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Old 01-10-11, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default [HOWTO] Overclocking nVidia card with NvFlash/FreeDos in Linux

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*Need 1 USB Memory Stick/W.I.N.E installed
1. Download FreeDos - NvFlash - NiBitor - UNetbootin
2. Use UNetbootin to Install FreeDos ISO onto the USB.
3. Transfer extracted Nvflash to USB\nvflash directory ... Reboot into FreeDOS ... Select 'fdos' from Unetbootin FreeDos Usb menu.
- 'LiveCD with HiMEM Only' option
4. Use cmdline 'nvflash --save {whatever}.rom' to save Video Bios Rom as original backup. Run 'nvflash' for Help Options.
5. Reboot into Linux. Use NiBitor to adjust memory/core/shader clock speeds accordingly and nothing else. Save as {whatever}rev.rom on USB.
6. Reboot into FreeDOS USB. Use cmdline 'nvflash {whatever}rev.rom to update bios.
7. Power Off. Power On.Reboot into Linux.
8. Voila! Trial and Error to find stable configuration.

Tested GT220 DDR3
core/mem/shader
Stock: 625/700/1360
Overclocked (stable):700/860/1540
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Old 01-10-11, 08:46 PM   #2
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Neat. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-10-11, 11:18 PM   #3
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5. Reboot into Linux. Use NiBitor to adjust ...
Does there now exist a native Linux version of NiBiTor?
I guess it is still necessary to use wine:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54095

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Old 01-10-11, 11:29 PM   #4
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Does there now exist a native Linux version of NiBiTor?
No, I haven't seen one.
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Old 01-11-11, 01:48 AM   #5
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Author's Note:Not responsible if you mess up your system.
*Need 1 USB Memory Stick/W.I.N.E installed
1. Download FreeDos - NvFlash - NiBitor - UNetbootin
2. Use UNetbootin to Install FreeDos ISO onto the USB.
3. Transfer extracted Nvflash to USB\nvflash directory ... Reboot into FreeDOS ... Select 'fdos' from Unetbootin FreeDos Usb menu.
- 'LiveCD with HiMEM Only' option
4. Use cmdline 'nvflash --save {whatever}.rom' to save Video Bios Rom as original backup. Run 'nvflash' for Help Options.
5. Reboot into Linux. Use NiBitor to adjust memory/core/shader clock speeds accordingly and nothing else. Save as {whatever}rev.rom on USB.
6. Reboot into FreeDOS USB. Use cmdline 'nvflash {whatever}rev.rom to update bios.
7. Power Off. Power On.Reboot into Linux.
8. Voila! Trial and Error to find stable configuration.

Tested GT220 DDR3
core/mem/shader
Stock: 625/700/1360
Overclocked (stable):700/860/1540
Which version of WINE? New versions might break compatibility.
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Old 01-11-11, 04:09 PM   #6
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Which version of WINE? New versions might break compatibility.
v1.3.11 here
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Thank you for your guide.. I have been trying to speed it up a bit for a month...

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Old 02-25-11, 06:58 AM   #8
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Author's Note:Not responsible if you mess up your system.
*Need 1 USB Memory Stick/W.I.N.E installed
1. Download FreeDos - NvFlash - NiBitor - UNetbootin
2. Use UNetbootin to Install FreeDos ISO onto the USB.
3. Transfer extracted Nvflash to USB\nvflash directory ... Reboot into FreeDOS ... Select 'fdos' from Unetbootin FreeDos Usb menu.
- 'LiveCD with HiMEM Only' option
4. Use cmdline 'nvflash --save {whatever}.rom' to save Video Bios Rom as original backup. Run 'nvflash' for Help Options.
5. Reboot into Linux. Use NiBitor to adjust memory/core/shader clock speeds accordingly and nothing else. Save as {whatever}rev.rom on USB.
6. Reboot into FreeDOS USB. Use cmdline 'nvflash {whatever}rev.rom to update bios.
7. Power Off. Power On.Reboot into Linux.
8. Voila! Trial and Error to find stable configuration.

Tested GT220 DDR3
core/mem/shader
Stock: 625/700/1360
Overclocked (stable):700/860/1540
NiBitors sucks, try FermiBiosEditor 1.5.4.4 instead as it is easier.
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Old 02-25-11, 12:46 PM   #9
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Thank you for your guide.. I have been trying to speed it up a bit for a month...


Post a screenshot once you have overclocked

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Old 02-25-11, 04:20 PM   #10
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NiBitors sucks, try FermiBiosEditor 1.5.4.4 instead as it is easier.
I can't get FBE to run in WINE, how did you do it?
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I can't get FBE to run in WINE, how did you do it?

I used Windoze 7 in VmWare Workstation



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Old 02-25-11, 05:00 PM   #12
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I used Windoze 7 in VmWare Workstation
i loled
so Nibitor 6 in WINE is still the best Linux option.
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