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mothow Dec 05, 2004, 09:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 05, 2004, 09:53am EST

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Ok this mod is for your bios to remove the hard ware locks if you card is software locked then you will need the original rivatuner script This script will unlock all 16 pipe and 6 vp.But do not try this unless you have already used Rivatuner and found your card to be 100% soft moddable. Right now we figuring out new scripts for guys that cant open all of the pipes or shaders on thier cards.Of course everyone is gonna have differnt bad pipe's or shade'sr so we need to work on quite a few other scripts.Or you can send me a screen shot of what RT shows in your bios. This is the info ill need to custom write you a script
$020000c010 NV40_UNITS_MASK_DEFAULT : 00880000
$020000c020 NV40_UNITS_MASK : 00000000
Its in the NVIDIA graphics processor registers part of your bios

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WARNING: It is not our responsiblity if you use this patch and kill your card.


Tools that will be needed

1.) Riva Tuner (The latest on http://www.guru3d.com)
2.) Youre Original Bios
3.) The Script (below)
4.)nvflash 4.42 or newer

How to patch your bios to unlock your pipes and shader's
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1). Frist you need to back up your bios with nvflash 4.42, Or Any version after 4.42
(do not use this script if your card is not 100% unlockable because this script unlock's all 16/6 pip's and shaders Perm)

2). Take your bios rom and put it in a folder on your desktop. (not a compressed folder)

3).Now you need to copy this script
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[Common]
SrcFile = *.rom
BakFile = %filename%.old

PlugIns = ,BIOSChecksumGenerator

Src0 = 5F 10 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00
SCM0 = FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
Dst0 = 5F 10 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4). Ok now that you have this.You need to go in to start -> programs -> rivatuner -> patch scripts folder. Then goto nvidia - > nv40biosswunitsmaskeliminator folder. Now you looking at the patch script.

5). Now right click on the script to open the menu, and go to open with, and click note pad.
When it opens delete all the script you see.And then paste the script above into to patch and click save.Ok now the patch is ready to patch your bios.

6). Now left click the patch script. It will open and then it will say continue, click it. Now a box opens to show you the RT folder. Take it to desktop by scrolling to it.You should see the new folder (what ever you named it) open it and click your bios rom and then click open. It will give an error saying bios version does not match. Click continue anyways. That will merge your bios and the script to gether.


7). Now flash that bios to your card and have your 16 pipes and 6 shaders opened


Note:This is for people that know that there cards are 100% moddable. If you cant open a set
of pipes or your shaders do not use this script on your bios. We will be figuring out how to
modify this for you guy's that cant open 16 pipes and 6 shaders.

Written by Gigabit and Edited by Shuiends


For anymore Help with unlocking the NU's, go to this Link or Ask the question here in this thread.

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=346099





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george usares Jan 31, 2005, 07:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
if the things worked all every fine... is it ok to flash the card with a GT or Ultra bios????

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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
we are trying to unlock ourselves, is there any introduce to unlock from the manufacturer of Nvidia??

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we are trying to unlock ourselves, is there any introduce to unlock from the manufacturer of Nvidia??

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mothow Jan 31, 2005, 09:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 31, 2005, 09:36am EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
It makes no sense to flash a NU with a 6800 GT or Ultra bios for a number of reason.Main reanson is the rams timing and speeds.It will not help a 6800nu at all. The nu has DDR1 and the GT's and Ultras have DDR3 which has very loose timmings as compared to the DDR1. Then you have differnt voltage's and speed's on the ram.The core might handle the ultra speeds and should handle the GTs with no problem and last of all the GT or Ultra bios will not unlock your pipes unless the NU is software masked and only a very few frist run 6800nu's were software masked.Get a copy of nibitor
http://www.mvktech.net/index.php?option=com_remository&Ite...ilecatid=6
and change the voltage's(1.4v max) and core and ram clocks if you want and you can use the patch i have put here in this thread to unlock your pipes and vertex shader but i wouldnt do it inless i did it with rivatuner frist and it was 100% ok softmodded.Also if this patch dont work the New year edition of RT has a new script that should work in it.. And just to let you know i have reflashed my bios back to standard.My card started acting weierd and so i reflashed it and just use RT to softmod and i like it better .Because i can just uninstall NVstrap and im backi at default and dont have to worry if for some reason my card dies i can use the warranty.Because my main concern was that my card would die and i wouldnt be able to flash it back and my warranty would be void.

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Barnacle Bill Mar 18, 2005, 05:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 19, 2005, 02:52am EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Hi mothow,

Great post!!! Thank you!!! I've used NVFlash 4.41 with great success with my FX5900; for what reason if any can't I use 4.41 with my 6800NU? I know for certain that my BFG 6800OC runs flawlessly 16x1,6vp using RivaTuner but once I flash the modified BIOS in I can always flash the original BIOS back as long as I keep a copy of the original BIOS RIGHT? Thanks in advance!!!

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Edited: Mar 18, 2005, 02:19pm EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
It shouldn't matter what flash rom you use.But i was told that any NVflash older than 4.42 doesn't support the 6800 series cards,But i could be wrong..I used 4.42 because it was the only version that i could get to work,I dont know but i have tried quite a few and 4.42 seem's to work best for me.But since your are fimilar with 4.41 i would give it a try and let me know how it goes



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Curtis Flanagan Mar 18, 2005, 01:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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mothow Mar 18, 2005, 01:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 19, 2005, 07:09am EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
What are you talking about.6800Nu doesnt come with DDR3 that's either a misprint or a new version but when i wrote that there was no DDR3 on the 6800Nu and i dont think there is now.
Ony 128mb card with DDR3 is 6600GT .I just came from XFX and they list no 6800nu with DDR3
This what XFX says about the 6800nu extreme Gamer
Graphics controller


NVIDIA GeForce 6800

Memory Configuration


128MB 256bit DDR Memory
now show me were you found that at you .Now here is a lnk to xfx come on show me wtf it says ddr3 for a 6800nu
http://www.xfxforce.com/product_view.php?sku=PVT40KNDD7

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Edited: Mar 19, 2005, 03:23am EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
When I applied the patch I got the following error:

! Patch script has not been successfully executed. Read log for details.

What the log said:

Browsing for file *.rom... selected unknown version, 62976 bytes
Using native patch installation mode 0
SCRIPT ERROR: Wrong plugins declaration!
,BIOSChecksumGenerator


GOT IT!!!

I went to a website mothow linked to on this forum:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=110067...genumber=1
On page 5 Sir Killalot posted a link to a program/utility he made called scriptGen; with the program I was able to create a patch that worked for my BFG 6800 OC. Since I knew from using RivaTuner that all 16 pipes and 6 shaders were open and working I simply clicked yes to every question scriptGen asked concerning the pipes and shaders and then scriptGen generated the patch for me to use and when I went to apply it to my 6800 BIOS the patch installed without a problem!!! Now if you one of those unfortunate enough to have a pipe or shader closed or damaged you'll need to figure out how to answer the questions scriptGen asks because it asks them in a technical way and you'll need to know which pipe or shader is closed or damaged so at the appropriate time you answer no to scriptGen's question and it will create a custom patch for your card.

mothow Mar 19, 2005, 07:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Im glad it worked for.But if you had the newyears edtion or the next version of rivatuner it has a script generator also that does the same thing.I dont know why the the fist patch works on some 6800 and not others.All versions work on mine but i got mine almost as soon as they came out,So i guess its something nvidia changed in the bios to stop softmod's

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Edited: Mar 19, 2005, 04:17pm EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Hi mothow,

Why didn't you included that RivaTuner patch generator info in you initial post? I read in the RivaTuner ReadMe.htm about the NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator patch generator which is available in v15.3 & v15.4:

"Added NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator patch script, allowing you to remove hardware units mask initialization code from VGA BIOS initialization script. You may use this patch script to finalize pipeline configuration set by the NVStrap driver. The script uses preprocessing plugin feature, introduced in this version, which allows the script to eliminate masking either for all pixel / vertex units or only for units, enabled via the NVStrap driver. Please refer to FAQ for details"

Q: I've successfully unlocked hardware masked pixel / vertex pipelines and I don't experience any problems with system stability and rendering artifacts. I'm using Linux so I'd like to finalize NVStrap's pipeline configuration via VGA BIOS mod. Is it possible.?
A: Yes, RivaTuner's distributive includes NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator patch script, allowing you to unlock desired hardware masked units at VGA BIOS level. If you have the NVStrap driver installed, the script will ask you which units are you about to enable so you'll be able to change any VGA BIOS image to activate either all or currently enabled pixel / vertex units only. Otherwise you'll be only able to unlock all the masked units simultaneously. Please use this script with extreme caution and install it only after testing enabled units and ensuring that all of them are 100% working.




mothow Mar 19, 2005, 07:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Totally forgot about it.Until you said you had the error frist.I should have told you to use that one anyway.But like i said i forgot all about it.Til you posted that you got the error but you had figured it out by then.Sorry.I should have updated this post but they dont have sticky's in this forum so i figured it would get totally forgotten about.

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Barnacle Bill Mar 22, 2005, 03:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Hi mothow,

I thought I'd sucessfully modified my BIOS but I didn't. I need help making a custom BIOS for my BFG 6800 OC. I tried doing the BIOS mod using RivaTuner's NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator patch script and when executing the patch script I got the
"This file is not certified to use with this patch script....." Warning!
I went ahead and installed the patch and flashed the BIOS into my card and it works fine as long as I didn't put my PC into Standby mode because once I bring the PC out of stystem Standby some of the icons on the desktop and system tray look deterioriated until I reboot the PC. Evidently RivaTuner gave me that warning for good reason!!! Below is what RivaTuner Diagnostic Report shows before NVStrap is installed; thanks in advance!!!


$ffffffffff NVIDIA VGA BIOS information
$ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
$1100000000 Title : nv40 p212 sku0 VGA BIOS
$1100000002 Version : 5.40.02.12.65
$1100000001 BMP version : 5.28
$1100000100 BIT version : 1.00
$1100000200 Core clock : 200MHz
$1100000201 Memory clock : 400MHz
$1100010000 Perf. level 0 : 350MHz/350MHz/1.20V
$1100020000 VID bitmask : 00000011b
$1100020100 Voltage level 0 : 1.10V, VID 00000000b
$1100020101 Voltage level 1 : 1.20V, VID 00000001b
$1100020102 Voltage level 2 : 1.40V, VID 00000010b
$1100000003 SW masked units : none
$ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff NVIDIA graphics processor registers
$ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
$020000c010 NV_C010 : 02200000
$020000c020 NV_C020 : 02200000

RivaTuner Diag. Report after NVStrap installed:

$ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff NVIDIA graphics processor registers
$ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
$020000c010 NV_C010 : 02200000
$020000c020 NV_C020 : 00000001

paul williams Mar 23, 2005, 03:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Guys am new to all of this please be patient i have nvflash5.* and rivatuner i have clicked on nvflash and nothing seems to happen.
i have a inno3d 6800 128mb-256 (A1,12*1,1.5vp with 128ddr) i have increased the clock settings etc and it works, but they are currently normal.
firstly can i have 16 pipes etc. how do you back up the bios and how do i know if it is full soft mod?
so sorry i had a GF2 400 until last week.

if i cant will some one please tell me how to set the dam thing up system settings for all or do i set AA,AF myself.
this link is about my card http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/149/
i need a slightly idiots step by step approach. i did manage to copy yhe script but wasny sure what i was flashing

Paul.......

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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
Hi Paul,

First and formost you have to learn how to use RivaTuner!!!! Read thoroughly the ReadMe.htm which RivaTuner provides and then go to:http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=18
which is the RivaTuner official forum and you can learn more about how to use RivaTuner and ask questions there.

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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
OK i have now managed to get through the NVStrap driver-customize, enabled the 16 pipes and have 6 pixel shaders re ran the Aqua Mark 3 and hell averaging 60.6 frames per second(Very hign level) what a difference, nothing bios ed.

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Edited: Mar 23, 2005, 09:19am EST

 
>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
I suggest running it softmoded with rivatuner for a while to find if your gonna have problems.As they dont always pop up right away .I had my bios modded and it ran fine for a while but then problems started with icons on the screen not looking right and game crash'es and thing's of that nature.Run it for a good couple of weeks and just see.I ended up flashing mine back to stock and just enabling the extra vertex shader .Here's a little test for anyone who thinks his pipes are 100% opened and fine.IF you open them and your have to force your over clock by going into the power user tab and checking disable the clock test or what ever its called your pipes are not 100% perfect.But if you just open the pipes and oc your pipes are good..With mine i dont see srtifacts but they still are not perfect and i believe thats why i was having problem's.

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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
GOT IT!!!

I've made a custom patch for my BFG 6800 OC that works even after my PC is brought out of Standby!!! Using RivaTuner v15.4 I opened NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskElimintor patchscript first by right clicking on it and choosing notepad to open with; then I deleted the content and copied the custom patch or script I figured out how to make listed below:
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[Common]
SrcFile = *.rom
BakFile = %filename%.old
HlpFile = NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator.rth

Vars = 00 00 01 FC
PlugIns = NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator,,BIOSChecksumGenerator

Src0 = 5F 10 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00
SCM0 = FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
Dst0 = 5F 10 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Close notepad and click yes to the changes made. I then left clicked on NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator; click continue and up popped the warning sign to which I clicked yes. Next I select the 6800 BIOS I had backed up on my HD and when asked "Do you wish to eliminate hardware mask only for the units enabled via the NVStrap driver? Select <No>to eliminate masks for all units." I clicked NO and my BIOS was patched and modified.
NOTE: ONLY ATTEMPT THIS PATCH IF ALL YOUR PIPES AND SHADERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN FUNCTIONAL USING RIVATUNER!!!

The script or patch I made varies a bit from what mothow initially posted and was created so that it would work with RivaTuner's v15.4 NV40BIOSHwUnitsMaskEliminator BIOS patcher. Thanks for your responses and your attempt to help me mothow!!!

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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
can someone please tell me why my 3d mark 05 score of 4450 is low for a
Athlon 64 3000+ 512 crutial memory inno3d 128mb 256 16pipe +6 pix ??

if so where is the problem.

mothow Mar 23, 2005, 09:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Bios mod for the 6800nu how to unlock you pipers vertex shader
thats not a low score.

Al
Im glad you figured it out.But like i said if you can't OC with
out forcing it with Rivatuner's power user tab.You could be asking for trouble.Im glad your were able to figure out the binarie number's because that is a major pain in the behind .But dont be surprized if down the line you start havig problems again.But if you can OC with out rivatuner i guess your pipes are 100% and you should be fine.

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