Test the First Flashed GTX285 ?

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  1. MacVidCards thread starter Suspended

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    Forward and onward the battle goes.

    For he who haves very much the feeling for the victory, it is always close.

    But not for other but very much so.
     
  2. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Once you've changed over the chip. Is it difficult to flash if the only other video card you have is a proper Mac GTX 285? I see that it will flash all nvidia cards in the machine, but if it's a legit Mac GTX 285 will it cause issues with that one?
     
  3. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    It could be impossible to flash card with blank EEPROM chip in MP. I've tried it with 7800GT and GTX after soldering new chip. My MP refused to boot, no matter what EFI card was installed with this with new chip. All I get was "looped" chime and self restart.
    In PC with onboard graphics whole process went smoothly for both cards.
     
  4. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm.. Ok, I'll give the PC method a crack. I'll have to see if I've got an old PC still tucked away somewhere
     
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  6. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    At the moment it goes no where. I can't source the 6 pin power cables for a PC.

    So until get some I can't really do anything.
     
  7. WRipley macrumors newbie

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    Hi Rominator,
    i read the whole thread. but i have some questions.

    1. should i use a 1gb Version of the card or could it be the 2gb Version
    for example is this card ok ? I think the 1GB Version is cheaper.
    http://geizhals.at/a417688.html

    2. Is the eprom Size on the PC Card (like 64K, 128K) important for exchanging
    to this models.
    MX MX25L2005 2048Kx1S 2.7-3.6V, 256B page, 4k blk, ID=(C2,2012)
    &
    SST SST25LF020 2048Kx1S 3.0-3.6V, 256B page, 4k blk, ID=(BF,0043)

    3.It is possible to flash the card with a this kind of tools ?
    http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A3475&rt=nc&_nkw=MX25L2005&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1

    4. Is it possible to contact me and sending me the bios.

    5. In which mac pro will the card work, if get it to work. Cause i must sell my old G5 Dual cause watercool Leaking and buy a used Intel Quad. (don`t know what model it will be)

    6. What is the best price you could buy in LA (was it LA, or Hollywood, ok in USA) (-:

    Realy Thanks for the Answers ......
    & Thanks for your work
    Greetings from Germany

    WRipley a.t. gmail.com
     
  8. marcelog4 macrumors newbie

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    You can contact Rominator on this link:

    http://forum.netkas.org/index.php
     
  9. somewhoo macrumors newbie

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    Heh!) Flashed MSI GTX285 1GB NVIDIA reference board!
    Resoldered MX 25L1005 chip with SST 25LF020A, flashed with EVGA`s rom..
    Working nice in my Mac Pro 3.1!..
    Just bragging :)
     
  10. Marucins macrumors member

    Marucins

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    Can I flashed my card? After a change chip BIOS.

    ZOTAC GTX 285 1GB AMP


    My card:
    Code:
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.80)
    
    Adapter: GeForce GTX 285      (10DE,05E3,19DA,1111) H:--:NRM B:02,PCI,D:00,F:00
    
    The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.
    
    Identifying EEPROM...
    EEPROM ID (9D,007B) : PMC Pm25LV512 2.7-3.6V 512Kx1S, page
    Reading adapter firmware image...
    Image Size            : 64512 bytes
    Version               : 62.00.58.00.03
    ~CRC32                : ECD4167C
    OEM String            : NVIDIA
    Vendor Name           : NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Name          : GT200 Board - 08920052
    Product Revision      : Chip Rev   
    Device Name(s)        : GeForce GTX 285
    Board ID              : C826
    PCI ID                : 10DE-05E3
    Subsystem ID          : 19DA-1111
    Hierarchy ID          : Normal Board
    Build Date            : 03/06/09
    Modification Date     : 03/27/09
    Sign-On Message       : GT200 P892 SKU 0052 VGA BIOS
    
    
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.80)
    
    Adapter: GeForce GTX 285      (10DE,05E3,19DA,1111) H:--:NRM B:02,PCI,D:00,F:00
    
    The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.
    
    Identifying EEPROM...
    EEPROM ID (9D,007B) : PMC Pm25LV512 2.7-3.6V 512Kx1S, page
    Reading adapter firmware image...
    Location        Size Type           
    000000:00FBFF  64512 x86
    Mac 285 BIOS:
    Code:
    #nvflash --version
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.80)
    
    Adapter: GeForce GTX 285      (10DE,05E3,3842,1080) H:--:NRM B:01,PCI,D:00,F:00
    
    The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.
    
    Identifying EEPROM...
    EEPROM ID (C2,2012) : MX MX25L2005 2.7-3.6V 2048Kx1S, page
    Reading adapter firmware image...
    Image Size            : 152064 bytes
    Version               : 62.00.58.00.06
    ~CRC32                : A36A53A8
    OEM String            : NVIDIA
    Vendor Name           : NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Name          : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
    Product Revision      : Chip Rev   
    Device Name(s)        : GeForce GTX 285
    Board ID              : C826
    PCI ID                : 10DE-05E3
    Subsystem ID          : 3842-1080
    Hierarchy ID          : Normal Board
    Build Date            : 03/06/09
    Modification Date     : 04/28/09
    Sign-On Message       : NVIDIA GT200 Bringup
    
    #nvflash --pciblocks
    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.80)
    
    Adapter: GeForce GTX 285      (10DE,05E3,3842,1080) H:--:NRM B:01,PCI,D:00,F:00
    
    The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.
    
    Identifying EEPROM...
    EEPROM ID (C2,2012) : MX MX25L2005 2.7-3.6V 2048Kx1S, page
    Reading adapter firmware image...
    Location        Size Type           
    000000:00FBFF  64512 x86           
    00FC00:0251FF  87552 EFI 

    ioreg -l w0 | grep NVCAP

    <04000000000003001c0000000000000a00000000>


    My GPU | Other ZOTAC | Mac 285 EVGA

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