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post #11 of 25
Should work, just have to watch for losing some functionality. I have flashed a 480 bios onto a 580, but lost all fan control & temperature monitoring. Wasn't an issue on water but with air cooling will be an issue.
    
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Don't forget to run some benchmarks before and after
    
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Flashed the ASUS 580 BIOS which I obtained from TechPowerUP onto my GTX480, took a while to boot the first time, but got into Windows fine, GPU-Z still thinks it's a GTX480, but Iv'e lost all fan control, and it's just running at a constant 100%, temp is idleing at 41C atm.

480 Shaders still, Iv'e got 580 speeds, as 782 on Core and 2004 on memory, will give it a blast through 3DMark11 now
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Originally Posted by fl0w3n;14452003 
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.

Nothing nvflash couldn't handle.
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http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1614423

Heres the 3DMark11 results above.

Peformance was poor!, the benchmark graphics looked like if it was in 256bit colour, Iv'e lost at least 600 3DMark11 score points with the 580 BIOS, and with the 480 BIOS, my scores seem much higher.
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Live and learn.
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Originally Posted by clerick;14451995 
The shaders are laser cut, you aren't gonna have much luck there.

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I thought it might be worth a try anyway, as I said, it was only to see out of curiosity if it would work, and hopefully that this information might benefit other people in the meantime.

No damage was done, card didn't go up like a atom bomb, temps were stable, but lost fan control, so it was a constant 100% throughout, the graphics was poor, looked more like directx 9 rather than directx11.
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Do it so you can haz a 580 for half the price
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There must be a way
    
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