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post #11 of 32
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No that does bring up a good point. I didn't think about the volts or amps. That is a good point there though. Thats why I like to ask because people (like you) bring up good points that others didn't think about during the process.
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Why though? Saying it wont work without reason behind it

It wont work for several reasons. First off doing any kind of hardware mod on graphics cards is a challenge but messing with IC is practically impossible.

Getting one of thees loos in once piece and replaced is hard as hell.



Getting an surface mounted multi point chip like an vram just can't be done by hand. I don't care how good you think you are.



Even with the right tools and mad skills you need to have extreme luck to get all thous points loos and the chip away and put one back in and get all thous points to connect properly. And you need to do that for ever single memory chip as you would have to upgrade each to an higher density version. Now if you by some miracle got this far without melting the PCB or frying one of the chips then there is still the question of software. Would the card even run whit the new configuration or would it have needed a cross firmware update form an 4GB version card in order to recognize the added memory.


That reason enough for you?
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I heard of people using a heat gun (which I have) and heating it up and removing the chips then heating it up and putting new ones on. Heres a video

I don't think this video is legit though, I even comment on the guy and said it didn't seem legit because he didn't prove it worked, he just said "it worked for me".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnnU5-83QUM&list=UUBYhVqA5AJ0oMLVvPPoDNyw

I'm calling BS on that. See how the solder is spreading over several of the points. That's a short circuit and so the card won't work. Sure you can stick new chips on but I can't believe anyone would manage to get them to line up without a single short cut happening due to the solder. Also when heating up chips like that you are essentially working at or above their rated max temp so the risk of chip damage is real.
    
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Why though? Saying it wont work without reason behind it
Getting an surface mounted multi point chip like an vram just Cant be done by hand. I don't care how good you think you are.
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Well I see your point here. Thats what I was asking for though. I like to have reason to know it wont work. I just don't like when people say "Cant do it", then give you no reason why you cant do it.
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Fixed =)

Yeah noticed that slip up
    
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post #17 of 32
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I even through a comment in the video saying BS as he didn't prove it worked after. If you cant find my comment its by "Jacob Winkle". But I see your point, just learning more stuff here. I dont know everything, If I did I wouldn't be asking for advice or reasons why it won't work. I saw one comment of a guy saying about the volts and the amps and I didn't think about that either. Nor did I think about the bios detecting the extra memory either. I'm not trying to be aggressive here toward you or anyone, just asking questions is all. I appreciate the feed back from you and giving me the reason why it wont work. Just trying to get a better understanding is all.
post #18 of 32
There's practically no chance that you will pull this off, it's not worth ruining your graphics card over. You need special tools like they would use at the factory and be extremely experienced (like many years in computer engineering). Complex electronics are manufactured using robotics and are basically only ever worked on by humans when it needs repair.

Chances are, even if you could do it the equipment would cost too much to make it worth while. Plus if there is any chance of the parts being incompatible you'll be left with a non-working card.
 
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I took that into consideration with getting a broken GPU. I was just asking more then doing just because I wanted a better understanding of it.
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If you're really interested in that, maybe go to college or university for computer engineering. They cover lots about circuitry and fabrication.

Edit: Or read some textbooks about it, since you probably aren't interested in school (most people seem to have steady jobs on OCN).
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