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I need help from OCN

Earlier this week, I flashed my EVGA 580 using this guide.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1211151/flashing-nvidia-bios-within-windows

I cranked the maximum voltage up past 1.2 and proceeded to utilize that in MSI afterburner. I ran a few benchmarks and everything seemed stable. I restarted my computer for an update, and was surprised when it booted with no video output to the monitor. even after multiple restarts that night it did not boot. I went to bed, and the next morning tried again. It booted this time, but for the last time. I shut it down again and now after a few days of attempting different things it will not boot.

To make things worse. Its water cooled, and therefore cannot be taken out and tried somewhere else.

At this point I have tried a number of things, I will list them here:

1. Reset the CMOS
2. Taken the card out and reseated it
3. tried another PCI slot with the 580

with another gtx 460 borrowed from my brothers computer:

4. tried to boot with his 460 and my 580(no sli bridge), running video from both cards in separate attempts.

now here is what is trippin me out. As a control test, i put in the GTX460 and tried to run video off of that. Again, no signal to the monitor. Im sure the monitor isnt broken because i can see difference messages displayed on the screen ( switches from digital to analog in the top corner).

BTW, when i say no video, I mean i dont even get a POST message or DOS script previous to windows. I can hear when windows loads through my speakers, black screen though.

Has anyone here had previous experience with something like this?
+rep for anyone that helps
post #2 of 8
I had a similar bug a long time ago. I was hearing the POST, but not seeing it. I connected a spare monitor I had to the 2nd DVI slot (was only running a single monitor) and it was loading up on that instead of the first one. One DVI just wasn't working and had to send it out for RMA.

Have you tried using your brothers monitor with both cards one at a time?
Edited by Maniak - 3/15/12 at 9:58pm
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Try power draining the system? (Unplug PSU, hold power button, plug back in) Worth a shot.
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post #5 of 8
Could you please remove your BIOS battery and disconnect your PSU for 20 mins.

Try using your GTX 460 though, if you're receiving video. Then try the GTX580.
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stick the stock cooler back on it, put in another system, and reflash the bios. the card will have to be the 2nd in a system with at least 2 pcie slots.

Start from the beginning of your issues. Either way you need it to be transplant able. so take it out and put it back to stock cooling to help with diag proceedures.

If you can see the 580 in the nvflash --list command, you should be able to save it. there is a large archive of specific vga bioses here http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/

Find THE EXACT stock bios, and flash back. put the 580 (post flashing) back in the primary pcie slot ALONE, and see if it comes back to life.

Otherwise, if you can confirm the bios was indeed returned to factory, RMA it
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post #7 of 8
Sounds like bad/broken bios that you've just flashed ... try another bios or roll back. smile.gif but remember the details must exactly the same with your original bios, I mean Subsytem Id and Device Id.
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I know this thread is dead but I'm having the exact same problem and was wondering if you ever found a solution. I flashed my bios to allow the fans to go up to 90% and allow my voltages to go to 1.215V. I booted up went into afterburner everything seemed fine, upped my voltage in afterburner to 1.175 and ran a heaven benchmark. got through one run (got a 836 btw) and then system crashed. Upon reboot I only get video on my integrated graphics and the system wont recognize my 460SE at all.
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