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so ive crashed acouple times in l4d2/civ5. display errors. after reading online ive read its a common problem with factory oc'd 570's, with their voltage not being high enough. ive since lowered my core 10mhz setting it at normal gtx 570 settings and havent had a display error yet. im looking to flash my bios with a modified bios of my card just -10mhz but since im using win7 64bit im unable to get nvflash to work, was wondering if anyone could help me edit the bios / walk me threw what to do. thanks alot.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M4TIURIW
my bios ^.
Edited by skuzzzzy - 5/8/11 at 2:49pm
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If your factory OC'd card is crashing at its stock settings, why not RMA it? I always make a DOS bootable USB in flash from that.
Here is the guide I followed to flash my 470. Worked several times and I assume the 500 series cards would be the same.
 
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If your factory OC'd card is crashing at its stock settings, why not RMA it? I always make a DOS bootable USB in flash from that.
rma is a 4 week turn around i think and this is my only card, thats not worth 10mhz to me.
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Just use Afterburner and add a bit of Vcore to the GPU..

But if you really want to flash a nVidia card then use a bootable USB drive and nvflash utility (DOS based)..

Put a BIOS file and nvflash program onto a root of a bootable drive and you're good to go..

For a flashing tutorial CLICK HERE..

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Just use Afterburner and add a bit of Vcore to the GPU..

But if you really want to flash a nVidia card then use a bootable USB drive and nvflash utility (DOS based)..

Put a BIOS file and nvflash program onto a root of a bootable drive and you're good to go..

For a flashing tutorial CLICK HERE..

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ive been lowering to 732mhz which has worked fine, just didnt want to have to rely on the program.
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Nvflash doesn't work in Windows only in DOS..

That's why you need to create a bootable USB DOS drive and to flash a card from DOS..

Read the tutorial from the link I posted in my previous post..

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ive been lowering to 732mhz which has worked fine, just didnt want to have to rely on the program.
Why are you so opposed to Afterburner.

Flashing a BIOS is a bad idea if you don't even want to use a simple utility like Afterburner.

If you somehow manage to brick your card by screwing up the flash you're looking at a denied RMA right there. I wouldn't risk it.

Add some vCore in Afterburner and be done with it. No need to risk a flash that may ruin your card.
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Why are you so opposed to Afterburner.

Flashing a BIOS is a bad idea if you don't even want to use a simple utility like Afterburner.

If you somehow manage to brick your card by screwing up the flash you're looking at a denied RMA right there. I wouldn't risk it.

Add some vCore in Afterburner and be done with it. No need to risk a flash that may ruin your card.
just ive had afterburner crash close on me before, flashing would be more stable. but i guess voiding warranty isnt worth it.
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just ive had afterburner crash close on me before, flashing would be more stable. but i guess voiding warranty isnt worth it.
I'm not entirely sure that modding your BIOS will void warranty but the risk of bricking a card due to an improper flash is more of a PITA than anything. You will either have to blind flash it back to stock or throw a different card in to flash it back, or so I'm told. Never had to do it before.

You should really call up ASUS and ask them what the deal is with the card. Hell they may even walk you through the flash process if they condone it.

Or if you really complain right about the card being defective they may cross ship you a new one meaning downtime between cards is virtually non-existent.
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Can someone tell me what is the point of flashing your card?
     
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