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i honestly dont know. i just dont use anything other than afterburner 2.2.3.
your best bet is to ask someone who uses 2.2.4 and can test with a "locked" bios
i know you want to figure this out before you go buy some of these cards, but im just curious what you have against flashing to an unlocked bios? It is a very simple procedure that should never go wrong if you do everything exactly like youre supposed to. You can always re-flash to the original bios if you need to send your card back for warranty purposes thumb.gif

Thanks for getting back to me. I have nothing against flashing. I just don't fully understand what I need to do. Question time. biggrin.gif

(1) Can I flash the LN2 BIOS from non-LN2 mode? Last time I flashed a video card BIOS video cards didn't have switches for the BIOS. wink.gif

(2) If I flash the LN2 BIOS to 80.04.09.00.F8 all I need is AB 2.2.3 to modify the card voltage?

(3) What happens if I flash the LN2 BIOS to 80.04.09.00.F8 and want to use AB 2.4.4? Is this possible?
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1: The best way is to flash from DOS , that way you cannot go wrong..

2:Yes

3:In this way you need to edit the .cfg file- you ll find the way how to do it here at the beginning of this thread..
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1: The best way is to flash from DOS , that way you cannot go wrong..
2:Yes
3:In this way you need to edit the .cfg file- you ll find the way how to do it here at the beginning of this thread..

Thanks. I'm fine flashing from DOS. However, can I flash the LN2 BIOS from the non-LN2 mode? What I mean is can I flip the BIOS switch to stock and still flash the LN2 BIOS?
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Does anyone know which of the 2 unlocked LN2 bios'es is better and more stable for overclocking?
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Thanks. I'm fine flashing from DOS. However, can I flash the LN2 BIOS from the non-LN2 mode? What I mean is can I flip the BIOS switch to stock and still flash the LN2 BIOS?

Yes, one of my 680s has both ln2 bios' 3A & F8 on it instead of a stock bios.

edit: if you mean flash a new bios to the 2nd bios chip with the switch in position for the first (stock) bios chip, no. Whichever position the switch is in, is the bios that gets flashed.
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Does anyone know which of the 2 unlocked LN2 bios'es is better and more stable for overclocking?

I thought they were both about the same for overclocking, the driver recovery in 3A can be handy so I generally go with that.
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Does anyone know which of the 2 unlocked LN2 bios'es is better and more stable for overclocking?

My sample came with 80.04.28.00.3A but I've tried bios 80.04.09.00.F8 only to find that there is no difference whatsoever in overclocking and voltage headroom.
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edit: if you mean flash a new bios to the 2nd bios chip with the switch in position for the first (stock) bios chip, no. Whichever position the switch is in, is the bios that gets flashed.

Yes, that's what I mean - thanks. So if something goes wrong (e.g., complete screen corruption) with the LN2 flash, while in LN2 mode (switch set to LN2), how does one fix this?
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Yes, that's what I mean - thanks. So if something goes wrong (e.g., complete screen corruption) with the LN2 flash, while in LN2 mode (switch set to LN2), how does one fix this?

Then you get a different gpu to see the monitor, & flash the corrupt bios with the index command added.
    
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Exactly what FtW said above. If for some reason you screwed up the flash, you would be able to fix it as long as you have a backup card (doesn't have to be another 680L). We would be able to walk you through the steps on how to do it thumb.gif
Also, I know some people suggest flashing from DOS. That is perfectly fine. However, the latest nvflash versions allow you to flash from a cmd prompt inside of windows. Ever since nvflash got this ability, I have never flashed from DOS proper, and I find it much more simple than having to make a bootable USB or bootable disc with nvflash in it. Good luck, and if you're unsure on anything just ask
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Yes, that's what I mean - thanks. So if something goes wrong (e.g., complete screen corruption) with the LN2 flash, while in LN2 mode (switch set to LN2), how does one fix this?
you can also boot on the working bios, then flip the switch before you flash the corrupt side
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