According to Gainward website there is a BIOS update for my Gainward GeForce4 Ti4800 SE graphics card. I hate to show my ignorance but does anyone know how you update the BIOS on a graphics card? I flashed BIOS on a couple different Asus motherboard (Asus provides a util) but I have no idea how to update the BIOS on a video card. The zipped BIOS update file I got off Gainward website has 5 different file, a 6th "README" fill would have been a good thing. If anyone has updated the BIOS on this card I would appreciate some help. Thanks
Read what the fix is, related to the new bios. If you arent having a problem with your card, dont flash it. I have horror stories up the ying yang involving video card bios updates gone wrong. I recommend you have a pci video card laying around in case you really are dead set on doing this....let us know.
Thanks for the warning...Actually I am having problems, I believe them to be related to the graphics card. I just did a clean install of XP home, I ran into problems during the install. Toward the end of the install when I had to move the mouse to click "OK" or what ever just as soon as I started to move the mouse the compute would lock up (install of XP was not quite complete) After three attempts at the install I finally finished it by not moving the mouse (used TAB & RETURN keys). After the install I ran into the same problem when trying to install the graphics card. Every time I move the mouse PC would lock up. Finally got the graphics card / drivers installed and it snapped out of it... sort of. I've had XP installed now for about a week it's locked up on me 3 or 4 times in that week usually associated with something graphics (light weight graphics ie displaying 3 or 4 thumb nail photos on a disk) or moving the mouse. I don't know for sure it's the graphic card but it is certainly suspect. With that said I'm certainly open to other explanations or ideas. I haven't heard or been involved in any horror stories related to updating BIOS on a graphics card and I'd just as soon keep it that way..especially if it's MY horror story
Anyone anyone... With all the brain power that logs onto this website there's NO ONE that has flashed the BIOS on a Gainward GEForce4 Ti 4800 SE graphics card that would be willing to do a little hand holding and walk me thro it...?