MSI Nvidia Graphics Cards from 570 & 580 Series, Read Here 1st!!

Author Svet on 23 March, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
Dear Users,

MSI recently release a new VBIOS Updates for latest Nvidia graphics cards from N570 and N580 Series,
to improve their stability.

If you experience stability issues with any of those MSI's graphics card,
flash their VBIOS to the latest version available at MSI web page:

N580GTX HydroGen/OC

N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC


N580GTX Twin Frozr II


N570GTX Twin Frozr II/OC

N570GTX Twin Frozr II


Q.: I've download the newest VBIOS for my card from MSI Web site, but its single file without instructions, how to flash it?

Create a bootable USB key. Guide how to:
Once done download latest NVFlash Utility from:
and extract nvflash.exe and CWSDPMI.EXE to the USB key,
then rename the VBIOS file downloaded from MSI for your card to 1.ROM.
[For example rename NV255MS.204 to 1.ROM, where "NV255MS.204" will vary depend of your card used,
Etc: the original VBIOS file downloaded from MSI web page renamed to 1.ROM]
/* Or some other name[up to 8.3 chars], but extension must end to
.ROM */
And copy 1.ROM also to the USB key.

Then reboot the machine and boot from the USB key.
When you see A:\ or C:\, type:
nvflash.exe -b old.rom [ENTER]         /* This will backup/save current installed VBIOS to old.rom */
Wait process to finish, then type:
nvflash.exe -4 -5 -6 1.ROM [ENTER]    /* This will flash your newest VBIOS */

Wait process to finish, then reboot the machine and you're done.

Retest and see how its goes.
If your Video card is still unstable, read >>Posting Guide<< 1st and provide full system specifications,
then open a new own topic in VGA forum section for troubleshooting.

Best Wishes,
The forum team.

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