Originally Posted by Jaxis
Well not you got me scared... lol I've read the flash only works with 10 chips.. and iw as too lazy to remove the cooler to see if its missing two.
Well long story short, I had my hands on a 8 chip version and I flashed it and it worked... didn't get the same performance as a full 470 though. Not sure how much of a benefit there was over having it at stock.
The one you have will be an 8 chip.The 10 chip was a very limited run and MSI to my knowledge does not have any left in stock.
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Edited by fofamit - 7/25/12 at 4:26am
The fan blade on my 10 chip 465 GE broke and I phoned prior to getting a RMA by some guy who seemed to care less and was informed that I would get either the same card or identical specified 10 RAM Chips back. The RMA went through quickly, got a replacement card instead of a fix as is to standard procedure. Was too lazy to remove the cooler to be sure it had 10 RAM chips so I went ahead with the bios upgrade to a 470, turned out it only had 8 RAM chips. So I called them back, got someone who personally tracked down the location of my card and ensured that I got my card back with the repaired fan. He informed me that the card is very special and was a limited run and they no longer have those in stock in North America and had to get my card back from a warehouse in the U.S. He also sent me a pre-paid packing slip
and apologized for what the other guy said without me really complaining about it and said to be careful with the card because they generally don't do this. I think the main reason it was so painless and easy for me to get this done was because I was using that card in SLI with an actual MSI 470 Twin Frozr.