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1,--the two bios download TechPowerUp, one is the bios 1 and another bios 2.

2,--you put the two bios on a bootable usb with the program nVFlash , you also have the latest version in techopowerup.

3,--boot your PC so that you first read the usb and also execute two.

4,--the first thing is to remove the protection of the bios, you have to put; nVFlash-r and will ask that bios want to remove the limitation, there are three bios, 0, 1 and 2, the 0 is the bios of the NF200, that no to touch, so you give the 1. You wait a bit and takes protection to the bios one, now do the same, choose the nVFlash-r 2, so remove the BIOS protection 2.

5,--now is the real flash, put nVFlash -i1 -4 -5 -6 xxx.rom, where xxx is the name of the downloaded BIOS 1. Repeatedly puts you care, that does not match anything, do not listen, you give YES in all caps and flashing.

6,--the same with the bios 2 nVFlash -i2 -4 -5 -6 xxx.rom, where xxx is the BIOS 2 discharged, he will say the same in the bios Messages 1 but do not listen, you give YES and do.

7,-- restart, and voila, you have a Mars II.

If you have any questions ask me, it's a pleasure to help. A greeting.
post #4702 of 5154
Thank you for the information!! I'll most definitely have to give this a try!! thumb.gif +REP
   
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I've been toying around with flashing my EVGA gtx 590 classified cards to mars2 quad sli. Pedro, do you think there would be any incompatibilities doing this with quad sli vs just 1 card?
post #4704 of 5154
hello Pedropc

has you know, old .37 bios does not match with .42 bios card ; so after a RMA on my 590 gygabyte, i receved a .42 . i tried .37
>a lot of artefacts .....i hought card was dead but i managed to reflash it with original .42 & all is ok

so your ASUS II bios have a moded string to be working with .42 version card ?

Thanks for your great job
Edited by SloaneRanger - 1/21/13 at 9:14am
post #4705 of 5154
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Originally Posted by SloaneRanger View Post

hello Pedropc

has you know, old .37 bios do not match with .42 bios card ; so after a RMA on my 590 gygabyte, i receved a .42 . i tried .37
>a lot of artefacts .....i yhought card was dead but i managed to reflash it with original .42 & all is ok

so your ASUS II bios have a moded string to be working with .42 version card ?

Thanks for your great job
post #4706 of 5154
Canis-X;

Your VGAs with both mutated have to win a lot.

jeromeface;

I think there is no problem, first try with one and then the other.

SloaneRanger;

It seems that one can mutate the VGAs with bios 37, those with 42 bios can not, mine is a Gigabyte bios 37.
post #4707 of 5154
So with both my EVGA cards having either bios 71.10.37.00.91 or 71.10.37.00.90 does that mean I'm in a prime position to do the flash?
post #4708 of 5154
I think so, mine is 37 and has flashed the bios of the Mars II to the first, a greeting.
post #4709 of 5154
@jeromeface: Both of my GTX590's original BIOS were .37 versions. I have them both running on a .42 version of the BIOS so that I can manipulate the voltage with Nibitor and flash the cards with NVFlash. They run great like this but are limited in some applications/benchmarks like 3DMark 11. If you set the voltage too high then the driver will force both the GPU core and GPU memory frequencies to throttle down, thus reducing your score.

@Pedropc: Do you have to make the USB drive bootable before you copy NVFlash and the GPU roms to it?

I just downloaded the MARS II BIOS and adjusted the FEMI clocks and FERMI voltages in Nibitor, I'm going to try the .988v setting first to see what happens in 3DMark 11 and then go from there if my results are good. I'm at work though so I can't do anything right now, I'll have to wait until this evening.....fingers crossed that all goes extremely well!!! thumb.gif
   
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I know I'm excited to see your results Canis-X. If all goes well for you I think I might just have to make the plunge. Also I forgot to ask, will I be ok flashing to mars if I'm just on air cooling or is this a water cooled venture only?
Edited by jeromeface - 1/21/13 at 10:04am
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