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post #51 of 72
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Could you Backup your Bios and post it? I really wonder what's in it!
If you explain to me what Bios are, I'll certainly give it a shot! Everyone talks about Bios, but I'm seriously new to this stuff, what exactly do they do?

EDIT:And a tutorial for using NiBiTor would be nice if anyone has one...
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Try reading through the FAQs, then you will know a lot more about computers.
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Bios is what control the Hardware. Like there is a bios in your Mother board to control your CPU, memorie, DVD...

The Bios in your VGA control it, but newer version of the bios, from the manufacturer can Increase the Performance, correct bugs... BUT if wrong value are set, you can damage the card. (Samething goes for the mobo if you set 1.9volt for the CPU, it will most likely fry.)

For the Guide in NiBitor;
to save a bios to a file:
-tool
-read bios
-select device
-then read into NiBitor

-File
-Save Bios
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You wont damage your Bios from using NiBiTor, only if you Flash it whit something wrong.
I just want to warn you before trying anything.
It's been only 2 month since im modding my own bios, it's simple. We learn fast.

Heres, mine:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6STLJ4GS
I modified the Fan Speed for better cooling, more silence when in 2D, idling.
Modded CORE & Mem speed.
Throtling too.
Reduced Voltage in 2D for lower temps.

This is not Hardcore Mod, like I used on my 5900XT modded to a 5950Ultra.

Compare mine whit yours.

Edit: Moddin the Speed of your card is just like an Overclock, but you don't have to re-overclock your card each time you install new driver. (This is the better part)
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post #54 of 72
I agree with 7NK, once you learn how to edit your VGA BIOS, it becomes fairly easy. I did the same things he did on my 6800. Lowered fans speeds under 2D mode, upped voltage for 3D mode, and totally removed the throttling ability of the card. I set it to the same performance level across 2D, 3D, and throttled 3D because for whatever reason the card would throttle at 75°C. Reflashed the BIOS and got the Silencer NV5 and all has been great since.
post #55 of 72
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Okay, 7NK, here's my Bios I think...heh heh...um, if anythings wrong, let me know

BIOS


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I agree with 7NK, once you learn how to edit your VGA BIOS, it becomes fairly easy. I did the same things he did on my 6800. Lowered fans speeds under 2D mode, upped voltage for 3D mode, and totally removed the throttling ability of the card. I set it to the same performance level across 2D, 3D, and throttled 3D because for whatever reason the card would throttle at 75°C. Reflashed the BIOS and got the Silencer NV5 and all has been great since.
Yeah, sounds absolutely simple......./sarcasm

Haha give me some time, I'm sure I'll figure it out sooner or later, and it probably is as simple as you say.
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LOL , It's a lot simpler then it reads. Using Nibitor and Nvflash tools, I did it for the first time ever in under 20 minutes (with the assitance of one of the FAQs here also). Nibitor makes it really easy for you. Nvflash is what I use to write the new BIOS back to the card. And when you do this Don't Forget To Backup the Original first! I got burned once not doing that...
post #57 of 72
Ah, it's a PCI-Express card.
This is why you don't find masked unit. There's no masked unit to be found.

This may explain your Awesome OC, having a PCI-e card.
How long do you have your card? I doubt it could be a GS processor (They OC toward 500mhz). But who knows, you might have a nv42 core.

Did a few trick on yours:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S655Q0N2

BTW:
NV45 = AGP version of the GT & Ultra
NV42 = 6800U go & GS Pci-e, just found they are doing 6800nu whit NV42!!

OHHH, I found it, your card must really be whit a NV42 chip.
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/video/nv41-3.html
Hehe, lucky bastard.

This is what they manage to OC:
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Overclocking: we managed to overclock the core of this video card up to 440(!) MHz and still preserve operating stability. The memory limit is 810 MHz.
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7NK, I've had this PC since October, 05, the nVidia card aswell (pre-built PC), I guess I might have an nv42 core, because the core temp maxes at 71 celcius, and OCs well, so I guess that's a good thing yeah? But I'm pretty sure I've got a 256mb card rather than a 128mb card.

What changes did you make with my BIOS? Just wondering what differences it'll make? And how do I make them stick, y'know switch them with my other BIOS? Thanks by the way!

And Renegade, methinks I'm gonna wait til I'm done with Elder Scrolls 4 before I try anything else with my gfx card...don't wanna fry it before then if ya know what I mean heheh!
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post #59 of 72
That card is not all that hot ..If your runnig FEAR i would expect temps like that.
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What changes did you make with my BIOS? Just wondering what differences it'll make? And how do I make them stick, y'know switch them with my other BIOS? Thanks by the way!
As Im sure you saw, I change the Core speed of 325mhz to 460mhz, like you use.
Throtling speed went from 325 to 375mhz. (When throtling, the impact is less)
2D mode @1.2volt, was 1.3v. Less heat and less strain on your card, thus longer life.
3D = 100% fan speed, 2D = 50% (Less noise, if no difference, set it back to 100%)

That's all. It's not much, but to don't have to OC everytime you try drivers, is a must have.
I did not touched the voltage in 3D mode, it's at 1.3v like it was.
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