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10-31-03, 08:13 AM
i have the sapphire 9500np softmod to 9500pro.i have been thinking about doing the hardmod/bios flash to avoid any future problems.but for the life of me i can't find a bios to do this with.i have googled,searched here,rage3d,driver heaven,guru3d.so if anyone can help me out with a etrontech 3.3 8 pipe bios i would be forever grateful. as always thank you
10-31-03, 11:26 AM
In order to hardmod your 9500 you need to re-solder a resistor that is near the core. ie take off the heatsink. You can also do it with a conductive pen.
There is no BIOS that will enable the 8 pipes.
Look here for some BIOS files-->http://www.ocfaq.com/softmod/bios.php
10-31-03, 12:04 PM
i understand how to do the hardmod.but my question is this after i do the hardmod don't i have to flash to an eight pipe bios for it to be reconized as 9500pro or can i just do the hardmod and go with it.
*edit what if i changed the device id with a bios editor after the hardmod?i just don't want to do the hardmod if i'm still gonna have to do the softmod
10-31-03, 01:10 PM
You will indeed need a BIOS flash after the hardmod. Good luck, I've always just used the soft-mod, never been that steady w/ a soddering iron:)
10-31-03, 02:22 PM
i can't find a sapphire 8 pipe etrontech 3.3 bios anywhere.sapphire and ati seem to have the same vendor ID 1002.PreservedSwine i read somewhere that you don't even need to solder anything or remove the resitor i'll find the article and post a link a little later
10-31-03, 02:50 PM
heres that link to doing the hardmod without soddering
thats the only reason i am even thinking about doing it
11-01-03, 09:12 AM
shouldnt the bioses be exactly the same?
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