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NVFlash Download for Windows

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Download NVFlash for Windows. This downloads holds the regular build as well as the build with Certificate Checks Bypassed....

    NVFlash Download for Windows
     
  2. ScottishPickle

    ScottishPickle Member

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    Question: I have a Zotac nVidia 970 standard 1076 Clock, 1753 Memory. The bios is 84.04.1F.00.6B

    What are the pros and cons of updating my bios? Sounds dangerous but intriguing.

    Thanks
     
  3. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    wait nvidia they actual released tool for this? or your just using stock nvidia picture?, Nothing bad can happen from this nothing bad at all.

    Usefull to the people that know what they doing and know how to READ before hand.
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I don't think nvidia released this, it's done by hobby overclockers. Like mentioned JoeDirt for instance, there's a couple of hundred pages on Maxwell overclocking on overclock.net where you could read this up.

    And yes, with the wrong BIOS you can brick your card, make your rig not boot, push in too much voltage etc. like tsunami said, definately you should read into it.
     

  5. ScottishPickle

    ScottishPickle Member

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    I was planning on reading up on it. I just wanted to know what people thought of upgrading your bios but instead l got a dick and a half. Thank you very much for your wealth of knowledge. Have a great day.
     
  6. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    If there is a updated bios available for a GPU then as far as I know it's usually tweaks to stuff like voltage, fan speed curves and other small fixes and improvements although it can vary from one manufacturer to another and also depend on if it's a stock GPU or a more customized third party design.
    (Some manufacturers also release bios updates more regularly than others whereas in some cases new bios revisions have to be dumped from new revisions of the GPU and made available third-party via say I think it was TechPowerup that had a GPU bios database to name one.)

    (Though you want to be careful if using a dumped non-official bios just in case it wasn't dumped correctly or if it's not appropriate for your GPU so ideally if your GPU has a bios switch you can revert to default by switching that or even dump the original bios and re-flash if it goes badly.)
     
  7. ScottishPickle

    ScottishPickle Member

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    Thanks Jonas. Have you done it?



    Those guys really thought that I was just going to blindly start
    flashing my videocard bios lol that's just silly. Of course it's dangerous and not very common and yes I know I could have had a look at Overclock.net but I thought of the craziest thing and thought about asking here.
     
  8. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    I don't often flash the GPU's bios so I'm not very knowledgeable on how it all works and best practices and such though one last bit of advice is to be careful if you do it under Windows as some of the available flash utilities might work as intended only in a boot-loader / "DOS" environment to be able to fully restart or access the GPU device although by now I'm sure there's well tested Windows versions too, maybe this is one of them so it might not be as big of a issue these days. (Same with motherboard bios updating although these days with USB nearly automatic bios management / flashing on newer boards it's much easier to do.)

    Last GPU I flashed was a AMD 6970 where I had one of the faulty models with incorrect clock speeds set, turns out (I learned this later.) that the 6970 was locked so flashing the GPU nearly bricked it if it hadn't been for the bios switch this model had.
     
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  9. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    flashing gpu bios for years, always make sure you got a backup igp or gpu in case something goes wrong.
     
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  10. ScottishPickle

    ScottishPickle Member

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    Yeah having a IGP is the key l think. Safety first!

    I flash everything l can, from my Nexus 6/5x to my motherboard.
     

  11. larsiano

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    Never flashed a GPU i think. I have been thinking about flashing my asus 1080ti oc to a Poseidon firmware as it runs a little faster still. But a good firmware is hard to come by?
     
  12. NewTRUMP Order

    NewTRUMP Order Master Guru

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    If it ain't broke leave it be. [​IMG]
     

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