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Gainward GEForce4 Ti 4800 SE BIOS Update

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 16, 2003 2:27:48 AM

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
April 16, 2003 2:37:18 AM

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.

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April 16, 2003 3:45:30 AM

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
April 18, 2003 8:16:47 PM

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...?