About Edit Mac Pro NVIDIA card roms.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Amethyst, May 30, 2009.

  1. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    Is this possible to edit mac pro nvidia card rom to use with similar pc card?

    Such as edit Mac Pro Quadro FX5600 1.5GB rom (G80) to use with PC 8800GTX 768mb (G80) <- same core , difference ram size , difference card model.

    edit Mac pro GTX285 (GT200b) to use with GTX275 (GT200b) <- same core , difference ram size , difference core setting

    or edit Mac pro 8800GT (G92) to use with 9800GTX /GTS 250 (G92b) <- nearby core , same ram , difference setting

    Is it possible ?
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    There's a button called Search

    Hit it and type Flash
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Please don't be a jerk.

    http://mroogle.*************

    That is the link to the search field. You should have given him this.

    OP, generally... it is sort of possible. In the past, the 8800 GT ROM was flashed to all manner of cards with the same cores, and the 4870 ROM has been flashed to a 4850, I believe.

    Time will tell if the GTX 285 ROM from the Mac version of the card will be usable on other cards. We can't possibly know right now.
     
  4. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

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    I will try and do some rom flashing in a couple of weeks between my awaited mac 285 and my existing pc 285 and 260. I do not know if the roms on my pc versions are big enough to take the larger rom expected in the mac version. In the past some 8800s had rom chips large enough, others not. We are also waiting for official drivers. You will probably see a lot of posts on this from mid June.
     
  5. Amethyst thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

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    When I ran NVFLASH under bootcamp I got files about 64k in size. However, I do not know if this is the size of the chip (bad news) or just the size of the file that is on it (might be OK) and the chip is bigger. I would like to know the actual chip size on the EVGA PC boards.
     

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