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Flashing GF116 GTS450 to 550ti?

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Would it be possible to flash my GF116 GTS 450 to a GTX550ti? I would hope that this could unlock the other 8 ROPs on the chip for a bit more performance, but I was wondering if the memory types were different on the cards and if this would cause an issue or not.

Also, is it even possible to flash nVida cards with a new BIOS?

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1. No, they are different cards so the 450 cannot be flashed to a 550ti
2. Yes its possible to flash nVidia cards bios, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you need the added voltage or something to that effect where flashing it would actually make sense.
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1. No, they are different cards so the 450 cannot be flashed to a 550ti
2. Yes its possible to flash nVidia cards bios, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you need the added voltage or something to that effect where flashing it would actually make sense.

Ah, the whole point of me flashing the card would be to unlock the GF116 to it's native GTX550ti status from the factory GTS450. Due to the demand for GTS 450 cards and the lack of GF106 chips to make them with, nVida decided to lock up some GTX550ti hips (GF116) and make them into GTS 450's.

I have on of these, I was wondering if I could unlock it to a GTX550ti because of this. Also, the cards is an excellent OC'er, I can get a stable 1050MHz on air with the stock voltage, but I have no way of increasing the voltage. I thought that a modded BIOS may allow me to increase the OC even further.

The card is currently the 9th fastest GTS450 on the unigine heaven DX11 Extreme preset on HWBot, I'm hoping for better wink.gif
 
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