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I have the SF MSI GTX 470.
I flashed my bios to the eVGA one after removing write protection with nvflash, but now I can't go back.
I have tried --protection off, -r, it says it removes protection, but then always either says it can't read the new bios file, or throws some error. I tried using Extreme Tuner HD, and it always fails. I've tried with multiple downloads, and multiple bioses, and nothing seems to work. I also tried removing the protection in DOS and then using HD in Windows like I did the first time. And I have freshly reformatted and reinstalled my DOS USB drive as well. WTH? Am I missing something?

I'm only concerned because after my recent reformat, OC Scanner will not keep the P0 profile, it constantly defaults to P3 after a few seconds. I have a more aggressive fan profile than before the reformat, and the GPU itself is only at 55C when it does it.
That, and the little fact that if I have to RMA it, and MSI looks at the bios, I'm done for.

HELPZ!!

Do you have any capital letters in the .rom file name? If you have it as BIOS.rom can't send bios.rom as a command.
    
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I did have it that way. Just tried all lower case, no numbers, turned .ROM into .rom. Both nvflash and HD say no go with the MSI bios from above and an eVGA bios.
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Try taking out the 250 and see if it makes a difference. I have no other suggestions, sorry

I know the ROM can be flashed only a certain number of times before it becomes read only, but I thought it was 1000 or more.
    
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The 250 hasn't been in for a while. This one has only been flashed once, I'm at a loss.
Thanks for tryin.
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Now it has removed protection and erased the old bios, and still gives "I/O error cannot read file" every time. I've had to put my 250 back in as the primary, and have a dead GTX 470. I have tried 2 different flash drives, 2 different versions (including the newest) of nvflash, using the HP tool to format, and another. I have to be missing something to be the only one having this problem. Please? Help?...anybody?

The file name was too long....
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Now it has removed protection and erased the old bios, and still gives "I/O error cannot read file" every time. I've had to put my 250 back in as the primary, and have a dead GTX 470. I have tried 2 different flash drives, 2 different versions (including the newest) of nvflash, using the HP tool to format, and another. I have to be missing something to be the only one having this problem. Please? Help?...anybody?

The file name was too long....


yeah that happens. I always name mine bios.rom before flashing. Glad you figured it out, though.
    
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Occam's or Ockham's (Razor) Theory - The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

Happens to all of us!
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Occam's or Ockham's (Razor) Theory - The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

Happens to all of us!
lol Well every one I downloaded had at least a 6 letter/number name to it, so it never occurred to me. I found an old thread on here from someone with the same problem with 8800 GT's.

I still can't flash using HD Extreme, but at least nvflash works as an autoexe.bat. Just sucks having to reboot all the time.

Has anyone found out how to unlock the standard bios yet? Or at least a way to convince OC Scanner that you have an eVGA card?
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Has anyone found out how to unlock the standard bios yet? Or at least a way to convince OC Scanner that you have an eVGA card?
You have to change the ID string to 3842, which is EVGA. All you need is an EVGA branded bios.

I manually edited an ASUS one to identify as EVGA and it worked(before nibitor was out). I changed the string to Sappire also just to see if it would work, and it did.
    
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I took the eVGA overvolt and made it MSI, but I'd like to us OC scanner, too, as it seems to get my card the hottest. And it can find artifacts my eyes can't see.

I just want it all, that's all.
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