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OK I got the card ran rivatuner and unlocked my the masked pipelines. I just ran ATi tool and no artifacts. I guess I officially did my first upgrade for free. Does this all sound kosher or did i get lucky because i have read in various places that you cant unlock the pipelines on this card but i checked rivatuner and sure enough they are unlocked. Rivatuner states 20p/7vp. does anyone know how i can permantly enable these piplines into the bios because i had a script to do it with my 6800?
    
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Is it AGP?
    
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OK I got the card ran rivatuner and unlocked my the masked pipelines. I just ran ATi tool and no artifacts. I guess I officially did my first upgrade for free. Does this all sound kosher or did i get lucky because i have read in various places that you cant unlock the pipelines on this card but i checked rivatuner and sure enough they are unlocked. Rivatuner states 20p/7vp. does anyone know how i can permantly enable these piplines into the bios because i had a script to do it with my 6800?
The 6 series were the only cards that you could unlock pipes on.
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The 6 series were the only cards that you could unlock pipes on.
Ok so rivatuner just unmasked nothing then I guess.
    
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Not true some rare 79xx cards you could the ones that were 7900gt cores bios locked to 7900gs pipes. Best way to check is go back into rivatuner and see if the pipes are enabled still and run a benchmark with them on and off. Im not sure if it was bfg or xfx that had the cards that could be unlocked.
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I know the masks stayed unlocked but rivatuner does still state 20p/7vp so im assuming nothing really happened. Im going to try some benchmarks and see if there is any difference.
    
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I think it is possible to unclock some of the AGP models but I know all the PCI-E models are laser locked.
    
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Not true some rare 79xx cards you could the ones that were 7900gt cores bios locked to 7900gs pipes. Best way to check is go back into rivatuner and see if the pipes are enabled still and run a benchmark with them on and off. Im not sure if it was bfg or xfx that had the cards that could be unlocked.
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Thats the few links found bfg is the maker they use gt cores for gs cards when the demand is higher for gs then gt and just bios lock them.

http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthre...7&page=1&pp=15

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=517431
http://forums.techpowerup.com/attach...9&d=1164260645
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