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Bad GTX 465 BIOS Flash?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by MrGeekFreak, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. MrGeekFreak New Member

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    Now, just to get it out there, I have done a bunch of BIOS flashes before, but this is the only one that has EVER gone wrong on me.

    Using NVFlash, I flashed a new BIOS onto my GTX 465 card, like I have done many times in the past. But when I went to reboot my computer, I got a black screen. So, as I have done before, I grabbed an extra 9600GSO laying around to re-flash the 465. But when I got to NVFlash and used the "--list" command, it only came up with the 9600.

    This is a new scenario to me, and I'm really lost.

    I looked up it, and read about the whole "STRAP_SUB_VENDOR" stuff, but I'm clueless as to where the ROM chip is on these guys.

    If anyone could help, PLEASE do. This is a bit of a scary situation.
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    top card 465 bottom 9600? or top 9600 bottom 465?
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    Top card is the 465, bottom is the 9600.
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    switch them
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    Thank you for replying!
    But it turns out the STRAP_SUB_VENDOR mode worked! After shorting the two pins on the ROM, I was able to see the card in NVFlash again.
    I mean, I DID have to Google every IC chip to see which one it was, but after finding the right one, and the pinout, everything went great!

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