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Sparkle 8800 GT BIOS Update

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by cool_recep, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. cool_recep

    cool_recep

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    H all,

    I have two Sparkle 8800 GT's in SLI.

    They are both Revision 2.

    One of the has this BIOS:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/1024/Sparkle.8800GT.512.071023.html

    The other has this:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/5923/Sparkle.8800GT.512.071206.html

    and this is the latest BIOS posted to the BIOS DB:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/5724/Sparkle.8800GT.512.080107.html

    To sum up:

    1st Card:

    GPU Device Id: 0x10DE 0x0611
    Version: 62.92.16.00.05

    2nd Card:

    GPU Device Id: 0x10DE 0x0611
    Version: 62.92.1F.00.00

    New BIOS:

    GPU Device Id: 0x10DE 0x0611
    Version: 62.92.23.00.00

    ATM i can reach 700 / 1800 / 2100 clocks without problems which are by default : 600 / 1500 / 1900

    I want that they both have the same BIOS. I will check for the timings too.

    And another question:

    If one of the cards fails after flashing, can i reflash it without a PCI VGA card, via second 8800 GT?

    Thanks...
     
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    Hi :)

    Yes, you can reflash your bad card if you you have one of these MoBo solutions :
    - SLI mobo ( your case ) ;
    - Cross Fire mobo also with another ATi or Nvidia card ;
    - Mobo with GFX integrated chip.

    Be carefull to notice in bios sequence the right card to flash ;)
    A solution is flashing your card using ( in monitoring ) another card brand ( as Ati for Nvidia and vice versa ) : less error this way :cool:

    For your O/C bios modding, test each card to catch their max stable clocks and keep the lower tuning for your new bios ( minimum one hour ATi tool stress test validation ).
     
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    Thanks. I have also send an e-mail to Sparkle ragarding BIOS update.
     
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