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4830 to 4850 bios flash?

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I have a couple of questions. First off, seeing as though the 4830 uses the same GPU, RV770, but with some (good/bad) shaders disabled,can they be x-fired? Also, is it possible to flash the 4830 to a 4850? Or would it be a moot point due to the good/bad shaders? Next, due to the different clock speeds, is performance going to run at 4850 speeds or 4830 speeds in a x-fire setup assuming that the bios is not flashed on the 4830?

Last but not least, same scenario but 4850 to 4870 or is it not possible because of the ram diff? Thanks.
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I don't know about either card, But I know for sure you cannot flash a 4850 to a 4870. Different memory bus.
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I don't know about either card, But I know for sure you cannot flash a 4850 to a 4870. Different memory bus.
That's what I figured. Now if I can get the other questions answered I'll figure what the next step is.
    
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It was mentioned way back that some 4830s were actually 4850 with disabled cores. However, that was not the case for all 4830s.

I don't remember completely so if I were you, I'd do some research online.
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