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GPU-Z Error: BIOS reading not supported on this device.

ASOwnerYT

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I'm trying to save my Nvidia GPU's BIOS to a file, but I keep getting this error.
My computer is the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD laptop.
GPU I'm trying to save: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 3 GB
I'm trying to create a Windows gaming virtual machine on Linux, following this tutorial.
If anyone has the ROM file for this GPU, or has a solution that allows me to dump the rom file, that would be amazing. Thank you.
 

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Try with NVFlash from our downloads section. Any luck?
 
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Did you actually select the NVIDIA GPU from the pull-down menu?
If you select the AMD iGPU that comes with your system, GPU-Z will fail

So does mine: Heavy Metal umlaut Y = $FF = -1 = buffer over/underrun?

 

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Did you actually select the NVIDIA GPU from the pull-down menu?
If you select the AMD iGPU that comes with your system, GPU-Z will fail

So does mine: Heavy Metal umlaut Y = $FF = -1 = buffer over/underrun?

Which IGP is that?
 
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Could you create a new thread, so I can keep track of this?
 

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I've already tried NVFlash with no luck. And I've definitely selected my dedicated Nvidia GPU. Anything else I can do? Thanks.
 
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Anything else I can do?

Did you ever solve this? I am wondering if my SIV utility can dump it, to check look at the Menu->Machine->GPU VBIOS Status panel and if there seems to be some Raw Image Data press [ GPU-0 ] to dump it.

GPU VBIOS and Status Information.png
 

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Red-Ray,
worked on mine.
Had the same problem
Bios reading not supported on this device.

I used your latest and dumped!

THank you!

Do you know how to calculate NVCAP?

I need for MacOS
 
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Do you know how to calculate NVCAP? I need for MacOS
I am pleased to see SIV was able to dump the VBIOSes, given the code SIV uses to implement this am surprised GPUZ is unable to do this and wonder why not.

I had never heard of NVCAPs so after a quick Google found https://github.com/1Revenger1/NVCAP-Calculator and assume you could use this. I guess it's MacOS only and as SIV is Windows only am not inclined to add NVCAP reporting to SIV.
 

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I am pleased to see SIV was able to dump the VBIOSes, given the code SIV uses to implement this am surprised GPUZ is unable to do this and wonder why not.

I had never heard of NVCAPs so after a quick Google found https://github.com/1Revenger1/NVCAP-Calculator and assume you could use this. I guess it's MacOS only and as SIV is Windows only am not inclined to add NVCAP reporting to SIV.

Your app, It sure worked. I was glad.
But to no avail.
The IGPU takes over in laptops. The variables are not hacked well.
For desktops there's flexibility.

Thank you it sure saved scrounging the Net.
 
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