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I might get an eVGA GTX 465 SC from an OCN member but im not sure if it will unlock. It does have 10 mem chips, but i read it needs a 275 GPU? Im not sure what that is but im assuming its a GPU revision, what are the odds of the card having 10 mem chips and not having a 275 gpu?
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14466177 
I might get an eVGA GTX 465 SC from an OCN member but im not sure if it will unlock. It does have 10 mem chips, but i read it needs a 275 GPU? Im not sure what that is but im assuming its a GPU revision, what are the odds of the card having 10 mem chips and not having a 275 gpu?
The GPU itself must be a GTX 470. So it must have this printed on the GPU chip itself (which you can't see unless you remove the heatsink): GF100-A3-275. If it says "GF100-A3-030", then it's just a GTX 465.

However, even if it's a GF100-A3-275, there's still no guarantee that it will unlock - even if it has 10 memory chips. There are many GTX 465s out there that have 10 memory chips, but only the GF100-A3-030 chip.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14466421 
The GPU itself must be a GTX 470. So it must have this printed on the GPU chip itself (which you can't see unless you remove the heatsink): GF100-A3-275. If it says "GF100-A3-030", then it's just a GTX 465.

However, even if it's a GF100-A3-275, there's still no guarantee that it will unlock - even if it has 10 memory chips. There are many GTX 465s out there that have 10 memory chips, but only the GF100-A3-030 chip.

I figured, the seller says he doesnt know what GPU it is because he "doesnt have a screwdriver"
What are the odds of it being a non 275 with 10 mem chips?

Would it be worth 20$? I traded my 5850 for his 465 + 20$ with the idea that it would unlock. But i also might be able to trade it for a 470 plus no cash.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14466560 
I figured, the seller says he doesnt know what GPU it is because he "doesnt have a screwdriver"
What are the odds of it being a non 275 with 10 mem chips?
Very small. :/

I would say this to him: "You don't have a screwdriver?!?!?!?!?!"

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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14466560 
I figured, the seller says he doesnt know what GPU it is because he "doesnt have a screwdriver"
What are the odds of it being a non 275 with 10 mem chips?

Better than not. Then only ones known to have a high unlock rate are the black pcb PNY cards, and the MSI 465 GE.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14466576 
Very small. :/

I would say this to him: "You don't have a screwdriver?!?!?!?!?!"

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It does sound far fetched i know, but i trust him enough to send him my card first. So i just assumed why not trust that he doesnt have the holy grail of computer building equipment..............wait

So do you guys think it will NOT have a 275? If it turns out that it does i will lose 20$, but id still get a 470 either way. I just figured why not take some money also.
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Originally Posted by Droogie;14466581 
Better than not. Then only ones known to have a high unlock rate are the black pcb PNY cards, and the MSI 465 GE.

And the POV ones. I had 2 of those that unlocked and many many people unlocked theirs successfully too.

One of mine when I had it, as a 470;

IMG_0139.jpg

Although, OP, do bear in mind that even if it is a 470 and unlocks to one, there is no guarantee that it'll be stable. One of my POV ones went bad and after a few weeks as a 470, kept artifacting and crashing, even when I reverted it back to a 465. Ended up selling it for spares/repair frown.gif
    
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And the POV ones. I had 2 of those that unlocked and many many people unlocks theirs successfully too.

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Although, OP, do bear in mind that even if it is a 470 and unlocks to one, there is no guarantee that it'll be stable.

Well, yeah, but they don't sell those in the US.
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Well, yeah, but they don't sell those in the US.

Oh, they don't? My bad, redface.gif
    
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And the POV ones. I had 2 of those that unlocked and many many people unlocked theirs successfully too.

One of mine when I had it, as a 470;

IMG_0139.jpg

Although, OP, do bear in mind that even if it is a 470 and unlocks to one, there is no guarantee that it'll be stable. One of my POV ones went bad and after a few weeks as a 470, kept artifacting and crashing, even when I reverted it back to a 465. Ended up selling it for spares/repair frown.gif

I know, my dual unlocked to a quad. SO i thought id risk it twice, should i call the whole thing off. Or is there a chance it will unlcok?
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