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Does GPU-Z make bad dumps of VGA BIOSes?

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  1. ReadD8

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    I have noticed that possibly GPU-Z makes bad dumps of VGA BIOSes, at least with the old NVIDIA cards I own to test with (Asus EN7800GTX 256 and XFX 7900 GTX EE, both with untouched BIOS). The BIOS dump made by GPU-Z doesn't match the one performed by another utilities, there are 24 bytes which differ from the others dumps. The old ATiTool program, RivaTuner (/bi parameter) and NVFLASH for Windows dump matching files.

    Screenshot of hashes (I have uploaded the files into the attached zip file):
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  2. W1zzard

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    thanks for the attachment, looks like you are right

    do you have an instant messenger? my details are on the left of this post
     
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    No, I don't have any instant messenger (I closed my accounts a time ago). Do I need to perform more tests?


    Edit. I have performed another test.

    - I have downloaded this official BIOS for 7800 GTX 256 MB card:
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    ftp://ftp.leadtek.com.tw/entertainment_graphics/BIOS/050628_PX7800GTX/2A30p.zip
    -I have run these command lines (I use nvflash for Windows 5.105, newer release cannot erase EEPROM) to erase the EEPROM and program the new BIOS file:
    nvflash --eraseeeprom
    nvflash -5 -6 pal45.rom

    -I have rebooted twice the system, so that Windows can install properly the display drive (due to new subsys ID of VGA card). Then I have dumped the BIOS, same method than before: nvflash for Windows, ATiTool, RivaTuner (/bi parameter) and GPU-Z (latest release). Nvflash, ATiTool and RivaTuner dump identical BIOSes, which match the one I have programeed. The one dumped by GPU-Z differs from the original BIOS programmed. Screenshot of hashes and dumped BIOS files attached.
     

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  4. Plug

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    Hmm weird i would like to know whats diffrent about this gpuz dump ? whats changed ect ? worth re downloading my custom bios and reflashing ? as previously i used gpuz to do the ripping out of the rom ect but if its different in some way i would like to know cheers.
     
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    Older NVIDIA cards have issues with ROM reading, some bits are randomly read out wrong. Reading the same data multiple times usually helps. Trying to find a fix
     
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    Ahh so not related to ATI cards then at all ;) k
     
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