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unlockable gtx 465

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#1
is this unlockable to a gtx 470?



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found it on craigslist for cheap. it's a MSI brand with a refrence heatsink. if its unlockable i will try and buy it.
 

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Looks like all of the ram chips are there.
 
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It looks like it's missing caps above two of the chips near the outputs. It could just be the poor quality photo but I don't believe it will unlock.
 

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flip it over with the cooler off :)
 
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owner will not let me pull the cooler. maybe i'll just wait till xmas and buy myself a 580
 

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It looks like there are 10 ram chips on that card...i think real 465's had 8 if he isnt asking over 150 id snatch it
 

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It looks like there are 10 ram chips on that card...i think real 465's had 8 if he isnt asking over 150 id snatch it
They all had the spots for 10 chips, they all used the GTX470 PCB. However, they just didn't put some of the ram chips in the spots, leaving them empty. They always did this on the two spots closest to the display connectors.

On this particular card, it is pretty clear that where there should be surface mounted components to drive the two extra memory chips, there aren't any. This is obvious because the solder pads where the components should be show up as extremely bright in the picture, while the rest of the memory spots have components and aren't nearly as bright. I can say with pretty much 100% certainty that this card won't unlock.
 
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It looks like there are 10 ram chips on that card...i think real 465's had 8 if he isnt asking over 150 id snatch it
hes asking half that.
 

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75 even for a 465 is a nice deal