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Not to Hi-Jack the thread but I have the same card and upgraded the bios to fix the fan speed problem at 29%. Stock cooler no OC, would it it still be worth while to just set up the Riva Tuner profiles anyways?
When I still had mine I set Rivatuner's fan control manually, so it would stay at 70% (about where I could start hearing the fan) and I think I set a profile so if it exceeded a certain temp it would kick up the speed.
    
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what is this volt mod for the 8800GT ? can someone explain and also will i beable to overclock higher if i add some voltage in the bios or is this not safe to do ?
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what is this volt mod for the 8800GT ? can someone explain and also will i beable to overclock higher if i add some voltage in the bios or is this not safe to do ?
It is pretty safe, however it is a tad complex. Basically there is the Soft mod (flash the BIOS to a BIOS version with 1.1 volts set as the core voltage) then there is the physical mod which is much tougher and more dangerous, however it will allow you to overclock much higher.

With the soft mod you have to get a copy of roughly your graphics card, then open it in (Nibitor I think) and change on of the values (I forgot which) to 1.1, then flash your cards BIOS using this custom one.

There are guide for it that are very detailed, just google it.
    
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It is pretty safe, however it is a tad complex. Basically there is the Soft mod (flash the BIOS to a BIOS version with 1.1 volts set as the core voltage) then there is the physical mod which is much tougher and more dangerous, however it will allow you to overclock much higher.

With the soft mod you have to get a copy of roughly your graphics card, then open it in (Nibitor I think) and change on of the values (I forgot which) to 1.1, then flash your cards BIOS using this custom one.

There are guide for it that are very detailed, just google it.
Ive tried to flash my GPU BIOS before but cannot get my GA-P35-DS3L to boot from my USB flash drive so i can flash it as i dont have a floppy drive, any help would be much appreciated
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I mooched a USB floppy drive off a friend.

Doesn't your board have the smaller IDE for a floppy drive? These days just go to a computer shop, or dump and get an internal floppy drive. Then use any old floppy disk (just format it so it is blank).
    
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yea but i should beable to boot from my flash ???
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So last night i really got a chance to see what this thing can do...all i can i say is WOW! I cant believe i waited so long to grab it. I went from 7600GT, to a 8800GT and holy cow its spanking everything i throw at it...i never got into the new gen of gaming cause im a console kinda person...but as of last night..im abandoning the console idea and PC gaming from now on. This is my last gen into the Xbox and Playstation brand....PC gaming...im here to stay!
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