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I can do tessy stress test no problem. As soon as I fold or play a game, the whole computer crashes. Could this different bios be the cause of it. If so how could I fix it?
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Crash means instantly turns off or BSOD?
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Crash means instantly turns off or BSOD?

Crash means the display on the non matching bios card loses display signal and everything just jams. No BSOD, no reboot, nothing. Everything freezes as soon as I put a load on it (Folding, gaming or benching). It started having ripping and artifacts once in a while when I got two other cards from EVGA from a prior RMA (somehwere in January). Now I can't even use the puter to game. I can fold on the two other vid cards and cpu no problem. Actually I can also use EVGA's stress test tool for tessy, but not the furry test. As soon as I try the furry test it jams.

Should I try and flash it, if so how or a linky on a guide would be appreciated.
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Would the 580 update help?


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I have no clue in the area of GPU bios tbh. I'm just hoping someone who has experience with this kind of thing will turn up to provide some info.
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Can someone tell me if it's ok to just flash the cards with the bios that's on the EVGA forums?
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If the bios matches the model numbers of all cards it probably wouldnt hurt, but I would test it with the card your having issues with. Here is a Link to a update utility but it runs off of DOS. It has a readme document on how to do everything. One works within windows the other works only in a dos bootup, I would use a thumb drive if you go the DOS route.

Best thing to do if you have a extra video card besides your 3 GTX580s is to keep that on hand in case the bios bricks the cards after you flash them so that way you can reflash them back to the original bios file. As when i did it back in the day I would back up the original bios to a file, so if the newer bios didnt work out I could revert back to normal.

But as long as you have one good card you can reflash the cards to the stock bios unless the card is just junked.


EDIT: Apparently the file from EVGA has a utility the does all the hard work for you other then backing you the bios file in case of a issue.
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post #8 of 17
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If the bios matches the model numbers of all cards it probably wouldnt hurt, but I would test it with the card your having issues with. Here is a Link to a update utility but it runs off of DOS. It has a readme document on how to do everything. One works within windows the other works only in a dos bootup, I would use a thumb drive if you go the DOS route.
Best thing to do if you have a extra video card besides your 3 GTX580s is to keep that on hand in case the bios bricks the cards after you flash them so that way you can reflash them back to the original bios file. As when i did it back in the day I would back up the original bios to a file, so if the newer bios didnt work out I could revert back to normal.
But as long as you have one good card you can reflash the cards to the stock bios unless the card is just junked.
EDIT: Apparently the file from EVGA has a utility the does all the hard work for you other then backing you the bios file in case of a issue.

Hrmm, so I guess I should wait for EVGA to answer me with the new finding, as I don't have an extra vid card and these are in a water loop (PITA to drain and take out).

Thanks!

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I doubt the BIOS is making any difference. My guess would be a Power Supply issue. I had a similar issue with my old PSU. I could stress test all day long, but if I launched a game for any length of time, I would lose video and the computer would freeze.
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I doubt the BIOS is making any difference. My guess would be a Power Supply issue. I had a similar issue with my old PSU. I could stress test all day long, but if I launched a game for any length of time, I would lose video and the computer would freeze.

I can't stress test, nor play games. Well I can tessy test but not furry. I can't fold, or game nor bench. Actually it's like a giant paper weight. I am however sleeving an ST1500 (brand new) for my upcoming rig.
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