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2021/12/05 10:34:59 (permalink)
Hi all , this is my first post, I am looking for help. My card suddenly started acting strange. I ran GPUZ and to my surprise, despite of the card is being recognized in windows, its shown as "BIOS UNKNOWN" , along with no clock speeds for memory and cpu, etc..
 

 
What can I do?.. Help is really appreciated, Thanks in advance.
 
 
 
 
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/05 10:42:07 (permalink)
    What are all of your other specs

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/05 10:53:18 (permalink)
    Windows 10, Intel Core i5 4th gen, 8gb DDR3,  Nothing to do with the current PC.
    In fact, Ive tried in another computer and I am facing the same issue... its recognized by windows.. but gpuz shows grey field with no info on some of them.. if I would attach a file would be more easy. haha
     
    Is there any chance i can try flashing the bios , to override any potential issue?. I dont even know if its a corrputed bios thou.
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/05 10:56:45 (permalink)
    there are Limits on new accounts ... see detail on work around
     
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    newest version of GPU-Z ?
     
    Which Nvidia drive have you loaded ?
     

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/05 11:02:00 (permalink)
    Yes sir, this is the latest GPU-Z with latest nvidia drivers.
     
    30.0.14.9709 - 497.09 DHC
     

     
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/05 23:44:26 (permalink)
    Does the card work like it should when gaming? If yes, then I wouldn’t suggest flashing the vbios at all. The problem is most likely gpu-z not having your vbios version in its database. No reason to flash a perfectly working card over that.

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/06 15:34:44 (permalink)
    Hi!!!! , I plugged the HDMI cable and I have no video signal, that's why I though there may be something wrong with the vbios.
     
    Any help will be greatly apprecaited ... Thank you!
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/06 15:50:52 (permalink)
    Have you tried displayport? 
     
    However to me it looks like the card BIOS is corrupt. GPUZ definitely has that card in it's database so it should identify it. 
     
    Have you contacted EVGA customer support?

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/06 16:39:48 (permalink)
    Definitely a corrupt BIOS.
     
    I can't find the BIOS in EVGA's download center. Looks like you'll have to give them a shout.

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/06 16:41:44 (permalink)
    uhm I am affraid I dont have displayport monitor. Disabling and re-enabling the card windows sees it ok, but gpu-z not.
     
     

     
    Should I consider to flash a vbios at this point of time?
     
    Thank you!
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/06 23:35:49 (permalink)
    Yes, you can attempt to flash it. Simply do the following...
     
    #1 Download this .rom to your desktop.
    #2 Download the latest version of nvflash.
    #3 Extract nvflash to your desktop.
    #4 Drag and drop the .rom onto the nvflash.exe to flash the card.
    #5 Restart computer after the flash is complete.
     

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 17:19:26 (permalink)
    I am affraid it didnt fix the issue. Its still showing no video and the same on GPU-Z. Is there anything else I can try ? another command from nvflash that forces all values to factory ?.
    I am under the impression its not being flashed. I saw other videos in youtube where it confirms that the card is protectedoff and it confirms it was flashed. Here just says reboot.
     
    C:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe --list

    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)

    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



    NVIDIA display adapters present in system:


    <0> Graphics Device (10DE,2482,3842,3785) S:00,B:01,D:00,F:00




    C:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe --protectoff

    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)


    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



    C:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe -6 236320.rom

    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)

    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



    Checking for matches between display adapter(s) and image(s)...



    Current - Version:94.04.5A.00.FA ID:10DE:2482:3842:3785

    GPU Board (Normal Board)

    Replace with - Version:94.04.5A.00.FA ID:10DE:2482:3842:3785

    GPU Board (Normal Board)



    Update display adapter firmware?

    Press 'y' to confirm (any other key to abort):


    [==================================================] 100 %



    A reboot is required for the update to take effect.


    C:\nvflash>

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 17:35:28 (permalink)
    Could try reflashing with a programmer... https://www.overclock.net...amd-or-nvidia.1612108/

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 18:08:33 (permalink)
    That was too much brute force to me , uhmm.. i read about InfoROM in some articles.. maybe something related?
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 19:55:42 (permalink)
    You did reboot after running nvflash right?

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 19:58:29 (permalink)
    This is what I found on inforom... https://forums.developer....rrupted-at-gpu/74277/2

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 20:05:14 (permalink)
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    You did reboot after running nvflash right?




    Thats what I was thinking....btw Sajin thinks for posting that #1 - #5 ...good stuff!

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 20:07:34 (permalink)
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    You did reboot after running nvflash right?




    Thats what I was thinking....btw Sajin thinks for posting that #1 - #5 ...good stuff!

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/07 20:09:13 (permalink)
    Might be time to just rma the card at this point.

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 06:09:43 (permalink)
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    You did reboot after running nvflash right?


    yep, even tried with a complete shutdown after the flash.. didnt change anything. look like it isnt actually flashing the bios. I am quite lost at this point of time and RMA doesnt look like an option to me. A friend has the exactly same card, i asked for him to save his vbios and send it to me to flash... didnt work either.
     
    I found a comand in nvflash to restore a local copy of infoROM, would that make any change?
     
    according to the nvflash is valid...
     
    C:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe --recoverinforom
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)
    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.


    Reading VBIOS image for recovering inforom....

    The existing InfoROM image is valid. Restoring the InfoROM from
    the embedded recovery image may cause some data loss.

    Are you sure you want to continue?
    Press 'y' to confirm (any other key to abort): n
    ERROR: User aborted!

    C:\nvflash>
     
     
     
    but... upon comparing the vbios in the card vs. the rom ive downloaded..
     
    C:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe --compare RTX3070TI-EVGA-ICX-Stock-Working.rom
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)
    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.


    NVIDIA Firmware Comparison
    Comparing RTX3070TI-EVGA-ICX-Stock-Working.rom...
    Current      - Version:94.04.5A.00.FA ID:10DE:2482:3842:3785
                   GPU Board (Normal Board)
    Compare with - Version:94.04.5A.00.FA ID:10DE:2482:3842:3785
                   GPU Board (Normal Board)

    ERROR: Size difference between file(0xEAE00) and adapter ROM space (0x1F6E00)
    NOTE: Make sure to compare with entire saved image file.
        Primary Firmware Image
            Legacy BIOS ........................................ Pass
            UEFI ............................................... Pass
            Firmware Certificate ............................... N/A
        InfoROM ................................................ Mismatch
            Static ............................................. Mismatch
        Unallocated Space ...................................... Mismatch
        Mismatch Details
                                                               - Data
            Static
                InfoROM Header                                 - Timestamp


    MISMATCH ERROR: Command Compare error

    C:\nvflash>
     
     
     
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 07:33:34 (permalink)
    What does Precision X1 say about BIOS on the ReBAR tab?
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 10:32:46 (permalink)
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    What does Precision X1 say about BIOS on the ReBAR tab?


    Hi Precision X1 doesn't even start up. It shows de splashscreen and then it shutsdown.
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 12:01:47 (permalink)
    Not going to be able to flash the gpu with nvflash since the gpu isn’t detected when running the —list command.

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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 18:29:32 (permalink)
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    Not going to be able to flash the gpu with nvflash since the gpu isn’t detected when running the —list command.

    weird thing is... its being detected with the --list...
     
     
    c:\nvflash>nvflash64.exe --list

    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.715.0)

    Copyright (C) 1993-2021, NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



    NVIDIA display adapters present in system:


    <0> Graphics Device (10DE,2482,3842,3785) S:00,B:01,D:00,F:00


    C:\nvflash>
     
    I am clueless... the OS both windows and linux dectects the card, but they are unable to load the driver..
     
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    Re: Bricked 3070 TI XC3 Ultra?? - Help. 2021/12/08 18:43:02 (permalink)
    Best thing I can suggest at this point would be to reach out to evga to see what they suggest.

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