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post #251 of 507
I have a WinFast 8800GTS 320MB, which BIOS shall I use?
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post #252 of 507
First make a backup of the BIOS that is on the card. Then edit that BIOS. Put both the new and the old BIOS on your flash utility. That way if your edited BIOS doesn't work you can flash it back to default. Always use your BIOS. Using BIOSs from other cards can be risky.
    
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post #253 of 507
I do not have an option to make a DOS floppy in windows 2k!
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post #254 of 507
Can i follow the these instructions if i want to flash a 8800GT SC to the bios of a SSC?
Im in vista i tried downloading the bios from evga but couldnt do it.
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post #255 of 507
This is the message i get

*** IMPORTANT ***
Do not turn off the computer or attempt to reboot your computer while the
NVIDIA firmware is being updated. If the computer is turned off, or
power is lost, you may be unable to restart your computer.

Searching for display adapters to update...
No display adapters were found that are compatible with this update.
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post #256 of 507
Did you make a default copy of your card's BIOS?
    
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post #257 of 507
would i be able to do it on a 9800GTX?
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post #258 of 507
I didn't know that video cards needed BIOS flashing....I only thought motherboards did. What are the advantages of BIOS flashing a video card when nvidia already provides drivers???
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post #259 of 507
Drivers and BIOS are not the same. Also, flashing your card's BIOS is rarely needed, it's simply an option for those who want to change the default clocks of their cards, possibly edit certain voltages or video memory timings, or more rarely, fix some bug with updated firmware.
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post #260 of 507
guys i have a useless gpu i know. i want to flash it but the link on the first page lol doesnt not contain any 8500gt 512mb bios flash files. am i bein retarded or is my gpu really that crap?
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