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Flashing My 7950GT?

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I have a 256 Mb Gainward "Golden Sample" 7950GT, and on the driver cd comes a program called "BIOS Flasf [sic] Utility", i was thinking that there may be a new BIOS (shouldn't it really be Firmware?) for my card then i would probably find it would serve more of an increase to Flash it than to keep oc'ing it

I checked their website - no avail, they don't mention it for any of their cards, so i was wondering, could i use a BIOS from another manufacturer? i found this site, but their Gainward section has no 7950GT, although it does have a 7900 selection, and isn't that just what a 7950GT is?

What Should I Do?
post #2 of 19
I would NOT flash your BIOS on your video card with another manufacturers BIOS....If something goes wrong, you are with a dead video card....If there is nothing wrong with your card, then I suggest that you do nothing....Also, I would read up on the procedures of how to do this....you can try looking at the www.guru3d.com forums for better instructions...

Hope this helps
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Don't try that may damage your card try the volt mod if you want it's safe.The same way the people do in the 7900GT,all the same.I did in mine.
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Originally Posted by mtuccio
I would NOT flash your BIOS on your video card with another manufacturers BIOS....If something goes wrong, you are with a dead video card....If there is nothing wrong with your card, then I suggest that you do nothing....Also, I would read up on the procedures of how to do this....you can try looking at the www.guru3d.com forums for better instructions...

Hope this helps
thanks - i didnt think it sounded like a good idea, but i thought i'd check
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Don't try that may damage your card try the volt mod if you want it's safe.The same way the people do in the 7900GT,all the same.I did in mine.
volt mod=more heat, all i have is stock cooling, although i may look into it...
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thanks - i didnt think it sounded like a good idea, but i thought i'd checkvolt mod=more heat, all i have is stock cooling, although i may look into it...
could i do anything useful with these?
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could i do anything useful with these?
Lol just buy a new cooler.
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post #7 of 19
Volt mod would void any warranty wouldn't it?, I've never done it but what I seen it looks permanent.

Anyhow I have the latest BFG 7900GTX OverClocked bios BFG sent me, you just double click it in windows and it self installs, no floppy or anything.
I would back up your Bios you have now just in case.
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well i tried to see what i could do with those crap fans for a laugh, plugged em in and they did move a fair bit of air, so i tried to screw them in. Ah, no treads, just a tube, so i picked up the nearest thing to hand and put it together

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Pic 2 - It sits in the area just below the card
Pic 3 - From the back looking retro
Pic 4 - The 2nd go in
Pic 5 - My rig, i think i might hang a fan in the middle of the case below the graphics card, although i need to get more air in the front (not easy with m crappy Wavemaster case!)




post #9 of 19
It would be better if you had put the fans a bracket up.
Doesn't look like something that's gonna help much at that point.
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It would be better if you had put the fans a bracket up.
Doesn't look like something that's gonna help much at that point.
if i raise them they hit the card, they are quite quiet, can't see them doing buggar all though, only put them in to try!
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