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I pulled the bios from my new EVGA GTX 460 (came with FPB) using GPU-z and loaded it into NiBiTor to edit. But all options are grayed out. I also noticed a red circle next to where it says "Integrity" above the submit bios button. On my bios' pulled from my GTX 260 and 8800GT it is a green circle. So I'm assuming there is something different/wrong with this bios?

Is is because it came loaded with the Free Performance Boost bios from EVGA? Maybe those are locked?

Thoughts? Suggestions? I appreciate the help!

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I can't exactly say why NiBiTor isn't working for you, but I can say that I overclocked my new EVGA GTX 460 with EVGA Precision without any problems.
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I can't exactly say why NiBiTor isn't working for you, but I can say that I overclocked my new EVGA GTX 460 with EVGA Precision without any problems.
I overclocked mine too no issues with afterburner. but I wanted to check out the bios.
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Hehe, maybe I should drink my coffee. Glad to have answered a question you didn't ask.
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Hehe, maybe I should drink my coffee. Glad to have answered a question you didn't ask.
haha no worries.

Off topic but I'm curious what you were able to OC your card too? I also noticed when using Afterburner and I don't know how it is in other tools but I can't adjust the shader and core clock separately like I have been able to do in older gen nVIdia cards. Disappointing since you can usually clock the shader much higher for a big boost.
Edited by phrossbyte - 2/11/11 at 11:38am
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I'd have to take a look when I get home, I can't remember off the top of my head. I do know that it wasn't very extreme.
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Looks like it's sitting at about 800/900/1900 right now.
post #9 of 14
Hey. I don't know what's wrong with the red integrity circle. But afaik all the options greyed out is normal with GTX460 BIOS. Edit it through Tools -> Fermi Clocks and Fermi Voltage.
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post #10 of 14
i think the problem its not the red circle

i just buy an used evga gtx 460 1gb EE with standard clock setting (675), i got green circle but i cant modify anything like u with NiBiTor while with Fermi Bios Editor i can modify all

but with Fermi Bios editor i cant go less then 0.825 mV in 2d while my target was 0.700 like i did with NiBiTor on my other Zotac gtx 460

for overclocking i prefer use afterburner, but lower voltage on 2d and increase max usable voltage in 3d it can be done only modify bios

looking over net seem an pretty common problem for evga gtx 460, NiBiTor sometime cant read well the bios

im still think about flash zotac bios on evga

ps. sorry for my bad english
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