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larkin
12-04-06, 05:32 AM
I've heard of a firmware update allowing voltage adjustments.

Anyone else heard of this/have info about where to get it and if it's legit.

thanks.

Dazz
12-04-06, 06:03 AM
I wouldn't mind that myself :)

fatal1ty
12-04-06, 09:33 AM
Someone XS was using Nibitor and ripping the BIOS, changing the clock speeds, etc and then sharing it for others brave enough to reflash.

Check in the Xtreme Mods or 3d section on xtremesystems.org

Edit - like this?
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=123343


more...
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1866090#post1866090

vmsein
12-04-06, 02:23 PM
Key word being brave. I don't have the nerves to try this:p

Dazz
12-04-06, 02:29 PM
I have never been able to flash a nVIDIA card but never had any problems with my 9800 to Pro and my X800XL to X800XT.

OWA
12-04-06, 03:42 PM
You just need to use the proper flags. If you go to http://www.mvktech.net/, they usually have instructions for how to do it and their instructions have always worked for me.

larkin
12-04-06, 08:44 PM
Is it recommended that an evga rev1 bios be upgraded to rev3?

I apparently have a .01 rev1 bios.

obviously if this improves performance/stability, i'm game. but i also dont want a bios that is only designed for a certain revision of hardware, ie. diff resistor values (mine is 38 as far as i can make out).

fatal1ty
12-04-06, 08:53 PM
I have never been able to flash a nVIDIA card but never had any problems with my 9800 to Pro and my X800XL to X800XT.



Problem is with NVflash you need to use a bootup dos disk. I havent had a floppy drive installed in my PCs for years - so if you cannot windows flash, I'm screwed anyways... Cmon guys floppies are so 80s.

At least with the ATI flasher you can flash within a windows environment.

stncttr908
12-04-06, 09:01 PM
Problem is with NVflash you need to use a bootup dos disk. I havent had a floppy drive installed in my PCs for years - so if you cannot windows flash, I'm screwed anyways... Cmon guys floppies are so 80s.

At least with the ATI flasher you can flash within a windows environment.
Format a USB flash drive?

LBJM
12-05-06, 12:33 PM
I use a compact flash card to bios flash things in dos, and it goes so quick. I had to flash a gainward ti4600 in the past and it worked fine it's not hard.

fatal1ty
12-05-06, 01:00 PM
Format a USB flash drive?


i can format it, just cannot format as bootable system disk - if anyone knows how lemme know!!

Ancient
12-05-06, 01:48 PM
Make a bootable CD instead. Flash drives are a pain to use as boot drives because not all support Int13.

LgEnder
12-05-06, 03:44 PM
Tool by HP to make thumbdrives bootable. (http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/serveroptions/us/download/23839.html)
You'll want to grab an image like this (http://rapidshare.com/files/4381356/betabios.img.html) then remove the bios and flasher from it, just to get the drive to a bootable floppy, then you can just switch out files like normal.

Install the tool and run it, select create new, Floppy, Image from file, Finish. Remove drive and plug it back in and put what you want on it then reboot with it in port, then go in CMOS and put it in the front of the "Removable" boot order.

larkin
12-09-06, 11:44 PM
To follow up on this: EVGA product manager recommended that the bios the card came with be kept. FYI

LBJM
12-10-06, 03:29 PM
To follow up on this: EVGA product manager recommended that the bios the card came with be kept. FYI

I heard evga warranties bios flashes, if so than they cover it. however, I don't care to flash the card to have different clocks the 8800GTX even with crappy drivers is still the best card out there. of course he's going to recommend the stock bios be kept he works at EVGA.

Tool by HP to make thumbdrives bootable. (http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/serveroptions/us/download/23839.html
)


your link no longer works.

LgEnder
12-11-06, 12:46 PM
I heard evga warranties bios flashes, if so than they cover it. however, I don't care to flash the card to have different clocks the 8800GTX even with crappy drivers is still the best card out there. of course he's going to recommend the stock bios be kept he works at EVGA.



your link no longer works.

Fixed.

john19055
12-11-06, 02:26 PM
You can change the voltage on the 8800 cards but it will do just like it did with the 7900 ,you could change it to 1.5v with nibitor and it will show 1.5v after you flash the card ,but if you measure it ,it would still be the same as it was before the flash ,I think to increase the voltage on a 8800 you will need to do the resistor trick to actually increase your voltage.

jAkUp
12-11-06, 11:17 PM
I use a USB floppy drive to flash my cards.

I am using version 60.80.08.00.40 on both of my cards :) I am a sucker when it comes to the latest BIOS's/Firmwares/drivers... but, if you are not having any issues, you shouldn't flash.

nrdstrm
12-12-06, 02:00 AM
To follow up on this: EVGA product manager recommended that the bios the card came with be kept. FYI

Yeah, I know the "product manager" that your talking about... :D :P

LgEnder
12-12-06, 01:09 PM
I use a USB floppy drive to flash my cards.

I am using version 60.80.08.00.40 on both of my cards :) I am a sucker when it comes to the latest BIOS's/Firmwares/drivers... but, if you are not having any issues, you shouldn't flash.
Any chance of a link to .40? :captnkill: