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so i was wondering if anybody knows if the reference zotac 465s unlock. i have 2 for sli.i was wanting some fresh information, because all the threads/info i can find on the net are over a year old and it seems o be that the ability for card to unlock changes with each batch that came out . also what is the unlock rate and if i mess iit up or it donst work can i still reclaim the card back to a 465 ?

sorry for all the questions and im sure this is a repost , but it is hard to get an answer for ancient threads. thanks in advance guys !smile.gif
Edited by Brandono61cr - 1/15/12 at 12:51am
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I've never heard of a Zotac 465 unlocking. Is it a black PCB or blue? NO blue PCB 465's unlock, SOME black one's do.

If you have a black board card, you could try unlocking it with the Asus 465 unlock tool. If it succeeds, then you'll want to go ahead and flash to the 470 bios. If it doesn't, then don't.
    
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If some boards do unlock, possible chance that his second card might not and will be 470-465 in SLi... which won't work obviously.
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713wEq7GU0L._AA1500_.jpg

Maybe?
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that looks like a black pcb to me.
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That card is a black PCB, so it's a maybe.

Try the Asus tool on it

If it WORKS, then you should follow that up by flashing to a reference 470 bios ... try grabbing a Zotac one from TPU bios database, along w/a flashing tool. Reason being the Asus tool will only unlock the core, not the memory ... but the vast majority of cards that have the 470 core, also have the 1280MB of vram ...

I recommend the DOS flashing method, myself, but some people like the Windows bios flashing tools ... if you go that route, UNINSTALL the Forceware, uninstall the 2nd card, then restart, and do the flash in Safe Mode ... I would definitely only have one card installed at a time ... make sure the one card works first before you do the other.
Edited by brettjv - 1/16/12 at 7:49am
    
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Please post a detailed high res image of the reverse of the PCB,the best detail possible in the the areas circled.

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Any pics yet buddy? tongue.gif
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