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post #1 of 16
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Hi!
I've followed this tuto for OC my 960
http://www.overclock.net/t/1522651/disable-boost-and-bake-in-max-game-stable-clocks-for-maxwell

I've tested a few tweaks and all was fine whith games at 1557/ 2000 @ 1.275v when i noticed a few artifacts in Firestrike bench, so decided too lower a bit the values to 1544/ 1950 but after tweaking the bios, Nvflash it and reboot, my graphics drivers was gone...there is still display but as "standart VGA"
I've tried a few times to properly unistall drivers, DDU in safe mode and reinstall lastest drivers...but it's still "Standart VGA" no driver running at all.
Did i bricked this poor 960? the nv flash before driver issue went ok: no shutdown during it, ect,...
I nvflashed again last good know values (1557/ 2000) but nothing happend

And I have a big problem... i've accidentaly overwrite the stock BIOS in MBT... xD
So i even can't flash to stock.
Nothing work, what can I do?

Thanks in advance for help!

(my rig is in my description and this gpu is an MSI 960 4Gb Armor 2X)
(my actual bios)






Edited by spiderpoulet - 8/27/16 at 2:45pm
post #2 of 16
looks like a lost gpu. time to put it in the trash can. and buy a new one wink.gif

you always save your orignal bios in multiple safe places.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Use nvflash to see if gpu is still recognized.

nvflash -i i think is the command. if it is then your in luck go find your bios. from manufacter website or vga bios collection and flash that.

if it works great ;D if not then you you need to power off computer and set integerated video as your defualt video output. after that plug monitor to one of motherboard video output.

and then create a bootable dos usb and put dos version of nvflash on it and your cards default bios . freedos that rufus offers works perfectly fine. boot from that usb. and see if you can flash your card.

if that doesnt work then see if your card offers dual bios.

if that doesnt work then it may be a hardware failure of the card. if thats the case follow the advice on top
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post #3 of 16
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lol trash can in last solution

here's what i get when nvflash -i what must I do?



C:\nvflash>nvflash -i

NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.287.0)
Modified Version By Joe Dirt

-- Primary Commands --
Update VBIOS firmware: nvflash [options]
Save VBIOS firmware to file: nvflash [options] --save
Display firmware bytes: nvflash [options] --display [bytes]
Check for supported EEPROM: nvflash [options] --check
Display VBIOS version: nvflash [options] --version []
List adapters: nvflash [options] --list
Compare adapter firmware: nvflash [options] --compare
Verify adapter firmware: nvflash [options] --verify
Verify adapter IFR firmware: nvflash [options] --verify --ifronly
Display GPU ECID: nvflash [options] --ecid
Display License information: nvflash [options] --licinfo
Generate a License Request File: nvflash [options] --licreq ,
Provide a HULK license file: nvflash [options] --license
List out all the PCI devices: nvflash [options] --lspci
Access PCI Configure register: nvflash [options] --setpci
Display Build information: nvflash [options] --buildinfo
Display MCU version: nvflash [options] --querygmac
Update MCU firmware: nvflash [options] --proggmac
Save MCU firmware to file: nvflash [options] --savegmac
List MCUs: nvflash [options] --listgmac
Write protect EEPROM: nvflash [options] --protecton
Remove write protect: nvflash [options] --protectoff
post #4 of 16
nvflash --check do that

and then doo nvflash --lspci

give output of both
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post #5 of 16
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C:\nvflash>nvflash --check

NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.287.0)
Modified Version By Joe Dirt

Adapter: GeForce GTX 960 (10DE,1401,1462,3201) H:--:NRM S:00,B:01,D:00,F:00

The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.

Identifying EEPROM...
EEPROM ID (EF,3012) : WBond W25X20A 2.7-3.6V 2048Kx1S, page







C:\nvflash>nvflash --lspci

NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.287.0)
Modified Version By Joe Dirt

List all the PCI devices in the system:
[S#:B#biggrin.gif#.F#] [Description]
<00> 00:0000:00.00 Pont processeur h¶te standard PCI(8086:0C00)
<01> 00:0000:01.00 Pont PCI vers PCI(8086:0C01)
<02> 00:0000:14.00 Contr¶leur dÆh¶te compatible xHCI USB(8086:8CB1)
<03> 00:0000:16.00 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (8086:8CBA)
<04> 00:0000:19.00 Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V(8086:15A1)
<05> 00:0000:1A.00 Contr¶leur h¶te PCI vers USB standard Útendu(8086:8CAD)
<06> 00:0000:1B.00 Contr¶leur High Definition Audio(8086:8CA0)
<07> 00:0000:1C.00 Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 8C90(8086:8C90)
<08> 00:0000:1C.02 Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 8C94(8086:8C94)
<09> 00:0000:1C.03 Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 8C96(8086:8C96)
<10> 00:0000:1D.00 Contr¶leur h¶te PCI vers USB standard Útendu(8086:8CA6)
<11> 00:0000:1F.00 Intel(R) Z97 Chipset LPC Controller - 8CC4(8086:8CC4)
<12> 00:0000:1F.02 Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller(8086:8C82)
<13> 00:0000:1F.03 Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller - 8CA2(8086:8CA2)
<14> 00:0001:00.00 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960(10DE:1401)
<15> 00:0001:00.01 Contr¶leur High Definition Audio(10DE:0FBA)
<16> 00:0003:00.00 Contr¶leur AHCI SATA standard(1B21:0612)
<17> 00:0016:08.00 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (8086:8CBA)
<18> 00:003E:1C.03 Contr¶leur h¶te PCI vers USB standard Útendu(8086:8CAD)
post #6 of 16
your in luck your card is still recognized. now flash that orignal bios that somebody linked. disable your nvidia card in device manager first as well
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post #7 of 16
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The stock bios don't work with an error at then end of nvflash

Press 'y' to confirm (any other key to abort):
The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds or more during the update process depending on your display adapter and output device.

Identifying EEPROM...
EEPROM ID (EF,3012) : WBond W25X20A 2.7-3.6V 2048Kx1S, page

BCRT Error: Certificate 2.0 verification failed

ERROR: BIOS Cert 2.0 Verification Error, Update aborted.

So I manually entered stock values on the tuto bios and sucefully flash it but it's still the same...
I get ready the trash bin frown.gif

Maybe reinstall windows?
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post #9 of 16
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same error

Identifying EEPROM...
EEPROM ID (EF,3012) : WBond W25X20A 2.7-3.6V 2048Kx1S, page

BCRT Error: Certificate 2.0 verification failed

ERROR: BIOS Cert 2.0 Verification Error, Update aborted.
post #10 of 16
remove the checks then.

i think there is number sto use that -4 -6 -7 something like that also use --protect off as well

type nvflash by itself to show all the commands
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