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Afterburner unlocks it with an option on stranded bios
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The shaders are linked to the core with Fermi.
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post #13 of 33
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lol. Gotcha.

So assuming I can get it unlocked, don't see why I shouldn't be able to.... are the steps I said still correct?
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I don't do separate I just go for it if it fails no big deal reboot and try again
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I was told they were hardware locked not in the software.
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Casual gamer = GTX 260 core 216. a 480 will smoke a lot of games out there
    
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I think you made a good choice geetting the GTX480, but I might be biased. tongue.gif
i don't fold, but this was the best card for that when it came out, so it must still do a great job.

Mine is watercooled (since day 1 of ownership) and I overclocked it using this guide.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-liquid-cooling-danger-den-review/

I quickly and easily got 900 core clock/1800 shader clock/4380 memory at 1.125v. At this setting this card beats up everything I throw at it. Except Skyrim oddly, that seems to prefer being run at stock clocks. The MSI profiles make that a painless switch by the way.

Enjoy!
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by tuffarts View Post

I don't do separate I just go for it if it fails no big deal reboot and try again

lol. Where is the fun in guess and check? lol
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I was told they were hardware locked not in the software.

we will find out I guess?
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Originally Posted by That_guy3 View Post

Casual gamer = GTX 260 core 216. a 480 will smoke a lot of games out there

A 260 IMO won't be a solid performer in 2 or so years. I think the 480 will hold it's own for a little while still.
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

I think you made a good choice geetting the GTX480, but I might be biased. tongue.gif
i don't fold, but this was the best card for that when it came out, so it must still do a great job.
Mine is watercooled (since day 1 of ownership) and I overclocked it using this guide.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-liquid-cooling-danger-den-review/
I quickly and easily got 900 core clock/1800 shader clock/4380 memory at 1.125v. At this setting this card beats up everything I throw at it. Except Skyrim oddly, that seems to prefer being run at stock clocks. The MSI profiles make that a painless switch by the way.
Enjoy!

lol. Thank you a bunch, I will check that out right now thumb.gif
post #19 of 33
yeah for the price of GTX 480s you cant really beat them lol
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With my GTX 470 in Afterburner, to my understanding you cannot unlink the core and shaders, and the shaders are always double the core (aka 750 Core, 1500 Shader). Sorry I missed ya before ya bought it, but I was gonna recommend checking the marketplace for a used one here from people who know how to treat a card (or... you know... suck all the OCing life out of it thumbsupsmiley.png)
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