EVGA / XFX / Zotac 780i / 790i BIOS ARCHIVE (DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP Activation)

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  1. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    #1 chinobino, Feb 4, 2011
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    780i + 790i BIOS ARCHIVE - EVGA / XFX / Zotac - DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP Activation

    I have been asked about modded BIOS for Nvidia motherboards that use the reference 780i and 790i chipsets and I have finally found some time to make this combined Zotac, EVGA & XFX thread.

    As XFX has removed public access to its UK FTP server and EVGA changed their forums (a lot of useful posts disappeared), I have decided to put of all the BIOS in my possession on this single thread - so if you want to mod a particular BIOS version go ahead :).

    Zotac users will have to force flash the EVGA or XFX BIOS files if they want to update from P08 on the 780i and P07 on the 790i Ultra as I simply don't have access to those boards for modding and testing.

    BIOS for non-reference boards such as the EVGA FTW series and any ASUS STRIKER series are not on this page!

    It is recommended to use Awardflash v8.94 to flash the BIOS from DOS, using either a floppy disk, CD or USB stick.

    If you get the message, "The program file's part number does not match with your system!" then you will need to use Awardflash v8.65 to force flash the BIOS with the following switches;

    awd865 YOURBIOS.BIN /py /wb /cd

    Note that only the BIOS which are labelled SLIC & SLP can activate Windows, the others have not been modified.


    Zotac 780i Supreme (BIOS ID 6A61IB01)


    P08 (7B1N0P08.BIN)

    P08 (7B1N0P08.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    EVGA 780i (BIOS ID 6A61IY02)


    P02 (7B1N1P02.BIN)

    P03 (7B1N1P03.BIN)

    P04 (7B1N1P04.BIN)

    P05 (7B1N1P05.BIN)

    P5P (7B1N1P5P.BIN)

    P06 (7B1N1P06.BIN)

    P07 (7B1N1P07.BIN)

    P08 (7B1N1P08.BIN)

    P09 (7B1N1P09.BIN)

    P10 (7B1N1P10.BIN)

    P10 (7B1N1P10.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    XFX 780i (BIOS ID 6A61IY03)


    P01 (7B1N2P01.BIN)

    P02 (7B1N2P02.BIN)

    P03 (7B1N2P03.BIN)

    P04 (7B1N2P04.BIN)

    P5P (7B1N2P5P.BIN)

    P06 (7B1N2P06.BIN)

    P07 (7B1N2P07.BIN)

    P08 (7B1N2P08.BIN)

    P09 (7B1N2P09.BIN)

    P10 (7B1N2P10.BIN)

    P10 (7B1N2P10.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    HP Blackbird 002-01B Gaming System (BIOS ID 6A61IY07)


    Motherboard EVGA nForce 780i SLI (132-CK-NF78-B4)

    Note that this special BIOS allows the use of ATI's Crossfire on the 780i.

    You must use the official HP ATI Catalyst Driver Package 8.7 (WinXP / Vista / Windows 7, 32-bit & 64-bit) with an ATI 3000/4000 series cards (Note that the 4870x2 is unsupported)

    P08 (7B1N6P08.BIN) HP SLIC v2.0 for Windows Vista Activation ONLY!

    P08 (7B1N6P08.BIN) HP SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    Zotac 790i Supreme (BIOS ID 6A61MB01)


    P07 (811N1P07.BIN)

    P07 (811N1P07.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    EVGA 790i ULTRA (BIOS ID 6A61MB02)


    P03 (811N2P03.BIN)

    P04 (811N2P04.BIN)

    P05 (811N2P06.BIN)

    P06 (811N2P06.BIN)

    P07 (811N2P07.BIN)

    P08 (811N2P08.BIN)

    P09 (811N2P09.BIN)

    P10 (811N2P10.BIN)

    P10 (811N2P10.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    XFX 790i ULTRA (BIOS ID 6A61MB03)


    P01 (811N3P01.BIN)

    P03 (811N3P03.BIN)

    P04 (811N3P04.BIN)

    P05 (811N3P05.BIN)

    P5P (811N1P5P.BIN) Not actually an XFX BIOS - Read details inside

    P5P (811N3P5P.BIN) OFFICIAL XFX BIOS

    P06 (811N3P06.BIN)

    P07 (811N3P07.BIN)

    P08 (811N3P08.BIN)

    P09 (811N3P09.BIN)

    P09 (811N3P09.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation

    P10 (811N3P10.BIN)

    P10 (811N3P10.BIN) DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation


    HP Blackbird 002-01C Gaming System (BIOS ID 6A61MB07)


    Motherboard - EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI (132-CK-NF79-B3)

    Note that this special BIOS allows the use of ATI's Crossfire on the 790i.

    You must use the official HP ATI Catalyst Driver Package 8.7 (WinXP / Vista / Windows 7, 32-bit & 64-bit) with an ATI 3000/4000 series cards (Note that the 4870x2 is unsupported)

    P07 (811N8P07.BIN) HP SLIC v2.0 for Windows Vista Activation ONLY!

    P07 (811N8P07.BIN) HP SLIC v2.1 & SLP for Windows Activation

    As I don't have 2 ATI/AMD cards I have never managed to test ATI Crossfire on any Nvidia motherboard so I am unable to give any support for the HP BIOS!

    The only information that I have received, is that the ATI Control Panel MUST remain installed for Crossfire to work.

    There is conflicting information as to whether you can update just the driver and leave the Control Panel installed - if you test it and get it to work, let me know below :).

    N.B. The XFX 790i Ultra P10 BIOS is now completed and uploaded!
     
  2. ddc0806

    ddc0806 MDL Novice

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    I have an XFX 780i board and 2xATI 5770 cards and was wondering if the BIOS can be flashed to the HP Blackbird so I can use Crossfire? AWDFlash 8.94 says the BIOS is not compatible and 8.65 hangs at "save the current BIOS" prompt. If I can get this working, it will save me from investing in an ASUS Rampage Formula x48 board so I can use the current Q9550 CPU and DDR2 ram. Any help you can provide would be awesome, thanks.
     
  3. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi ddc0806, try adding the switch /sn when you try to flash the BIOS with Awardflash v8.65, this will stop it from prompting you to save your

    current BIOS i.e.

    c:\awd865 P08 7B1N0P08.BIN /py /wb /cd /sn

    Unfortunately I don't think the 5000 series ATI cards will work but I would also like to know for certain (if you can test it)...

    You'll need the HP Blackbird Catalyst driver set to get crossfire running, I've decided to host this file also so that people may test it;

    HP Blackbird ATI Catalyst Driver Package 8.7 (display driver version v8.510.0.0000) WinXP / Vista / Windows 7, 32-bit & 64-bit

    The driver is unlikely to work with your 5770 but you could try adding the 5770 to the relevant inf file (CL_66630.inf = 32-bit, CH_66630.inf = 64-bit) if you know how to mod it.

    It has been mentioned that you only need the Catalyst Control Centre, so you could also try just installing that and using the latest driver with it.

    If you have further questions I will try to check back and answer them, good luck.
     
  4. Binksy

    Binksy MDL Novice

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    Hi all is there ever going to be a modded XFX 790i p10 bios :<

    XFX 790i ULTRA (BIOS ID 6A61MB03)
    P10 bios needed :worthy:

    Would be great if someone could get this done I am currently using the stock P09 is this the best to be on atm ? any info much appreciated.

    I have a q6600 with a gtx260 790i xfx board and 4gb of ram win7 64bit if that helps...

    Thanks

    Binksy
     
  5. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi Binksy, I still do intend to finish the XFX P10 BIOS, I have an XFX 790i board heading my way shortly.

    It will most likely be completed, tested and uploaded in the next 4-5 weeks, depending on when I get the board.

    Not too much longer...
     
  6. Binksy

    Binksy MDL Novice

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    That's great news got my fingers crossed ;)
     
  7. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Unfortunately the XFX 790i board has been delayed until the end of July.

    Will update the thread once I have it in my hands.
     
  8. Binksy

    Binksy MDL Novice

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    Thats awesome hope you receive it in good health and get this sorted would be great many thanks for trying. :worthy:
     
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    chinobino MDL Member

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    Binksy MDL Novice

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    That's great m8 anyone tried this yet? any feeedback?

    Nice job with completing your mission :worthy:
     
  11. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Update: The XFX 790i board has been running with the modified P10 BIOS since 07/24/11 without issue :).
     
  12. Binksy

    Binksy MDL Novice

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    Installed this today and so far so good. Nice 1. I can confirm this p10 XFX 790i bios does install correctly without any issues so far... :cool:
     
  13. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Glad to hear Binksy - thanks for your feedback.
     
  14. alancsalt

    alancsalt MDL Novice

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    If I understand correctly the last mentioned mod is to enable crossfire on 790i.

    I have been searching for any info on getting LLC for the XFX. Do you know if this is simply a matter of flashing to the EVGA bios (Considering both cards are reference and both use Award-Phoenix bios) or if there is a hardware difference? This is the only thread I've found discussing these bioses.... so hopefully I am not hijacking the topic, but if I am, I'm fully a newb here, just tell me where I should stick my post...:rolleyes:
     
  15. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi alancsalt - you are correct that you will need to force flash your XFX 790i Ultra with the HP Blackbird 002-01C P07 BIOS, as it is for a reference 790i board.

    You will need to use Awardflash v8.65 to force flash the BIOS with the following switches;

    awd865 811N8P07.BIN /py /wb /cd

    Please ensure you have an emergency recovery disk with your original BIOS if anything should go wrong with the BIOS flash.

    Once you have flashed the BIOS you will need to install the supplied driver to get crossfire to work.

    Please note that the driver will not install on any video card that is from the 5x00 series (DX11) or the 4870x2 (DX10).

    If you have a video card from the 4x00 series and the driver refuses to install you may need to add your card's device id to the relevent 32-bit or 64-bit driver inf file (CL_66630.inf).
     
  16. alancsalt

    alancsalt MDL Novice

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    #16 alancsalt, Oct 2, 2011
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    The new P10 will not allow 16gb of mem but the P09 I have will. Should that be? (Fully understand if not known...)
     
  17. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    I have no idea why that happens - the 790i only officially supports up to 8GB of RAM, so if you got 16 GB to work at all I'm impressed!
     
  18. doggyfication69

    doggyfication69 MDL Novice

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    Motherboard EVGA nForce 780i SLI (132-CK-NF78-B4)

    Hi Guys,

    I have the Motherboard EVGA nForce 780i SLI (132-CK-NF78-B4) with the HP BIOS version;
    "Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = 6.1.7601.17514 Or SMBIOS 2.4".
    I did see some of the instructions but is anyway someone can show me the appropriate steps to take for the update.
    I tried before and it tells me that is not the correct number. I have performed bios updates before with ease but
    never multiple steps or how to save the bios.
    All I want to do is to update the CPU to the Core 2 Extreme and maybe put 2 GTX295s. I would hate to change the motherboard. I'm not really impressed by the new ones that have come out especially the LGA 2011 with default rate between 25%-30%.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
     
  19. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi doggyfication69, sorry for late reply - what BIOS version is currently on your motherboard?
     
  20. hassenpheffer

    hassenpheffer MDL Novice

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    Hello!

    I have an issue with flashing my BIOS:

    I have the 790i Ultra SLI but it was made by EVGA for Alienware.

    It's up to P06 and I need to update it.

    BIOS info:

    Current BIOS version: 2.053.D6
    Current BIOS date: 6/25/2008
    Current BIOS ID: 6161MB04
    Flash ROM type: W39v08A
    Flash ROM size: 1024 MB
    BIOS manufacturer: NVidia

    Now I looked at the list of BIOS IDs and didn't find 6161MB04 on there.

    I'd like to force flash but I want to use the right one.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.