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Won't editing the BIOS void the warranty?
Make a backup.
    
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ya Duckie it was really weird because just the day before I went over to Blues house I talked to the tech and he said "the fan is suppose to kick in at 80C". So if his fan isn't kicken in he might want to check into the bios or start using rivatuner... Oh ya I don't see 80C anymore after I put arctic silver on it the paste they use is useless...
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Make a backup.
Yeah but what if the card is fried with the modified BIOS installed?

How do I then flash the original BIOS back and send the card to BFG for RMA'ing?
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Yeah but what if the card is fried with the modified BIOS installed?

How do I then flash the original BIOS back and send the card to BFG for RMA'ing?
Meh.....I have sent in a fried card with a modded BIOS before. No way for them to tell if it has a modded BIOS if the card is fried. Trust me, they dont test them, and if they do test them, it wont POST.
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Meh.....I have sent in a fried card with a modded BIOS before. No way for them to tell if it has a modded BIOS if the card is fried. Trust me, they dont test them, and if they do test them, it wont POST.
Haha, ok. First I'll tighten the screws and then I'll sort out the BIOS
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Just tried Nibitor and its not detecting my 8800GTs bios

EDIT: Got it to work
Edited by SSJVegeta - 5/14/08 at 9:35am
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Just tried Nibitor and its not detecting my 8800GTs bios
You need to read into the BIOS.
1. Open Nibitor
2. Click Tools, then Read BIOS, then Select Device, you should see your 8800GT, click OK.
3. Click Tools, then Read BIOS, then Read into Nibitor, you should see your clockspeeds pop up.

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overclocking doesnt void the warranty anyway so really you have nothing to worry about
    
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I have had two really good OCing cards in my day......My old x800GTO2 and my current wicked fast 8800GT. Both of which I BIOS modded for opening pipes/vmod.

My personal rule of thumb for GFX OCing is this. Do research see what others are reaching. Then get ample cooling that will take care of that additional heat. Then set up the Fan Speed to at least 60% while gaming or benching. I prefer to set it at 100% so I know its running the best/coolest that it can be under load. Then just set clockspeed/memspeed/shaderspeed up accordingly 5mhz or so a time.....
    
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Just saw this on New Egg which would explain a lot:

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Bought 2 of the original cards with the long metal heat sink with the picture of the guy holding his head. Ran HOT HOT HOT! Idle around 56c – 64c for both cards. Under load in cod4 as measured by ntune ran 88c – 99c. bfg tech support via email says threshold is 125c but above 90c issues will arise and asked me 3x if I would like to rma them. I returned to retail and bought 2 more of the exact same kind. opened the new boxes and wohoo what do you know a new design. It looks like the xfs card. It now idles around 44c and under load 67c. so bfg knew they had issues and changed the design without letting on. Boo them.
My BFG also has the long metal heatsink which would explain the heat dissipation problem.
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