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post #11 of 25
Check out this link dude...http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...=0&#entry78425

Its about using Rivatuners pro capabilities on an 8400MGS but the same applies to your card
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nice link ! i will ask there
it looks like i can do it but some of the users says that the didn't get any extra performance.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Yes they are 100% possible. Just use rivatuner to unlock the professional capabilities. Both you said do in fact work. I did so with an 8600GTS (over to FX1700) for my dad's quad CAD rig.
Then it worked! I tried posting in the original thread to see if you got it. Sounds like you did.
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no, I just thought since you didn't post here for 4 months you have solved your problem. I have found with my uncle's 3d programs the 8600GTS I flashed for him to the Quadro performed a lot better than the 8600GTS before the flash
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Could you explain how did you did it ?
and if you can post some benchmarks ?
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post #18 of 25
I don't have any benches, he bought the 8600GTS thinking it would work well for his 3d programs, I don't remember which though.

I installed it for him and it was pretty good but I read about flashing the bios to a quadro so I downloaded the FX 1700 bios, not sure where from though, and flashed the bios.

I then ran gpuz and it recognized it as a full quadro fx 1700 and his program was able to run a lot smoother with the quadro bios.

I can't guarantee it will perform better for your needs but I saved my uncle about $400 for the cost of the FX 1700, although it didn't perform as well in gaming. I think it has to do with the functions and instruction sets but IDK
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if its possible could u send me a copy of the bios that you flashed ?
and witch brand was the 8600gts ?
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I don't have the bios, but a quick google search should help you find it, his 8600GTS was an EVGA
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