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It won't brick the card. I got the error once and it's because write protection is on. Luckily nvflash can remove it with the -r switch.
That's the answer to my problem. I was trying to use nvflash but it said something about write protection. Now I got it to flash properly.

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It seems if i use one of the 480 OCX bioses my card is unstable at every overclock but i'm fine with any other GTX 470 bios :O That bios also does not allow me to underclock/volt
    
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Quick question, does putting a backplate on a gtx 480 reference card have any dangers associated with it? Like is there any chance of scraping off any of the tiny chips on the back of the card?
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Quick question, does putting a backplate on a gtx 480 reference card have any dangers associated with it? Like is there any chance of scraping off any of the tiny chips on the back of the card?
Nope, so long as you're not talking about a custom backplate or one designed for a different card.

If anything they'll make it safer, because the back of the card is now isolated from the environment.

Thank for reminding me of their existence though, going to look for a 470 one.
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Quick question, does putting a backplate on a gtx 480 reference card have any dangers associated with it? Like is there any chance of scraping off any of the tiny chips on the back of the card?
Yep, as long as it's a reference design card, and you don't have a fit while installing it, you'll be safe. All those little rectangles that are oddly shaped on the back plate are for those chips to fit in.
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I'm sure it's been mentioned and solved, but the NVFlash I have for the 4-series doesn't support .bin files, so I can't use the stock EVGA or EVGA SC ones.

That said I used my backup .rom one.

A more important issue: has anyone undervolted their card a tad, just for temps and power savings when idle or stock 3D clocks?

I'd then overvolt and overclock when needed only.
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I'm sure it's been mentioned and solved, but the NVFlash I have for the 4-series doesn't support .bin files, so I can't use the stock EVGA or EVGA SC ones.

That said I used my backup .rom one.

A more important issue: has anyone undervolted their card a tad, just for temps and power savings when idle or stock 3D clocks?

I'd then overvolt and overclock when needed only.
um all the files are pure binary. Simply rename the file to .rom.
Code:
ren ASDF.bin ASDF.rom
nvflash.exe -4 -5 -6 ASDF.rom
    
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Anybody can link me to thread where the guy had both air and water cooling on his GTX 480.
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About the Zotac AMP GTX 480 with the Zalman cooler, does anyone know how it compares to the Accelero Xtreme cooler that's now becoming popular?
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