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someone upon high does not want me to do this , lol

im doing everything you guys say , at /A prompt ive tried typing

nvflash.exe P.N.Y.8800GTS.PCIe.320MB.Rev.01.rom

" -4 -5 -6 "

" -5 -6 "

" -5 -6 -A -Y "

 

and i keep getting the same message -- " cannot open P.N.Y.8800GTS.PCIe.320MB.Rev.01.rom"

 

when i D/L the bios file it then goes to win-zip , then i extract it to the floppy

i do the same with nvflash as well is that right ?

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probably due to the filename; rename it to something without all the dots i.e. PNY8800GTS320.rom (might have to open it with NiBiTor and save under the new filename) then use the following to flash:

nvFlash -4 -5 -6 PNY8800GTS320.rom

 

the -A and -y switches aren't necessary, they just automate the process and force restart when finished.

 

FYI, the process of creating a flash disk and flashing is outlined here.

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just tried what you said , and i still get

I/O ERROR cannot open PNY8800GTS320.rom or what ever file name i use ,

this has to be so simple to you but i must be doing somthing wrong , i bet your cursing me ,lol,

 

im proberly going to RMA it and then sell it brand new and then but another PNY one if this does not work.

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maybe try opening the BIOS with NiBiTor and do a save as and save it under the new filename. Another thing you can try is to download the BIOS for a BFG 8800GTS and attempt to flash that.

 

If all else fails, you can backup the BIOS from one card (with nvFlash) and then flash it to the other card; backup with the -b switch.

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ive tried using NiBiTor but i can not do it ,,hhmmmmm

 

ive not tried flashing the PNY card with a BFG bios yet , but to me if i can not work out the right command one way i proberly wont be able to do it the other way, so when you say back up the bios from one card and flash it , do i use nvflash to back up the bfg card which is in my pc now ? ( by that do i just have on a bootable floppy NVFLASH and CWSDPMI files ) ?? so then do i type at the /A nvflash -b or do i type /A nvflash.exe -b ??? . that will then copy my bfg bios to where ?? . then i change to the pny card and reboot to /A then what do i type ??

 

thanks for being so patiant with me radodrill

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to backup the BIOS from the card then flash it to the other you just need the bootable floppy withe the nvflash.exe and cwsdpmi.exe

 

boot from that floppy (you can have both cards in the system for the backup and flash operations)

 

backup the BIOS from a card using:

nvFlash -b BIOSfilename.rom	(substitute whatever you want for the filename)

or

nvflash -b -i=0 BIOSfilename.rom	 ( i = 0,1; specifies slot card from whitch to backup)

 

the first will give you a prompt to specify which card's BIOS to back up (if 2+ cards are present), while the latter backs up from the card specified with the -i switch (0 is top slot)

 

then flash that BIOS to the cards (probably should make a backup of both BIOSes) using the -4 -5 -6 switches (will flash to both cards, can use -i switch to flash to a single card)

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can i just make sure i have the cards in the right slots ?

my striker has 3 PCIe slots , 2 x blue & 1 x white one in the middle of the two blue ones. when using one card i put it in the top blue one . when using two i put the cards in both blue slots ? is that right ??

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ok radodrill there has been a big change to everything ,

i think my other PCIe slots do not work, both cards work in top slot , when i have both cards in only one is detected in "divman" ( strange i thought) i then tried one card in the other slots (no bootup either way) i then put both cards in and floppy booted and at the /A prompt i typed " nvflash -a " to list the adapters and it only listed the one card in the top pcie slot , so this leads me to think that my m/board's bottom pcie slots dont work , i bought the board off ebay , the man said it was a "unwanted replacement" , when it came the box was a little worn on the opening flap but everything in the box was fully wrapped un opened and the m/board its self looked shiney brandnew.

now what to do ??could i RMA the m/board to asus ? i dont have a reciept but i have registered the board with asus in my name .

In the meantime im going to RMA the BFG card to see what i get back, my card was the first 8800gts bfg bought out and there has been a few more versions since then so i may get lucky and get something better , ( fingers crossed ) .

im not really sure what to do even if i can RMA the m/board as i have no other one to use while mine is RMA'ed.

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On most boards the top and bottom slots are used for SLI (in your case the blue ones).

 

Should've asked this before, but did you install the SLI bridge between the cards? without it you won't be able to enable SLI anyways.

 

 

 

Use a shorter filename, DOS has issues with large filenames.

 

14 characters + extension should be well within reason (I've used 12 character names in the past); it's not as bad as the 8.3 days.

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ok radodrill there has been a big change to everything ,

i think my other PCIe slots do not work, both cards work in top slot , when i have both cards in only one is detected in "divman" ( strange i thought) i then tried one card in the other slots (no bootup either way) i then put both cards in and floppy booted and at the /A prompt i typed " nvflash -a " to list the adapters and it only listed the one card in the top pcie slot , so this leads me to think that my m/board's bottom pcie slots dont work , i bought the board off ebay , the man said it was a "unwanted replacement" , when it came the box was a little worn on the opening flap but everything in the box was fully wrapped un opened and the m/board its self looked shiney brandnew.

now what to do ??could i RMA the m/board to asus ? i dont have a reciept but i have registered the board with asus in my name .

In the meantime im going to RMA the BFG card to see what i get back, my card was the first 8800gts bfg bought out and there has been a few more versions since then so i may get lucky and get something better , ( fingers crossed ) .

im not really sure what to do even if i can RMA the m/board as i have no other one to use while mine is RMA'ed.

 

yeah that's likely an issue with the MB; you might ask them if they can do an advanced RMA for you, for the invoice you can use your paypal receipt ;)

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first off Radodrill yes i was using the sli bridge that came with the striker , i tried it both ways round , but i dont think that was an issue as nothing was detecting the second card in the system anyway ,

 

I paid for the M/board with a Postal order ( if you know what one of them is ? if not , i took £125 to the Postoffice and they give me a kind of certificate which i then post off to the seller then he takes it to a Post office or his bank and they give him £125 cash , so im not sure about a reciept, i have just sent a request off to asus so i will have to wait to see what they say.

Thanks for all your help over this , i know its not worked out for me because of my board but i know the advise you gave me was spot on , can i leave you feedback anywhere for being very helpful ??

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