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can I mod MSI Radeon 9500 256MB ?

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I want to buy a new VGA for my sister's rig . if I Get the MSI radeon 9500 256MB , can I mod it and unlock the extra 4 pipelines ? if no , referr me a card that has 256MB of memory and modable to 9700
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post #2 of 8
Yes you can soft modify it to unlock the extra 4 pipelines..see here
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thank you my friend . rep+ for you
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I can't find any BIOS for 9700 256MB . just 128MB . if I get a 9500 128MB , can I flash the BIOS ? is there any cooling problem ?
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post #5 of 8
When using the 'softmod' method your BIOS does not have to be changed by means of flashing.


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post #6 of 8
Also if u actually wanna flash it. u can always use a program like "RaBiT" 2 adjust the Memory in the Bios. something which i had 2 do 2 make my NP into a XT
post #7 of 8
I used these omega drivers http://www.omegadrivers.net/ to modd a noname 9500 to 9700, and a Gigabyte 9800se to 9800pro, they worked like a charm. It doesn't matter if it's a 128/256Mb version.
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rep+ for you all . thank you
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