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Hey guys ive been thinking of flashing my gpu bios to a regular gtx 460 so i can have the 2000mhz memory clock,can u guys let me know how to do it also is there a risk of turning my card into a useless paperweight?
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Well the 460se actually has a few shaders cut off by laser, so I don't like the idea of flashing it, given that the 2 cards are physically different. You could try it, but I don't like your chances.
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I have a SE on me too (Black Friday deal + TigerDirect + lack of description detail). Sucks, but I still think it's an awesome card that overclocks like a beast.

Was actually curious about this BIOS flashing thing, too.
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You could always just OC your memory, can't you?

I'd OC the card you have now with it's standard BIOS, rather than risk bricking it by flashing a bad BIOS.
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Flash it to remove the 1.087 max voltage. Anything other than that is a waste.
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i cant get the memory clock past 1980 ie 3960
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post #7 of 17
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i cant get the memory clock past 1980 ie 3960
Overclocking memory doesn't help as much as some may think.

I usually barely touch memory.

Do some benchmarks and see if it really makes a difference.

If you flash the BIOS and brick the card it's a royal PITA to reflash it without another card to run the monitor.
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Overclocking memory doesn't help as much as some may think.

I usually barely touch memory.

Do some benchmarks and see if it really makes a difference.

If you flash the BIOS and brick the card it's a royal PITA to reflash it without another card to run the monitor.
Yeah, memory OC's will only help nowadays with a 2560x1600 or 1200x1080 res, and even still, if not OC'ing your memory can yield you better core and shader OC's, I'd go with them over the memory oc.
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Hey guys ive been thinking of flashing my gpu bios to a regular gtx 460 so i can have the 2000mhz memory clock,can u guys let me know how to do it also is there a risk of turning my card into a useless paperweight?
It won't work mate.

Best just overclock the core. It should be able to OC quite well. No reason to OC the memory. You won't benefit from it as much.
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Not going to happen. Don't brick it.
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