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Everything is now taken care of, the seller is returning the card and it was probobly an honest mistake. Though he did say that hes going to try and unlock it. He said it has a 275 GPU, but without the extra mem chips will it brick the card?
How can he know which GPU it has? He said he doesn't have a screwdriver. Just how dumb does he think you are anyway?

Anyway, he won't be able to unlock it, and so yeah it will get bricked. So when he bricks it, he'll have to do a special trick to get it unbricked. However, it looks like he's on his own after all this.
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How can he know which GPU it has? He said he doesn't have a screwdriver. Just how dumb does he think you are anyway?

Anyway, he won't be able to unlock it, and so yeah it will get bricked. So when he bricks it, he'll have to do a special trick to get it unbricked. However, it looks like he's on his own after all this.
I didnt ask questions, hes nice enough to ship me my card back. He offered to send me his instead though.
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I didnt ask questions, hes nice enough to ship me my card back. He offered to send me his instead though.
Oh well. He'll try to unlock it and he'll brick it. Not our problem.
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How can he know which GPU it has? He said he doesn't have a screwdriver.
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I understand but If you (in that case) try to unlock them you're a complete donk because it is almost certain your card will die after a while.
Both mine have been going strong for a year now, with the clocks and volts you see in my sig. And they OC stable all the way to 845c at 1.1V. Many 'real' 470's won't even do these clocks.

Presumably they picked the 'less desirable' 470's to become 465's, but there's definitely plenty of them out there that are perfectly good 470's once unlocked. Unlocking one is not going to kill it prematurely. It may not unlock properly (been a few instances of that), and they may require a small voltage bump to be stable, but if they DO unlock ... generally they've been totally fine.

The 465's were created because the 5830 came out and nV had no card in the price range to compete with it at the time cause the 460 wasn't ready.

So rather than undermine the existing price-point of the 470's (keep in mind that their partners, who were sitting on large numbers of them, would NOT have been pleased w/that move, since they paid for them based on them being able to sell 'em for $350), they slapped 465 bios on a bunch of 470's and sold 'em at a lower price to compete with the 5830's until the 460 was ready.

Presumably they felt like, in the end, they'd make just as much profit selling a bunch of 465's at $240-ish as they would selling (less) 470's at $350-ish ... even if the cards were actually 470's.

I doubt they'd have done this though if the 470 was a huge hit card ... it wasn't, and I think they over-produced them. And in today's market, it's a KILLER for companies to get stuck w/a glut of card that's gotten 'old' ... so they come up w/creative ways to move 'em out and get SOMETHING for them while they're still remotely 'current'.

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Oh, and for the record ... there actually are some 8-chip 465's that 'unlock' ... but of course all that unlocks is the shaders. That's what the Asus tool was invented for ... all it unlocks is shaders. Pretty sure no evga's are like that though, only some Asus 465's were like that.
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What will newegg do with all of those jaxton cards?

the ones that aer PCI and AGP that cost hundreds of dollars, noone will buy them so why not make em dirt cheap.
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