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I want to attempt to flash a GTX580 BIOS onto my GTX480 just to see if it will unlock the last shader cluster.

I did hear somewhere that theres somewhere a 5% chance that a GTX480 would unlock, if I remember correctly.

No hate talk please, what wrong with an experiment huh? This is OCN off course, if it does end up getting bricked, then Iv'e got a spare GPU on standby to force flash my old BIOS back on.
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Its not going to unlock so don't waste your time. No one has ever unlocked a 480 to a 580
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post #3 of 25
The shaders are laser cut, you aren't gonna have much luck there.
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Might as well just send the 480 over to me, I can at least make it put out some decent numbers before sending it to its death.
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post #5 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;14451951 
I want to attempt to flash a GTX580 BIOS onto my GTX480 just to see if it will unlock the last shader cluster.

I did hear somewhere that theres somewhere a 5% chance that a GTX480 would unlock, if I remember correctly.

No hate talk please, what wrong with an experiment huh? This is OCN off course, if it does end up getting bricked, then Iv'e got a spare GPU on standby to force flash my old BIOS back on.

I think you misread that 0% for 5%.
Edited by LethalRise750 - 8/3/11 at 2:30pm
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;14451951 
I want to attempt to flash a GTX580 BIOS onto my GTX480 just to see if it will unlock the last shader cluster.

I did hear somewhere that theres somewhere a 5% chance that a GTX480 would unlock, if I remember correctly.

No hate talk please, what wrong with an experiment huh? This is OCN off course, if it does end up getting bricked, then Iv'e got a spare GPU on standby to force flash my old BIOS back on.

Keep us posted. Curious to see how it turns out.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750;14452032 
I think you misread that 5% for 0%.

This.
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post #8 of 25
when more than enough isnt enough

its time flash your 480 with 580 bios

if it aint broke, break it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750;14452032 
I think you misread that 5% for 0%.

haha^ so true. Its laser cut, and what's wrong with a 480 anyways? Its plenty fast.
    
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven-1979;14452108 
Keep us posted. Curious to see how it turns out.

This ^

He is right, doesnt cost nothing to experiment, he said he has extra gpu to flash the gtx480 back to original bios anyways.

Why not?

Go for it!
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