Flashing just second 980m

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    Hi all, so I purchased some 980m's from another user here and I had some initial issues. They were running Clevo VBIOS's so I went about getting them flashed to the Dell VBIOS. I launched the flashing utility Dell provides and it never finished and I assume corrupted the VBIOS on my primary GPU. Now I have it running on just one 980m and I haven't flashed it, I've just left it with whatever VBIOS it was at. Now I want to try throwing the possibly dead card in the second slot and flashing it with a Dell VBIOS. However I'm not sure what arguments to give nvflash to have it just flash the second card, seems like all the guides I can find are for flashing just the primary card. Could someone give me some help with this?

    Thanks!
     
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    nvflash --list
    normally the primary is 0 and the secondary is 1.

    Then simply:
    nvflash -index=x -6 980m.rom

    x being the number of the card u want to flash, probably 1 in your case.
     
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    That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

    So my command should be nvflash -index=1 -6 980m.rom

    or

    Should it be nvflash -1 -6 980m.rom

    Obviously the "980m.rom" part being replaced with the file name of the ROM I'm flashing.
     
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    Alright awesome, thank you very much for the help!
     
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