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The purpose of this thread is to share and discuss various hardware and software mods for the GF100 series graphics cards.

To convert .bin to .rom: just rename the file extension


GTX 480 Stock BIOS
GALAXY
EVGA
Zotac
GIGABYTE
ASUS

GTX 470 Stock BIOS
EVGA
EVGA SC
NVIDIA Reference BIOS 1A.00.02
ASUS



GTX 480 OVERVOLTAGE BIOS
EVGA Identifying
ASUS Identifying


GTX 470/465 OVERVOLTAGE BIOS
EVGA Identifying
ASUS Identifying


GTX 460 OVERVOLTAGE BIOS
EVGA and MSI in one RAR file - Credit: NCSpecV81


The "best performing" may be a fluke. I have been benchmarking and I see almost no difference in performance between the .0A and .21 BIOS versions. Maybe during previous testing the .0A memory clock wasn't bumped up from 837MHz to 925MHz. That would account for the slightly higher score with the .21 BIOS. (Click to show)

Best performing BIOS for GTX470 - also known as "grunion's ocx480 bios"
EVGA Identifying - 1.15v max. - Temporarily down.
EVGA Identifying - 1.21v max. - Temporarily down.



If your shaders are limited in afterburner - download NVIDIA Inspector and click "unlock max"

Flashing the BIOS with nvflash.exe
nvflash.exe -r {press enter} - this removes write protection
nvflash.exe -4 -5 -6 BIOSName.rom {press enter} - hit the Y key a few times to answer yes.



This is the original thread before Afterburner supported high clocks and voltage control. (Click to show)


If anyone wants to take a look at the differences between the 480/470 bios, I have compiled screenshots of side-by-side comparisons of zotac vs evga, 470 vs zotac, 470 vs evga480, and 470 vs 470 sc here.
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TUTORIAL for voltage control and extreme overclocking:

What you need:
MSI Afterburner 1.6 beta
Xtreme tuner HD beta
ASUS SmartDoctor 5.57
EVGA Precision 1.9.2(optional)
ASUS bios for your 470 or 480 (links above)
  • MSI Afterburner will control your fans.
  • Xtreme Tuner HD will modify your core clocks beyond the sliders in SmartDoctor/Afterburner
  • SmartDoctor is used to set voltages

Use Xtreme Tuner HD to flash your BIOS.
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Afterburner now supports voltage change.

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Hey man, can you e-mail those bioses to xtremetheme@mvktech.net

He's the creator of NiBiTor and he's looking for GT400 cards bioses. That way he'll add support for these cards to NiBiTor so we can edit the bioses and change settings and perhaps even voltage.
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So how high have you clocked your 470?
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So far I have been to 817MHz, but there are too many artifacts. I need more voltage. I'm messing with earlier drivers now.


Edited by chatch15117 - 4/11/10 at 1:28pm
    
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Can somebody who owns any EVGA GTX400 card can you please download EVGA OC Scanner and upload it to a hosting site and post here??
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What are you cooling it with, and how are your load temperatures?
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I have stock cooling. I just ran Vantage at the GTX 480 clocks(700 core 924 memory) and 66C was the maximum temperature.

The fan becomes audible at 72%. I ran kombustor with fans at 72% to see where the temps leveled off. 77C.
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Edited by chatch15117 - 4/11/10 at 1:42pm
    
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Really looking forward to these results.

I'm hoping what happened in the other thread does not happen in this thread. Also,





Also, do you think people would have trouble when flashing the 470 to a 480 due to the different memory amounts and bus in each card?

EDIT: And WTH, my 5850 only gets 90FPS in Kombustor.
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