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Flashing VGA bios...Benefits?

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Puer Aeternus

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Sep 23, 2001
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In your head (Ottawa.Canada)
I have the MSI TI4200 64mb card. There is a neat utility that allows you to flash the bios. What are the benefits?
I hear w/ MSI it is a pretty safe procedure but why would I want to...would it help my games any? Would a vga flash have helped me w/ my troubles w/ UT2003?
 

o770

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Apr 26, 2001
unlikely.
but if you'd feel like taking the risk then you could always do a test and some benchmarks.
video card bioses rarely will improve anything - despite other ppl say.
things to look for is better compatibility with drivers for ex.
 

quegyboe

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Dec 20, 2000
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BC Canada
Bios flashing is good for one thing...increasing default clock speeds. You can set overclocked clock speeds in the bios, and then make them perm.
 

JCLW

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Apr 1, 2002
But be careful; some BIOSes are designed to work with a certain type of memory and will have different timings (CAS 2, CAS 3, etc) then others.

- JW