i see...thanks for the useful information. but ive heard about softmodding the voltage on the video card...i always thought they did it through the bios
The GPU voltage on the 8800 cards isn't controlled by the BIOS or via any software method - it's hardwired. Yes, Nibitor will appear to let you alter the GPU core voltage in the G80 BIOS but it actually doesn't do a thing. As far as I know this also holds true for the G92 based 8800GT as well.
With that being said either option 1 or 2 should net you exactly the same results so just do whatever one is easiest for you.
That's not true of the 8800GT. Google it -- you'll see a thread where people are modding the BIOS to give 0.05 V more and verifying it with a dmm. That's the extent of the range, though: 0.05 more and 0.05 less, I believe. There was some discussion of the possibility that the OC cards use the higher VID by default, but i don't recall what the conclusion was.
I can't get it to work. When I go to save Bios it says
Can't find PCI
I need a more in depth guide as I'm probably overlooking something. What do you guys label your CD as? I put NVFLASH. I'm trying to do this by buring nvflash to a cd and or D drive.
I'm on Vista 32 bit.
If anyone can give me a detailed walk through please help.
I pulled my old bios with Nitbitor and saved it in nvflash, but again when I try to flash I get an error
Made a quick edit to the top of the original post to warn that my instructions do NOT work on the new G92 boards. The only Windows version of NVFlash floating about doesn't work on the G92 boards, only the G80.
As soon as I find time I plan to make an entirely new HOWTO that covers both DOS and Windows based flashing together.
AND...you dont type the '.exe' part
nvflash --save oldbios.rom
I hope so, lol. I followed your guide as best I could and never could get past nvflash working at all, lol. Nitbitor works fine though. I'm for the most part pretty good with PC stuff, but something is missing that maybe most people take for granted in that guide. Must be the way I'm typing in the name of the D drive file or DOS commands. I have flashed MOBOs, built pcs, installed operating systems, tweaked many gaming rigs ect... But this time I am stumped. I guess it might be time to get a USB flash card.
The PROPER way is to type the .exe
if you were around in the DOS days you would know this.