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Seems like I messed up big time! I tried flashing a GB GTX 680 OC BIOS that is "compatible" with my GB GTX 670 OC and now whenever I start my PC up, I get no video and my motherboard beeps 5 times in a row. I flashed the BIOS in Windows 7 using the latest NVFlash via command prompt. The command I used was ""nvflash -4 -5 -6 Giga_GTX680WF_E1_test_1.rom". After I entered that command, I was asked a bunch of questions so I kept typing in "Yes" or "Y". It seemed like the BIOS flashed without issue but as soon as I restarted, it all went to hell. Thankfully I did make a backup of my BIOS before flashing but I'm not even sure if that matters anymore. Am I screwed? Help!

BTW, this is the BIOS that was flashed, http://www.mvktech.net/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/files/Giga_GTX680WF_E1_test_1.zip
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 8/1/12 at 8:21pm
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post #2 of 37
I imagine you could put another gfx card in as your main and then reflash the 670 in Dos as a 2ndary gfx card? That's what I did with one of my old gfx cards.

I have been wondering if updating the bios would be worth it since my 670 doesnt appear to have any problems and can oc to 1300mhz core/ 1800+mhz memory.
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You'll need a second card to use as the primary adapter, reflash the 670 through DOS.
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My 2700k has an onboard GPU and I also have another pci-e graphics card. Can anyone walk me through the exact steps? I'd be willing to donate some cash via paypal....
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All the steps are here:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119955

I'd just make some notes on a piece of paper to copy down the commands/file name and use a usb memory stick. hopefully it goes smoothly thumb.gif
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My 2700k has an onboard GPU and I also have another pci-e graphics card. Can anyone walk me through the exact steps? I'd be willing to donate some cash via paypal....

Download both attachments, point the hp tool at the dos files to format the flashdrive to be bootable.
Then drop the needed NVflash files on the drive and go.
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Download both attachments, point the hp tool at the dos files to format the flashdrive to be bootable.
Then drop the needed NVflash files on the drive and go.
DriveKey.zip 749k .zip file
win98boot.zip 669k .zip file

This way works the best.
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Seems like I messed up big time! I tried flashing a GB GTX 680 OC BIOS that is "compatible" with my GB GTX 670 OC and now whenever I start my PC up, I get no video and my motherboard beeps 5 times in a row. I flashed the BIOS in Windows 7 using the latest NVFlash via command prompt. The command I used was ""nvflash -4 -5 -6 Giga_GTX680WF_E1_test_1.rom". After I entered that command, I was asked a bunch of questions so I kept typing in "Yes" or "Y". It seemed like the BIOS flashed without issue but as soon as I restarted, it all went to hell. Thankfully I did make a backup of my BIOS before flashing but I'm not even sure if that matters anymore. Am I screwed? Help!
BTW, this is the BIOS that was flashed, http://www.mvktech.net/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/files/Giga_GTX680WF_E1_test_1.zip

Sorry to hear about this, I dont like flashing in windows and would recommend to do it the old fashion way using the bootable usb stick.
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This way works the best.
I'll give this a try soon. Mind if I PM you if I have other
questions?
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Format as FAT32...
Name your bios something simple, like fubar.rom biggrin.gif
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