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I have a 256 Mb Gainward "Golden Sample" 7950GT, and on the driver cd comes a program called "BIOS Flasf [sic] Utility", i was thinking that there may be a new BIOS (shouldn't it really be Firmware?) for my card then i would probably find it would serve more of an increase to Flash it than to keep oc'ing it<br><br>
I checked their website - no avail, they don't mention it for any of their cards, so i was wondering, could i use a BIOS from another manufacturer? i found <a href="http://www.mvktech.net/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,0/func,selectfolder/cat,89/page,1/" target="_blank">this</a> site, but their Gainward section has no 7950GT, although it does have a 7900 selection, and isn't that just what a 7950GT is?<br><br>
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I would NOT flash your BIOS on your video card with another manufacturers BIOS....If something goes wrong, you are with a dead video card....If there is nothing wrong with your card, then I suggest that you do nothing....Also, I would read up on the procedures of how to do this....you can try looking at the <a href="http://www.guru3d.com" target="_blank">www.guru3d.com</a> forums for better instructions...<br />
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Don't try that may damage your card try the volt mod if you want it's safe.The same way the people do in the 7900GT,all the same.I did in mine.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I would NOT flash your BIOS on your video card with another manufacturers BIOS....If something goes wrong, you are with a dead video card....If there is nothing wrong with your card, then I suggest that you do nothing....Also, I would read up on the procedures of how to do this....you can try looking at the <a href="http://www.guru3d.com" target="_blank">www.guru3d.com</a> forums for better instructions...<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Don't try that may damage your card try the volt mod if you want it's safe.The same way the people do in the 7900GT,all the same.I did in mine.</div>

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</div>volt mod=more heat, all i have is stock cooling, although i may look into it...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">thanks - i didnt think it sounded like a good idea, but i thought i'd checkvolt mod=more heat, all i have is stock cooling, although i may look into it...</div>

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</div>could i do anything useful with these?<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/f6/f66d1974_vbattach32601.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617534/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a>
 

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</div>Lol just buy a new cooler.
 

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Volt mod would void any warranty wouldn't it?, I've never done it but what I seen it looks permanent.<br><br>
Anyhow I have the latest BFG 7900GTX OverClocked bios BFG sent me, you just double click it in windows and it self installs, no floppy or anything.<br>
I would back up your Bios you have now just in case.
 

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well i tried to see what i could do with those crap fans for a laugh, plugged em in and they did move a fair bit of air, so i tried to screw them in. Ah, no treads, just a tube, so i picked up the nearest thing to hand and put it together <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Pic 1 - My main parts (yes that is a resistor)<br />
Pic 2 - It sits in the area just below the card<br />
Pic 3 - From the back looking retro<br />
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Pic 5 - My rig, i think i might hang a fan in the middle of the case below the graphics card, although i need to get more air in the front (not easy with m crappy Wavemaster case!)<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/1/17/17d714d3_vbattach32869.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617327/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/9/92/926aaf5e_vbattach32870.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617326/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/5/5d/5d13738f_vbattach32871.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617325/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/fc/fc941928_vbattach32872.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617324/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/c/c0/c080049b_vbattach32873.jpeg"><img src="http://www.overclock.net/image/id/617323/width/525/height/525/flags/LL"></a>
 

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It would be better if you had put the fans a bracket up.<br />
Doesn't look like something that's gonna help much at that point.
 

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</div>if i raise them they hit the card, they are quite quiet, can't see them doing buggar all though, only put them in to try!
 

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jesus it worked! it's now 2 degrees cooler! i might just look into using the other 3 i have for something else then!
 

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are you sure the room tempreture wasnt just cooler at that time ?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">are you sure the room tempreture wasnt just cooler at that time ?</div>

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</div>dont think so, gonna add an 80 mm case fan that way tonight!
 

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Try using a Wire Tie instead of a Resistor this time to attach that 80mm fan....LMOL....I really do like the look though....<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Try using a Wire Tie instead of a Resistor this time to attach that 80mm fan....LMOL....I really do like the look though....<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>well after losing the 92 mm case fan (crap - but it works!) i was gonna put in it, the school IT technician gave me an old crappy 80mm case fan, but i found the 92 mm one again, and put it in...<br />
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As the fan is so big it wouldn't fit, so i had to take the "shroud" off (purely cosmetic anyway, looks like it actually hampers airflow - pic 1<br />
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</div>Yes it does.
 

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right - when i do get a Zalman VF900 (in a while) ill do a vmod - i was looking <a href="http://endeavorquest.net:8880/7900GT_VM/index.htm" target="_blank">here</a> and wondered if an "ordinary" pencil does it, and what i need to do the ram mod
 

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No, use conductive ink to trace the path for the core as graphite isn't even close to being conductive enough, but do use the pencil for memory vmod.
 

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Pencils are perfect for the job. Use a pencil first to see how youll like the volt mod tjhen use a cinductive paint pen if you like it
 
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