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How do I flash my fx5200 without a FLoppy?!?

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Hi was just wondering how do i flash my fx 5200 without a floppy drive??
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Is there are guide or program i could use for flashing on a cd? Also would i get a significant boost in performance?

Check those guides (they use a floppy but, like I said, you can do everything from a CD and it's exactly the same procedure).
Read these in order:
  1. Making an Emergency Flash Disk (very important).
  2. NVIDIA GeForce BIOS Backup Guide
  3. NVIDIA GeForce BIOS Flash Guide
Now, concerning the performance it all depends on what bios you are flashing to your FX5200. You can flash a 5500 bios.
The 5200 doesn't have any pipelines to be unlocked. So all a flash can give you is higher core and memory speeds. But you can do that with CoolBits too.
Just make sure you test the new bios before you flash it and make it permanent.
 

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Performance on both the FX5200 and the FX5500 is identical (the difference is 2-3 FPS in games).
Both the FX5200 and FX5500 are based on the same core and both are available with a 64 and a 128-bit memory interface.
Be careful about that when/if you decide to flash the FX5500 bios to your card. Don't flash a 64-bit 5500 to your card if you have a 128-bit 5200 !
 

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Originally Posted by zone

Check those guides (they use a floppy but, like I said, you can do everything from a CD and it's exactly the same procedure).
Read these in order:
  1. Making an Emergency Flash Disk (very important).
  2. NVIDIA GeForce BIOS Backup Guide
  3. NVIDIA GeForce BIOS Flash Guide
Now, concerning the performance it all depends on what bios you are flashing to your FX5200. You can flash a 5500 bios.
The 5200 doesn't have any pipelines to be unlocked. So all a flash can give you is higher core and memory speeds. But you can do that with CoolBits too.
Just make sure you test the new bios before you flash it and make it permanent.


But where does the backup of the bios go?? Its usually backuped str8 to the floppy disk. I dont believe DOS can write to a CD
 
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