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Flashing Gainward 7900 GS Golden Sample to GT or GTS?? Is possible???

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I have a Gainward 7900 GS Golden Sample 256Mb PCI-e videocard.
It is clocked by default at 500Mhz core and 1400Mhz (2x700) by Gainward. Is it possible to flash this card to a 7900 GT or GTS version?? And will it work or will I screw up my card by doing that??
In the past I flashed a 5900 card up to a 5900 Ultra and it worked like a charm, will it work as good now also or should I stay away from it?
And is there a procedure to undo the flash if it fails or is my card belly up then?
Thanks in advance.
Best regards, Kodiak.
post #2 of 9
Do some research about the cores, chances are the GS version uses a different core than the GT, hence will not have as many pipes/shaders. IMO your best bet is to outright overclock it.
post #3 of 9
it wont work - the pipelines are laser locked
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just oc it...my 7900gs oc's like a beast...incredibly helps real time gaming performance as well...
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Golden Sample = ES?

Golden Sample = OC?
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I saw on this forum a post about an ISO-file with lots of bios versions on it for flashing a GS to a GTX but the ISO-file is not online anymore
Anybody knows more about that?
Thanks in advance.
Best regards, Kodiak.
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The 7900GS has a G71, the same core as the 7900GT, 7900GTO, 7900GTX and 7950GT. However, the GS has one quad of pipelines (one shader) "laser cut" or disabled. You can overclock your GS, but you won't be able to make it have the 24 pipelines (8 shaders) of the GT, GTO, or GTX models.

There is no 7900GTS by the way. There is a 7600GTS, 8600GTS and an 8800GTS, but no 7900GTS.
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Im at the exat same, with a 7900 GS Golden Sample 256Mb aswell. i downloaded NVTweak which unlocks controls in nvidia control panel to OC it. its also a Golden Sample which means it a good overclocker and has a very good cooling system thanks to gainward. ive read that it can perform better than than a 7900GT when overclocked. you can also set it back to factory settings if you want.
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Originally Posted by K30WN View Post
Im at the exat same, with a 7900 GS Golden Sample 256Mb aswell. i downloaded NVTweak which unlocks controls in nvidia control panel to OC it. its also a Golden Sample which means it a good overclocker and has a very good cooling system thanks to gainward. ive read that it can perform better than than a 7900GT when overclocked. you can also set it back to factory settings if you want.
The 7900GS and 7900GT are basically the same card, the 7900GS just has 7/8 of the rendering power (when at the same clocks) of the 7900GT. You can overclock the GS to make it run fast than the 7900GT at stock, however the 7900GT overclocks extremly well, and will pull into the lead.
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