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So after updating to the latest Nvidia drivers one of my GTX 480's croaked. Black screen of doom. wth.gif

I can see it in GPUz and can see it listed via nvflash, but will not flash. I was hoping a reflash could revive it.

What im getting is the "ERROR: Firmware image filename must have a *.rom or *nvr extension."

I tried different roms, etc but same issue: "ERROR: Firmware image filename must have a *.rom or *nvr extension."

Any suggestions?

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it`s Black screen of death, why you flash it? which was ur error code form BSOD?
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What happen was after I updated to the latest driver as mentioned here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1305420/geforce-nvidia-geforce-306-23-whql-drivers-released/80_20#post_18181921

BSODs were both driver related so I reverted back to 340.xx. Rebooted but lost 2nd card. Doesn't show in sli control panel. Swapped card positions to make sure wasn't mobo. And sure enough, 2nd card is black screen o doom.

Someone suggested reflash of bios.. Any ideas?
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it wasnt easier get a older driver than flashing 1st rolleyes.gif
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it wasnt easier get a older driver than flashing 1st rolleyes.gif

Tried that. That's where I'm at right now.
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Did you try rename .ROM to .NVR?
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So you didn't play any games or anything - just updated drivers and suddenly your second card isn't working?

Sounds like it's just time for an RMA......

If it was caused by drivers then rolling back the drivers would have fixed the issue. I mean the fact that it's only one of the cards having the problem makes it pretty clear, especially if you switched them around.

If your bios is suddenly corrupt.... that's RMA territory right there. There is absolutely no reason in this world that a BIOS flash should be needed after a driver update if the other card(identical model?) is working fine........
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So you didn't play any games or anything - just updated drivers and suddenly your second card isn't working?
Sounds like it's just time for an RMA......
If it was caused by drivers then rolling back the drivers would have fixed the issue. I mean the fact that it's only one of the cards having the problem makes it pretty clear, especially if you switched them around.
If your bios is suddenly corrupt.... that's RMA territory right there. There is absolutely no reason in this world that a BIOS flash should be needed after a driver update if the other card(identical model?) is working fine........

It happened after I updated the driver and played BF3 for a couple of hours. BSOD twice and card suddenly throttled fan @ 100% then kaput.

The card is recognized via nvflash and gpuz.

RMA will be tough, card has been modded a bit in the past. Just hoping there's a magic defib technique I'm unaware of. lol
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So after updating to the latest Nvidia drivers one of my GTX 480's croaked. Black screen of doom. wth.gif
I can see it in GPUz and can see it listed via nvflash, but will not flash. I was hoping a reflash could revive it.
What im getting is the "ERROR: Firmware image filename must have a *.rom or *nvr extension."
I tried different roms, etc but same issue: "ERROR: Firmware image filename must have a *.rom or *nvr extension."
Any suggestions?

What is that nvflash in the os?
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You had a differen't bios on the card already?
I've got that same error before, I can't remember what it was though..... it was awhile back.
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