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Old 06-10-10, 11:45 AM   #13
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I have a feeling enabling this may not necessarily brick the card but is likely to cause many graphical glitches since my guess is the features were disabled through product binning and they weren't just disabled for fun.
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Old 06-11-10, 08:07 AM   #14
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Well, it's at users own risk. So i presume if you brick your card, tool or no tool, guarantee on the card will be toast. And that is Asus problem, not Nvidia.

To Nvidia it only matters selling cards.
Believe it or not I think EVGA would still warranty their card. Their just that good.
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Old 06-11-10, 08:24 AM   #15
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Cards don't brick in this situation unless you have no integrated GPU or don't have another PCIE slot and card. If a BIOS flash fails, you reflash to the previous BIOS, it's not that big of a thing. Must be some of you weren't around during the 5900/6800 days?
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Old 06-11-10, 09:36 AM   #16
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I was,and yes I flashed my 6800's :-)
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Old 06-14-10, 12:17 PM   #17
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Yeah I unlocked my 6800 but it made some artifacts had to flash it back.
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Old 06-20-10, 11:21 PM   #18
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If its all in the BIOS, it makes you wonder if a GTX 480 could unlock all 512 shaders in a similar fashion.
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Old 06-20-10, 11:33 PM   #19
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Just get a 480
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It's not all about the BIOS. It's just in the case of the GTX 465 that they are disabled via BIOS.

I have heard nvidia normally disables features through software storage separate from the bios that is hard locked. Though some have said only 480 cores are visible on the GTX 480 so maybe they were laser cut? Either way nvidia saw it fit to cut those 32 cores to maximize performance. I believe it was said that removing those cores allowed them to set the voltage in a way that they were able to squeeze out some extra performance.
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It's not all about the BIOS. It's just in the case of the GTX 465 that they are disabled via BIOS.

I have heard nvidia normally disables features through software storage separate from the bios that is hard locked. Though some have said only 480 cores are visible on the GTX 480 so maybe they were laser cut? Either way nvidia saw it fit to cut those 32 cores to maximize performance. I believe it was said that removing those cores allowed them to set the voltage in a way that they were able to not cause gpu related house fires.
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Old 06-21-10, 09:22 AM   #22
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So shouldn't this thread read ASUS Publishes GTX 465 Core Unlock Tool instead. Seeing how thats all it does. Wonder how Nvidia feels about this?
There's a reason why some chips are binned at 465's instead of 470's. So I doubt they care.

It's not like they can take chips binned as 465's and do this themselves. They'd lose a ton of money on RMA's.
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Old 06-21-10, 06:07 PM   #23
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After reading a few posts I can tell that VERY few 465s can be unlocked. There's a lot going against this. There are two ways the card can be unlocked. One through the Asus tool which only unlocks the Stream Processors and another by flashing the card with a 470 BIOS (this unlocks everything). However here are the hurdles: some (most?) 465s have the stream processors disabled not through the BIOS but through other means so the tool fails. Apparently there were a few 465s out there that were basically disabled 470s and even had the full amount of ram modules, TMUs, and ROPs (I heard Point of View was the manufacturer that had some of these). Obviously these are even more rare.
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After reading a few posts I can tell that VERY few 465s can be unlocked. There's a lot going against this. There are two ways the card can be unlocked. One through the Asus tool which only unlocks the Stream Processors and another by flashing the card with a 470 BIOS (this unlocks everything). However here are the hurdles: some (most?) 465s have the stream processors disabled not through the BIOS but through other means so the tool fails. Apparently there were a few 465s out there that were basically disabled 470s and even had the full amount of ram modules, TMUs, and ROPs (I heard Point of View was the manufacturer that had some of these). Obviously these are even more rare.
Given the problem they have been having with yields, this makes perfect sense. The reason the SPU's can't be unlocked is probably because they're damaged. Hence why the chip is a 465 to begin with.
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