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New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ?

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2018/06/06 19:41:10 (permalink)
Hi,
Just wondering NVidia has a evaluate and update firmware tool but should we getting this new firmware from EVGA or NVidia with this tool seeing with the 1080ti ftw3 has 2 bios master and slave bios ?
http://www.nvidia.com/obj..nv-uefi-update-x64.html

My first build,
Case 450D/ ASUS Sabertooth X99/ 5930k with EK mono block / Water loop EK 280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump res combo before rads and D5 top after / Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb/ EVGA 1000 P2/ EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with EK copper water block.
 
2nd build,
Case D450/ ASUS x299 Prime Deluxe/ i9-7900x delidded with EK mono block/ Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb/ Water loop EK-280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump-res combo before rads and D5 top after/ EVGA 1200 P2 / Titan Xp with EK water block.
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    ty_ger07
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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/06 19:49:36 (permalink)
    I am quite sure that it doesn't modify the VGA BIOS. I believe it updates the firmware on some discrete chip on the card without affecting anything else. That being the case, based on other users' experiences, it should not matter the position of the BIOS switch.
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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/06 19:57:51 (permalink)
    Hi,
    Yeah I tried the slave bios seems very buggy for some reason never got anything out of it so I returned to master side has always worked well,
    But indeed just wondering I never chase the newest driver and was hesitant to do a firmware updater from Nvidia seeing it's a evga card with their bios or firmware... :/
    My Titan Xp already had the new firmware only a few months old.

    My first build,
    Case 450D/ ASUS Sabertooth X99/ 5930k with EK mono block / Water loop EK 280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump res combo before rads and D5 top after / Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb/ EVGA 1000 P2/ EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with EK copper water block.
     
    2nd build,
    Case D450/ ASUS x299 Prime Deluxe/ i9-7900x delidded with EK mono block/ Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb/ Water loop EK-280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump-res combo before rads and D5 top after/ EVGA 1200 P2 / Titan Xp with EK water block.
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    ThrashZone
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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/06 20:07:30 (permalink)
    Hi,
    Reason I asked is a friend had issues using the toolbut a system image seems to have fixed it for him.
    essenbe-I just updated my firmwate and tried to update the graphics driver and ended up with nothing but a black screen.Nothing I tried would fix it. Maybe I could have fixed it eventually if I kept trying, but I just restored a Macrium image I had made yesterday. Now I am back up and running fine.

    It wasn't the firmware update that caused it. I rebooted twice after that update with no problems. I think it was DDU. After uninstalling the old drivers I used DDU to boot into safe mode which it refused to do. Besides, the FW update for the card has nothing to do with Windows or drivers if it did what I think it did, which is a BIOS update to the card. That part went smooth and worked fine.

    At any rate, Macrium to the rescue again.





    My first build,
    Case 450D/ ASUS Sabertooth X99/ 5930k with EK mono block / Water loop EK 280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump res combo before rads and D5 top after / Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb/ EVGA 1000 P2/ EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with EK copper water block.
     
    2nd build,
    Case D450/ ASUS x299 Prime Deluxe/ i9-7900x delidded with EK mono block/ Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb/ Water loop EK-280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump-res combo before rads and D5 top after/ EVGA 1200 P2 / Titan Xp with EK water block.
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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/07 06:35:05 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    I am quite sure that it doesn't modify the VGA BIOS. I believe it updates the firmware on some discrete chip on the card without affecting anything else. That being the case, based on other users' experiences, it should not matter the position of the BIOS switch.



    it modifies the vbios,
     
    specifically, it dumps the  current bios, scans for and updates the GOP region to the latest then flashes it back to the card.
     
    This update is only enabling Big format gaming resolutions in the pre-windows uefi bios and install interfaces.

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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/07 06:37:42 (permalink)
    FYI - I updated my EVGA GTX1080 using the NVidia tool without issues.
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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/07 10:54:56 (permalink)
    Should i have to do this to my 1080ti sc2 gaming hybrid?
    Bought it when they first released.

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    Re: New firmware update required for newest driver coming from EVGA or NVidia ? 2018/06/08 06:21:53 (permalink)
    Hi,
    I imagine you would not have the firmware already so yeah use the check and installer in my original question if you want too that is
    I'm going to hold off I do not have a newest hdr monitor anyway plus all first release nvidia stuff is buggy as heck anyway and this is not revisable without another tool remove nvidia.
     
    To me personally it would be nice if EVGA would state they are testing this feature with their bios for possible bugs nvidia might not be aware of seeing not many evga gpu's are founders editions and evga uses much higher clocks.
    post edited by ThrashZone - 2018/06/08 06:25:40

    My first build,
    Case 450D/ ASUS Sabertooth X99/ 5930k with EK mono block / Water loop EK 280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump res combo before rads and D5 top after / Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb/ EVGA 1000 P2/ EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with EK copper water block.
     
    2nd build,
    Case D450/ ASUS x299 Prime Deluxe/ i9-7900x delidded with EK mono block/ Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb/ Water loop EK-280p-GTX240 radiators with D5 pump-res combo before rads and D5 top after/ EVGA 1200 P2 / Titan Xp with EK water block.
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