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soo It turns out nvflash doesnt work with 64bits, does anyone know of a good way to flash my bios without it? or know of a good guide?
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Originally Posted by (mirror)52-D.S.L.;12911086 
soo It turns out nvflash doesnt work with 64bits, does anyone know of a good way to flash my bios without it? or know of a good guide?
Nvflash must be used by booting to something such as a USB flash drive. Here's how to make a USB flash drive bootable:
  1. Download this: http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/USB%20flash%20tool%20for%20NVIDIA%20GPU%27s.exe
    • It is a self-extracting archive that contains the following:
      • NiBiToR v5.6 (you won't need this)
      • NVFLASH v5.93.0.1
      • HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
      • USBimage w7 (used by HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool)
  2. Run the self-extracting archive
  3. Install HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (run the installer named "SP27213.exe")
  4. Connect a USB flash drive to an available USB port. Warning: this flash drive will be formatted!
  5. Open HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (from the Start Menu Programs folder named "Hewlett-Packard Company")
  6. Enable "Quick Format"
  7. Enable "Create a DOS startup disk"
  8. Click the browse button (the button with "..." on it)
  9. Select the folder named USB image w7 which is located with the rest of the contents that came from the self-extracting archive
  10. When it's finished, close HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
  11. Manually copy over AUTOEXEC.BAT from the "USB image w7" folder to the flash drive
  12. Manually copy over CWSDPMI.EXE and nvflash.exe to the USB flash drive
  13. Once finished, attempt to boot to the flash drive

If you're successful in making it bootable, then stay booted to the flash drive and run NVFLASH. If you need instructions for running NVFLASH, then I can help with that too.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/29/11 at 4:17am
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;12914368 
Nvflash must be used by booting to something such as a USB flash drive. Here's how to make a USB flash drive bootable:
  1. Download this: http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/USB%20flash%20tool%20for%20NVIDIA%20GPU%27s.exe
    • It is a self-extracting archive that contains the following:
      • NiBiToR v5.6 (you won't need this)
      • NVFLASH v5.93.0.1
      • HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
      • USBimage w7 (used by HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool)
  2. Run the self-extracting archive
  3. Install HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (run the installer named "SP27213.exe")
  4. Connect a USB flash drive to an available USB port. Warning: this flash drive will be formatted!
  5. Open HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (from the Start Menu Programs folder named "Hewlett-Packard Company")
  6. Enable "Quick Format"
  7. Enable "Create a DOS startup disk"
  8. Click the browse button (the button with "..." on it)
  9. Select the folder named USB image w7 which is located with the rest of the contents that came from the self-extracting archive
  10. When it's finished, close HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
  11. Manually copy over AUTOEXEC.BAT from the "USB image w7" folder to the flash drive
  12. Manually copy over CWSDPMI.EXE and nvflash.exe to the USB flash drive
  13. Once finished, attempt to boot to the flash drive

If you're successful in making it bootable, then stay booted to the flash drive and run NVFLASH. If you need instructions for running NVFLASH, then I can help with that too.

awesome thanks man, I now have a bootable flash drive. could you tell me how can I use this to change my gpu bios?
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It's easiest to just use the latest nvflash for windows, it works in 64 bit as well.
    
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word, I got nvflash working, I just gott afigure out how to use it tongue.gif
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After you boot from USB into nVflash use this

nvFlash commands:

nvflash -b backup.rom (Backup your BIOS)
nvflash -5 -6 biosname.rom (Normal BIOS Flash)
nvflash -4 -5 -6 biosname.rom (Forced BIOS Flash)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grobinov;12918182 
After you boot from USB into nVflash use this

nvFlash commands:

nvflash -b backup.rom (Backup your BIOS)
nvflash -5 -6 biosname.rom (Normal BIOS Flash)
nvflash -4 -5 -6 biosname.rom (Forced BIOS Flash)

ya I'm a total noob at this, so Idk how to apply any of that knowledge lol tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grobinov;12918182 
After you boot from USB into nVflash use this

nvFlash commands:

nvflash -b backup.rom (Backup your BIOS)
nvflash -5 -6 biosname.rom (Normal BIOS Flash)
nvflash -4 -5 -6 biosname.rom (Forced BIOS Flash)
Thank you, Grobinov!!

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normally I would flash in the bios but I have found that flashing into windows works just the same. I flashed my card over 20 times in windows without any problems. Just make sure you do it as a last resort.
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Originally Posted by munaim1;12919871 
normally I would flash in the bios but I have found that flashing into windows works just the same. I flashed my card over 20 times in windows without any problems. Just make sure you do it as a last resort.

Good point, I always have extra cards around in case of a bad flash.
Mind you, after probably around 50 gpu flashes I've only had 1 bad flash, & that was because of the bios itself (messed up the modding a bit too badly).
    
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