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I want to flash my bios to an EVGA one so i can set the fan speed to 100% because with my OC in some games my card is hitting 75C But if it's too risky I'll just run the card at stock clocks and leave it alone (not worth bricking it)

So as the title says how much of a risk of bricking my card is there?
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flashing your cards are pretty easy, the chance of something going wrong is slim to none.
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flashing your cards are pretty easy, the chance of something going wrong is slim to none.

That's good news, now another question is how do i go about doing this? should i flash it within windows or flash it though DOS?
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download ez3flash from the frontpage of the 780ti owners club (im assuming itll work with the 580 as well) then download the bios you want to flash to, follow the instructions in the ez3flash readme and boom, done biggrin.gif
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download ez3flash from the frontpage of the 780ti owners club (im assuming itll work with the 580 as well) then download the bios you want to flash to, follow the instructions in the ez3flash readme and boom, done biggrin.gif

Wow thats even easier than flashing a MoBo Bios
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exactly tongue.gif theres almost no risk of it dying unless something catastrophically bad happens lol.
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exactly tongue.gif theres almost no risk of it dying unless something catastrophically bad happens lol.

Ha it worked thanks man but now i see why zotac capped the fan at 85% its LOUD!!!!! lol Now to get an EVGA shroud
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Ha it worked thanks man but now i see why zotac capped the fan at 85% its LOUD!!!!! lol Now to get an EVGA shroud

nice! glad it worked for ya biggrin.gif

i have only had one zotac card lol




talk about terrible cooling tongue.gif good thing the card was never overclocked or it might explode.
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nice! glad it worked for ya biggrin.gif

i have only had one zotac card lol




talk about terrible cooling tongue.gif good thing the card was never overclocked or it might explode.

lol yeah that cooler looks like the one my old geforce 6200 had needless to say it ran HOT!!! But im not 100% sure mine even is a zotac card i bought it off ebay brand new and it seems to be an engineering sample or 100% OEM card but it came with a zotac case badge and a zotac driver disc so i figured zotac was the OEM. but now its and EVGA thumb.gif I mean its a reference card for sure but GPU-z said sub-vendor was NVIDIA
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lol yeah that cooler looks like the one my old geforce 6200 had needless to say it ran HOT!!! But im not 100% sure mine even is a zotac card i bought it off ebay brand new and it seems to be an engineering sample or 100% OEM card but it came with a zotac case badge and a zotac driver disc so i figured zotac was the OEM. but now its and EVGA thumb.gif

lol tongue.gif does it have a SN sticker on it still? maybe go around to different vendors trying to register the SN till one works lol.
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