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Lesterp
10-17-05, 10:36 PM
Saw a listing on Craigslist the other day for a Gainward 6800nu w/ a Zalman VF700 for $120. For sh!ts and giggles I offered $100 and he said 'sure'.

Brought it home and threw it in my rig and put a water block on it, flashed it with jimmors' 1.3v/relaxed ram timmings bios, unlocked it to 16/6 and started o'cing it. Seems happy at 420/970 all pipes working.

Best deal I've ever scored on a component. can probably flog the zalman for $20 to boot.

angshuman
10-17-05, 10:37 PM
Great deal, congrats!

Lesterp
10-17-05, 11:37 PM
For those curious - bios is below (2 versions are included, one ends in 14 and one ends in 13 = 1.3v):

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=12254&d=1119788731

superklye
10-17-05, 11:45 PM
Good luck! I hope unlocked and overclocked it lasts a while for you...

wrugoin
10-18-05, 09:34 PM
Very good deal, I was able to sell my Chaintech 6800NU with NV5 Silencer, Unlocked and Bios Flashed OC @ 375/800 for $150 last weekend. Your card far out perform the one I sold and you saved $50

I would have thought that OCing, Flashing the bios and unlocking it would have scared off buyers but I was able to sell in 3 days. Though the guy wanted a 3DMark 03 Demo to make sure there was no artifacts.