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So i am finally a proud owner of an nvidia card and have been messing around with for the last couple days, the highest overclock I achieved was 930/1900/2100 at 1.087v and was looking to hit the 1ghz barrier.

OS - Windows 7 x64
Nvidia Drivers - 266.58
nibitor v6.0 (Latest)
nvflash 5.100.0.1 (Latest)
Gainward GS GTX 460

Card atm at 930/1900/2100 at 24c IDLE and doesnt go above 40c on LOAD. Card is watercooled.






Nibitor not working in x64 and gives a 'Cant start Driver:1275' message, tried disabling driver signing by f8, still didnt work.

Made a bootable usb and used a downloaded msi gtx 460 bios with voltage uncapped to flash and came back "this program cannot be run in DOS", so I downloaded an older version of nvflash and came back with another error, something like 'no adapters found'

I used gpuz to save the bios file of my card and dragged it over to nibitor, it read the file, however, was unable to change the voltage, and the integrity remained red.

I believe that this card has more potential and would greatly appreciate someone with a bit more knowledge in Nvidia to help me out.

Thanks guys
Edited by munaim1 - 2/20/11 at 9:45am
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tried alternate BIOSes?
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tried alternate BIOSes?
well I tried to use nibitor to actually edit my own gpu bios for the voltage increase but I explained above why it wasn't working.
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awesome card there!

Try modding the BIOS for epic voltage control
    
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awesome card there!

Try modding the BIOS for epic voltage control
That's what he's TRYING to do!

OP, it sounds like you're trying to flash the BIOS from within Windows. Have you created a bootable USB flash drive with NVFLASH installed on it yet??

Once you've done that, reboot the computer off the flash drive and type these commands.

nvflash -r

nvflash --eraseeeprom

nvflash -4 -5 -6 *.ROM (* denotes the filename for the BIOS)

EDIT:

Seems you *have* made a USB boot drive, but I'm guessing that you're not finding any adapters to flash because you have not run the "nvflash -r" command.

Give that a shot first! Good luck!
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That's what he's TRYING to do!

OP, it sounds like you're trying to flash the BIOS from within Windows. Have you created a bootable USB flash drive with NVFLASH installed on it yet??

Once you've done that, reboot the computer off the flash drive and type these commands.

nvflash -r

nvflash --eraseeeprom

nvflash -4 -5 -6 *.ROM (* denotes the filename for the BIOS)

EDIT:

Seems you *have* made a USB boot drive, but I'm guessing that you're not finding any adapters to flash because you have not run the "nvflash -r" command.

Give that a shot first! Good luck!
ok i'll try again with nvflash -r command. be right back.
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what brand is it? i have a zotac and i had to find a bios modded in order to up the voltage.
    
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what brand is it? i have a zotac and i had to find a bios modded in order to up the voltage.
its a gainward gs, im using the msi bios to flash
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ok i'll try again with nvflash -r command. be right back.
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tried nvflash -r and again 'no nvidia display adapters found'.
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