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can i make a 470 a 465 that way i can sli it with my other 465?

Any 1 know?
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Well I don't know for sure but I would think that it might be possible to flash with a 465 BIOS, maybe try the stock 465 BIOS that came on things like the MSI 465 GE that could unlock to 470 for the best chance. I'm afraid that's the best help I can offer really is just a guess. Good luck, I think you're gonna need it.
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Well I don't know for sure but I would think that it might be possible to flash with a 465 BIOS, maybe try the stock 465 BIOS that came on things like the MSI 465 GE that could unlock to 470 for the best chance. I'm afraid that's the best help I can offer really is just a guess. Good luck, I think you're gonna need it.
All I gotta say is that would not be the smartest thing I have ever seen.... just buy another... what are they 200 bucks? maybe?
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post #4 of 9
It's possible and doable. But before flashing it, make sure to backup the original bios of that GPU.
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Im in a position where its cheaper to get a 470 then a 465

I just wanted to know if any one has ever done it before im sure if something went wrong i can always reflash the bios. I have plenty of spare cards.
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post #6 of 9
A big +1 to the advice to make sure you save the stock 470 BIOS to minimize the chances of bricking your card. Also you might want to look into possibly selling your 465s and seeing how much it would cost to upgrade to all of them be 470s.
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I don't see why it wouldn't work. It just wouldn't utilize some cores/memory.
    
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post #8 of 9
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A big +1 to the advice to make sure you save the stock 470 BIOS to minimize the chances of bricking your card. Also you might want to look into possibly selling your 465s and seeing how much it would cost to upgrade to all of them be 470s.
yep i took eveything into consideration.
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post #9 of 9
Unlocked PNY 465's are 470's with 465 bios flashed - so yes it is doable Grab a PNY bios and flash away!
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