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    BFG 7900GS unlocks!

    I came across this from techpowerup:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=18473

    and using Rivatuner, I was able to get my new BFG 7900GS OC to unlock from 20 pp/7vp to 24pp/8vp.

    From a locked o/c speed of 585/1600 to an unlocked o/c speed of 570/1600 (couldn't go higher with the unlock) I got:

    500 more 3DMark03 points
    300 more 3DMark05 points
    200 more 3DMark06 points
    96.5 fps vs. 89.9 fps Half Life 2 Lost Coast Video Stress Test

    I'm still testing, but I basically got a faster than 7900GT card for $187.99 CAD after rebate with taxes.

    From what I read at Techpowerup, it's only the BFG ones that can unlock so far.
    Last edited by mystery; 12-23-2006 at 11:33 AM.
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    Last edited by mystery; 12-22-2006 at 12:04 AM.
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    Very nice!
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    This keeps getting better....I did the volt mod to 1.5V using rear window defroster kit and I'm up to 650/1650--faster than a 7900GTO, 7950GT, and 7900GTX for $160 CAD ($139 USD).
    Last edited by mystery; 12-25-2006 at 01:19 AM.
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    that's sweet. without voltmod i got mine to 600/1700. but it came as 560/1650 so that's not really a high oc for me . im too scared to do the hardmods :P

    this could be the new x800gto2
    Last edited by Reign; 12-23-2006 at 10:59 AM.
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    The GPU volt mod wasn't hard to do. I used a paper clip to apply the rear window defroster kit liquid.
    I am by no means electronically/electrically inclined.

    Even if you make a mistake, you can always use acetone to remove it. Just ensure that the correct point(s) is/are connected before powering on.

    I used this as a guide:

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...readid=1847758

    (I didn't do the memory vmod as I don't have a multimeter.)
    Last edited by mystery; 12-23-2006 at 12:03 PM.
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    Damn!!! And I just spent $230 or so for a 7900GTO lol.

    Edit: Never mind, the BFG 7900GS is $184 at Newegg, plus my GTO has the nice GTX cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoosH
    Damn!!! And I just spent $230 or so for a 7900GTO lol.

    Edit: Never mind, the BFG 7900GS is $184 at Newegg, plus my GTO has the nice GTX cooler.
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    Did you get it at Canada Computers? I've been looking for something around the $200 range to replace a X800XT PE. Saw the X1950 Pro for $200 on the Futureshop Boxing Day flyer.
    Last edited by Chuck232; 12-24-2006 at 04:08 PM.
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    Yes, I got it from Canada Computers.

    That X1950Pro @$199.99 looks like a good deal also.

    You get the lifetime warranty with the BFG, though.
    Last edited by mystery; 12-25-2006 at 12:26 AM.
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    I just removed the heatsink to re-apply thermal compound and found the core is a 7900GT one, not a 7900GS! It looks like BFG is just soft blocking the pipes via BIOS.

    Last edited by mystery; 12-24-2006 at 06:42 PM.
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    Awesome !

    I love bios unlocks, there is always the anticipation that you saved a busload of cash as you boot up that game for the first time.

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    Nice! Yeah, love those unlocks. Going all the way back to the 9700/9500 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck232
    Nice! Yeah, love those unlocks. Going all the way back to the 9700/9500 days.
    hehe it's a nice feeling indeed. i remember how happy i was when my Asus 6800GE (12/5) unlocked to 16/6.
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    I have a BFG 7900GS and after I enabled the bits and rebooted it still says 20 piplines.

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