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Old October 20, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Default how do you flash the bios on a gpu?

Anyone know How to Flash the BIOS on a GPU? Plz put it in noob termonlogy just so I dont mess sometihing up. I have an 9800GTX+
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Old October 20, 2008, 10:48 AM
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What brand?

First you download the bios from the manufacturers website.

Then you get nvflash:

techPowerUp! :: Download NVFlash 5.57

Follow the instructions. You will create a dos disk and run it from DOS.
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Old October 20, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Also before you do it remember you will lose your warranty and if you dont flash a BIOS you are sure will work it is not fun trying to flash back with no display.
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That is why you boot using some other PCI card. At least, that is what people do when flashing AGP and regular PCI cards.. I do not know if you can get away with having a display on a PCI card while flashing a PCIe card. I should probably test then next time I have my rig off. >_>
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The best advice I can give is DON'T flash your video card BIOS unless you really REALLY need to - there is a reason why it voids the warranty - one bad move or bad flash and your card is finished - or you will have a hell of a time trying to recover it, IF you can .... So the risk is not worht taking if the gain is little :)
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The first thing I do when I get a new video card is check for an updated Bios. That way if the flash goes bad I just return it as D.O.A.
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Old October 20, 2008, 04:35 PM
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The first thing I do when I get a new video card is check for an updated Bios. That way if the flash goes bad I just return it as D.O.A.
You do know that they can check and determine that you tried flashing the bios :) I know that BFG checks - so it's basically you and your luck :)
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Old October 20, 2008, 04:37 PM
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I've never had a bad flash, just explaining my modus operandi.

Which is STICK IT TO THE MAN.
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You can always argue that you didn'T flash it :D :D :D
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