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Sapphire 5830...overclocking and BIOS flashing?

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I did some google searching because I'm curious to see what I can do to my single Sapphire 5830.

While I was able to find some threads about overclocking it, I also came across some threads discussing the BIOS and how it can be flashed to 5870 BIOS(or a better 5830 BIOS) in order to make it better. From what I read, the 5830 us supposedly a 5870 with stuff locked to dull it down, and by flashing the BIOS with another/better one...you end up with a better card.

Of course, before I would try something like this, I gotta ask OCNET. So, what do you guys and gals think about this? Any info is greatly appreciated, would love to squeeze some extra(safe) power out of this thing.
 
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I think the 5830 ROPS/shader sectors are physically disabled. Nothing you can flash will change that.
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I think the 5830 ROPS/shader sectors are physically disabled. Nothing you can flash will change that.

Laser cut = impossible
The only reason some GTX465's can be unlocked to 470's is because their hardware is BIOS locked and not cut by lasers, so the answer is it wont give you any better SPU's but you might get it stable at 5850 clocks but probobly not 5870.
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