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6800 XT 128 mb DDR to 6800 Ultra

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can I do that?
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can I do that?
You mean like as a BIOS flash? Or just buying a whole new card?
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i used to have a 6800xt i think you could unlock the pipelines on it and get it to a gt or something along those lines, dont know about an ultra though
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i used to have a 6800xt i think you could unlock the pipelines on it and get it to a gt or something along those lines, dont know about an ultra though
Yea it could never flash to an Ultra, they never made 128MB ultra's, so any BIOS would be incompatible. Though the pipe unlock may work!
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may explain to me that what pipe unlock?
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Wow, I'm always impressed with people who have the testicular fortitude to flash the BIOS on their video card, upgrading it to a higher model. No sarcasm, that's awesome. Too bad you can't with yours...

Speaking of which... can a 9700Pro be flashed to a 9700XT? Just curious, I have one on my backup rig.
    
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How can I flash my 6800 XT BIOS to an 6800 Ultra BIOS?
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How can I flash my 6800 XT BIOS to an 6800 Ultra BIOS?
AFAIK you can't.

1. XT had 128MB of ram, ultras had 256 and 512
2. the XT has GDDR1 the ultra had GDDR3
3. the Card may well be unable to handle going that far.

Try to unlock the pipes. IDK how, but i'm sure sum1 'round these parts can tell ya. and then OC from there. make sure you have good, no scratch that, great cooling and be aware that the pipes maybe defective...

edit: it appears Punkbandit35 posted the link on how to unlock 6800s
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