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did i just get lucky? how i unlocked a gtx 465

post #1 of 33
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im sure yall remember the recert. deal on newegg the other day. if not they had recert PNY gtx 465s for $109. i got 2 of them hoping they would be unlockable.

what ya think?:
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it has the black board...
im not sure exactly what im looking for to determine the 10 chips it needs

It unlocked!!!!!

heres what i followed:
here is the links to the tutorials that worked:
main instructions

to actually flash the new bios the command prompt in the above link would not work. i had to follow the flash line found here:
nvflash -4 -5 -6 gtx470.rom

that was the only thing i changed from above tutorial. i wonder if i should write a how to considering most of the other ones on here were outdated links...(or maybe it was just me)
Edited by Tipless - 10/10/11 at 9:51pm
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post #2 of 33
Even if you cannot unlock it, it is still a bargain. Isn't it? In UK, it would be

also on topic, sorry I do not know it is unlock able or not
    
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post #3 of 33
It looks unlockable to me. you need to see if those solder points behind the memory chips are actually used (indicating that the chips are present) heres a link of what your looking for. http://media.photobucket.com/image/g...5unlocking.jpg
Edited by fbmowner - 10/10/11 at 3:19pm
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post #4 of 33
They have been confirmed unlockable by many people in the Online Deals section. Enjoy.
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post #5 of 33
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well according to the pics.... yes mine has resistors and should be unlockable. i have seen a couple guides for this... any best guide?
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about to try and flash the first card now. will keep ya updated...
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post #7 of 33
If they unlock that was an epic deal for an SLI set of 470s.
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post #8 of 33
The One in the Pic is indeed unlockable
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Have you ever thought as to why it was refurbished in the first place ?


Good luck ;-)
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post #10 of 33
Nice find dude!
wish i could've gotten such a good deal on my 6870 :C
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