Found this on Ebay, is it what you guys are talking about 8800 to quad4600/5600?

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  1. virtualex

    virtualex Master Guru

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    can you post SPECviewperf 9 results ?
     
  2. legolasgleaf

    legolasgleaf Member Guru

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    And the most important:

    ngpuiyee, send the BIOS to Unwinder.
     
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  3. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Well, if we trust EBay, nobody has purchased the hacked BIOS yet.
    Both auctions list that no bids or purchases were made so far.
    I sent a message to the seller asking him if the BIOS is the same as the free ones from the nvbios ftp site and so far he is not responding...:rolleyes:
     
  4. ngpuiyee

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    I purchased my new computer with a 8800...
    not the bios.
    Anyway, not until I said I "purchased" something, no one would react to me. How nice....
     

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    i ask him other info....and screenshot...
    no respons for now....uhm....
    some strange?
    i think soo......
     
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    Quad Buffered OpenGL Good to Go?

    Hey virtualex so you have applied this bios successfully I noticed in the various documents he claims to have framelock genlock working I was wondering if you could tell me if this is the case as this is a quadro only feature. Also I was wondering if quad buffered opengl is supported as the present hack using rivatuner does not fix opengl as the software still has some mechanism to detect that the card is bad as can be found in the thread.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=220942
    I believe it was you who mentioned it in post #33. So in short will this allow for quad buffered opengl. Is the protection broken when using this bios?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. Phalkon30

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    Well, all your questions are things we really don't know yet. The point of this thread is to find out if it is possible to mod to quadro.
     
  8. quadxeon

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    ok, flashed my 8800gtx succesfull (file from nvbios.com), after reboot standard vga card found, installed FW100.65 (vista x64), card is recognized as 8800gtx.
    could not run any specapp because I'm very close to a deadline.
     
  9. AlecRyben

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    You can't have framelock and genlock capabilities without having a real Quadro. You need an additional daughter card for framelock and genlock and that is available only on special Quadro models.
    Quad buffered OpenGL may be supported, but there is no shutter glasses connector on GeForce cards, so I don't know if the Quadro quad buffer option will work with shutter glasses that work with a vga passthrough instead.

    The longer we wait for any concrete evidence from this ebay guy, the bigger is the possibility of a scam/hoax.
     
  10. virtualex

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    i think that guy has two bios versions. one called Nvidia Performance Enhanced 8800 Bios (the one i installed) , sold here and one called Nvidia Quadro 4600 Bios for 8800 GTX/GTS graphics cards.

    i think 8 of us should send 10$ each to some guy we trust, like AlecRyben, and he could buy it and send it to us and unwinder. deal ?


    p.s.: i cannot make an pay-pal account, my country is not listed, lol
     

  11. spaman64

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    Hey AlecRyben,

    I was under the impression it was for genlocking framelocking the pair of dualheads on the card itself but who knows. As for the quad buffered opengl i realize there is no dim connector but I was gona use the VGA adapter in any case :). As for virtualex that sounds like a reasonable idea, i wasn't suggestion we buy anything from this guy as the bios he is selling is identical to the bios on the www.nvbios.com site isnt it?

    http://www.nvbios.com/downloads/Qua...Edition/Express/SingleImage/DiskImages/DISK1/

    Is this not the Quadro Bios for 8800 ? Perhaps we should give this one a try?
    I cannot find any other bios on this site which claims to be a performance only bios....

    Anyways I was just refering to the nvbios site as I don't really trust the auction at all it seems like he pasted the same information for both driver sets and just deleted things to make it look like one driver had more... Altho who knows.
     
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  12. virtualex

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    flashed my card with this

    seems just like an overclocked bios. only difference is that SPECviewperf 9.0.3 does not crash when sofmodding my card to quadro4600 using nvstrap. Results are the same in geforce or quadro mode.



    maya-02 Viewset
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    Test Weight Frames DLB Visual Double Frame Buffer Depth Stencil
    # Per Sec Sec ID Buffer Red Green Blue Alpha Buffer Buffer
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    1 11.00 38.9 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    2 11.00 21.0 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    3 11.00 15.5 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    4 11.00 24.4 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    5 12.00 18.3 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    6 11.00 15.1 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    7 11.00 12.2 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    8 11.00 12.2 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
    9 11.00 33.0 N/A 7 True 8 8 8 0 24 0
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    maya-02 Weighted Geometric Mean = 19.55


    very low, considering this 175.21 :realmad:
     
  13. AlecRyben

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    There is no need to rush and give money to a potential scammer.
    If the BIOS hack is really working, it will leak eventually, you can be sure of that... ;)
     
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    What OS do you use?
     
  15. virtualex

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    xp sp2 32 bit, nvidia 165.01.
     

  16. AlecRyben

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    You need special electronics, connectors (RJ45) and cables for framelocking multiple cards together.
    You also need additional electronics and connectors (BNC) for genlocking that will allow you to sync multiple video signals (genlock slaves) onto the same reference signal pulse generator (genlock master sync generator).
    You can trust me on this, since I have used genlocking quite often and have used framelocking on a couple of occasions (using Quadro FX 3000G cards)
    As you see, without involving some additional hardware, you cannot achieve genlock/framelock with software only.
     
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    No, it's not the same.
    This buyer got sucked into buying a simple OC BIOS that can be downloaded for free. :(
    There are still no customers for the Quadro modded BIOS.
     
  19. virtualex

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    it's Special for EVGA 8800 GTX Card Owners bios. just an overclocked one. someone must buy Nvidia Quadro 4600 Bios for 8800 GTX/GTS (hopefully gts/640:smoke: )
     
  20. virtualex

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    maybe they're reading this forum and waiting for someone else to buy it :p
     

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