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Old 09-20-2009, 07:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Where did you buy the GTX 285? Post up a GPU-Z screenshot.....and a picture of the actual card front and back.

You can't flash a 285 to a 260, they use completely different hardware...sounds to me like you were sent a GTX 260 when you paid for a 285.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH THE BIOS TO A GTX 285 YET
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You should contact EVGA before you flash it as you may void your warranty. They, EVGA, should be able to provide you with a bios that is factory authorized
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Where did you buy the GTX 285? Post up a GPU-Z screenshot.....and a picture of the actual card front and back.

You can't flash a 285 to a 260, they use completely different hardware...sounds to me like you were sent a GTX 260 when you paid for a 285.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH THE BIOS TO A GTX 285 YET


There is the GPU-Z. I don't feel like taking it out to get pictures but I have inspected it to make sure. The serial numbers on the sticker match up, the cooler is definitely a GTX285 cooler.

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You should contact EVGA before you flash it as you may void your warranty. They, EVGA, should be able to provide you with a bios that is factory authorized
I did contact them last night and the guy said he has to send in for authorization. I am just impatient oh and he said if he got the bios for me, I would be able to flash it with the nvidia control panel thing but I went into the nvidia control panel and I noticed its not giving me any of the advanced options like I remember it used to. It only gives me basic things like setting resolution and setting up multiple screens and that mumbo jumbo. I am on Win7 if that makes any difference.

I also found out last night that the card runs very hot. I want to see if this is a result of the bios thing before I go RMA. I got it at FRY's but that is over an hour away from me so I don't want to go back there if I don't have to.
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Well cards don't come from the manufacturer with the "wrong bios". And a GTX 260 bios shouldn't even work on a GTX 285 as they use different components.
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Wow so I took the card out and compared it to pics on newegg and I think you are right gurusan. The back of the card looks identical to the gtx260. Sorry for my impatience and putting off your suggestion. I just didn't think it was possible for them to put a GTX260 in a gtx285 cooler. Thats a pretty dumb mistake that I think should never happen.

This is very frustrating. I think I'm just going to order a new one off newegg and then return this to FRY's when I get a chance.

Somewhat off topic but I haven't been keeping up with hardware too much lately so I was wondering if we can expect the next gen cards within three months.
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Somewhat off topic but I haven't been keeping up with hardware too much lately so I was wondering if we can expect the next gen cards within three months.
I'm thinking Yes, hopfully by next month sometime
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I'm thinking Yes, hopfully by next month sometime
Oooooohh that means I can step up to a new one

I went ahead and bought a GTX 295 from newegg and I'll go return this piece of junk when I have the time. I bought the GTX295 because I'm going to step up to the next gen cards when they come out and I figure they'll be about the price of a GTX 295 anyways so why not.
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Wow so I took the card out and compared it to pics on newegg and I think you are right gurusan. The back of the card looks identical to the gtx260. Sorry for my impatience and putting off your suggestion. I just didn't think it was possible for them to put a GTX260 in a gtx285 cooler. Thats a pretty dumb mistake that I think should never happen.

This is very frustrating. I think I'm just going to order a new one off newegg and then return this to FRY's when I get a chance.

Somewhat off topic but I haven't been keeping up with hardware too much lately so I was wondering if we can expect the next gen cards within three months.
No need to apologize, I'm just glad you did not flash the card with a 285 bios as it would brick the card and you might have a tough time swapping it after that!

And the 5870 and 5850 are out this Wednesday.....I certainly would not buy a GTX 285 right now seeing as from what we have seen so far a 5870 is most likely to be faster than a GTX 295
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Interesting, thanks for the advice. I'll go cancel my order then. They haven't charged me yet. Do you have any links to some stuff I can read about either of the nvidia or ati cards?
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Well NDA is not up until the 23rd...but here is some info:

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5870
Available: September 22 (US) 23 (EU)
AKA: RV870 XT, Cypress XT
$399 (1GB), $449 (2GB) also: Eyfinity Edition (2GB, 6 mini DisplayPort)
1600 SP
80 TMU
32 ROP
800-850 MHz core
1200-1300 MHz GDDR5
256 Bit
2x6 pin (Maybe 1x6 + 1x8)
TDP: 170-190 W
Idle: 27-30 W
40nm
338mm≤
2.15 Billion Transistors
~10.5" (4870X2-esqe)
Load: ~71ļ C (OCN)
Idle: ~40ļ C (OCN)

5850
Available: September 22 (US) 23 (EU)
AKA: RV870 Pro, Cypress Pro
$299
1440 SP
72 TMU
32 ROP
700-725 MHz Core
1000-1050MHz GDDR5
256 Bit
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TDP: 170-190 W
Idle: 27-30 W
40nm
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