Updating Video card bios without Floppy?

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  1. D_worth

    D_worth Maha Guru

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    Is it possible to update your video card bios without using a floppy?
     
  2. FlawleZ

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    I don't think so.

    You can't flash from the CD-ROM.

    I don't think USB is supported outside of 32 bit applications.
     
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    D_worth Maha Guru

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    Ah, interesting. Nice find. Thanks for the post and you can call me a dummy anytime if I make an assumption and I'm wrong. ;)
     
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    post count doesnt show inteligence it shows how much you like guru3d

    cant you use a usb stick to flash?
     
  8. FlawleZ

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    Well if you use the newer version of NVFlash where you run the command window inside Windows, I would assume it would be possible. You would need USB support in DOS, which isn't supported in DOS. You can have the USB/Legacy support for USB keyboards, but that's about it.
     
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    Dummy

    I'm a DUMMY too...
     

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    I was kidding, just didn't put a smilie there. Besides, dummie is a nice word.
    Another alternative for flashing without a flopy could be by making a bootable CD. But you have to make a backup of the old one from windows.
     
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    you can use Bootable CD Rom

    you can use USB Stick

    you can use majic...
     
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    The BIOS BFG emailed me for the 7900GTX was flashed from my desktop.
     
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    What are the benefits of changing the video card bios? Noticeable performance increases?
     
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    If you change the bios to a overclocked bios, sometimes you can change your card say from a 6800GS to a 6800Ultra just by changing the bios.

    So yes it would give you a performance increase but you need to research it first because it don't always work with certain cards, And if you don't do it right your card might stop working.
     
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    I can't believe you did that. It must have had disasterous results unless you had some crazy DDR3 6600 Vanilla for some reason.
     
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    Well actually i didn't have disasterous results, it worked okay until i started playing Oblivion, in which it just wouldn't stay stable..>_> Other games worked out fine though somehow, I did however change the clockspeeds of the GT bios down to my overclocked vanilla through nibitor.
     
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    So you did have the DDR2 6600, correct? Did you actually see a performance gain from flashing the bios other than just the increased clock speeds? Did you increase the voltage any?
     

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