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How do I updat the BIOS of an Asus Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 1GB?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by CobaltViper, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. CobaltViper New Member

    Mar 25, 2008
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    I'm having some problems with my computer and I think it's the video card, I hope this Bios update will fix it. I've grabbed the following files:
    I'm not sure how to proceed, I'm thinking by slamming the first two files on a floppy and using it to boot my PC?
    The problem by the way is that after some time of playing games, like UT3/CoD4, the screen freezes and I get some artifacts, after this I have to reboot my PC using the reset button. This usually happens after 1+ hours of gaming, I think the longest I have been able to play is 5 or so hours. If I restart and Immediately start playing again it will crash again very quickly, but if I leave it alone for some time I can play 1+ hours again. This sounds like my card is overheating, I can't seem to find a program that lets me read the temps. Like I said I'm not 100% sure if it's the GPU but it seems a likely option, also I've stress tested my CPU and my RAM for 7 hours using Orthos, I know this is not the best way to do so, but since it shuts off after a maximum of ~5 hours I think it's unlikely it has to do with either one of those.
    Computer specs:
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
    CPU: Intel C2D E8500
    CPU-cooler: Scythe Infinity
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 1GB
    RAM: Corsair 1GB 800MHz *4
    PSU: Zalmann 600W
  2. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    It does sound like it is overheating, and updating the BIOS is unlikely to fix that. However, you should be able to flash to that BIOS if you put the program and BIOS on a bootable floppy disk. Your best bet would be to remove the heatsink, re-apply the thermal paste, and put the heatsink back on. Or RMA it if the warranty is still good.

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