Tweaking the bios on your card

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Tarrant

New Member
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Just so you guys know that it can be done without mishap, I found some very good info at this site
http://www.x-bios.3dgames.ru/index.php

on modifying the bios on my Gainward Geforce3 Ti200. I wanted to lose Nvmax (the less programs running in the background the better) and wanted to do two things. 1) overclock the core and memory from the card's bios and 2) enable sidebanding.

Using the tools in their "downloads" section, I was able to copy my current bios and save it. Then adjust the appropriate settings and reflash it. It worked like a charm without any side-effects whatsoever. But, as always, proceed at your own risk. Just because it worked for me doesn't me you won't have trouble.

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PIII 1GHZ @ 1071
ASUS CUSL2-C
384MB Mushkin Rev3
Gainward Geforce3 Ti200
Adaptec 2940U2W SCSI Controller
Seagate Cheetah X15 SCSI
Plextor Plexwriter 12/10/32 SCSI
Plextor 40Max SCSI

[This message has been edited by Tarrant (edited 02-05-2002).]
 
MuFu

MuFu

Moderator
#2
Flashing my Radeon 8500's BIOS worked well for me too. I was a little reluctant at first but my aprehension quickly disappeared when I found out how simple and effective it was. I replaced the OEM BIOS with a Retail one, giving a 275/275MHz default clock and less agressive memory timings. This complemented the voltage mod I did at the time. Check it out here. Next move will be to write custom one and flash that for a 300/300MHz default clockspeed.

I would encourage more people to look into BIOS flashing as a means of setting a good overclock "in concrete".


MuFu.

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Tarrant

New Member
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I agree. I wasn't that apprehensive since all I was doing was "modifying" my current bios. If it didn't work I could always reflash with the original. While Nvmax was nice, having it "hard coded" into the card makes me feel a lot better.

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PIII 1GHZ @ 1071
ASUS CUSL2-C
384MB Mushkin Rev3
Gainward Geforce3 Ti200
Adaptec 2940U2W SCSI Controller
Seagate Cheetah X15 SCSI
Plextor Plexwriter 12/10/32 SCSI
Plextor 40Max SCSI