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I've never done this before but can't you set it in the BIOS, first boot> removable and it opens?
The drive has to be properly formated to ms-dos bootable. Beginning to think my flash drive just wasn't made to boot from.

Might have to hook up the floopy, but I really want to learn to flash with a "flash" drive.
    
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All systems a go here...

Using a PNY 2GB USB stick



Default before flash was 600/900/1512.... My trial is at settings I know are 100% stable in all games....
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The drive has to be properly formated to ms-dos bootable. Beginning to think my flash drive just wasn't made to boot from.

Might have to hook up the floopy, but I really want to learn to flash with a "flash" drive.
Yeah like a floppy

I always just hook up the floppy but thats a pain in the but.
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Figured it out. I wasn't hitting the drop down and selecting "all files". Rebooting now, hopefully with some new fan speeds for my Ultra.

EDIT: No luck. It's the USB drive. Doesn't support booting.

Double edit: Broke out the old floppy drive.
Edited by PizzaMan - 1/5/09 at 8:55pm
    
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Question about nbitor and bios editing...

Well I have obviously figured how to set clock speeds to start up at higher than stock.

As far as I know I also upped the voltage to 1.1, however I just want to be sure I am correct in how I did everything.

I believe the only voltage setting that needed to be changed was the "extra" tab just like the clock speeds...

Thanks for any assistance...
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Question about nbitor and bios editing...

Well I have obviously figured how to set clock speeds to start up at higher than stock.

As far as I know I also upped the voltage to 1.1, however I just want to be sure I am correct in how I did everything.

I believe the only voltage setting that needed to be changed was the "extra" tab just like the clock speeds...

Thanks for any assistance...
I've never seen any performance change in changing the volts with a BIOS flash. You are still limited to the hardware's configuration. A hard mod is really needed to increase voltage. I did a test on my Ultra last night. I increased the voltage in BIOS from 1.35v to 1.40v. I was unable to push any higher on my core clocks. As stated before, you really need to do test with a multimeter before you can say you changed anything.
    
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It seems with most Nvidia cards overvolting doesn't do anything, at least do anything good. I've been playing with it for the last 3 days on my GTX 260. Results
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I'd want to use a floppy disk if I was flashing something so valuable.
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well I don't have a floppy drive or even old floppy disks anymore. I've never had a single problem with using a flash drive. In the last week, I've probablly flashed my card 50+ times and have never had anything ever go wrong.
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It seems with most Nvidia cards overvolting doesn't do anything, at least do anything good. I've been playing with it for the last 3 days on my GTX 260. Results
Yeah, I have read a few different opinions on it. Some get no advance from it, some do..

My issue is not artifacting. I can run ATI Tool all day at 700/1700/950. the problem has always been that when playing games i get lock ups at 650/1650/950..

Right now I am running it at startup at 625/1625/925. And using precision to OC to 675/1675/925 and have not had an issue yet. Played FarCry2 for about 1.5hrs last night as well as GRID for about an hour. I am going to reinstall Cryshiz and see how it does. I havent played it in a while so it should be entertaining anyway.
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