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8800GTX Flashed to 8800ultra?

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Can this be done? Some one suggested it in a sales thread i decided to bring it out to the experts. (The sales thread is in my signature)
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I highly doubt it.
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Any reason?
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Hardware wise there is no issue, except perhaps cooling. I've seen GTX's at near ultra clocks, though, so it may be possible.
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Can this be done? Some one suggested it in a sales thread i decided to bring it out to the experts. (The sales thread is in my signature)
Not many 8800GTX cards can hit Ultra speeds. The Ultras had better capacitors and memory ICs. I also believe that the Ultra had a better cooler, but it's been so long that I may be wrong on that. Anyways, selling an 8800GTX as an Ultra would be misleading and dishonest. A 8800GTX is not the same thing as an 8800 Ultra with a BIOS flash.
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No we were just curious if the bios could be flashed. I wasnt going to do it.
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No we were just curious if the bios could be flashed. I wasnt going to do it.
Before I'd ever do it, I'd make sure the card can handle the clocks. Most 8800GTXs had a problem with the shader clock being that high.
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post #8 of 21
The Ultra has more SPs as well. Perhaps TMUs and ROPs.
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post #9 of 21
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Yea i would probably need a better cooler if i were to attempt it. Kool to know its plausible.
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I think it can handle stock clocks.

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