Flashing Cards. People still have problems. This might help.

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  1. Iceblade

    Iceblade Master Guru

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    @Jimmor

    this is my card:
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    it has 2 fans, would that be enough??
     
  2. jimmor

    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    Use the MSI5950u Rev 02 bios !

    And for and flashing of your card,

    Flash the bios in DOS using nvflash.exe v4.41

    nvflash -r (removes any protection)

    nvflash -b ORIGBIOS.ROM (saves original bios)

    nvflash -u -p -f BIOSNAME.ROM (flash new bios file)

    However because of DOS filename restriction, "ORIGBIOS.ROM" and "BIOSNAME.ROM" must have max of 8 char's in first part of filename and max of 3 char's in extender part, otherwise DOS will not recognise the command.
     
  3. jimmor

    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    The heatsinking looks fine, and fortunately also covers memory chips.

    At the 5950u bios stock speeds of 300/475/950, you should have no problems, however at least initially you should monitor your cards temps using the Rivatuner Hardware monitor.

    And don't worry if you see gpu temps peaking into the 80's during high stress graphics like gaming, etc; as this is normal.


    Also, when you feel more confident, you can then overclock much higher and add other bios mods, which will obviously achieve more performance. Or you can just flash with the already modified BFG5950u bios I linked a few posts back. However, to get better performance from that particular BFG5950u bios requires that you use NiBiTor to change Throttling speed to and Volts to same setting as for 3D.
     
  4. jimmor

    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    More importantly Iceblade, discussions on selecting bios's for a 59xx card should not be done here. This thread is for people to sort out their flashing understanding and issues.

    You should addressing your bios requirements in the "Video Cards - Nvidia section" of the forum. And probably in the following all encompassing modded 59xx bios thread,

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=85394
     

  5. Iceblade

    Iceblade Master Guru

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    Thanks Jimmor, you tha man!!!!!


    Will speak as soon as my new stuff comes,
    thanks for all info,
    will also go to that thread you mentioned;)

    Thanks again
     
  6. x8diesel

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    Wanna upgrade my cards BIOS too!! The brand is Point Of View 6800 ultra, tha site doesn't offer BIOS update, can I use the one from the leadtek's site? And finally which version of NVflash to use?
     
  7. dragon69

    dragon69 Guest

    any sugestions on were to start looking for a vid bios for my albatron 5900xtv to make it a 5950u. me got no idea were to find anything like that. i couldn't find the (A380U BIOS) that Fritzgerald downloaded from the Leadtek site. all i saw was drivers. any direction would be great.
     
  8. jimmor

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  9. Iceblade

    Iceblade Master Guru

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    The administrator from NV-Planet used this method to flash many cards,
    what do you think?
     
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  10. [G]

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    umm flashing a 6600gt?

    is there a point flashing the 6600gt? i checked ur link a few posts back for bios files, didnt find any for this type of card.
     

  11. jimmor

    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    Re: umm flashing a 6600gt?

    You should only be flashing with another bios if it is going to give something you don't already have with your original. Like if it is going to resolve an instability problem or some other bug ?

    So what are you wanting from a bios flash, since other than for bug fixes, it is generally better to just mod your original bios !

    However if you are determined to try other 6600 bioses, then you may find something suitable here,

    http://whitebunny.demon.nl/hardware/chipset_nvidia.html
     
  12. Iceblade

    Iceblade Master Guru

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    Sorry I left out the important part,
    I fixed it now,
    so what do you think?

    He said that this way problems with video in or out gets sorted
     
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  13. arxontas

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    I have a 6800NU. Which card's bios should i use to flash it in order to oc it higher?6800Ultra maybe?
     
  14. jimmor

    jimmor Ancient Guru

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    Your card is not directly compatible with either GT or Ultra bioses, so suggest you find out what can be achieved from modding your cards original bios.

    You could start by reading this thread,

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133245
     
  15. arxontas

    arxontas Member Guru

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    OK thanks
     

  16. NamesDontMatter

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    I have a Evga Fx 5900 NU and I am trying to flash it to Fx 5950U. The Flash goes fine. No artifacts in windows. I can OC the card pretty well to 440/900 ish probably higher. But when i run games the screen goes crazey its not artifacts its kind of like if you have your Video card half way in the slot. You see alot of snow, but its multicolored and freezes. I think it's my PSU not giving enough power to the card the PSU is only s 200 watt or thats what HP says it is. But its a Pavilion 540N to old to bother with upgrading So I guess Ill just leave my FX 5900UN a UN. Im going to build a new computer soon anyway. If somone thinks its something other then my PSU causing the problem post plz. Or if you have had a similar problem.

    Please excuse my bad spelling / grammar
     
  17. NamesDontMatter

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    I suspected correctly My PSU couldn't handle the load. My solution was to disconnect my cd drives and A drive since they are not needed 24/7 and It worked flawlessly. My old computer is flying again my 3dmark 05 Score increased 400 pts. That and ocing my CPU 600mhz it is doing well for an old comp.
     
  18. diceysoft23

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    i have a gigabyte 6800 gt what bios should i flash it with?
     
  19. opb

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  20. Warwick

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