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EVGA 1070 FTW slave BIOS

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
EVGA states that the second BIOS was meant to experiment with custom BIOSes.

Let's assume the second(slave) BIOS was messed up in one way or another, and I have a backup of it. How can I restore the slave BIOS? can the card be flashed to other BIOS than the one it booted from?
Like slave is corrupted, PC booted from master BIOS and then from Windows flash the back up slave BIOS to "its place"?
post #2 of 6
Boot on the non corrupted bios, flip the switch on the card flash as normal.

The slave bios on a single GPU card is identical to the primary bios, so you could even pull the currently running bios off, flip the switch and flash it to the secondary bios chip.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zdude View Post

Boot on the non corrupted bios, flip the switch on the card flash as normal.

The slave bios on a single GPU card is identical to the primary bios, so you could even pull the currently running bios off, flip the switch and flash it to the secondary bios chip.

Thanks man. That's a smart answer.
In another forums they replied "gpuz can backup your bios"
Lol

Back seriously,
So the flashing works depnding on switch position?

On another note, the second evga 1070ftw bios gives higher tdp so it's not identical. I have backup of both BIOSes.
But wants to know IF something go corrupted or bad if I mess up the second bios.
post #4 of 6
Yes, the flashing works depending on what position the switch is at, regardless of the currently running bios. At least that is how it has worked on every card I have worked with with dual bios on it (gtx 780 classified, r9 295x2, gtx 1080ftw) Odds are the second bios is an LN2 bios of some kind, you should be able to just re-download it from EVGA's website.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks again. Excellent to know that. I have both BIOS backed up so it's safe to mess around.
post #6 of 6
Imho people don't really need to worry abouit bricking their gpu. Most modern cpu's have a videoout on them, you can just use that to flash the bios. Or just get a cheap gpu and put in another slot. You don't have to have the particular gpu you are flashing in connected to a monitor in order to flash it.
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