Originally Posted by Rider85
Ummm...he has an EVGA GTX 465. His PCB is black lol. PNYs where the only ones that really had the "Black versus Blue thing." Besides, next time, If you care to help so much, help before the thread is closed
Besides, it is well worth checking the GPU #. You dont want to brick your card. Plenty of stories of people miss counting.
And if you wont take the 5 minutes to take apart your card for the 100% most accurate check, you are just lazy lol. forget the stupid asus thing, just do it. Thanks for your insightful post
My bad, I was not aware that all evga 465's had the black PCB. In any case, it should be pointed out that if one has a blue PCB, the card will not unlock. So that's the most logical first thing to point out. And there's a number of brands that DO make blue PCB 465's, even if evga did not.
And otherwise, regardless of your feeling regarding the timing or insightfulness of my post, it's pretty fricking simple to look at the back of the card to determine if you have the two extra memory chips by comparing to any of dozens of screenshots here on OCN that tell you what to look for.
And you can determine whether or not the card has an 030 or a 275 by running the Asus unlocking tool, which will work on a 275 and fail on a 030.
There's no possible bricking involved with these steps. You also don't have to worry about stripping screws or taking all the time needed (it's not always a 5 minute job) nor do you have to worry about re-doing the TIM, like you do if you take the card apart.
Feel free to think your 'taking apart the card' is the end-all, be-all of solutions, but personally, I think taking 10 seconds to look for the visible memory components on the back FIRST makes a hell of a lot more sense Edited by brettjv - 1/5/11 at 11:45pm