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I bought 4 for resale and literally all of them unlocked. Was a great deal. Sold 2 of them at work and sat the other 2 aside for a buddy that I'm trying to get into pc gaming. cheers!
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ill let the results speak for themselves:
Change your sig stats. Good find!
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Ain't you one lucky scum bum.
only cause i got 2 in one order lol
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today is a good day. my 6950 unlocked to a 6970 as well. cheers
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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 i wonder if i should write a how to considering most of the other ones on here were outdated links...(or maybe it was just me)
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today is a good day. my 6950 unlocked to a 6970 as well. cheers
awesome!! congratz!!!
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post #27 of 33
Lucky person,im jelly,very

You can tell if all 10 ram chips are on the card by looking at the back of the card in the areas where the ram chips would be,see my post HERE made a few days ago about another 465 unlock.

Check the pic i posted,gota look close but you can see what im talking about as i circled the missing smd' on right side in thin red circles.

EDIT:

hey you should update your sig to 470SLi now!
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post #28 of 33
cool man. nice deal. I had similar luck with a pny 465, but my evga 465 proved to be unstable as even a 465, it did unlock, but was just unstable.
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Lucky person,im jelly,very

You can tell if all 10 ram chips are on the card by looking at the back of the card in the areas where the ram chips would be,see my post HERE made a few days ago about another 465 unlock.

Check the pic i posted,gota look close but you can see what im talking about as i circled the missing smd' on right side in thin red circles.
i ksaw that pic... if there are no resistors on some of the spaces then it does not have all 10 chips. you can tell a big difference from with the resistors to without. the resistors are almost a light brown/tan color. way lighter than the board so easy to see once you know what your looking for
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cool man. nice deal. I had similar luck with a pny 465, but my evga 465 proved to be unstable as even a 465, it did unlock, but was just unstable.
sorry to hear
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