Originally Posted by Darkshadow74
how hard is it to flash the bios on a vcard? and what would you need?
It's Pretty risky, but you would need a floppy drive, or a bootable cd/usb key and two programs: NiBiTor (nVidia Bios Editor) and the latest version of nvflash. In a nutshell, you'd create your bootable floppy/cd/usb, load nvflash on the bootable, copy your new bios onto the bootable, and use the nvflash commands to flash the bios.
People flash for a couple reasons:
1. To edit their bios to boot at higher clocks, so they don't have to rely on RivaTuner, to change fan speed, and change voltages (but there are people who say doing the 1.1v volt mod doesn't work).
2. To upgrade their bios to an SSC bios, or KO etc. These bios generally have looser timings for RAM, and higher voltages set to allow for higher clock speeds. Of course, your card must be capable of hitting SSC/KO/etc clocks before you flash.
I'm not an expert, but that's what I know about flashing the bios of your card.
Exactly what are his clocks? I wasn't able to see them. Surely I'll be able to hit his clocks with an SSC bios