Originally Posted by marker01
nope, i beleive the dell owners are in the same boat, but they have already flashed their vid card bios. We can do the same but i have never "flashed" an sli system. I mean, how do you flash the second card anyway?
from what i read, the Dell owners are just flashing the bios with higher clock settings too, then flashing it back to original BIOS.
If I understand this correctly, the Dell guys are altering their card bios' for benchmarks. Once you reboot, the bios returns the cards to standard settings. This is because nobody apparently has an alternative bios for the Dell cards that would let them use standard drivers or things like coolbits to alter the clock settings.
In this case, the Evesham systems are shipping with standard bios' from Nvidia, so the cards can be altered with software like coolbits, and they'll hold the settings whether you reboot or not. If you can get the Nvidia standard bios and flash it to the cards in the AW, you will then in essence have a stock Nvidia card rather than a card with an AW bios. You then should be able to use standard drivers from Nvidia instead of AW only versions.
I'm not sure any of this will work, but if I can get ahold of the bios for the Evesham cards I'm willing to give it a try. I guess it's possible the system bios will only recognize the AW bios for the vid cards, so that bios might need attention as well.