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Old 03-25-06, 09:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Need a bit of help with flashing bios 6800u agp

Originally Posted by criticalfish
well the bios i tried, i thought was the newest bios for my card... but i got that error... so i need some help finding a working bios for my card... (oh and i was using nvflash, so ill take a look at nbitor first and post back here if i need more help)
You should normally only be flashing with newer versions of bios when it fixes a problem your card actually has !

And the ONLY bios that will not show any ID errors when flashing is the one that is currently on your card !

So when flashing with any different revision of bios, or maybe just a different manufacturers bios, it is usually necessary to use the nvflash "error override switches" as follows,

Flash the bios in DOS using nvflash.exe v5.25

nvflash -r (removes any protection)

nvflash -b ORIGBIOS.ROM (saves original bios)

nvflash -4 -5 -6 BIOSNAME.ROM (flash new bios file)

However because of DOS filename restrictions, "ORIGBIOS.ROM" and "BIOSNAME.ROM" must have no more than 8 char's in first part of filename and no more than 3 char's in extender part, otherwise DOS will not recognise the command.

And note; the -4 -5 -6 command switches will force a flash regardless of any ID mismatches, so always just select to continue.
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