in.
I buy this card to upgrade my old card in Mac Pro 1.1 (Also I have Mac Pro 3.1) And I need Display port connector because I would like to buy Apple LED Cinema Display 27 ''. In my case Display Port is important because this monitor has 2560 x 1440 resolution, so it is impossible connect it to DVI. (Max DVI resolution is 1920 x 1200). May be there is some Dual DVI to Display port adapters but i have not seen it yet and I think it will be quiet expensive.
Now I have not such display (I mean Apple LED Cinema Display) & I testing it with Display Port to DVI Adapter

The Problem is that Display port does not work at all in Mac OS X. While DVI's works fine. But Display Port  worked on PC.
So is it possible to modify rom to get display port worked.
I attach my original (not modified rom)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 14, 2010, 05:47:36 PM
Thanks Rominator!

I have not been able to find that many ROMs to compare (I have 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom, HD577AZNFA.rom, and I am currently using m57702.rom).  Can you post a few additional 5770 ROMs here for me to try and compare?

I will also post my backed up ROM if I don't find a match in Hexedit by following your instructions.

Rominator, Netkas thanks for all that you do for us plebians of flashing. In the spirit of teach a man to fish. How Can I add efi to a rom I modified in windows with the correct fan speeds. In windows fan is at 20% idle in os x Its a t 50% kind of sucks I was able to use RBE to fix it in windows but no dice in OS X. Please help!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 16, 2010, 07:54:28 PM
Hey guys does anyone have the HD-557A-ZNFR original rom I bungled it. thanks


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 17, 2010, 06:25:43 AM

 And I need Display port connector because I would like to buy Apple LED Cinema Display 27 ''. In my case Display Port is important because this monitor has 2560 x 1440 resolution, so it is impossible connect it to DVI. (Max DVI resolution is 1920 x 1200). May be there is some Dual DVI to Display port adapters but i have not seen it yet and I think it will be quiet expensive.
Now I have not such display (I mean Apple LED Cinema Display) & I testing it with Display Port to DVI Adapter

The Problem is that Display port does not work at all in Mac OS X. While DVI's works fine. But Display Port  worked on PC.
So is it possible to modify rom to get display port worked.
I attach my original (not modified rom)

You are working from some flawed assumptions.

1. Displayport to DVI adapter is a squirrely thing, whatever you find from doing this PROVES NOTHING BUT WHAT IT PROVES, ie, how card functions with a Displayport to DVI adapter. Displayport functions in a different way and uses a different method of clock generation.

To test DIsplayport, you need an ACTUAL displayport monitor.

2. Dual Link DVI can easily run a 30" display, so the 5770s can easily run 2 @ 30" via DVI and then whatever they can run via displayport.

The big surprise is that NOT ALL DISPLAYPORT IS EQUAL. Anytime you "adapt" you may in fact be changing and making signal not up to spec.

If you are specifically looking to run an Apple 27" LED, I would ...

1. Buy a new or used OEM Apple 5770 or 5870 with REAL MDP.
2. Buy & flash a card SPECIFICALLY TESTED WITH APPLE DISPLAYS.

BTW, try this ROM, please report.





Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 17, 2010, 07:35:38 AM
Hi aledesma!

I have rom from HD-577X-ZNFC. Do you need this rom ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 17, 2010, 07:44:00 AM
Hi all!

I have succesifully flashed XFX HD-577X-ZNFC card under Mac Pro with m57702.ROM.
It works well with my 30" Cinema Display, via DVI (Dual Link DVI), native resolution 2560x1600.
Both DVI ports of this card is working. HDMI and Dispaly port not cheked yet.
I also had try to flash this card with vanilla rom, to check efi boot screen, but it was unsuccessifull, it not starting at all.
May be because of 30" ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 17, 2010, 08:49:18 AM
Thanks for your reply, I also am using the m57702 ROM but for some reason the GPU fans are running at 50% in OS X if I boot into windows, They run at 20 and are silent! is your machine noisy in OS X?
-A


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 17, 2010, 08:58:48 AM
My Mac Pro is realy silent. How can you measure the fans speed ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 17, 2010, 09:07:47 AM
I flashed the m577.02 rom then in the noise began then I booted windows and it was just as noisy so I fired up GPU-Z and saw the fans working at 52% just as noisy as in os x then I tweaked the BIOS in RBE and fixed it in windows but not in os x. my card s the 577A-XNFR it is supposedly a reference card. I am so frustrated!!!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 17, 2010, 09:25:11 AM
I was not able to start Mac Pro in Windows, so i can't measure fan speed. But in Mac OS X my card is really quiet.
May be you can check, wich parameter was changed in Windows part of rom, and then try to find similar code in Mac OS X part of rom ?
May be somebody from this forum can confirm such kind of possibility ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 18, 2010, 01:34:58 AM
Quote
I flashed the m577.02 rom then in the noise began then I booted windows and it was just as noisy so I fired up GPU-Z and saw the fans working at 52% just as noisy as in os x then I tweaked the BIOS in RBE and fixed it in windows but not in os x. my card s the 577A-XNFR it is supposedly a reference card. I am so frustrated!!!!


People, I am stumped I went and bought a XFX-577A-ZNFC flashed it with m5770.02 like everyone with this card and it is as noisy as my ZNFR. when I boot to windows it cant be heard at all!!!!!! My Neighbor has a new mac pro with apple 5770 and you cant hear that thing at all I am stuck someone please help!!!!!!!! One of the main things I do is record music and with the fan running at 50 I hear the card in the recording I have to turn the gain in the mics too low. I feel as if my only course of action is to return to my gt120 say it isn't so....


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 18, 2010, 07:08:32 AM
aledesma

May be you can check your cards in Mac Pro of your neighbor ?
And may be problem with your power cord ?
Also try to reset SMC of your Mac Pro http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 18, 2010, 08:19:16 AM
palmoff thanks for the reply! I reset SMC and its the same I dunno my neighbors is dead silent. Let me ask you a a question you are using m5770.02 right? Can your mac recover from sleep? The ZNFR had no problems in this regard strange right?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: palmoff on November 18, 2010, 08:39:10 AM
My sleep is turned off. I'll be able to check in 7 hours


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 18, 2010, 10:49:02 AM
BTW, try this ROM, please report.

Hello Rominator
Thanks you that you find some time to help me.
Unfortunately new rom that you made behaves as old one. Displayport does not working with Displayport to DVI adapter.
I have some research at google & found Dual DVI to mini Display port adapter Atlona AT-DP400.
http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Link-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-USB-Powered.html (http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Link-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-USB-Powered.html)
But the price extremely expensive! In Europe / USA it is 200$ in Russia it will be 400$! Impossible for me.
Also now I have not any monitor with Displayport connector to test without any adapter.
And one more - even Displayport & mini Displayport the same standard but I can not find any adapter!
May be any one can point me? I mean how to connect apple LED Cinema display to PC ATI Graphic card. (Apple has small one, but ATI has standard - a bit bigger)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on November 18, 2010, 11:16:28 AM
@ abalamut: the displayport (male) to ----> minidisplayport (female) would solve your problem I think, like this one: http://estore.circuitassembly.com/products/Mini-Displayport-Female-to-Displayport-Male-Adapter-Cable.html

But unfortunately ATI says it has issues (....) with their 57XX & 58XX videocards, and they do 'not plan on fixing it'.... :-( Also I don't know how this cable would behave with your flashed pc-card under SL 10.6.5 ? (please do check the 21 product reviews for this product)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 18, 2010, 11:39:18 AM
@ abalamut: the displayport (male) to ----> minidisplayport (female) would solve your problem I think, like this one: http://estore.circuitassembly.com/products/Mini-Displayport-Female-to-Displayport-Male-Adapter-Cable.html

But unfortunately ATI says it has issues (....) with their 57XX & 58XX videocards, and they do 'not plan on fixing it'.... :-( Also I don't know how this cable would behave with your flashed pc-card under SL 10.6.5 ? (please do check the 21 product reviews for this product)

Thanks you but as we can see it is not stable, some time works some time none.
PS it seems Rominator was right - If I need LED Cinema display 27 it is better buy new MP. Or just buy an other display with dual DVI connector.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 18, 2010, 09:19:39 PM
@ abalamut: the displayport (male) to ----> minidisplayport (female) would solve your problem I think, like this one: http://estore.circuitassembly.com/products/Mini-Displayport-Female-to-Displayport-Male-Adapter-Cable.html

But unfortunately ATI says it has issues (....) with their 57XX & 58XX videocards, and they do 'not plan on fixing it'.... :-( Also I don't know how this cable would behave with your flashed pc-card under SL 10.6.5 ? (please do check the 21 product reviews for this product)

Thanks you but as we can see it is not stable, some time works some time none.
PS it seems Rominator was right - If I need LED Cinema display 27 it is better buy new MP. Or just buy an other display with dual DVI connector.

I don't think you actually understood me.

Whether the Displayport to DVI adapter works or not tells you NOTHING about whether actual Displayport works. It is a separate signal and may or may not be present.

And Dual DVI is different from Dual LINK DVI.

But for happiness with an Apple MDP Display, you will either want the REAL DEAL or find a report of a card working with it.

But I stress this point...using an "adapter" from Displayport isn't "adapting" anything, it is merely passing the DVI through. So whether DVI works or not proves NOTHING about presence of Displayport signal.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 19, 2010, 11:44:57 AM
I don't think you actually understood me.

Whether the Displayport to DVI adapter works or not tells you NOTHING about whether actual Displayport works. It is a separate signal and may or may not be present.

And Dual DVI is different from Dual LINK DVI.

But for happiness with an Apple MDP Display, you will either want the REAL DEAL or find a report of a card working with it.

But I stress this point...using an "adapter" from Displayport isn't "adapting" anything, it is merely passing the DVI through. So whether DVI works or not proves NOTHING about presence of Displayport signal.

Ok, I will find any native displayport monitor, test & post results here.
Thanks again!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: DarkProf on November 20, 2010, 06:37:30 PM
Hallo,
first of all, thanks for the good work.
I bought my card because of the good work and the information provided here.

I have a Sapphire vapor-x Radeon HD 5770 having a newer version of the BIOS (the rom 577002 and 577002 have a older version of the Atombios).
Thats the reason, why I post the bios and ask kindly for a patched version :-)

@Rominator: Would you be so kind to do this?

BTW, my AtomBios version is ATOMBIOSBK-ATI VER012.020.000.030.034761

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on November 23, 2010, 03:37:24 PM
Strange things happen last night... I hooked up my DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, and HDMI to DVI adapter to my Apple Cinema display; and bottom DVI to my Samsung HDTV via. DVI to HDMI cable. Boot screen appeared as usual on my Apple Cinema but it was mimicking the size resolution from the Samsung, as the OSX came up, the Cinema display had a cascading effect of the samsung. I'll show a picture of it when I get back home. But it is really weird, and this only happens when I have it at this set-up. My guess is that somewhere in the EFI it is calling by default the DisplayPort as the main display for EFI boot, but somewhere along the lines its reading the screen size resolution from the DVI and dumping it back out the DisplayPort.

I switched and I'm currently using m57703.rom, but this effect happens in basically all of the m5770x.rom's

Edit: I had posted something earlier in the week on what I have, but has yet to show up. No sure if it’s been banned or flagged. It shows I only have two posts made but this one is the only one that shows up. And mods care to unblock my first post to explain my spec's and related tests?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on November 24, 2010, 12:02:21 AM
Strange things happen last night... I hooked up my DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, and HDMI to DVI adapter to my Apple Cinema display; and bottom DVI to my Samsung HDTV via. DVI to HDMI cable. Boot screen appeared as usual on my Apple Cinema but it was mimicking the size resolution from the Samsung, as the OSX came up, the Cinema display had a cascading effect of the samsung. I'll show a picture of it when I get back home. But it is really weird, and this only happens when I have it at this set-up. My guess is that somewhere in the EFI it is calling by default the DisplayPort as the main display for EFI boot, but somewhere along the lines its reading the screen size resolution from the DVI and dumping it back out the DisplayPort.

I switched and I'm currently using m57703.rom, but this effect happens in basically all of the m5770x.rom's

Edit: I had posted something earlier in the week on what I have, but has yet to show up. No sure if it’s been banned or flagged. It shows I only have two posts made but this one is the only one that shows up. And mods care to unblock my first post to explain my spec's and related tests?

How did you get the EFI boot screen to work ? What card do you use ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on November 24, 2010, 12:50:01 AM
Strange things happen last night... I hooked up my DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, and HDMI to DVI adapter to my Apple Cinema display; and bottom DVI to my Samsung HDTV via. DVI to HDMI cable. Boot screen appeared as usual on my Apple Cinema but it was mimicking the size resolution from the Samsung, as the OSX came up, the Cinema display had a cascading effect of the samsung. I'll show a picture of it when I get back home. But it is really weird, and this only happens when I have it at this set-up. My guess is that somewhere in the EFI it is calling by default the DisplayPort as the main display for EFI boot, but somewhere along the lines its reading the screen size resolution from the DVI and dumping it back out the DisplayPort.

I switched and I'm currently using m57703.rom, but this effect happens in basically all of the m5770x.rom's

Edit: I had posted something earlier in the week on what I have, but has yet to show up. No sure if it’s been banned or flagged. It shows I only have two posts made but this one is the only one that shows up. And mods care to unblock my first post to explain my spec's and related tests?

How did you get the EFI boot screen to work ? What card do you use ?

Could a Mod please unblock my first post I made? I would explain a lot of what I did in greater detail. plus I had my org-rom on that post too.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on November 24, 2010, 03:39:40 PM
I'm gonna try an explain what I did in detail but the forum keeps marking it as spam :/

What I'll do is edit this post until it spams it.

What got a XFX5770 HD-577A-ZNFR (DVI x2 - HDMI x1 - DisplayPort x1) I flashed it with the m57702.ROM (YES I backed up my original rom which I have attached to this post for anyone to play with) after the flash here are my results. Everything seems to be working except for the Apple Boot Screen, BUT I did do some interesting configs and came up with some weird Apple Boot Screen action that I highlighted down below.

I also tried 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom and see if that would "maybe" give me a EFI Boot screen but OSX didn't even recognize the 5770 after that rom flash, so I have reverted back to the m57702.rom. If anyone could maybe mod my rom and I'll try it again and see maybe it could give me the Apple Boot Screen. I switched ROMS and I'm currently using m57703.rom, when using the m57702.rom it seem to lag abit on general workings of OSX; m57703.com cleared that up.

Lets start off with what I have.

Mac Pro 1,1 MP11.005C.B08 bootrom.

Monitors/Connection
23'' Apple Cinema HD - DVI
52'' Samsung HDTV - HDMI
17'' DELL LCD Monitor - DVI

Cables/Adapters:
DisplayPort to HDMI - ADAPTER
HDMI to DVI - ADAPTER
HDMI to HDMI - CABLE
DVI to HDMI - CABLE
HDMI to DVI - CABLE
HDMI - CABLE

(Single Monitor Set-Up)

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD, No ABS (Apple Boot screen), after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Top DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable going to my 52'' Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable going to my 52'' Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Top DVI connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to HDMI cable connected to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to DVI Adapter connected to DVI to HDMI Cable, to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to DVI Cable connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot "CAN NOT DISPLAY THIS MODE" appears on Dell screen
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI Cable to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Adapter, to DVI to HDMI Cable to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Adapter, to DVI Cable DELL, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Cable, to DELL No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY

(Dual Monitor Set-up)

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & Bottom DVI connected to DVI to HDMI cable to Samsung HDTV, No ABS (Apple Boot screen), after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & Top DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable to Samsung HDTV, No ABS, after boot, 100% working

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD and the Bottom DVI connected 17'' DELL LCD Monitor, No ABS, after boot, 100% working.
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD and the Top DVI connected 17'' DELL LCD Monitor, No ABS, after boot, 100% working.

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & HDMI to DVI Cable, to DELL, No ABS, after boot, DELL NOT WORKING
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & HDMI to DVI Cable to DELL, No ABS, after boot, DELL NOT WORKING

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD ( or DELL) & HDMI to HDMI connected to my Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD ( or DELL) & HDMI to HDMI connected to my Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working

Top DVI connected to DELL & DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter connected to HDMI Cable Samsung, Apple Boot Screen WORKING on DVI (ABS is using screen resolution from Samsung and not the DELL), after boot, Top DVI working, DisplayPort NOT Working "No Signal"

Bottom DVI connected to DELL & DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter connected to HDMI Cable Samsung, Apple Boot Screen WORKING on DisplayPort to HDMI (ABS is using screen resolution from DELL and not the Samsung), after boot, Both displays are on, however they are mirrored; OSX only see's one monitor and thats the DELL.

Top DVI connected to Apple Display & DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter connected to HDMI Cable Samsung, Apple Boot Screen WORKING on DVI (ABS is using screen resolution from Samsung and not the Apple Display), after boot, Top DVI working, DisplayPort NOT Working "No Signal"

Bottom DVI connected to Apple Display & DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter connected to HDMI Cable Samsung, Apple Boot Screen NOT WORKING  (ABS seems like its trying to use the screen resolution from the Apple Display but the Samsung seems not to support that resolution "Mode Not Supported"), after boot, DVI displays is on, DisplayPort NOT working "Mode Not Supported" (Again, I think DisplayPort is trying to mirror the screens like it did when using the DELL monitor, but the Samsung TV dose not support the resolution the Apple Display is currently on)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 24, 2010, 03:52:00 PM
I'm gonna try an explain what I did in detail but the forum keeps marking it as spam :/

What I'll do is edit this post until it spams it.

What got a XFX5770 HD-577A-ZNFR (DVI x2 - HDMI x1 - DisplayPort x1) I flashed it with the m57702.ROM (YES I backed up my original rom which I have attached to this post for anyone to play with) after the flash here are my results. Everything seems to be working except for the Apple Boot Screen, BUT I did do some interesting configs and came up with some weird Apple Boot Screen action that I highlighted down below.

I also tried 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom and see if that would "maybe" give me a EFI Boot screen but OSX didn't even recognize the 5770 after that rom flash, so I have reverted back to the m57702.rom. If anyone could maybe mod my rom and I'll try it again and see maybe it could give me the Apple Boot Screen. I switched ROMS and I'm currently using m57703.rom, when using the m57702.rom it seem to lag abit on general workings of OSX; m57703.com cleared that up.

Lets start off with what I have.

Mac Pro 1,1 MP11.005C.B08 bootrom.

Monitors/Connection
23'' Apple Cinema HD - DVI
52'' Samsung HDTV - HDMI
17'' DELL LCD Monitor - DVI

Cables/Adapters:
DisplayPort to HDMI - ADAPTER
HDMI to DVI - ADAPTER
HDMI to HDMI - CABLE
DVI to HDMI - CABLE
HDMI to DVI - CABLE
HDMI - CABLE

(Single Monitor Set-Up)

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD, No ABS (Apple Boot screen), after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Top DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable going to my 52'' Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable going to my 52'' Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Top DVI connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to HDMI cable connected to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to DVI Adapter connected to DVI to HDMI Cable, to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
HDMI to DVI Cable connected to Dell, No ABS, after boot "CAN NOT DISPLAY THIS MODE" appears on Dell screen
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI Cable to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Adapter, to DVI to HDMI Cable to Samsung, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Adapter, to DVI Cable DELL, No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY
DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, connected to HDMI to DVI Cable, to DELL No ABS, after boot, NO SCREEN DISPLAY

(Dual Monitor Set-up)

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & Bottom DVI connected to DVI to HDMI cable to Samsung HDTV, No ABS (Apple Boot screen), after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & Top DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI cable to Samsung HDTV, No ABS, after boot, 100% working

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD and the Bottom DVI connected 17'' DELL LCD Monitor, No ABS, after boot, 100% working.
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD and the Top DVI connected 17'' DELL LCD Monitor, No ABS, after boot, 100% working.

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & HDMI to DVI Cable, to DELL, No ABS, after boot, DELL NOT WORKING
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD & HDMI to DVI Cable to DELL, No ABS, after boot, DELL NOT WORKING

Top DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD ( or DELL) & HDMI to HDMI connected to my Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working
Bottom DVI connected to my 23'' Apple Cinema HD ( or DELL) & HDMI to HDMI connected to my Samsung, No ABS, after boot, 100% working

I have the same card!!!! does it run hot my card idles at 50º-60º and it is quite noisy in OS X in boot camp it nearly silent. see my other post @ http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,456.0.html (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,456.0.html)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 25, 2010, 02:25:25 AM
exciting developments.

I have a few new monitors here and will try to replicate with the 5770s I have

Will do a rom for you later

expect a PM


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on November 25, 2010, 04:41:38 AM
That was a detailed post AnimeFunTV maybe it could unravel the whole apple boot screen mystery if it is indeed tied to firmware resolution good Job man. It only a matter of time before the flashing elders figure it out!!! (Rominator, Netkas etc...)

-A


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on November 25, 2010, 12:15:19 PM
Does the displayport-output of a flashed 5770 support Dual Mode Display (++) in OSx ?? Maybe that can explain a part of the problems ? My early 2009 iMac works troublefree with mdp-->hdmi & mdp-->dvi adapter running 10.6.5. But with the flashed sapphire hd 5770 (rom m57707) in my MacPro 1,1 it does not work with same external monitor and also running 10.6.5... Only thing that works is the apple duallink-->mdp to dvi adapter (active), with full resolution on my 30" acd, using the CA displayport-male-->mini dp female cable. Still waiting someone (abalamut?) to report if a native displayportmonitor works with full-size displayport-cable... (Or the new apple 27" led with mdp-cable work)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 25, 2010, 06:30:05 PM
BTW, try this ROM, please report.


Hello, let me introduce my experience with Displayport connection.
So as i told before I have 5770 ATI with 2 DVI, one HDMI & one Displayport connector.
I use m57707.rom which is Rominator gallantly made for me.
My main focus was Displayport connection, course I want to bay LED Cinema Display 27'.
Unfortunately I have not any friends which has this one, but buy it is risky it can be work or not.
According this I bay NEC MultiSync PA241W
http://www.nec-display-solutions.co.uk/p/uk/en/products/details/dp/Products/LCD/Current/LCD-PA241W/LCD-PA241W.xhtml?cat=LCD&e=e2s1 (http://www.nec-display-solutions.co.uk/p/uk/en/products/details/dp/Products/LCD/Current/LCD-PA241W/LCD-PA241W.xhtml?cat=LCD&e=e2s1)
I have two Mac Pro 1.1 & 3.1, all test have done on both computers.
I attach this display by Displayport, DVI, DVI to VGA.

Good news is that native Displayport connector works!
It correctly identify monitor & even display "Connection type: Displayport". I think if I have 27' 30' with higher resolution it will work. But it just supposition.

Bad news is that efi boot screen does not work with Displayport & DVI.
But it works with DVI to VGA adapter. Also with DVI to VGA adapter the picture is not quite clear as DVI, or Display port. It look like a bit blurred. I think it is become VGA is analog, but DVI & Display port is Digital.

Also I discovered interesting thing that I can use iMac 27 as monitor.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924)
Luckily I have one & will try - only problem to find proper adapters, miniDisplayport to Display port.
(PS If some one in Moscow has one - PM me).

And one last question (I think to Rominator) - Is there any progress with Boot Screen issue?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Hooper on November 25, 2010, 07:37:15 PM
Thank u so much for your post abalamut ! That's what we wanted to know, native dp monitor works, and maybe even up to 2560x1600 resolution !  So dp-output is a complete other video-standard than dvi, hdmi etc.
Question now is how come that the adapter-cables (m)dp-->hdmi & (m)dp-->dvi upto single-link resolution don't work on (some?) flashed ati (pc)cards, but seems to flawlesly work on genuine mdp-ports from apple's cards/macs, and also in Windows-bootcamp ?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: abalamut on November 25, 2010, 09:15:13 PM
Question now is how come that the adapter-cables (m)dp-->hdmi & (m)dp-->dvi upto single-link resolution don't work on (some?) flashed ati (pc)cards, but seems to flawlesly work on genuine mdp-ports from apple's cards/macs, and also in Windows-bootcamp ?
Sorry don't understand you, can you paraphrase it, with out acronym please? (English is not my native language)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on November 25, 2010, 09:27:12 PM
That was a detailed post AnimeFunTV maybe it could unravel the whole apple boot screen mystery if it is indeed tied to firmware resolution good Job man. It only a matter of time before the flashing elders figure it out!!! (Rominator, Netkas etc...)

-A

From what I know, D-P has always been No. 1 display to output upon boot, I realized that when I had my 4890 were the boot screen will work only on my DisplayPort to HDMi.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: serversage on November 27, 2010, 10:42:26 AM
Hey Folks, I have a Diamond 5770 1G card that I'm trying to coerce into working.  I've tried the m5770.rom through m57704.rom files, but each either creates a red static bar on the left side of my screen, or they create a fuzzy image on the DVI ports.  I've attached my original ROM in the hopes that somebody more knowledgeable than I would be able to slip it in a blender with some efi magic and whip up a batch of awesome.

If more info is needed.  Also, if one was so inclined to donate money in thanks for somebody's time, where would one donate it?  Thanks.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on December 03, 2010, 08:51:11 AM
This thread has gone quiet lol


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on December 07, 2010, 03:43:09 PM
Anyone making progress?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on December 07, 2010, 04:18:30 PM
I havent heard a peep!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: GULLYMAN on December 08, 2010, 04:27:07 AM
Where is the love? ;D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on December 13, 2010, 11:11:00 PM
Where is the love? ;D

Everyone is gone for the Holidays season I guess  ;D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maznac on December 15, 2010, 06:56:09 PM
Hi guys, I've successfully flashed my XFX HD-577X-ZNFC with the m57702.rom. Everything worked out well so far in SL 10.6.5 and Win7 (MacPro3.1), but as I am trying to connect a second monitor to the card only one DVI (the top one) is working. The second one and the HDMI-Port are not working. If I plug in the monitors, the system detects a second monitor, by turning my main screen off and on, but then I've got no screen on the second display and the Display-Options do not show a second device. The monitors are: Cinema 20" and a Samsung SyncMaster 226cw. Does anybody knows, how to fix this?

My card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462&Tpk=XFX%20HD-577X-ZNFC
Attached my Original ROM.

Thank you guys!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on December 15, 2010, 08:30:59 PM
Just curious, has anyone tried flashing the genuine Apple ATI 5770 rom into their PC card and checked the results?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: twilite on December 16, 2010, 05:36:07 AM
Long time reader, first time poster.
I know that I missed the boat on this by a couple of months, but I would really appreciate either a rom recomendation (5770X.rom) or, more likely, one more modified version. I have one of the earlier Sapphire 5770s with the Juniper XT  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858  (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858) which seems to look significantly different than the rest of its line. I want to upgrade to a new card for Christmas and want to flash this one for my fiancee's 2006 mac pro. Attached is the rom that I dumped with GPU-Z. I will gratefully post the full results once i get a chance.
thanks in advance!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Alba66peach on December 20, 2010, 12:58:45 PM
Where from the product do we get product code?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maznac on December 20, 2010, 05:24:46 PM
Mine was printed on a sticker attached to the original packaging. If you don't have it, you should take a look at your card. On mine, there was also a sticker attached to the chipset.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aledesma on December 21, 2010, 05:55:04 AM
I think I am giving up the fight and going to pay the apple tax for the apple 5770. I just want plug it in and have it work at this point I cant go back to the GT120 I need the horsepower for aperture but need the silence to do my recording. If anyone is interested I am selling my card XFX577A-ZNR already flashed with m577.02 for 95 bucks I have the box and all papers. PM me if interested. THanks everyone for all your help. Especially Netkas and Rominator for your hardwork!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dadi_oh on December 22, 2010, 08:06:18 PM
Any idea if this card will work in my Macpro1,1? Can I use the generic 5770 BIOS or is this a non-reference design?

ASUS EAH5770 CUCORE/2DI/1GD5/a

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=2w7a61DvEv90cXss


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: phojoz on December 23, 2010, 05:46:55 PM
I was able to flash a sapphire hd 5770 for use on my first gen mac pro (1,1),  but R5770.ROM didn't work out for me.

more details here:

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,371.75.html

happy holidays,
greg





Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: twilite on December 23, 2010, 07:40:27 PM
that worked for me phojoz THANKS! Merry Christmas all!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: wind06 on December 25, 2010, 03:47:52 PM
Hello,

I need help, I have a Saphir 5770 card

HD 5770 1G GDRR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I/HDMI/DP
PN 299-1E148-102SA
SKU# 11163-02-20R


http://www.surcouf.com/composants-stockage/produit/sapphire/9669209/radeon-hd5770-1-go-gddr5.html?idnoeud=2734&filter=ListeNum0 (http://www.surcouf.com/composants-stockage/produit/sapphire/9669209/radeon-hd5770-1-go-gddr5.html?idnoeud=2734&filter=ListeNum0)

I tried many Rom found in this thread, but never succeed to make the card work.
I have a Mac Pro 1,1 - 2x2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
I run 10.6.4 without specific ATI drivers.

Attached is my Original ROM is that can help.

Any help would be very much appreciated  :)



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: zegler on December 26, 2010, 06:44:17 PM
hi

hmm i now recently buyed a saphire 5770 HD 1GB and flashed it on PC via DOS ...

with this rome its on some of the first 5 pages named ....... m57702.rom ...

and on my mac pro 1.1, 2x X5355 works just great (no boot screen) but works ..  oh and latest os x

thnax alot NETKAS and ROMINATOR :)

greets from SLovenia and happy holidays :)



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: daitarn on December 29, 2010, 01:37:46 PM
Yesterday I flashed a Saphire HD5770 Vapor-X (11163-05-20R) with the m57702.ROM, same success as others, both DVIs working, no boot screen, etc.

But in Bootcamp with XP Catalyst and ATI tray tools are seeing clock speeds as 163MHz for GPU and 300MHz for memory!?
The clocks are surely not so low because i run some games and the card is 2-3 times faster than my previous overclocked X1900. So when i try to set the clocks in Catalyst or ATI tray tools to the cards default settings after a few seconds windoze freezes??
So maybe if 163=850 and 300=1200, and when i set the speed to 850 it goes over 2000???

Someone has an idea?

Thanks to everybody on this forum for any contribution they given and especially to Netkas and Rominator..


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: wind06 on January 02, 2011, 03:48:32 PM
Hi all,

Back from one week vacation  ;) I finally succeed to flash the card with m57705.rom and make DVI to work.
The problem was coming from the fact that I was running 10.6.4, after having installed 10.6.5 all was working fine  :)
DVI and VGA/DVI

Cheers and Happy new year to all of you


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: serversage on January 04, 2011, 03:48:39 AM
Hey Folks, I have a Diamond 5770 1G card that I'm trying to coerce into working.  I've tried the m5770.rom through m57704.rom files, but each either creates a red static bar on the left side of my screen, or they create a fuzzy image on the DVI ports.  I've attached my original ROM in the hopes that somebody more knowledgeable than I would be able to slip it in a blender with some efi magic and whip up a batch of awesome.

If more info is needed.  Also, if one was so inclined to donate money in thanks for somebody's time, where would one donate it?  Thanks.

Just a follow up, the card that I have is the one here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103086

Does anybody know of a ROM that will work, or is there a chance that a custom ROM could be created?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on January 04, 2011, 11:20:08 AM
Yesterday I flashed a Saphire HD5770 Vapor-X (11163-05-20R) with the m57702.ROM, same success as others, both DVIs working, no boot screen, etc.

But in Bootcamp with XP Catalyst and ATI tray tools are seeing clock speeds as 163MHz for GPU and 300MHz for memory!?
The clocks are surely not so low because i run some games and the card is 2-3 times faster than my previous overclocked X1900. So when i try to set the clocks in Catalyst or ATI tray tools to the cards default settings after a few seconds windoze freezes??
So maybe if 163=850 and 300=1200, and when i set the speed to 850 it goes over 2000???

Someone has an idea?
Try to make you own ROM with the tutorial on the other thread. You need the original card's BIOS for that.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: serversage on January 05, 2011, 12:50:22 PM
Just an update.  I followed jeanlain's excellent guide on the other thread:

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html

And created my own ROM for my Diamond 5770 1G card.  Worked a treat.  Thanks to him for the great guide, and to all the other folks that created the EFI for the 5770.  Kudos!

I've attached the ROM I created in case somebody may find it useful.  The original ROM for the card can be found in one of my earlier posts.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: wind06 on January 06, 2011, 09:43:07 PM
Quick update:

Update to 10.6.6 my Mac-Pro 1,1, using Saphir 5770 card.

All is working ok till now, card recognized. I did not see any problem so far.

Only one point the grey screen with the small grey round at startup on a DVI/VGA display, is no more displayed. It was ok
on 10.6.5 ...
 


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on January 06, 2011, 11:02:53 PM
Update on 27" Apple LED Display with my Sapphire 5770 and Mac Pro 1,1: It doesn't work. The 5770 has Displayport, and I'm using a Startech DP to M-DP adapter. I've tried making my own ROM from the original, and tried Rominators 57704.rom and 57707.rom. None work. Sometimes plugging the display in causes everything to freeze on the second display (20" DVI Cinema Display) until it's unplugged again. If I reboot with the LED Display connected only, my Mac Pro doesn't detect it at all. Looks like an Apple 5770 is the only way to go... I'll try that tomorrow, and if that doesn't work either, I'll return both the display and Apple 5770. Shame, as it works perfectly on my Unibody Macbook Pro.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dadi_oh on January 07, 2011, 12:46:03 AM
Followed the guide for making my own EFI BIOS and have success!!!

Card is Powercolor HD5770 PCS+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131327&cm_re=powercolor_5770-_-14-131-327-_-Product

Original BIOS is attached PC5770.rom

Updated BIOS is PCMAC5770.rom

Both displays on DVI working. DVI->VGA adapter on one monitor so boot screen is showing. No way to try HDMI and DP.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: elijahg on January 07, 2011, 04:29:17 PM
Today I bought an official Apple Radeon 5770. It works fine in my Mac Pro 1,1, Mini-DP works with my 27" LED display too. So if anyone wants a dump of the Apple Radeon 5770, give me a shout :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on January 07, 2011, 05:12:44 PM
Today I bought an official Apple Radeon 5770. It works fine in my Mac Pro 1,1, Mini-DP works with my 27" LED display too. So if anyone wants a dump of the Apple Radeon 5770, give me a shout :)

Yes, Please! I haven't been able to propery locate a apple 5770 rom, plus no one really has answered my question about if a apple 5770 rom will work on some pc 5770's, since no one seems to know, I'll give it a shot. Dump away. :D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on January 07, 2011, 05:19:30 PM
everyone knows it does not work because apple has hardware checks in there that check if you got an apple card.

it will not work even in reference design cards as apple changed something on their cards.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: AnimeFunTV on January 07, 2011, 05:27:57 PM
I find that odd, I know apple would more than likely do something like that to prevent people from using their own rom, but I would wonder why a flashed pc card with its own rom will work on a PM with just the EFI (ebc) patched rom? If OSX is doing a hardware check, it should red flag the pc patched rom would it? Or are you just talking about the apple rom specifically?

Edit: Another question, is the EFI (EBC) patch being used still off the iMac? Has anyone tried to use the EFI (EBC) off the Apple 5770 towards the patch?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on January 08, 2011, 01:32:54 PM
read...

its all in here.

the 5770 is using the EFI part from the original Apple 5770 ROM - the hardware checks in EFI part.

same for 5870. its all somewhere in the forums. when will people learn to read.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on January 09, 2011, 09:12:07 AM
read...

its all in here.

the 5770 is using the EFI part from the original Apple 5770 ROM - the hardware checks in EFI part.

same for 5870. its all somewhere in the forums. when will people learn to read.

Good luck. Asking others to spoon feed them everything is SO MUCH EASIER.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: macvan on January 09, 2011, 10:06:50 PM
ohh!! look at those two nice trolls =]


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: astro768 on January 10, 2011, 08:39:11 AM
Hey guys,

My 7300GT died this morning :9  and I don't have a working card under osx now I can use to make my own rom.
I have a gigabyte 5770 card which is only working under windows on my MP1,1

Rominator: would you be able to add the efi part to my rom when you get a chance

Attaching my original rom below

Regards




Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: astro768 on January 11, 2011, 12:10:50 PM
Ignore my post above.
I managed to 'borrow' a semi working card in osx and used it to add the efi part to the rom
All working fine now ( without the efi boot screen)

This is on a Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD  :)

Attached is the updated rom


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom - How to Flash?
Post by: CNDdrdave on January 21, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
Hey there, Boy is your post timeley!
I have the same gigabyte card, and am trying to get my hackentosh to boot without iboot CD
Seems my video card is the main issue at the moment....

i5-760 CPU
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 r1.1 Bios 11
Gig HD5770 GVR5770D-1G
Intel High Definition Audio:Audio ID: 892
  Ethernet   Vendor ID:   0x10ec     Device ID:   0x8168
 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Device ID:  0x68b8
AppleUSBUHCI  PCI Device ID: 0x3a34

Also Have Radeon HD4870 card, which does act different but not a solution either.
also ordered a Pny Technologies QUADRO NVS 290 256MB X16-PCIE GDDR2 GRAPHIC CARD (VCQ290NVS-PCIEX16-PB) as i hear this might let me get up and running faster,

Basicly, i have been trying to figure out what to do from tonymacx86.com - it boots with the iboot CD but i cant get it to work without the CD boot or -x-v if i use the chameleon on the HD to load.

Im still trying to figure out the basics of KEXTs and general how to of hackentosh hdw, even though i got a dell mini 10V running, it pretty much was MUCH easier. I have been into computers since 1977 and have worked with pretty much everything.. though THIS is something NEW.

Appreciate any links, details, instructions, or perhaps a better way then Iboot and Multibeast as to how to best get things running. Like i have a rom burner from the old days, but bet this is in flash, thus the How to question... Many Thanks Again. - drd


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: derekcat3 on January 24, 2011, 02:30:55 AM
Well after about 12hrs of trying I'm totally out of ideas..
I have a Sapphire 5770 1GB PN: 299-1E148-102SA  or  100283-3L [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873 ] and a quad 2.66 2006 Mac Pro

Made the FreeDOS disc just fine, with a partition on the HD with ROMs and for the life of me I can't get the card to work with any of them.
The first one I used was M57702.ROM with the command atiflash -p 0 M57702.ROM -f
I also tried: M57704.ROM, M57705.ROM, M57707.ROM and last57703.rom
I think the order I tried was 2, last, 7, 5, 4

When I tried 5 I switched to the command Hooper gave: atiflash -p -f -sst 0 M57705.ROM

And still I get nothing, as in, my machine kernel panics on boot [If I leave the both stock X1900XT and the 5770 in], or chimes once and then half chimes forever. [Occasionally it would do the half time ~3x and then boot up normally, say if I'd booted into Windoz just before that startup]

At some point all of this managed to corrupt the volume for my soft RAID, so I restored that to a single boot up drive and tried flashing 5 on again. Again with no change.

I did save the original rom..  and would just try the instructions to create my own, but they weren't very well worded so I wasn't sure how to go about it.
Help please :/?

**Edit**  
I forgot to mention that I have 10.6.6 and everything [except iTunes/iLife stuff] is up to date.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: twilite on January 24, 2011, 03:20:09 AM
just got mine working on my 2006 mac pro. two biggest helps were holding shift on boot for safe mode and then just rebooting after it made a full load. That and using http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html this guide.
Beyond that, i dont know how much more help there IS out there.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: GULLYMAN on January 24, 2011, 05:06:01 AM
Hi Derek, I added EFI to your ROM as per this guide:
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html

Burn this to a CD with atiflash.exe and another CD with DOS as per the guide at
gullycat.wordpress.com


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: derekcat3 on January 24, 2011, 08:41:26 AM
Hi Derek, I added EFI to your ROM as per this guide:
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html

Burn this to a CD with atiflash.exe and another CD with DOS as per the guide at
gullycat.wordpress.com
:D!!!!!

Worked beautifully!  I can't thank you enough!  Come to Portland, OR sometime and I'll buy you lunch or beer or whatever :D


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: moto_noob on January 25, 2011, 06:47:37 AM
hi,
i'm having a problem getting my xfx 5770 to work. I've successfully flashed it using freedos using rom 57703,57705, and i even tried the making my own rom tutorial. the problem is why is it that my efi boot loader shows (chameleon) and it gets to the white loading screen and it constantly loads.
anyone one else with this card can point me in the right direction?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on January 25, 2011, 07:41:52 AM
yes. dont flash cards if you want to use them in a hack.

there is no point at all in doing this.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on March 11, 2011, 11:34:54 PM
Successfully dumped the ROM of my Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ (this model (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56154)), followed the "make your own" guide and have success.

Did the actual dump & flash via a combo of GULLYMAN's guide (http://gullycat.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/flashing-rom-on-a-non-apple-graphics-card-2006-mac-pro-11/) with Universal Boot CD, plus a spare DOS-formatted HD I dropped into the Mac Pro which contained the atiflash utility and working room for my ROMS. I have attached both the stock and modified ROMS for the forum's benefit :)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: pianoman2 on March 23, 2011, 02:41:37 PM
Thanks for answers!
My graphics card is a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447.
As a Netkas's Hybrid Rom flashing, but the successful, 30-inch LCD monitor (dual-link DVI) Apple boot screen has not come in.
Instead, VGA monitor connected to the Apple boot screen comes on normally.

Upload their files Netkas m5770_efi_hoolock_p.rom Rom Flashing straighten your Mac Pro 2.8 8-core would come from the normal boot screen?
Typical file size is 128KB to 42KB, not coming up,'m anxious.

Or as m5770.ROM Any suggestions?
If you try to reinstall Windows or Mac OS you are afraid. ㅠ ㅠ


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on March 23, 2011, 08:00:31 PM
another "Google Translate" success story

To all of these, and yet another, to be sure

If, when, and therefore, why not?

Sounds like your card is acting exactly as it should. Congrats !!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Spacedust on March 31, 2011, 10:49:25 PM
Rominator please add EFI and 20% fan speed when idle in this rom.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 13, 2011, 05:28:07 AM
Hi,
I successfully Flashed a Sapphire Vapor-x Radeon HD5770 (PN: 299-1E148-202SA SKU: 11163-05-20R) with the MAC5770.rom and works with my macpro1,1 yet the m57702.rom and m57705.rom did not worked at all (many others confirmed that those worked with this setup), producing a kernel panic at startup.
Although the card works I get a very low benchmarking, lower than the nvidia 7300 that comes with the macpro.
Is there anyway to get a better performance??
It also appears that theres a much higher VRAM use when Idle than what the 7300 uses at idle.

Has anyone shared the rom from apple's 5770?

Besides this, I stupidly lost the card's backuped original rom.
So I'm not able to create my own EFI'd rom.
Is there anyone that can sahre to me the original rom for this card?

many thanks in advance.

Regards!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: andystubbs on April 13, 2011, 06:53:06 AM
Is this the originial bios that you are after http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/81830/Sapphire.HD5770.1024.100713_1.html


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 13, 2011, 05:44:38 PM
it might be. I'll give it a try.
many thanks!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: andystubbs on April 13, 2011, 08:05:11 PM
No problem, that site keeps a fairly decent set of standard bios files for most cards so is always worth checking there if you are depserate for a specific bios file.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on April 13, 2011, 08:36:34 PM
Hi,
I successfully Flashed a Sapphire Vapor-x Radeon HD5770 (PN: 299-1E148-202SA SKU: 11163-05-20R) with the MAC5770.rom and works with my macpro1,1
It also appears that theres a much higher VRAM use when Idle than what the 7300 uses at idle.

Has anyone shared the rom from apple's 5770?


Regards!


Where did you get mac5770.rom?

Can you attach it here?

It may very well be the original Mac 5770 ROM, in which case I am very curious how it is working at all for you.

Do you get the elusive "boot screen"?

Which OS are you using it in?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 17, 2011, 03:57:23 AM
Hi,
I successfully Flashed a Sapphire Vapor-x Radeon HD5770 (PN: 299-1E148-202SA SKU: 11163-05-20R) with the MAC5770.rom and works with my macpro1,1
It also appears that theres a much higher VRAM use when Idle than what the 7300 uses at idle.

Has anyone shared the rom from apple's 5770?


Regards!


Where did you get mac5770.rom?

Can you attach it here?

It may very well be the original Mac 5770 ROM, in which case I am very curious how it is working at all for you.

Do you get the elusive "boot screen"?

Which OS are you using it in?

I got the rom from here. I believe that it was posted in this thread. It's attached anyways.
Its not the original rom

No bootscreen through DVI.
I'm using OSX 10.6.7.

I'll really appreciate any kind of help guidance.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on April 17, 2011, 08:38:48 AM
Weird.
The EFI specifies framebuffer Hoolock (Apple's default), which can apparently enable the card's DVI. So this sapphire has the same connector layout as Apple's 5770, at least for the DVI. But why then doesn't the card have a DVI bootscreen?  ???
(EDIT: are you running regular 10.6.7, or did you install additional ATI divers from Lion or 2011 MacBooks? Because if you did, there is a possibility that the original EFI doesn't work at all with you card, but that didn't bother since the new drivers can do without it. Do you see "ATY,hoolock" in the PCI section of system profiler?).

What if you followed this procedure? :  http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 17, 2011, 09:20:30 PM
Weird.
The EFI specifies framebuffer Hoolock (Apple's default), which can apparently enable the card's DVI. So this sapphire has the same connector layout as Apple's 5770, at least for the DVI. But why then doesn't the card have a DVI bootscreen?  ???
(EDIT: are you running regular 10.6.7, or did you install additional ATI divers from Lion or 2011 MacBooks? Because if you did, there is a possibility that the original EFI doesn't work at all with you card, but that didn't bother since the new drivers can do without it. Do you see "ATY,hoolock" in the PCI section of system profiler?).

What if you followed this procedure? :  http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html

HI, check out the attached screenshots from my system profiler.

I actually don't remember if I installed the lion drivers, but I think I did. Which would be the original efi that you mention?
BTW, this was the only rom that worked with my card.
I can't follow the procedure that's described in the link you left because I lost my cards original rom. 
What worries me right now is to get the right performance out of the card.

many thanks for the help so far.

best regards.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on April 17, 2011, 09:55:16 PM
the original EFI is that specifying the same frame buffer as Apple's 5770: "Hoolock".
Are you sure you posted the ROM that you used to flash your card?
Because this ROM specifies the use of frame buffer Hoolock, while system profiler says the card uses "Vervet", which is the frame buffer to use in PC cards (and this is done by replacing "Hoolock" with "Vervet" in the EFI before flashing, + other possible tricks that Netkas knows about).
So either you have posted a ROM that you didn't use, of the card somehow use a different frame buffer than the one specified in its EFI. It could be that Lion's drivers somewhat correct the issue and force the use of Vervet. But I would have expected the generic "Radeon frame buffer" instead of vervet.
BTW, does DVD player work?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on April 19, 2011, 06:00:58 AM
OK this is my very first post here and I just read threw all 16 pages of this topic.

I have a Mac Pro 1,1

Thank you all who answer and all who have worked so hard/diligently to make this work on our macs. (Rominator and Netkas)

I just purchased a XFX 5770 and want to know the best rom to use?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

I figured before I go ahead and put on Rominators m57702 I would ask if there has been an updated one that I may have missed.

I really appreciate your feedback on this. I know the same questions can get super annoying.

Steve


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on April 19, 2011, 07:44:59 PM
It is deathly important that you get ROM from card BEFORE you flash anything onto it.


Once you have the ROM, you can try flashing with various other ROMs, starting with the ubiquitous m57702.rom.

it is possible that fan may run funny with this ROM, if so yuou will need to make one with ROM you dumped.

Do not EVER just flash and hope for best without saving original BIOS first. At any time vendors can and will change components and layout of boards which may require newer ROMs.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 19, 2011, 07:48:51 PM
as you say it is deathly important to save the original rom and stupidlly I didnt do so. :P


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on April 22, 2011, 01:20:39 AM
It is deathly important that you get ROM from card BEFORE you flash anything onto it.


Once you have the ROM, you can try flashing with various other ROMs, starting with the ubiquitous m57702.rom.

it is possible that fan may run funny with this ROM, if so yuou will need to make one with ROM you dumped.

Do not EVER just flash and hope for best without saving original BIOS first. At any time vendors can and will change components and layout of boards which may require newer ROMs.

Thanks rominator.. I will definitely back up that original rom first. I got everything ready to go. bootable USB key with m57702rom. ATIFlash. GPU-Z and Radeon Bios editor. I will also have the backed up Bios. I'll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck haha..


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on April 22, 2011, 02:41:04 AM
ok i have a real stupid question. Where the hell can I get a 6 pin to 6 pin to plug the video card into the motherboard? I can't find them online anywhere..


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: minombre on April 22, 2011, 02:44:46 AM
something like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/PCIe-6-pin-Mac-video-card-power-cables-Mac-Pro-G5-/270645168731


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on April 22, 2011, 02:50:28 AM
exactly.. thank you thank you


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: cargo on April 22, 2011, 03:11:55 AM
To search key word on ebay,you will find more.
key word:power cable mac


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on April 22, 2011, 03:30:41 AM
just ordered it.. Looks like I have to wait until Monday to do the flashing.. =(

thank you again


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ibNez on May 01, 2011, 06:41:13 AM
Successful flash created for the VisionTek HD 5780,  Thanks guys!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on May 03, 2011, 07:40:10 AM
thank you thank you..just flashed my xfx with the m57702.rom and bliss.. you rock.. Thank you so much for the help


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on May 05, 2011, 02:54:14 AM
OK I have one issue.. I just bought the 27" Apple Cinema Display which has only mini display. I have the xfx 5770. What is the best way to convert that without buying one of those expensive converters for 70 bucks. Does somebody have a link to the converter I need to get. All the mini dp to dvi are male mini dp and I need a female. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. =)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 05, 2011, 03:43:06 AM
You may or may not be out of luck.

Somewhere on here I have a thread about how most flashed 5xxx cards won't run Apple Displays.

SOME newer XFX cards are an exception, but you won't know until you try.

What you need is a DisplayPort to MDP adapter. They are passive and around $10.

If you are in LA, I have a couple spare ones, you can have one in trade for a six pack of Stella.

But as I said, you may have it qwork, or it may just freeze up your machine and not display a thing.

Best XFX 5770 for this is the single slot one..it has a MDP right on it and works for sure. Minus to this one is 2 wire fan that runs at 100% all day long.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ganeshphoto on May 05, 2011, 06:45:18 AM
You may or may not be out of luck.

Somewhere on here I have a thread about how most flashed 5xxx cards won't run Apple Displays.

SOME newer XFX cards are an exception, but you won't know until you try.

What you need is a DisplayPort to MDP adapter. They are passive and around $10.

If you are in LA, I have a couple spare ones, you can have one in trade for a six pack of Stella.

But as I said, you may have it qwork, or it may just freeze up your machine and not display a thing.

Best XFX 5770 for this is the single slot one..it has a MDP right on it and works for sure. Minus to this one is 2 wire fan that runs at 100% all day long.

eeeeeek... thanks so much for that offer.. I'm in Davis Ca..not too far but not too close hehe..

What about this guy

http://www.amazon.com/Displayport-To-Mini-Adapter/dp/B003N3DTKY



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 05:03:19 PM
Hi guys, in need of some serious help. I am fairly new to this but thought i had done all my research. At any rate, I just purchased xfx 5770 part code hd_577a-znfr. I tried flashing using ati flash utility to both the vanilla rom 5770, as well as mac5770 rom. Utility acted like flash went through but still no love. I get no video coming out of any outputs. I also Dl'ed and installed the latest ati drivers for mbp 2011.

Could someone sedn me or point me to a Rom that has worked for xfx 57770 for others. I really dont want to end up with 180$ paper wheight. One thing to note is that I have been trying to accomplish this all within OSX. no boot disks or dos partitions......... if netkas can straighten me out or anyone else here it would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 06, 2011, 07:11:13 PM
Which "ATI FLASH UTility" are you using "within OSX"?

Yourpost doesn't actually make sense.

Do you understand what "no boot screen" means?

Research is your friend. Netkas has about 20 important things he is working on, he rarely takes time to post ever-simpler instructions for things that have been pretty well explained for many months now.

Take some time and think...also posting clearly. (ie, using exact names and what you mean by "doesn't work") If you actually mean "Zeus" when you say "ATI FLashing Utility" for instance, you have clearly done very poor research.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 08:43:53 PM
I apologize for not being thorough in my explanation. I do indeed understand that with a flashed card i will have no boot screen without efi. The utility was actually called ati flash utility, for mac, latest version. I have zeus, but did not attempt to flash with it as it seems to be for 4XXXX cards. I'm sure i could be wrong about that.

Rominator, I come to you and netkas , in a very humble manner. I have been through threasds on netkas/mac rumors/cindioris blog. I only post when i reach the end of my limited knowledge and understand how busy and important netkas and your work is.

i kept the original mac 7300gt card in but moved it to slot2 so that i could put the xfx 5770 in slot 1. Even after osx is up and the desktop shows via the 7300gt, neither dvi port functions on the 5770.

part code: HD-577A-ZNFR
serial:LXY054717

edit:ATI FLASH is the utility, i believe the link was from techpowerup.

If there are any other specifics that i have not mentioned please let me know and thank you very very much for your time!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 06, 2011, 09:03:13 PM
please link me to this "ATI Flash Utility"



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
i had just edited my last post to reflect that the actual utility is called ATI Flash. sorry about that....... here's the link

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1731/ATIFlash_3.79.html


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 06, 2011, 09:11:06 PM
Have you been drinking Drano?

How are you running that in OSX?

It is a DOS program. There is no way to run it in OSX, or even get it to "beep" at you.

When you have a clear idea of what you have been doing, please try posting some accurate info.

No one here has time for games.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 09:22:33 PM
no, I'm not drinking drano   :-[........ I have digested so much info in the las week regarding the subject that perhaps i am a bit twisted, but I assure you that i am not here to play games or waste anyones time. I just went back and booted up my  mac pro to check the utility. It is indeed called ATI Flashing Tool.

http://groths.se/atiflashingtool/atiflashingtool.zip

Sorry about the slip up. Both names are very close and I've been at this for quite a few days in a row.... got my signals crossed. I hope you understand


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 06, 2011, 09:35:23 PM
That is the pre-crusor to Zeus.

In reality, they both use the same 100% identical flasher App that ATI released for updating 2600XT some time back.

They never worked on 5xxx cards, and never will.

Please do some research.

I am done.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 09:52:36 PM
Thankyou for your time, I understand your frustration as I deal with a very similar situation in the world digital recording. I troubleshoot pro tools systems and get asked very basic questions all the time. Usually I give the "try the search feature", although perhaps you could have pointed me toward a utility that is both osx/ ati 5xxx compatible, if one such exists. I will go back and reread again.....


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 06, 2011, 11:21:41 PM
Installing winblows via bootcamp.... Will attempt to flash using windows based utility..


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on May 07, 2011, 11:28:06 AM
You should better use ATIFlash in DOS.

See here: http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 08, 2011, 09:43:53 PM
Thank you very much Jean for your reply. I installed windows last night and dl'ed the appropriate utilities and what i believe is the properly modified rom for the xfx 5770 HD577A-ZNFR. It was a bit of a search to find that specific revision but hopefully I grabbed the right one.

My primary area of concern at this point is regarding the EFI that is tacked onto the bios. If I understand correctly, EFI modded bios cards, didn't work on mac pro's v1,1. Is this still the case? If so where can i find a rom with ....drawing a blank, whatever the smaller version of EFI is called.

I've been up and down the forums relentlessly for days so I appreciate any tips or guidance. Not trying to be spoon fed, and as Rominator asked.... no I am not drinking drano! ::)

I do however understand where he is coming from. Anyway Thanks again for the help!

regards,
           Ethan


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on May 09, 2011, 06:43:16 PM
You're welcome.
The EFI that is added to the BIOS is in fact written in EFI ByteCode, so it works on all Mac Pros.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 11, 2011, 08:42:50 PM
Would the same bios work on the "rebranded" 6770? This is the card that I am now going to attempt to work with once i receive the pcie power cable....

or, is it possible that it may work unflashed w/ the new ati drivers for imac or mac pro?

Thanks in advance, 6770 doesnt have alot of info out yet! :-\


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 12, 2011, 06:48:39 PM
Jean, will your tutorial work on a 6770? Do I need to install kexts from the latest update? Should i flash with a pre made 57770rom or create a new one based on the 6770's original bios?

Sorry for all the questions but after digesting everything, these are the questions that are still lurking for me.

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on May 12, 2011, 06:52:08 PM
Jean, will your tutorial work on a 6770? Do I need to install kexts from the latest update? Should i flash with a pre made 57770rom or create a new one based on the 6770's original bios?

Sorry for all the questions but after digesting everything, these are the questions that are still lurking for me.

Thanks in advance!

Nobody has tried yet, so all Jean or anyone else could do is guess.

The only way to find out....is to do it.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 12, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
Rominator, would you suggest replacing all ati kexts or A few specific ones....

thanks!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on May 12, 2011, 07:56:27 PM
Using drivers from 2011 Macbook Pros (10.6.7) should make testing easier, as they avoid the hassle of flashing. There's an installer somewhere on insanely mac forums.

Then a good start would be to find the 6770 Device ID (using GPU-Z for instance) and look for it in /System/Library/Extension/ATI6000Controler.kext/Contents/Info.plist (or the 5000Controler.kext, since the 6770 is a rebranded 5770).
I'd be surprised if it were present. Maybe it could just be added to the 5000 Controller plist, but I'm not sure that alone does the trick. I believe there more tweaks in the kexts for exotic cards.
If the card has the same ID as the 5770, then it might just work (no boot screen of course).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 12, 2011, 08:08:47 PM
Thanks Jean! now I have a plan of attack. I was hoping to avoid flashing if possible, but then again... whatever it takes. I am going to do as you said and will report back with info as i acquire it. Thanks again to you, netkas, rominator, and anyone else who has contributed. I despise the idea of paying apple tax for a decent gpu!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 13, 2011, 06:48:55 PM
Sorry for the wait, but i tripped up over an old stumbling block.......ATI and Nvidia cards still hate each other apparently. Anyway, once I removed my 7300gt i was able to use the 6770 on the windows side of bootcamp.

GPU-Z reports the device ID as 1002-68ba, as does mac system profiler.(of course system profiler only recognizes as display,no output through dvi ports... even with the mbp2011 kexts(ati controller/support/and framebuffer) swapped.

i checked the 500o and 6000 controller kexts...... no match but I did find that there were a few that were extremely close.

As far as adding my card ID to the plist, is this as simple as adding it via text editor? I apologize but dealing with drivers in OSX is all new to me.

I am going to pull out the7300gt in a moment and reboot into osx to see if that is causing some sort of conflict(doubtful that it will work but it only takes a minute.

I guess the next thing would be to do more tweaks to the kexts although I wouldn't even know where to begin....anyone?

Lastly, if all else fails , I was wondering if someone would be willing to create a custom bios for me if I furnish the cards original bios?

Thanks again to everyone here!!!! :)
 


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on May 13, 2011, 10:19:37 PM
Not sure if you can just install those 3 kexts from Macbook Pros. Other elements may be needed.
But these new drivers won't help, since the 6770 ID is not listed. No matter if it's close from other IDs.

What could be done, I think, is to proceed as with the 4890. That is, to modify the drivers so that they recognize the 6770 ID (it's more than just adding the ID to the plist, apparently. Netkas knows how to do it, I don't), and then flash the 6770 with a custom ROM that would be the card's BIOS + a modified 5770 EFI. This EFI would have the 6770 device ID instead of the 5770.

EDIT: ok it seems that you can still get the card working (but without acceleration, so it's an interim solution) by just adding its device ID to the plist. You could do it with Plist Edit Pro.
But anyway, you should better install those new drivers with the installer made by ^Andy^ at insanely mac. It's somewhere in that thread (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=7b3befe3d74b5f29bc70b34f89d82286&showtopic=250804). Not sure if it would be better to add the ID to the 6000 controller or to the 5000 controller. I'd say the 5000.

Anyway, you can read that thread and ask for help there too. Andy appears to be very helpful.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 13, 2011, 11:10:25 PM
Thanks again Jean! I pm'ed Andy yesterday and he told me that his installer was for hacks not macs, so i downloaded the mbp2011 update from apple and used "pacifist" to extract the three kexts which i then swapped out with the original SL versions (saving them of course) did a permission repair and reboot.
Hopefully, that was a proper way to go about it.Anyway, I will definitely try editing the plist!

One other issue that i keep bumping into is regarding acquiring a backup of my original Rom. The only utility that i have been able to obtain the bios through is RBE, with a caveat....... It states before and after that the acquired bios may potentially be corrupted do to the fact that the card has DDR5 memory, and that the card may have a 128kb bios vs 64kb. I know there is a way to look at the bios...via hex editor perhaps, but I'm not sure how to tell if I indeed have a working backup or a corrupted one. Gpu-z was unable to save the bios and neither would msi afterburner or sapphires trixx utility.

Any thoughts, or could someone analyze my bios to see if it is corrupt or not?

Thanks guys!!!!!




Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dj4mc on May 13, 2011, 11:55:41 PM
Hi all I have a flashed 5770  (this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=sapphire_5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product)  ) but I think I am missing the kext part. I have 10.6.7 already on a mac pro 3,1 and tried copying over the netkas one from this link http://netkas.org/?p=503 (http://netkas.org/?p=503) The mac boots but no output on any of the outputs. I am seeking guidance on the os x drivers.

Thanks!

Jules

Update: I put in the kexts from the 10.6.4 graphics update freamebufffer, ATI5000 repaired permissions and still no luck. putting my 8800 back in boots but hte system main fan spins up to full speed. Grrrrr. it is always something. Any assistance would be great. I currently have my card flashed with m57702.rom form earlier in this thread.

Gracias


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeanlain on May 14, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
digitoplan, try ATIFlash under DOS.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 15, 2011, 05:32:51 PM
Jean, admittedly dos isn't familiar territory for me. I will need to research this further in order to feel comfortable using atiflash in dos. This is a big weak spot for me at the moment. :(

RBE has been fairly useful on the other hand although based on everything i've read and what you have told me, i know that dos is the way to go.....


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: andystubbs on May 16, 2011, 07:18:49 AM
GPU-Z reports the device ID as 1002-68ba, as does mac system profiler.(of course system profiler only recognizes as display,no output through dvi ports... even with the mbp2011 kexts(ati controller/support/and framebuffer) swapped.

i checked the 500o and 6000 controller kexts...... no match but I did find that there were a few that were extremely close.

I built a spare hackintosh over the weekend and picked up a sapphire 5770 to use. It's device id is 1002 68B8 and it uses the ATI5000Controller so thats the kext I would be looking at first if I were you for your 6770.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 16, 2011, 03:59:22 PM
hey guys, After reading too many articles on creating a dos boot disk/stick/floppy..... and a failed attempt at navigating to the directory where atiflash and my roms are located. I come once again to pick the collective brain. I guess what i need is a step by step for flashing in dos. I followed Jeans outline and was able to get as far as the A directory and from there the dos commands that i tried in order to find  the other files wouldnt work....

This is the only thing holding me up at this point, and admittedly this seems like it should be easy as pie. I guess i am truly a dos noob. :'(

Help? ideas!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dj4mc on May 16, 2011, 04:44:54 PM
I have gotten at least that far. (Still sorting out Kexts...) You need to make a bootable USB drive and put ATIflash in the main directory along with the ROM file. Then boot into DOS using the USB drive. I had the luxury of having my mac up and running so I could go to a web page on atiflash commands to use as a guide. I was flashing the card on my pc. I typed in "atiflash -p 0 57702.rom" and it worked fine, came up with verification on loading the rom etc. (I got that ROM from this thread earlier,  thank you Rominator)  I believe the -p is for programing (there are other commands) the 0 was for the specific card. you can do "atiflash -i" to get card info. Good luck! I still need to sort out my kexts. I started with 10.6.7 and it wont let me run  the 10.6.4 graphics update so I pulled them form the update using pacifist then repaired permissions etc. I am certain I am very close to getting my 5770 up. I need to get another power cable so I can put it and my 8800 in at the same time. I have a mac pro 3,1

I can later tonight put a zip file of my USB flash drive for you. You can make a bootable one using several methods. It took me a couple variations to get aoo the win98 stuff onto my USB drive, so I know the fun of that.

Jules


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 16, 2011, 05:43:23 PM
okay, I have most of dos/atiflash sorted. After I force flash what is the command to restart/ boot back into osx or windows????

Edit: I have boot disk/atiflash working. Unfortunately after flashing with m57703.rom, the only output i have is a white/ garbled screen via dvi to vga. This goes for both ports.

This is however a step forward from the last flash which i was able to do w/rbe using the m57702.rom which resulted in white screen only and only via the bottom dvi port (again this is with dvi to vga).

I am going to continue posting my status on the 6770 thread, as it seems to make more sense and will alleviate me from double posting.

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,734.15.html

P.S guidance is still needed!

EDIT: gave up on the 6770, i'm back to the 5770 (xfx-znfr)batmobile style......hopefully i can get this card mac ready in much less time!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dj4mc on May 16, 2011, 06:29:29 PM
From DOS (on my PC) I just hit the power  button, which shuts it off immediately, then press it again to restart into normal boot into Windows.  Also, for me to boot into DOS I have to put in the thumb drive, and press f12 while booting to get to the boot selector screen. My PC uses a gigabyte P55 mainboard. Your may be different.

Jules


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: buzo on May 18, 2011, 05:32:47 AM
For those who used the Sapphire 100283-3L for card, what method did you use?  I am debating this process but want to have the least bumps along the road.  My MP is a 4,1 and I was planning on using the make your own rom method but was mostly curious, were there 2 instances of "mcuc" found for this card?  I am hoping to have the most hassle free experience.  

Edit: Also interested in info for the Sapphire 100283VX-2L Vapor card.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dj4mc on May 19, 2011, 06:07:45 PM
Gonna bore you with a short story.   Since december 2009 I've been getting really into Steam gaming on the PC.   At that point, the only PC I had that could do any gaming on was the one in my living room hooked up to my TV as an HTPC.   However, its video card was crap.   So on December 14th I picked up a Radeon 5770.   It performed admirably, but the nforce board that my HTPC ran on had compatibility issues with my shiny new video card.   So I pulled it and replaced it with a simple G210 card.

The 5770 got then moved to my Mac Pro 1,1 machine.   The system I do my editing on.   I setup a windows 7 boot camp partition, which I used primarily for gaming.   Not bad.   The card functioned incredibly well in boot camp, and with it I've been getting some serious gaming on with it ever since.

Fast forward a few months and I had to start editing full HD content instead of low-resolution proxies on the mac side of things using Final Cut Pro.   I have been cutting in h.264 because they're smaller download files, and yet they still look great.   But this is when my 7300GT started looking long in the tooth.   After every edit point the video would stutter.   Not very good for editing.   At this point I didn't realise it was the video card.   I then used my slower laptop to cut a show and was surprised that it didn't suffer this same stutter despite having a slower CPU, less ram, and slower hard drive.   But it did have an 8600m GPU.   So that pretty much answered my question.

Then Steam got released for Mac...YAY!   Nothing ran because my video card is "unsupported"....sarcastic subdued yay.   Then new mac pro's got announced with the same vid card...hopeful yet hesitant yay?   Can't just flash with the stock rom, and after updating to the latest version complete with graphics update, system wouldn't even boot....actual boo.   I was able to pull all the new kexts related to the new radeons and the machine turned on again....sigh.   Then Netkas and Rominator offered up the m57702.rom file.   I flashed, and I haven't looked back since.

Boot camp obviously still boots fine.   But now OSX boots fine as well.   EFI screen and all(using DVI->VGA).   I loaded up portal and it actually ran....and ran well I might add!   And finally, what about Final Cut pro?   Runs like a dream.   No more stutters at every edit point.   The machine is functioning so well now that I actually pulled my 7300GT(which I'm storing in case of emergency).

You know what, it seems like just when I start to think my Mac pro is getting too old and in need of replacing, something comes along that changes everything.   First I was finding my HD h.264 encodes were taking far too long...but then I got a turbo.264 hd and they are zippy.   Now the 5770.   This comp keeps getting a new lease on life.   I wonder what the next big hurdle is for it.

From the bottom of my crusty heart, thanks to everyone involved, small and large.   This is something I've been waiting for a long time to happen, and it finally has, and it's awesome.

What Version of OS-X are you using and what Kexts (if any) did you need to change. I am where you are with a 3,1 Mac Pro, 5770 flashed to the 57702.ROM form Rominator and am not quite there yet. I am using two DVI monitors and I know the machine boots fine but no output. I haven't tried using a VGA adapter but can. I also use FCP and am looking forward to a little rendering love!

Jules



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: digitopian on May 21, 2011, 12:18:13 AM
I'm about at the same place...... i actually get a boot up screen on the 2nd monitor w/ the vga addapter, but the image freezes...permanently even though osx boots all the way to desktop. Good thing i can remote desktop from my mbp. On the windows side everything is business as usual.

Is there a cache that needs to be cleared or some other file additions or removal? something on the mac side is wrong. The system profiler shows things as being good.....anyone? Rominator? Jean?

EDIT: I will only be posting in the make your own rom section as that is now the approach I am taking. I apologize for double posts. If there is an admin that would like to remove posts please feel free!

Thanks once again to Netkas, Rominator, and Jean! As well as the collective brain trust here at the forum. You guys rock!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: aura327 on May 29, 2011, 06:20:51 AM

You are working from some flawed assumptions.

1. Displayport to DVI adapter is a squirrely thing, whatever you find from doing this PROVES NOTHING BUT WHAT IT PROVES, ie, how card functions with a Displayport to DVI adapter. Displayport functions in a different way and uses a different method of clock generation.

To test DIsplayport, you need an ACTUAL displayport monitor.

2. Dual Link DVI can easily run a 30" display, so the 5770s can easily run 2 @ 30" via DVI and then whatever they can run via displayport.

The big surprise is that NOT ALL DISPLAYPORT IS EQUAL. Anytime you "adapt" you may in fact be changing and making signal not up to spec.

If you are specifically looking to run an Apple 27" LED, I would ...

1. Buy a new or used OEM Apple 5770 or 5870 with REAL MDP.
2. Buy & flash a card SPECIFICALLY TESTED WITH APPLE DISPLAYS.

BTW, try this ROM, please report.





Can i flash this rom for my 5770 in hackintosh???GA-P55A-UD3R,THANKS!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on May 29, 2011, 08:01:31 AM
OMG No! 1 !! ! !1


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mymlan on June 09, 2011, 08:42:27 PM
Hello Netkas and friends, it seems I've found myself in a bit of a quandary. I recently bought a 5770 and went for a quick and easy (lol) ROM flash. Long story short: I flashed nothing but the patched EFI portion of the ROM. Card is now bricked and I'm not sure what to do.

Winflash doesn't recognize it, ATIFlash reports "Adapter not found". No sign of it in the Device Manger, although the fan continues to spin at a normal idle rate. I'm currently running off my backup GTX 240, but I'm at a loss for how to proceed. I really don't want to desolder/replace that ROM chip on the damn thing, but I'll do it if there's nothing else available.

Thanks again guys!

Update: Just tossed the card into my main machine with a 5970. No dice, can't get it to show in Atiflash. Looks like it's time to purchase some 128K ROMs.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: anderd on June 10, 2011, 12:57:44 AM
For those who used the Sapphire 100283-3L for card, what method did you use?  I am debating this process but want to have the least bumps along the road.  My MP is a 4,1 and I was planning on using the make your own rom method but was mostly curious, were there 2 instances of "mcuc" found for this card?  I am hoping to have the most hassle free experience.  

Edit: Also interested in info for the Sapphire 100283VX-2L Vapor card.

I would be interested in this as well (Sapphire 100283-3L  is my card) since ive used m57705.rom from this thread as well as tried patching my own dumped rom.  When i use the one in this thread (one i just mentioned) i get varried results depending on what slot the cards in, if if i have crossfire cable connected etc.  I dont have a striaght DVI cable, im using a HDMI-DVI cable with a HDMI-DVI adapter, a VGA-DVI and VGA cable on a samsung 23" LED monitor.  And no, not at the same time lol..

With my patched rom i dumped from the card itself, everything boots up and works as if i didnt change anything and when i check the card under the about this mac section, it doesnt show any EFI information.  Which makes me wonder what im missing lol.  Im running this on a hackintosh though i didnt think this would make any difference.  If any more specs are needed, please let me know what you need to know :)  This is my first time flashing video cards, been doing phones and other devices for years now lol..

I hate being a n00b again! lol, any help is GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks
D

**EDIT** I shld have stated this is a clean install using iboot and macosx disc, not a distro and is on 10.6.7.. Thanks


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on June 10, 2011, 09:33:27 AM
For those who used the Sapphire 100283-3L for card, what method did you use?  I am debating this process but want to have the least bumps along the road.  My MP is a 4,1 and I was planning on using the make your own rom method but was mostly curious, were there 2 instances of "mcuc" found for this card?  I am hoping to have the most hassle free experience.  

Edit: Also interested in info for the Sapphire 100283VX-2L Vapor card.

I would be interested in this as well (Sapphire 100283-3L  is my card) since ive used m57705.rom from this thread as well as tried patching my own dumped rom.  When i use the one in this thread (one i just mentioned) i get varried results depending on what slot the cards in, if if i have crossfire cable connected etc.  I dont have a striaght DVI cable, im using a HDMI-DVI cable with a HDMI-DVI adapter, a VGA-DVI and VGA cable on a samsung 23" LED monitor.  And no, not at the same time lol..

With my patched rom i dumped from the card itself, everything boots up and works as if i didnt change anything and when i check the card under the about this mac section, it doesnt show any EFI information.  Which makes me wonder what im missing lol.  Im running this on a hackintosh though i didnt think this would make any difference.  If any more specs are needed, please let me know what you need to know :)  This is my first time flashing video cards, been doing phones and other devices for years now lol..

I hate being a n00b again! lol, any help is GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks
D

**EDIT** I shld have stated this is a clean install using iboot and macosx disc, not a distro and is on 10.6.7.. Thanks


flashing card is a 100% waste of time on a hack. I am not exaggerating.....your time would be better spent polishing the bottom of your shoes.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: ismarhadzia on July 19, 2011, 09:57:32 PM
I have a bit opposite problem and would like to see if anyone can help.
I have HD 5770 original from the MAC pro purchased with system with dual card, removed and installed on the PC.
After that I believe the card was flashed with PC rom files in hope that overclocking would be achieved which was not.
Now I want to use this card in new Mac Pro again and when I plug it in and boot up I get the "You need to restart your computer, hold the power button....".
The card still works in PC but I lost original MAC flash.
Can I flash original Mac flash to this card from windows PC to make this work in MAC? What would be the easiest solution to fix this issue?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: cerx on August 07, 2011, 04:54:22 AM
Successfully used Netkas' 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom to flash my Sapphire 1GB DDR5 HD5770. (2 x Dual-Link DVI 1 x HDMI 1 x D
I use it on my MacPro 4,1 (upgraded to 5,1 boot rom) and it works perfectly with Lion. With original ROM it partially worked but non DVD player and the card was reported as (generic) 5000 series card. Now the System Profiler correctly shows a HD5770 and Vervet framebuffer.
Thank you all for your contributions!
The only deviation from a real Apple HD5770 apart from the expected 'black screen' during boot seems the link speed of only 2.5GT/s as apposed to 5GT/s regardless if the card is in slot 1 or 2.
Anybody else with that experience/problem?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on August 07, 2011, 06:25:08 PM
there is no easy known fix for that, standard behavior

just be glad you don't need Displayport and call it a day, enjoy your new card

not likely that a 5770 could get any benefit from 5.0 on it's own restricted RAM bus anyhow


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeffleeismyhero on September 13, 2011, 05:21:08 PM
I'm having trouble getting the following card to work on a MacPro 1,1 running Lion with all of the current updates installed (replacing a stock nVidia GeForce 7300 GT).

vapor-x hd5770 1g gddr5 pci-e
dual dvi-i/hdmi/dp oc version
pn: 299-1e148-402sa

Ordered from: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AK67HW

I've tried m5770.rom, m57702.rom, m57704.rom and the 5770_saphire_vanilla.rom without any real success.

When booting up with the original rom, the Mac sees the card as a generic card (ATI 5000) and it "works" without a kernel panic but obviously isn't very useful in that state. If I use one of the other roms, the card never displays anything on the monitor and the system eventually panics. I can ping or attempt to ssh into the machine but it eventually reboots (I can't see the kernel panic so I'm making an assumption here). I haven't installed the Snow Leopard Graphics update as I'm running Lion and assume that it is already installed.

Is the missing graphics update the problem? If so, how do I install the graphics update?

I attempted to follow the guide at http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.105.html but I get the following:

Jeffrey-Lees-Mac-Pro:DOS jlee$ blocknum=`printf %d "'\`dd if=myrom.rom bs=1 skip=2 count=1 2>/dev/null\`"`                                                                         
Jeffrey-Lees-Mac-Pro:DOS jlee$ size=$(($blocknum * 512))
Jeffrey-Lees-Mac-Pro:DOS jlee$ dd if=5770_vervet_netkas.efi of=myrom.rom bs=$size seek=1 conv=notrunc
dd: bs must be between 1 and 9223372036854775807

Original Rom:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4075101/ORIGINAL/ORG5770.ROM


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Robert Davies on September 13, 2011, 05:53:50 PM
dd: bs must be between 1 and 9223372036854775807

Fix is suggested here:

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1085.msg6532.html#msg6532 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1085.msg6532.html#msg6532)

-Rob


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: jeffleeismyhero on September 14, 2011, 10:09:16 PM
dd: bs must be between 1 and 9223372036854775807

Fix is suggested here:

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1085.msg6532.html#msg6532 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1085.msg6532.html#msg6532)

-Rob

I worked through the "dd: bs must be between 1 and 9223372036854775807" error and was able to create the rom.

I still cannot seem to get past the kernel panic, though. I haven't done anything with KEXTS or plists and think that is my problem. I've read as much as I could find on the subject but I still cannot make out what is relavent and what is not. Any help is appreciated.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: tempuser854 on October 15, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for a neat site and lots of hard work!  

My question for anyone out there is, can I flash this card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864) (a SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit) using a Windows / DOS computer alone to prepare it for use in a Mac Pro?  I assume I should boot to DOS using FreeDOS on the Ultimate Boot CD  (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/)or something like that, is this right?

My understanding from reading a bit is that I can use something like GPU-Z (http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/l) to save a ROM dump of my card's Windows-based ROM, then use Zeus 2.8  (http://www.groths.org/?p=487)in combination with....something else to flash a new ROM onto the card.  Do I need to use Netkas' ROM posted in the first post  (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.msg2658.html#msg2658)of this thread combined with my card's ROM dump in Zeus 2.8, and if so, how do I use it?  Or is Rominator's m57702.ROM located in this post  (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.msg2676.html#msg2676)the better ROM to use for my card?

I also read jeanlain's guide (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html) and checked out Gullyman's guide  (http://gullycat.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/flashing-rom-on-a-non-apple-graphics-card-2006-mac-pro-11/)and the compatibility list (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,371.0.html), but it seems like this is for those who have a Mac Pro computer available to play with, which I don't at the moment.  Do I have to have one to make this flash happen?

Thanks,
Random girl on the internet


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: RanXerox on October 16, 2011, 06:59:26 PM
Hello,
Thx a lot for theses posts on Netkas.
I have problem, I flashed a 6770 Vapor-X Sapphire 1Gb card and it worked. Since 10.7.2 the mac pro won't boot anymore, freeze at startup.

I used my original ROM + efi found on netkas post.
I tried also the m57702.rom with a black screen at startup.

6770 and 5770 are same cards I think.

If someone can help me.

Here is my original ROM.

Thx


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: GCFCS on October 24, 2011, 10:29:01 AM
Hello all, I just loaded the 5770 out of a dell XPS into my mac-pro 3.1 with lion 10.7.2 server and kept my 2600xt as well... so far all is well except of course as expected the 5770 is only working about 80 percent as it is running as generic hd 5000...

I used netkas RomCreator and 5770 vervet efi to create a rom but when I search the rom for mcuc I only show 1... when I search a rom created with the hoolock efi there is no mcuc at all...

before I go and screw things up big time... is it ok that there is only one mcuc?

I am very happy with the performance so far even using the hd5000 default but I need all the outputs to work and I run a lot of GL based 3d that at this point is hit and miss on crashing me out when it is present on the display driven by the 5770... hope the re-flash can fix this...


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bolle on October 24, 2011, 10:34:01 AM
you wont get all displays even if you flash your 5000 with anything >10.6.7


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: GCFCS on October 24, 2011, 10:41:59 AM
you wont get all displays even if you flash your 5000 with anything >10.6.7

??? a 5770 won't run multiple displays on lion even if flashed????


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on October 24, 2011, 08:32:48 PM

before I go and screw things up big time... is it ok that there is only one mcuc?

Absolutely DO NOT USE A ROM WITH ONLY 1 MCUC.

Unless of course you are a mason and need to build a house with some BRICKS

If it is a Dell workstation one (have fun removing backplate? there is a way to break end off and reuse) then you should just try one of the early generic ones I assembled for people to use. I seem to recall a string of ones with like m5770.rom and m57702.rom or something like that. AFter Netkas figured out EFI I seem to recall that I assembled a few versions for people to try. If there is an early Sapphire one, that would be generic. Or Diamond might be reference.

The 1st MCUC means the rom has a "GoTo" statement. If you remove the 2nd one, then it follows roadmap to......

Look in your original, there will be 2 MCUCs. Neither Netkas nor Cindori have released a ROM maker for 5770 or 5870. These need to be hand stitched. The Dell workstation cards are usually generic Reference versions so the early rome should work on them.

Be prepared to ref lash on PC a few times, preferably in DOS and with an Nvidia card.

you wont get all displays even if you flash your 5000 with anything >10.6.7

??? a 5770 won't run multiple displays on lion even if flashed????

I think what he means to tell you is that the Displayport won't work. I haven't tried with a 5770 in awhile. but as Bolle mentions, the 10.6.8 BROKE the display port functionality. If it has been fixed in a recent update, I don't recall. So, you will likely be limited to 2 @ DVI displays. Not the worst thing in the world, but not ideal. And it may have been fixed or maybe will be fixed. I think someone figured out how, something about iClk or something like that. Anyway, it is an odd time where an unlashed 6870 (which never existed in a Mac) works better than a flashed 5770 (which obviously did).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: GCFCS on October 24, 2011, 10:37:33 PM
Thanks for the heads up nator... from the sounds of it I am best off just trying to get hands on a 6000 series card and put the 5770 back in the dell (minus the portion of the backplate I cut off)... its a shame the dell has no need for a real graphics card... its just a honey pot between my firewalls...


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: akspa420 on October 25, 2011, 05:23:59 AM
Any chance I could get proper EFI support added to my already-modded 6770-to-5770 bios?
I already attached the bios to a previous post, so hopefully this link will still work -
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=937.0;attach=734


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bagpuss on November 08, 2011, 09:15:03 AM
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Netkas, Rominator and jeanlain for their excellent work.

I've now successfully flashed a Vapor-X 5770 (PN 288-1E147-301SA, SKU 11163-05-20R) to work in my MacPro 1,1 (flashed to 2,1).

As my rom file for the card didn't match any of the others I've seen posted here for this model, I'm attaching both the original, and the modified (known working) ROM.
I hope it's helpful to some folks.

The ROM revision installed on my card is 113-C0160C-155.

myrom.rom = original unmodified rom, md5 = 2710d13e82e782237b631b7198097b0e
myrommac.rom = rom modified using jeanlain procedure, md5 = 800fc161836189447542177c342c5fcf

Cheers,

Andy.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: tmando on November 08, 2011, 11:29:37 AM
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Netkas, Rominator and jeanlain for their excellent work.

I've now successfully flashed a Vapor-X 5770 (PN 288-1E147-301SA, SKU 11163-05-20R) to work in my MacPro 1,1 (flashed to 2,1).

As my rom file for the card didn't match any of the others I've seen posted here for this model, I'm attaching both the original, and the modified (known working) ROM.
I hope it's helpful to some folks.

The ROM revision installed on my card is 113-C0160C-155.

myrom.rom = original unmodified rom, md5 = 2710d13e82e782237b631b7198097b0e
myrommac.rom = rom modified using jeanlain procedure, md5 = 800fc161836189447542177c342c5fcf

Cheers,

Andy.


Funny you posted this.  I was just looking to purchase this card on New Egg.  Anyways, from reading previous post on for this card I heard this card has some trouble showing the correct specs in Windows and maybe OS X.  Have you noticed anything like that?  Are you able to see boot screen with DVI -> VGA?  How are the different ports working out for you?  Any troubles with fan speed?  Is the card running loud by any chance?  Your help is much appreciated.  I'm ready to get my flash on.  ;D

Also I'm using a Mac Pro 1.1 with a 7300GT installed.  Do you know if having both cards installed causes any issues?  Will the cable that comes with the unit be all I need or will I need a cable like this? (http://www.ecrater.com/p/9406334/pcie-power-cable-for-mac-nvidia)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Bagpuss on November 08, 2011, 03:49:49 PM
Quote
Funny you posted this.  I was just looking to purchase this card on New Egg.  Anyways, from reading previous post on for this card I heard this card has some trouble showing the correct specs in Windows and maybe OS X.  Have you noticed anything like that?  Are you able to see boot screen with DVI -> VGA?  How are the different ports working out for you?  Any troubles with fan speed?  Is the card running loud by any chance?  Your help is much appreciated.  I'm ready to get my flash on.  ;D

Also I'm using a Mac Pro 1.1 with a 7300GT installed.  Do you know if having both cards installed causes any issues?  Will the cable that comes with the unit be all I need or will I need a cable like this? (http://www.ecrater.com/p/9406334/pcie-power-cable-for-mac-nvidia)

I'm not having any problems at all, either in OSX or Windows.

EFI boot screen is visible with DVI->VGA adapter, but only in 640x480 resolution. It's only visible if this is the only display cable connected to the Mac.
I previously thought that only the 2xDVIs worked under OSX, but I've now managed to get HDMI working. The trick is to ensure that the lower DVI isn't connected to anything. If it is, then it appears to disable HDMI output.

In Windows, both DVIs and HDMI work fine. Again, can't test displayport, as I don't have any suitable devices.

The fans on the card run at the correct speeds, dependent on load. I've never heard the GPU fan become louder than the other fans in my MacPro, not even when running LuxMark or playing Arkham Asylum.

The card also behaves perfectly with Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), and the latest ATI Catalyst drivers. Fan speeds are as expected, and can be manually adjusted in GPU Overdrive settings.
I'm quite happily playing Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3, with no problems at all.

If you don't have one, then you will need to get a Mac mini 6-pin to standard 6-pin PCI-E power cable. These can easily be found on eBay, as the one that comes with the card only works with PCs.

Hope that helps.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: tmando on November 17, 2011, 12:16:38 PM
I have a really new Rom rev. for a Sapphire Vapor X PN: 299-1E148-802SA / SKU# 11163-05-20R and I really want to figure this out to have a working rom of my original.  Got a 55 AA 80 E9 situation (first hex in rom).  Trying hard to figure this out.  80 = 128, 128 X 512 = 65,536  Where the EFI should start but it pushes the MCUC below the 106496 / 0001A000 area.  Also, besides FF for spaces I also have 00 for spaces in the original rom.  Not sure if this affects anything.  Trying to figure out how to change where the 2nd MCUC is referenced in the PC BIOS not sure how to do this.  I have 4 instances of 00 A0 01.  3 above the 1st MCUC and one on the same line as the MCUC.  Do I change them all or just the one on the same line as the 1st MCUC?  From what I've read, 00 A0 01 is the backwards version of 01 A0 00 which is 106496 in decimal form.  I have no instances of 01 A0 00.  Maybe Rominator would know?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: grammataki on November 17, 2011, 01:50:21 PM
my post probably wont help directly but hopefully it can indirectly.  keep tryign and goodluck with this

http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.msg7608.html#msg7608


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on November 24, 2011, 09:53:48 AM
I have a really new Rom rev. for a Sapphire Vapor X PN: 299-1E148-802SA / SKU# 11163-05-20R and I really want to figure this out to have a working rom of my original.  Got a 55 AA 80 E9 situation (first hex in rom).  Trying hard to figure this out.  80 = 128, 128 X 512 = 65,536  Where the EFI should start but it pushes the MCUC below the 106496 / 0001A000 area.  Also, besides FF for spaces I also have 00 for spaces in the original rom.  Not sure if this affects anything.  Trying to figure out how to change where the 2nd MCUC is referenced in the PC BIOS not sure how to do this.  I have 4 instances of 00 A0 01.  3 above the 1st MCUC and one on the same line as the MCUC.  Do I change them all or just the one on the same line as the 1st MCUC?  From what I've read, 00 A0 01 is the backwards version of 01 A0 00 which is 106496 in decimal form.  I have no instances of 01 A0 00.  Maybe Rominator would know?

jeanlain answered this in his first post in the "how to make your own damn rom" thread.

right before first one is the place you need to change. Don't make work for yourself, read his guide and fix the one RIGHT BEFORE 1st MCUC.

there is some other guy posting with same problem

looking at his rom, 2nd MCuC is at 0001A000

MCuC is 4d437543 in Hex, so 1st one looks like "00 A0 01 00 3C 05 2B 00 4D 43 75 43 ", you can see the address there at beginning, now Endian switched

The good news is that jeanlains instructions handle this EXACT situation.

So, "00 A0 01" gets replaced with "00 A2 01" and you move 512 "FF"s from end of ROM and insert them before 2nd MCUC.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: akspa420 on December 03, 2011, 04:48:30 AM
Thanks Rominator!
I finally took the time to read everything multiple times and understand it all. I hadn't realized how the bios was laid out with the MCuC blocks - being that they're laid out in the Rom in big-endian, and not little-endian (or is it the other way around?). I still have to inject the EFI stuff into the rom, but now I have a clean rom to work with that has enough space for the two MCuC blocks.

Edit: Done! It all works beautifully. I still changed the device ID to ensure that it would work properly across platforms, without any random errors (if any). I'm now connected with one monitor on VGA for EFI bootscreen, and the other over DVI. no panics, and OSX sees my card as a Radeon 5770 properly now.

edit2: I just wanted to add this tidbit of information: DVI port 1 DOES work with EFI bootscreen, but you _MUST_ use a DVI to VGA adapter. This is the only caveat of this modification. I had originally thought that something went wrong during the flash, but after finding that DVI port 1 must have a vga adapter on it, everything was smooth sailing.

I'm attaching my modded ROM, intended for a Sapphire Vapor-X 6770 with Elpedia ram chips.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on December 03, 2011, 09:14:33 PM
thanks for coming back and posting

the concept was nice and clear in my head but by the time i had typed it all out, I was worried that it wasn't clear anymore to anyone but me

glad to know this helped, and thank you for posting your ROMs


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mac-bitch on December 22, 2011, 01:48:24 PM
Did anyone try to pin an EFI to the Sapphire 5770 SKU#21163-10-20R? It looks like a reference PCB but with a Custom Cooler:

(http://p.gzhls.at/481992.jpg)

So far I have not found any reports about that specific model here.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: necro3311 on February 18, 2012, 04:04:08 AM
Hello im new in this flashing bussiness, after reading a lot about the topic, finally i have flashed a 5770 using the m57702.rom on a XFX HD5770 P/N HD-577A-ZNFC, now works great on the Mac Pro 3,1 Early 2008, using OSX Lion 10.7.2 Recognizes the card correctly.

 ;D Thanks for saving me a lot, in my country its not easy found Mac Original cads an if you found one its a lot overpriced, someone is selling an Nvidia 7300 for the same price i paid for the XFX 5770!  :o

(Sorry for the bad English)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 25, 2012, 09:52:10 PM
Hi Everyone,

Sorry if i sound like a newbie.  I do work as a microsoft system engineer so almost anything PC i can handle technically.  But when it comes to macs, i am pretty much a novice on most parts.

But recent i bought a mac pro 1,1 (2006) for a my studio to make music.

My mac pro came with the default nvidia 7300 default factory card.  So after a couple weeks of research almost everything lead me down here to your forums.

In short here is the situation:

- i bought a VisionTek ATI HD 5770 video card (which i read uses the exact same BIOS as the XFX BIOS) (i confirmed physically this when i ran atiflash.exe -i)
- i downloaded the m57705.rom from this forum
- (with nvidia 7300 as my primary display card and ATI 5770 as secondary so i can flash the card) booted into DOS mode on the mac and flashed it with the latest atiflash with this command line (atiflash -f -p 0 m57705.rom)
- it seemed like it accepted and it said to restart for VBIOS to update
- i rebooted back in my Mac OS X 10.6.8 - did a system profiler and i coud see it recognized the ATI 5770 with a EFI veriosn 1.0xxxxxxxx
- i figured that meant everything worked ok, so i turned off the system, pulled out the nvidia 7300, moved the AT 5770 into the primary video card slot
- when i booted up the mac, i get the chime and then i gets stuck looping on the chime endlessly trying to boot up.  so the chime goes on forever.....

)))) later i read something about "And just in time. A macbidouille member is trying to get a 5770 working on a Rev 1.1 Mac Pro. He didn't know the current method wouldn't work for his Mac. We'll see if the EBC ROM works." (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.0.html)

i am not sure if i am missing something here, but do i need to flash this rom (m5770_efi_hoolock_p.rom) for EBC ROM (what is EBC ROM?) and how do i flash this since the file is less then 128K (only 42k in size) i am assuming this ROM is suppose to be for something else.

Then again i can be completely wrong on the whole thing and maybe i don't have the right ROM.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


update: i tried m57702.rom, m5770.rom and this one myrommac.rom - used for Vapor-x 5770 which looks identical to my visiontek accept for branding and fan cover design. -----------none of them work, doing the exact same thing, locked in a loop rebooting with the chime locked in a loop ------

the oddest part is that when i put back my nvidia 7300 as primary and ati 5770 as secondary, the system profiler sees it no problem as an ATI 5770

i also attached my original rom in case someone wants to see or has the same issue and needs the original rom

update #2:  forgot the add the model number and link to my video card - VisionTek 900431 Radeon HD 5770 Video Card http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1126189 (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1126189)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on February 26, 2012, 12:32:42 AM

i also attached my original rom in case someone wants to see or has the same issue and needs the original rom

update #2:  forgot the add the model number and link to my video card - VisionTek 900431 Radeon HD 5770 Video Card http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1126189 (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1126189)

Simple answer...make your own ROM using your original.

The behavior you describe is a card not fitting with BIOS.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 12:56:07 AM
Hi Rominator

thanks for letting me know.  at least now i can stop flashing.

i tried making my own rom but i kept getting "bs must be between 1 and 9223372036854775807"

i originally followed this http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/978894-pc-ati-57705870-cards-flashed-to-work-with-mac-pro/ (http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/978894-pc-ati-57705870-cards-flashed-to-work-with-mac-pro/)

which then lead me to your forums and the idea of using ROMs that you guys had already made.

Can I donate $$$ to you to get this ROM to work?  I am open to any ideas or metheds you can lead me to.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 01:26:28 AM
I am not sure this would help but here is my ATI 5770 info from atiflash.exe

adpater: 0
bn: 0E
dn: 00
dID: 68B8
ASIC: Juniper
Flash: M25P10/c
Romsize: 20000
test: pass
Bios p/n: 113-SM2A04-001

additional

SSID: 5770
DeviceID: 68B8
Product Name: Niper XT PCIE 1GB/128B GDDR5 2XDVI-I/HDMI/DP 850E/1200M
BIOS Version: 012.020.000.051.039844



VisionTek 900431 Radeon HD 5770 Video Card


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on February 26, 2012, 02:51:15 AM
Hi Rominator



Can I donate $$$ to you to get this ROM to work?  I am open to any ideas or metheds you can lead me to.



Try this one.

If it works, please donate to Netkas, he wrote the EFI that makes this work.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 05:01:12 AM
Hi Rominator,

thank-you so much for sending me a new ROM.

I just flashed it, and tried it out.

This time, it booted with 1 chime, but the screen is black.  I did not get the gray backbround with the apple logo from the EFI.  I can here the hard-drive load up so i am assuming it booted into the Mac OS, but it is still blank screen.

I can donate some $$$ for yours and netkas's efforts.  Where do i donate the money?

Thx

Update; if i boot into my DOS CD rom to flash the ATI 5770 - i get the proper display for the DOS screen on the actual ATI.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 05:23:05 AM
Hi Rominator,

I just read something interesting on ebay.

it seems like all the postings for the ROMs here are also on sale for those specific video cards HIS, Vapor, etc.  Which those models look the same as my Visiontek.

The funny thing, they all mentioned having to use the DVI to VGA adaptor to see the gray screen mac logo boot up.

I'll will give that try and see if that makes a difference.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ATi-Radeon-HD-5770-1GB-HD-Video-All-intel-Mac-Pro-2006-2010-Run-2x-30-/260887293734?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3cbe182f26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ATi-Radeon-HD-5770-1GB-HD-Video-All-intel-Mac-Pro-2006-2010-Run-2x-30-/260887293734?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3cbe182f26)



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 05:40:46 AM
Hey Rominator,

It's very interesting, i hooked up the old school VGA cable and used the DVI to VGA adaptor, and just like the ebay ad said - gray screen apple logo boot screen will only work with VGA.

So when i tried it out, on the bottom DVI port (with the VGA adaptor) it worked.

I guess that's a start on the solution.  But is that normal?  I don't recall reading anything about that on any of the forums here.



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 06:43:40 AM
Just a quick re-cap and confirmation

adpater: 0
bn: 0E
dn: 00
dID: 68B8
ASIC: Juniper
Flash: M25P10/c
Romsize: 20000
test: pass
Bios p/n: 113-SM2A04-001

additional

SSID: 5770
DeviceID: 68B8
Product Name: Niper XT PCIE 1GB/128B GDDR5 2XDVI-I/HDMI/DP 850E/1200M
BIOS Version: 012.020.000.051.039844



VisionTek 900431 Radeon HD 5770 Video Card (2 direct DVI ports, 1 display port, 1 HDMI port)

---- confirmed works with the new ROM you sent me from netkas --- xfx577a.rom

- system profilier will detect as an ATI Radeon 5770 with proper 1GB VRAM and all 3 display ports (HDMI port cannot confirm yet)

Works with limitations
- after flashing, initial bootup with both direct DVI connections in place you will get a blank screen
- need to plug VGA cable to DVI-to-VGA connector to bottom DVI port to boot into MAC OS X and gets you the gray screen with the apple logo (this is the EFI mode kicking in, which also means i can manage my boot selection on an EFI level)
- after booting into MAC OS X with VGA cable (via DVI-toVGA connector) the MAC OS X will auto detect both connections
- from there the DVI part will has correct resolutions, the VGA monitor needs to be set manually (side note: you may need to manually set which monitor as primary display, extended display, etc)


unconfirmed

- have not tested the GPU mode yet, i will load steam on this system to see how it handles 3D games
- have not tested under bootcamp yet, but will post later on how much of it's functionality will work (i'm fairly confident it will be 100%)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

my current system specs:

Mac Pro 1,1 (2006 ---- originally came with 2 x Dual-Core (DP) Xeon 5150 2.66 Ghz (Woodcrest) - Nvidia 7300GT)
- Upgraded to: 2 x Quad-core Xeon X5355 2.66 Ghz (Clovertown) -- on ebay as cheap as $99 (make sure you buy them in MATCHING pairs)
- Upgraded the Ram: 8GB Ram  240-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) (matched pairs) (uisng the same ram as Dell Poweredge 2900, 1950, 2950) --- on ebay for as low as $20 per 2GB sticks (recommend not to buy any more than a total of 32GB -- i don't think the 1,1 can handle any higher)(also make sure the RAM sticks have the metal shield on both sides of the stick, you do not need the giant heat sinks that mac pro uses, just the metal shields.  These sticks are usually server grade and workstation grade)
- MAC OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) 32-bit EFI [hard-drive Slot 1 - 500GB SATA II]
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Bootcamp 4.0) [hard-drive Slot 2 - 640GB SATA II)
*********** using 2 hard-drives for MAC OS with bootcamp - you must arrange in that specific order -- slot 1 Mac OS X - slot 2 Windows bootcamp ******* if you do not use that order, system sometimes boot into safe mode or gets stuck in gray blank screen for a long while before booting into anything including safe mode, which disk repair does not fix and effects both Snow Leopard and Lion *****

- upgraded video card to VisionTek 900431 Radeon HD 5770 using Netkas EFI Rom with rominator's help (thanks you guys rock)

to make your CPU model display properly for X5355 and other non-apple stock cpu on Lion -- use this http://digitaldj.net/2009/10/01/cpu-detection-in-snow-leopard-chameleon-rc3-ddj0-3-ep45-extreme-pack/ (http://digitaldj.net/2009/10/01/cpu-detection-in-snow-leopard-chameleon-rc3-ddj0-3-ep45-extreme-pack/) CPUInjector.kext -- and -- http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility/ (http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility/) Kext Utility for lion -- Drag & drop CPUInjector.kext onto kext Utility.
Kext Utility takes care of everything but you might have to reboot.  (for more info go here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=865267&page=2 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=865267&page=2)

Anyone who got stuck like i did, i suggest you make a donation and help netkas and rominator keep up the good work on saving us money on the video cards and other future options.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on February 26, 2012, 07:33:22 AM
glad it worked

Netkas wrote the EFI, I assembled it, was a tricky one in that the ROM had length 80, which buggers up the fixrom script. Was no need for it to be 80, so I changed the length indicators to 7C and it worked then.

The 5870 and 5770 have issues with boot screen, the behavior you describe is normal.

Glad it worked out for you. To future readers, ALWAYS get your original BIOS. As you can read here, the standard 5770 roms weren't going to work.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 26, 2012, 08:50:29 AM
so far so good :)

I just re-installed everything from scratch to make it clean and to ensure that i catch any wierd bugs (if any, such as the VGA to DVI), before i retire my Nvidia 7300 for good.

Lion works good so far

I just finished installing Win7 x64 - so far pretty good as well, had to download the drivers from ATI for the Radeon HD 5770 to make it work properly.  Bootcamp did not have proper drivers for the 5770.

After i installed the ATI drivers, it seems to be ok including the direct x and open gl for 3D games and rendering.

did a bunch of restarts between windows 7 and Mac OS X and it seems to be smooth as well, no wierd hang-ups or safe mode bootups.

I am using Bootcamp 4.0, so i am assuming it resolved a lot of those issues for some of us mac pro 1,1 users.

Now, if i could only get the EFI to be 64-bit that would be awesome.  But i read it would require de-soldering the 32-bit EFI chip and re-soldering a 64-bit chip.

Otherwise this mac pro 1,1 is near perfect to today's mac pro (minus thunderbolt - hopefully a pci-e addon card will be available)

And for anyone wondering about the CPU upgrade, going to x5355 makes a huge difference by about 10x faster for most average apps.

Thanks again guys, just let me know where to make the donation or PM me where i can send paypal. 


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on February 26, 2012, 09:42:03 PM

Now, if i could only get the EFI to be 64-bit that would be awesome.  But i read it would require de-soldering the 32-bit EFI chip and re-soldering a 64-bit chip.


Thanks again guys, just let me know where to make the donation or PM me where i can send paypal. 

Go to Netkas.org, there is a "Paypal Donate" button there.

EFI64 on 1st Gen isn't currently possible. If it BECOMES possible, you will likely read about it here first.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mattlok on February 27, 2012, 01:06:05 AM
cool, i made my donation

thanks again :)

quick update about graphics 3D rendering for all readers.

windows 7 with ATI 5770 - full direct x, works great

mac os x with ATI 5770 - full open GL, works great as well

used steam and downloaded Civilization V both MAC and PC - both run identical on full resolution (1920 x 1080) with high graphic settings x4 anti-alias.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dme88 on February 27, 2012, 10:31:35 PM
Having the same situation as mattlok.
Using a XFX5770 1GB. EFI part don't fit without moving last "mcuc" part. Done as described in http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?topic=692.0 BUT it crashes on boot. And no crash logs.

I am running Lion and card shows up as HD 5000 and DVD-player crashes, so I need flashing. (Or kext modifying - but with experience from OS x86, I rather shot myself in the foot)


Will also donate if it works.

BTW. A wiki would be awesome.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: Rominator on February 27, 2012, 11:18:12 PM
check again

The 5770 EFI is 43008.

Between end of file at 61440 and beginning of MCUC at 106496 is 45056

PLenty of space.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mac-bitch on February 27, 2012, 11:25:21 PM
Hi, the ROM u provided is the original dump? Because the 2nd mcuc part does not have to be moved; the space between is big enough. Anyway, I made an EFIROM out of it. Please flash and report back :).

Edit: Ah Rom was quicker in the meantime ;). Anyway try the rom I made :).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dme88 on February 27, 2012, 11:39:58 PM
You just posted my original file? :-P
Anyway, ok. I don't need to relocate, but if I do it should still work, right?

Did the whole process again and this time can log on, but card still show up as HD 5000.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mac-bitch on February 27, 2012, 11:55:27 PM
You just posted my original file? :-P
Anyway, ok. I don't need to relocate, but if I do it should still work, right?

Did the whole process again and this time can log on, but card still show up as HD 5000.

??? You confuse me. I asked YOU if the RM you provided in post #321 was the original untouched rom of your 5770. Because I downloaded it, saw that there is enough space for the the efi part to fit and made the EFIROM I posted in post #323.

You just have to flash it onto your card.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dme88 on February 28, 2012, 12:00:19 AM
MD5(post #323 file) == MD5(My untouched ROM file)

I think you accidentally posted the wrong file? :-)


Title: LAST %&&) ROM I AM DOING FOR AWHILE
Post by: Rominator on February 28, 2012, 02:27:56 AM
MD5(post #323 file) == MD5(My untouched ROM file)

I think you accidentally posted the wrong file? :-)


Just need to know who is Curly and who is Moe?

This one was super easy, I'm not doing any easy ones anymore.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mac-bitch on February 28, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
MD5(post #323 file) == MD5(My untouched ROM file)

I think you accidentally posted the wrong file? :-)


I'm sorry. My fault. I posted your rom and trashed the EFI-Rom I made for you.

My apologies :).

lol, rom u need more of the valium/ritalin stuff :D. Just kiddin' ;).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dme88 on February 28, 2012, 02:46:49 PM
Success. But I still think it should have worked when i relocated the last "mcuc" part, even if there's space available. Donation made.  :)
Oh, and RomCreator.app is broken for 5770 then.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: mac-bitch on February 28, 2012, 03:49:08 PM
Success. But I still think it should have worked when i relocated the last "mcuc" part, even if there's space available. Donation made.  :)
Oh, and RomCreator.app is broken for 5770 then.

My guess is that you forgot to change the offset of the second "MCUC" after you moved the block ;).


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: andychan on May 09, 2012, 12:22:15 PM
a big Thank You to jeanlain for creating the script and documenting the procedure to make your own ROM !

just in case anyone is interested in how I made the ROM for my card using jeanlain's method and the "Vervet" EFI part -

this is my card:
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,371.msg11362.html#msg11362 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,371.msg11362.html#msg11362)

you can find my ROM here:
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.msg11405.html#msg11405 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.msg11405.html#msg11405)

here's my ROM-making process:
1. put my 5770 into a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58e tower PC (which is installed with Windows XP) with onboard Intel graphics and 1x PCIe x16 slot

2. connected the power to the 5770 with a 4 pin PSU to PCIe power supply converter cable that comes with my 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201004 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201004)

3. started the Lenovo PC and went into BIOS, changed the video card to "PEG/Onboard"

4. booted up Windows XP and installed the ATI driver & Catalyst Manager

5. upon restarting the PC, Windows XP was able to detect a "ATI Radeon 5000" display adapter

6. ran GPU-Z, extracted the ROM and renamed it to "PC5770.rom"
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2137/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.6.2.html (http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2137/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.6.2.html)

7. placed the following files in the root of my "IMATION1" thumb drive:
m5770_efi_vervet_p.rom (provided by netkas) -> http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.msg2672.html#msg2672 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,374.msg2672.html#msg2672)
PC5770.rom (which was extracted using GPU-Z in step 6 above)
fixrom.py (from flash.zip provided by jeanlain) http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.msg3859.html#msg3859 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.msg3859.html#msg3859)

* at this point, my 5770 card is still in the Lenovo PC

8. took my thumb drive and stuck it in my Mac Pro then launched Terminal

9. pasted the following commands into the Terminal window
cd /Volumes/IMATION1
blocknum=`printf %d "'\`dd if=PC5770.rom bs=1 skip=2 count=1 2>/dev/null\`"`
size=$(($blocknum * 512))
dd if=m5770_efi_vervet_p.rom of=PC5770.rom bs=$size seek=1 conv=notrunc

10. open "PC5770.rom" from my thumb drive in TextEdit, searched for "mcuc" and verified that there are only 2 instances

11. pasted the following command into the Terminal window
python fixrom.py PC5770.rom EFI5770.rom

Before:
OpRom (size=63488, indicator_offset=0x1ed, indicator=0x80, checksum=0xff)
OpRom (size=43008, indicator_offset=0x31, indicator=0x80, checksum=0xff)
RawData (size=24576)

After:
OpRom (size=63488, indicator_offset=0x1ed, indicator=0x0, checksum=0x7f)
OpRom (size=43008, indicator_offset=0x31, indicator=0x80, checksum=0x41)
RawData (size=24576)

* "EFI5770.rom" was created in my thumb drive

12. took my thumb drive back to the Lenovo PC, and burned a CD with the following files in it
ATIFlash.exe
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2099/ATIFlash_3.95.html (http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2099/ATIFlash_3.95.html)
EFI5770.rom

13. I have a  FreeDOS Beta 8 CD on hand, so I booted the Lenovo PC with the FreeDOS Beta 8 CD

14. when FreeDOS starts, it allows me to choose the bootup type,
so I pressed '1' for "Boot Dos with CD-ROM support (standard kernel)"
then '1' again to "BOOT WITH EL-TORITO CD-ROM DRIVER (DEFAULT)"
and then '2' to "Run FreeDOS from CD-ROM (return to command prompt)"
and I get the "C:>" prompt

15. ejected the FreeDOS CD, popped in the CD that was burned in step 12

16. performed a "DIR" command and verified that the ATIFLASH.EXE and EFI5770.rom are present

17. entered the following command to check that my 5770 is found:
ATIFLASH -i <Enter>

adapter  bn  dn  dID   asic     flash        romsize test  bios p/n
====== ==  == ===  ====    ====       =====  === ======
0           01  00 68B8 Juniper  M25P10/c 20000   pass 113-E14802-XV6

18. entered the following command to flash the BIOS:
ATIFLASH -p 0 EFI5770.rom <Enter>

Old SSID: 1482
New SSID: 1482
Old P/N: 113-E14802-XV6
New P/N: 113-E14802-XV6
Old DeviceID: 68B8
New DeviceID: 68B8
Old Product Name: JUNIPER BIOS VCODEv:126
New Product Name: JUNIPER BIOS VCODEv:126
Old BIOS Version: 012.020.000.025.037339
New BIOS Version: 012.020.000.025.037339
Flash type: M25P10/c
20000/20000h bytes programmed
20000/20000h bytes verified

Restart System To Complete VBIOS Update.

19. shutdown the Lenovo PC, took out the 5770; shutdown my Mac Pro and put the 5770 in it

20. connected the PCIe power cable to the 5770, connected both displays and started my Mac Pro

Success !!!


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netrix71 on January 07, 2013, 04:33:52 PM
Hi
i am new to this forum
Please Help Me
is anyone can help me to add EFI string to my rom?
i try all M5770x but not detact display resolution automaticaly

07/27/10 04:57
JUNIPER BIOS UCODEv:128     
113-AC76500-104-PC
0x174B - PC Partner (known as Sapphire)
ATOMBIOSBK-ATI VER012.020.000.035.035211

Attached My Original Rom


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on January 07, 2013, 08:12:27 PM
Hi
i am new to this forum
Please Help Me
is anyone can help me to add EFI string to my rom?
i try all M5770x but not detact display resolution automaticaly

07/27/10 04:57
JUNIPER BIOS UCODEv:128     
113-AC76500-104-PC
0x174B - PC Partner (known as Sapphire)
ATOMBIOSBK-ATI VER012.020.000.035.035211

Attached My Original Rom

Here you go.

Post a link to your card or at least SKU or picture for future readers.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dyttioaoa? on January 07, 2013, 10:05:59 PM
Hi
i am new to this forum
Please Help Me
is anyone can help me to add EFI string to my rom?
i try all M5770x but not detact display resolution automaticaly

07/27/10 04:57
JUNIPER BIOS UCODEv:128     
113-AC76500-104-PC
0x174B - PC Partner (known as Sapphire)
ATOMBIOSBK-ATI VER012.020.000.035.035211

Attached My Original Rom

Here you go.

Post a link to your card or at least SKU or picture for future readers.

If you flash this ROM in DOS, maybe you have to make sure that the filename has 8 chars max. (excluding file type), like "EFIMOD13.ROM".


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: netrix71 on January 07, 2013, 11:37:01 PM
Thanks everyone Who Help Me Out
ill Try Tonight
my video card is link below

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD5770-PCIE-1024-2-PB

Looks Same As Picture but it has 1xDP 1xHDMI 1x DVI Port
i think it's Acer OEM Or Gateway OEM Video Card

288-5E160-A00AC HD5770 1GB GDDR 5


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on January 08, 2013, 07:13:09 PM
Check if you'll get "ghost" VGA display in System Profiler and Display Preferences. Single DVI 5770 cards often do have it.

BTW, here is thread with ROM making how-to, it used to be sticky, but it no longer is:
    
make your own radeon HD 5770/5870/6870/6850 Mac ROM! (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,692.0.html)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: iAlex on January 10, 2013, 09:37:43 PM
can I get a rom for this please: http://www.hisdigital.com/gb/product2-477.shtml?

:D

Thanks


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: topaz on February 04, 2013, 10:08:58 PM
Hi Guys

can anyone please tell me the latest Mac rom for Ati (dell) 5770 there seems to be lots of wonderful roms posted but am unsure of the latest.

also will the roms load directly from zeus

im using 10.6.8 on a mac pro 2.66 1.1 but plan to upgrade to 10.7.5

any help would be great.  :)



Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maro_jp on June 10, 2013, 11:04:02 AM
I need help!
I have tried flashing this card myself but didn't work.
If anyone can make a rom, it would be great!

SAPPHIRE HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCIE
(http://media.sapphiretech.com//images/prods/341/11163-02_HD5770_1GBGDDR5_PCIE_C01_634418454198973989_200_200.jpg)
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=000101&pid=341&lid=1 (http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=000101&pid=341&lid=1)
ROM ver. 113-E14701-X05

Thanks in advance.

I forgot to attach original ROM.
It's here now!

maro_jp


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on June 10, 2013, 08:17:34 PM
^Nothing unusual in above BIOS. Use jeanlain's guide to make custom EFI ROM from it. You'll manage.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maro_jp on June 11, 2013, 02:33:25 PM
Thanks for your advice, blacksheep.
I 've tried agin but no luck.
Maybe I am doing something wrong unnoticed or this particular card is not good for flashing.
I'm attaching rom which I have made in case anyone interested.

maro_jp


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on June 11, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
Use fixrom script and it will work.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maro_jp on June 12, 2013, 01:49:43 AM
You're right, blacksheep.
I forgot to fix on it.
Well I've done it this time but no signal.
Please give me a last suggestion.
About to give up on this card.
(http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=374.0;attach=2387;image)


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on June 12, 2013, 07:11:41 AM
Should work, weird. Some questions you need to answer:

Have you tested the card before flashing? Does it work unflashed?
What OS you're running and which port did you try? DVI, DP, HDMI?
Could you login remotely to see if the card is recognized properly?


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maro_jp on June 13, 2013, 07:16:11 AM
Thanks again, blacksheep.

Before flashing, it displayed blue screen once and signaled off when I tried on Mac Pro 2008 with 10.8.3.
System profile said "HD5000" then.
Never tested on Windows machine.
I only plugged to DVI.
I could have logged in remote from MacBook but at the moment I took the 5770 out from the machine-kind of giving up on it.

The card itself has a problem, you think?
I got it from auction in Japan.

Thanks. Maro_jp


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: blacksheep on June 13, 2013, 02:45:19 PM
Yes, if it acts like this before flashing, it's DOA.
It should work unflashed with 10.8.
You can test it in a PC as well if you have one by the hand.
Even flashed with EFI ROM should work normally in PC box.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: maro_jp on June 15, 2013, 01:25:52 PM
Thanks for hanging out with me for a while, blacksheep.
I guess I will look for another card since my old flashed 4870 is dying.

Thanks again, blacksheep and people at this community.


Title: Re: 5770 efi rom
Post by: dripac on August 10, 2016, 12:27:24 PM
Hi to all!

I apologise if I missed it in this thread - I gave a question; which efi rom would be best for my Gigabyte GV-R577UD-1GD (Rev. 1.0)? I have a Mac Pro 3.1 (2008 8core). I am using nVidia's GT120 which is OK, but some performance boost is in order and recently got one of these 5770's.

 Thank you for your help  ;)

Awesome forum, btw!