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9400 GT upgradation

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    I am new to techpower but love gpuz, have a issue can someone help? as I own a 9400 GT from BFG, that only i can afford to fit into my extrem slim Dell Optiplex 745 with 285 watt psu. This cards works fine in my system but can i upgrade it to any 9500 GT bios ( for doubling shaders from 16 to 32) it has a 512 MB ddr II ram from samsung ,g96 core and bios 62.94.2c.00. I know 9500/9600 GT are cheap & easy to get but they cant fit in low profile slot on my system. and i cant change system because i love slims with low power consumption that why i bought this system.
     
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    thanx for ur reply , but that beast gonna eat all my 285 watt psu.and in my thought G96 core is one used in mostly with 9400, 9500 , 9600 & may be with 9800 series, its functions and performance are controlled by bios or by hardware fuses. may be i am wrong but mostly chips are fabricated on unified die and then customized to specific identity.its not mean that one can make i7 from prescott definietly other things like pcb design, power design, thermal parts and core line(pins) all come into play. but those 9400 & 9500 seems clones.
     
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    The 9600 GT is not a beast, although it is a more than capable card! I would risk it with the 285-watt PSU and save up for a slightly better PSU in the meantime.

    The Nvidia 9400/9500 are not gaming cards unless you are playing old games at low detail and resolution they should not be considered. These cards are good for home cinema computers because of the low heat emission etc which is ideal for watching DVDs or Blu-Ray content in the living room.

    Fill out your system specification by clicking the "private message" option at the top right hand side of the screen and then click "Edit system specification" on the left hand side.

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    The 9400 GT and 9500 GT have differently adapted architectures so you would not get the missing shaders with a bios flash. As I said before the 9500 GT is not a wise choice for gaming, to be frank they are terrible for games.

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    What games are you planning on playing BTW?

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    What about the ATI 4670, they are reasonably powerful enough for games at medium settings, its cheap, and small. Not sure what its power requirements though!
     
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    I Check Local Stores Galaxy Have No Distribution Here , And For 9600 Gt I Have To Switch My Psu To Minimum 400 W , But Thanx For Ur Posts. I Only Stick With Nfs And The Latest Edition Uc Is Playable With 9400gt But Its Temp Shoots To 74 C ( Idle 46 ~ 49), I Think I Will Upgrade Its Cooling And Will Switch To 9600 Or 9800 When I Switch Pc . Btw I Am Ntk Engineer And Not Have Much Time For Games But Spare Some Times For Staying Close To All Oc/gaming Things, I Fall Under Mainstream Not Enthuisiast. And Bought That 9400 Just Bcaz Of Size And Psu.
     
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    I will check local stores for ATI 4670
     
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    The 9400GT and 9500GT do use the same core, the 9400GT just has 8 of the shaders turned off. Unfortunately, this is a hardware issue, as they are physically disabled in the core(laser cut). A BIOS flash will not enable these disabled shaders.
     
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