Originally Posted by YamiJustin
By back of the card do you mean the part facing me out of the motherboard, or the part thats in the board? I'll check if I can.. I don't remember reading about the Hydro Coppers have a dual BIOS switch. Unless its not a main advertised feature
EDIT: Apparently it has a single BIOS.
I don't get this. I have my spare GPU plugged into the final slot on my motherboard, and it did display an image via HDMI (albeit a blue screen recovery), but now I keep getting a Q-Code error 62 on my motherboard. sigh
I have been where you are and the #1 thing here is to keep calm and relax
. We will help you, just be patient and relax because I am sure you are going crazy. As was stated already, GPUs are hard to brick so they are most likely just fine and just need some extra attention. There is a VERY good chance that you can EASILY fix the GPUs, you just have to accept that it will be TEDIOUS because you have a water loop. Easy is the process to fix, tedious is the process to get to the point where you can re-flash and fix.Dual-BIOS
- This is good advice but will be a workaround. Let's not give up on the actual fix yet. I think most if not all GPUs with a second BIOS will work in the same way meaning only ONE of the TWO BIOS' can/will be ACTIVE at any one time. For example:
My Gigabyte cards have a dual-BIOS and if I switch to the "other" BIOS I still can't re-flash/access the other BIOS that is not active. AFAIK (confirmed for Gigabyte GPUs) you can't have both BIOS' be active at the same time so I don't know if using a second BIOS to re-flash the bad one is even possible (I don't think so, definitely not on Gigabyte dual-BIOS anyway maybe EVGA is special).
What is needed:(1)
Another GPU. Sounds like you already have one. The trick is to get this 3rd GPU in your system to be the primary GPU.
. Each motherboard will be different, you have to consult the manual to check into PCI-e configurations. For example, to use 3 GPUs in a system you may be REQUIRED to use specific PCI-e slots. If you have onboard video make sure you can have that enabled while the other 2 PCI-e slots are also enabled. Don't worry about PCI-e speed, even if it is going to run at 4x or something you don't care, this is just for recovery).(2)
The ability to boot into windows with 3 GPUs. If your 3rd GPU requires PCI-e and your power supply doesn't have enough, using splitters/adapters right now is a quick fix. I would NEVER recommend using splitters/adapter for normal use but this is a great thing to have for a recovery issue like this. When the cards are @ idle, they sip power so as long as you don't run any 3D graphics having an insufficient power supply wattage doesn't matter. Your monitor connection needs to be plugged into the 3rd GPU you added. Disconnect any monitor cables from the others. You may also want to remove the SLI bridge just for now
(while off) to be sure they are operating as independent GPUs at a hardware level.(3)
You must have your original STOCK BIOS for each GPU (they may or may not be the same) and NVFLASH all ready to go. When you boot into windows on the 3rd GPU, don't even bother installing display drivers OR rebooting if it prompts you to (say no). All you need to do right now is open up device manager and verify that you can see BOTH your GPUs! If you CAN see both of them, you're going to be just fine
. Put the original BIOS files in the same folder as NVFLASH.
If you CANNOT see both of them then:(A)
Your BIOS settings need changing to "see" 3 GPUs(B)
You need to change the physical PCI-e slots (I did use the word TEDIOUS for a reason
I guess I have to list the possibility of them both being dead/bricked also but there a VERY SMALL CHANCE that BOTH would be bricked or even one of them for that matter.(4)
Assuming you CAN see both your GPUs, open a command prompt as ADMINISTRATOR and go to your folder that has NVFLASH in it.
You should see 3 GPUs listed in your system. 0 is the first one, 1 is the 2nd GPU, 2 is the 3rd GPU. I can't accurately predict which order they will be in but usually the primary is 0. You will be able to tell easily as it shows the description of the GPU.Note which numbers your 2 GPUs are.Re-flash the bad GPUs:
(1) Re-open command prompt as administrator (if you closed it) and go back to NVFLASH folder.
(2) NVFLASH -ix your.rom
where x = the number of your first GPU to flash. Most likely it will be 1, so NVFLASH -i1 your.rom
(3) Do NOT reboot after flashing, you can immediately flash the other one. This time it is the next GPU number you identified.
NVFLASH -ix your.rom
Again, mostly likely it will be GPU 2 so it would be NVFLASH -i2 your.rom
Now reboot, all fixed