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post #4931 of 7827
I have a quick problem..

Got a new 680 lightning recently which works fine in the normal bios. However, the LN2 bios is not working at all or corrupted or something. Basically, the system boots up fine when I have it set to normal bios, but when I flip the switch to the LN2 bios, I get an Error Code 62 (Installation of the PCH Runtime Services) on my Asus Maximus V Formula and doesn't boot at all - just hangs and doesn't post. This ONLY happens when I set this particular card to the LN2 bios and try to boot.

Therefore, I think its probably corrupted and was looking to flash the unlocked LN2 bios on it. However, since the computer doesn't POST or anything, I can't access the motherboard bios or boot from USB or anything. I haven't tried putting the card in a second slot, with another gpu in the first slot, but how do I flash bios on the secondary GPU if that happens to work?

If the system is not able to boot up at all if that card is plugged in anywhere and set to LN2 bios, then my only option of unlocking this one is to flash the normal bios to the LN2 unlocked one. Is there anything wrong or anything different between the two settings that would keep me from successfully using an unlocked LN2 bios in place of the normal one?

ThankS!
post #4932 of 7827
Easy, boot up with the normal working BIOS. When you're in windows, flick the switch over to the LN2 BIOS and using the windows version of nvflash, flash the known good 3A onto it.

I have done this with mine, it wont kill the card, works fine.
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Originally Posted by CryptiK View Post

Easy, boot up with the normal working BIOS. When you're in windows, flick the switch over to the LN2 BIOS and using the windows version of nvflash, flash the known good 3A onto it.

I have done this with mine, it wont kill the card, works fine.

So you can flip that switch while in Windows and it works? It registers in GPU-Z and stuff like that that it's on that BIOS instead of the one it booted up on? Interesting thinking.gif Anyone else ever tried this?

I was just going to say, to Phishy, to use another card to boot from and put the Lightning in the second slot. All you have to do is add a '-1' to the line in the OP that flashes the card. It would look like this- nvflash -1 -4 -5 -6 RomName.rom (first slot is Card 0 and second is Card 1). So...you could do that, or if you don't have another card to boot from, just flash the 3A BIOS to that side of the switch, if you're really anxious to use it, and just stick with one BIOS until you can get another card to boot with.
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post #4934 of 7827
Thanks for the help guys.

I was able to get another card to boot from and flash the lightning's bios. It then booted up just fine on that flashed bios.

The interesting part is that according to Nvflash, there was no bios at all on that second slot.. and there were a few other values that seemed weird.

However, this card was boosting up to 1304 from stock on the normal bios.. so I am eager to see how far I can push it. Its also good to know that you are able to flip the switch while in windows. I have always read and heard that's a one way trip to a bricked card - but I guess its one of those things that no one has ever actually confirmed it cause they were scared to try it lol.

Thanks again guys!
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Thanks for the help guys.

I was able to get another card to boot from and flash the lightning's bios. It then booted up just fine on that flashed bios.

The interesting part is that according to Nvflash, there was no bios at all on that second slot.. and there were a few other values that seemed weird.

However, this card was boosting up to 1304 from stock on the normal bios.. so I am eager to see how far I can push it. Its also good to know that you are able to flip the switch while in windows. I have always read and heard that's a one way trip to a bricked card - but I guess its one of those things that no one has ever actually confirmed it cause they were scared to try it lol.

Thanks again guys!

First boost I've seen over 1300mhz. Damn. Overclock that bad boy on the 3A. Don't even bother starting out slow. Just throw the voltage slider all the way up to +93mv, set the core at +220mhz, and let it ride biggrin.gif
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There has been mention of a Windows update last week causing issues with Nvidia's drivers, I think mostly browsers locking up but it could be a update or new driver, or a combination of the 2, Nvidia is supposedly working on that issue with Microsoft, I don't know if that is your issue or not. I have had issues overclocking my Lighting's with all the 310 drivers, can't overclock as high and the clocks and volts will fluctuate or throttle even though the temps are below 45c.

I think I may be suffering from something related to that issue. Could be the website, I don't know, but when I click on a thread on the home page that I've been to before, it jumps to random parts of the thread instead of the beginning or the first unread post like it always did. Or clicking on Unread Posts brings me to my last post in the thread even though I've read many posts after it. So, don't know if it's OCN or the browser bug. Clearing the browsing data seems to temporarily solve the issue though.
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Holy mother...

Just did a few runs on Heaven Benchmark.. Started at +150 and it did it with no problems.
Did +200 and passed 3 runs through it..
Did +250 and passed 3 runs.
+275 passed 2 passes and crashed on the third.

Holy crap might have a golden chip on my hands. Almost 1475 mhz boost. But, there is no point to run it that high 24/7 so I'll back off a bit hehe.
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Wow very nice. What are your temps like?
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Holy mother...

Just did a few runs on Heaven Benchmark.. Started at +150 and it did it with no problems.
Did +200 and passed 3 runs through it..
Did +250 and passed 3 runs.
+275 passed 2 passes and crashed on the third.

Holy crap might have a golden chip on my hands. Almost 1475 mhz boost. But, there is no point to run it that high 24/7 so I'll back off a bit hehe.

Nice card indeed. This was with the +93mv I would assume?

You got a golden chip alright. What was the clock at for +250mhz? I can pass 3dMark11 with the +93mv limit at 1430mhz, Heaven is always a few mhz lower for me. But yeah, sounds like your card is a bit better than mine. Keep the fan at 100% too don't forget redface.gif

How's the memory? Equally awesome?
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post #4939 of 7827
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Originally Posted by Phishy714 View Post

Holy mother...

Just did a few runs on Heaven Benchmark.. Started at +150 and it did it with no problems.
Did +200 and passed 3 runs through it..
Did +250 and passed 3 runs.
+275 passed 2 passes and crashed on the third.

Holy crap might have a golden chip on my hands. Almost 1475 mhz boost. But, there is no point to run it that high 24/7 so I'll back off a bit hehe.


can you pleas take some screen shots of your clocks , screen shot gpu-z afterburner and your benchmark results please so we can al have fun looking at them thanks
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Originally Posted by dph314 View Post

So you can flip that switch while in Windows and it works? It registers in GPU-Z and stuff like that that it's on that BIOS instead of the one it booted up on? Interesting thinking.gif Anyone else ever tried this?

I was just going to say, to Phishy, to use another card to boot from and put the Lightning in the second slot. All you have to do is add a '-1' to the line in the OP that flashes the card. It would look like this- nvflash -1 -4 -5 -6 RomName.rom (first slot is Card 0 and second is Card 1). So...you could do that, or if you don't have another card to boot from, just flash the 3A BIOS to that side of the switch, if you're really anxious to use it, and just stick with one BIOS until you can get another card to boot with.

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Originally Posted by Phishy714 View Post

Thanks for the help guys.

I was able to get another card to boot from and flash the lightning's bios. It then booted up just fine on that flashed bios.

The interesting part is that according to Nvflash, there was no bios at all on that second slot.. and there were a few other values that seemed weird.

However, this card was boosting up to 1304 from stock on the normal bios.. so I am eager to see how far I can push it. Its also good to know that you are able to flip the switch while in windows. I have always read and heard that's a one way trip to a bricked card - but I guess its one of those things that no one has ever actually confirmed it cause they were scared to try it lol.

Thanks again guys!

Interesting, my first card was not a first 5000 card but had the unlocked F8 bios flashed onto the LN2 bios. It artifacted lots though even loading windows, I thought my card was bricked. Flashed the 3A over it and it was fine.

So without adjusting anything in afterburner it was boosting 1304 on its own stock?

Yeah, people had said power right off to do it. I thought BIOS is really only usually read during boot or P state transitions, let it idle and flicked the switch over and flashed the other BIOS, flicked it back and flashed the primary bios, rebooted and both were done. I've done it multiple times now. I didn't check with GPUZ if the details changed though, I have a feeling it wouldn't reflect the change.



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Originally Posted by Phishy714 View Post

Holy mother...

Just did a few runs on Heaven Benchmark.. Started at +150 and it did it with no problems.
Did +200 and passed 3 runs through it..
Did +250 and passed 3 runs.
+275 passed 2 passes and crashed on the third.

Holy crap might have a golden chip on my hands. Almost 1475 mhz boost. But, there is no point to run it that high 24/7 so I'll back off a bit hehe.

Damn that's insane. As asked before that's at +93mv on the LN2 bios?
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