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I dont know much about how this would work or if anyone has ever attempted to do it to another GFX card. But considering the 780 and titan are basically the same, would it be possible to solder on a 3gb chip onto the PCB yourself? Then maybe some type of bios flash to make it recognize the extra 3gb?

I saw pictures of someone who took apart a 780 and titan, and what was missing from the memory portion of the 780, the titan seems to have memory in the same area to where the memory is missing on the 780.
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I dont know much about how this would work or if anyone has ever attempted to do it to another GFX card. But considering the 780 and titan are basically the same, would it be possible to solder on a 3gb chip onto the PCB yourself? Then maybe some type of bios flash to make it recognize the extra 3gb?

I saw pictures of someone who took apart a 780 and titan, and what was missing from the memory portion of the 780, the titan seems to have memory in the same area to where the memory is missing on the 780.

Not worth the risk versus the price.
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More than just memory is missing, and you would have to reflash the bios... And then you are still missing an entire SMX, and (I might be wrong) I think this includes a memory controller.

If you want a Titan, buy a Titan.
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Not really possible. It is rather complicated to attach the memory and on top of that you would need a supporting BIOS.
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It may be possible - you'd need a hot air soldering kit to do it though. plus i think you'd find more components than just the memory chips missing - there's usually small surface mount decoupling capacitors around the chips too. So I think you'd need more than just the memory chips (if you could source them.) Its fraught with dangers though, since you don't have proper manufacturing processes for soldering and testing the chips. And thats not counting the possibility of other hardware (resistors etc) setting the memory mode (turning on/off memory busses on the GPU).

Best thing, if you want Titan tech, buy a Titan. thumb.gif
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smh, I'd take the GTX 780 as it comes straight up without even attempting to mod of this sort.
OP if you wanna throw away money then I will give you my PayPal email and you can hit me off too.

wanna Titan then get a Titan.
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yeah, soldering by hand a memory chip/s would be near impossible let alone everything else.
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smh, I'd take the GTX 780 as it comes straight up without even attempting to mod of this sort.
OP if you wanna throw away money then I will give you my PayPal email and you can hit me off too.

wanna Titan then get a Titan.

no need to be rude man, was just trying to get some answers.
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smh, I'd take the GTX 780 as it comes straight up without even attempting to mod of this sort.
OP if you wanna throw away money then I will give you my PayPal email and you can hit me off too.

wanna Titan then get a Titan.

no need to be rude man, was just trying to get some answers.
I wasn't being rude... thumb.gif
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