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ok so i won a 465 from evga at quakecon some one told me i can unlock it to 470 but its certain brands did some googling on the subject not exactly sure if its all 465 or just certain manufacters

does anyone know if the evga one can be?
 

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look at the back of the card and see if all of the memory ICs are soldered in. If they are it can be flashed. If two are empty looking, its not going to flash.
 
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k i gave the card to PP and he was gonna look at it after dinner
 

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it does but it goes hand and hand with being soldered. if non of the resistors are their than it doesnt have 10chips.
yes the resistors will be missing on the outside of the card, thats it! Should be plainly visible MM.
 

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thats what I remembered seeing;)
 

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thats what I remembered seeing;)
yes sir :) Remember MM its not a normal flash. you need to totally clear the eeprom with nvflash. and you need to find a special 470bios thats floating around that includes the grfx equivalent to bios bootblock.

various EDITS:

This is a tool made by asus that is an auto 465-470 flasher. you need an asus bios on it however. so it may be easy to flash it with an asus 465 bios and then run this tool.

http://downloads.guru3d.com/ASUS-GTX-465-to-470-unlocker-download-2561.html

good vid

http://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips#p/u/8/bmF0yQfn_Og
 

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Or you can ponder that I will trade my lian li for it;)
 
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had to try;)

hope it works out for ya.
 

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You can always just take the cooler off and see if the extra chips are there or not. It's not very hard, plus you can always clean off the mess of the thermal paste they use... If you have some extra paste handy anyways.
 
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only has 8 chips =( that sucks oh well i did get it for free
 

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That card is still super-awesome. Congrats :toast:
 

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shame that the chips are missing. Should be a blast to OC for benches or game the hell out of just about anything stock;)
 
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You cannot tell if the 9th and 10th RAM chips are there by looking at the "resistors" (actually they all are capacitors) on the backside behind the supposed chips. For example, see the board pics in TPU's review on 8-chipped Zotac 465. You'll see all the caps in place but no RAM chippery.
But sure, if the caps are clearly missing there definitely are no RAM chips hidden there either.
 
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What i said from the other thread.

Here is a picture of an eVGA identical to mine.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/fulli...hp?image=25839

Specific vendors say its impossible on their cards for such a reason. One being this. I could simply tell it would not work by just looking at the back of my card. Resistor or Capacitor they simply arent there. Its just one way to know if your card can or cant without taking a risk. If the resistors arent there, then you can guarantee the chips arent either.