Hi, I have wanted this card since it was new, but knew I would have to wait for one fine day when it fell to my price range. That fine day came a week and a half ago when I scored one here in Japan for $140 with shipping !! I be a happy camper. So as mentioned in the title I am a linux user. I was using Linux mint, but as with my intergrated 8200 series it was not playing all HD content smooth with the 465 GE, so I got ready to run the gauntlet of systems to find the right one, but was very happy when the first one I tried improved the video playback to perfection. The system is Linux Mephis. Overall I am very satisfied now, but I know this card has much more to offer even without unlocking the 470 within. So this brings me to my questions.
A) anyone out there running this card on a Linux system, if so which one?
B) is there anyway to flash the card to a 470 in Linux?
C) is there anyway to OC the card without hurting my brain. I love linux, but I have EXTREME ADD, the real kind, so it can be very very very difficult for me at times. I am very slowly learning, and can follow directions so long as very regular language is used to explain the linux language. IE assume I know nothing about Linux, cause I really know very little. Just enough to love it.
D) I want to make love to this GPU, is that normal?
B) I've not tried this, but a quick google search turned up this: NVflash for linux After you get nvflash to run, unlocking would be the same
C) The only way I can think to OC in linux would be to flash an OC'd firmware, that should work. You may be able to run afterburner with wine, but I doubt it.
D) Yes, completely, just don't break the fans when you do, like I did.