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Flashing 8800GT to Quadro FX3700?

post #1 of 25
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Hi guys.
Just about to flash this 8800 to a Quadro.

Is there any benchmark that will show the difference between the 8800 and the FX3700?
(One that takes advantage of a quadro)

This is just for testing as my friend is after one for his CAD work.
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I've heard that flashing a geforce to a quadro puts alot more stress on the GPU. Moreover the gains are not going to be too high. IMO
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post #3 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz;12108429 
I've heard that flashing a geforce to a quadro puts alot more stress on the GPU. Moreover the gains are not going to be too high. IMO
Yea I'm willing to try anyway.
I have nothing to lose.
Over the last 2 days it has been a 9800GT/8800GT/8800GTS etc playing around.
So making some use out of it will be handy
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Bump, anyone?
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post #5 of 25
İf you want use this card for drawing applications you must flash your 8800 to fx3700 because there are serious differances between quadro and geforce on professional applications and its got same board id , so I think there is no problem for flashing.
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post #6 of 25
You can try it, just be sure you know how to 'blind flash' it back in case it doesn't work.

Even better: have an old pci gpu laying around to use for such occasions:teaching:
    
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post #7 of 25
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this board has 2x PCI-E slots so i should be fine tongue.gif
So still no idea on a benchmark i could use?
Also i am having trouble locating a FX3700 bios file frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr OCN;12110135 
this board has 2x PCI-E slots so i should be fine tongue.gif
So still no idea on a benchmark i could use?
Also i am having trouble locating a FX3700 bios file frown.gif

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=NVIDIA&manufacturer=&model=&interface=&memSize=0

Try some other Quadro BIOS's
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post #9 of 25
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Cheers Atomfix but only the FX3700 works with the G92 8800GT 512mb


I just flashed the card with a Leadtek FX3700 bios, unfortunately the flash failed and windows detected the card as a 9800GTX/9800GTX+
Nearly lost the card (it artifacted then i got a BSOD)
Restarted in safe mode and flashed it back to a 8800GT

Guess that idea didn't work sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #10 of 25
That is too bad... I modded my 8800GTS(640) to an FX4600


Someone tested it and found a nice increase in performance on the application that he tested:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=220942



Instead of flashing the card, you might have some luck soft modding it in rivatuner.
http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33898714
Just make sure you pick the right stuff for your card, since the guide was made for the 8800GTS(640)
Edited by k4m1k4z3 - 1/23/11 at 5:52am
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