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Can I force flash my card with a different model number?

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I'm trying to flash my card with a different BIOS version as my current one only allows me to go up to 1.15v, whereas most others allow up to 1.18v.

When i try and flash it using Nvflash, it complains that the board model numbers do not match. I am using the command nvflash -5 -6.

Is there any way I can force it to flash reguardless of whether the board model number matches or not?
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This should help.

TechPowerUp: Guide to Video BIOS flashing

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If you are trying to flash a BIOS for a different card then you will get a security warning that the BIOS does not match your card. If you are absolutely sure that the BIOS is compatible you can use the -p and -u parameters to force flashing. For example nvflash -p -u -f BIOS.bin
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Hmm. It says I could damage my card and render it useless if I try to flash it with a different firmware version. What are the chances of this happening?
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
Hmm. It says I could damage my card and render it useless if I try to flash it with a different firmware version. What are the chances of this happening?
If you arent sure the bios is compatible, I wouldnt flash it. Instead, OC the card with RivaTuner, find the max stable OC, then modify your original bios and flash the card with that.
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Speaking of flashing I was wondering about the timings is there anyway to tighten them to get a little more peformance?
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Originally Posted by Dillmiester View Post
Speaking of flashing I was wondering about the timings is there anyway to tighten them to get a little more peformance?
I have not seen a bios with ram timing adjustments. I dont think it is possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillmiester View Post
Speaking of flashing I was wondering about the timings is there anyway to tighten them to get a little more peformance?
Not possible and I doubt it would be substantial on a video card.
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