upgrading sapphire 9800 pro (128MB) to 256 MB

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On 4/22/2004 5:12 PM Aldrich Co brightened our day with:

>is it possible? what are involved?
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buying a new card.

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without buying a new one aside, like adding memory? is that allowed?

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> buying a new card.
 

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"Aldrich Co" <redeemer_sv@hailmail.net> wrote in message
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> is it possible? what are involved?

Impossible....unless you Ebay the 128Mb and buy the 256Mb version. Or buy
another 128Mb and run them in SLI mode <grin>.
 

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"Augustus" <tiberius@weeik.com> wrote in message
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> "Aldrich Co" <redeemer_sv@hailmail.net> wrote in message
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> Impossible....unless you Ebay the 128Mb and buy the 256Mb version. Or buy
> another 128Mb and run them in SLI mode <grin>.
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Don't confuse the poor guy, he's probbly right now posting "How to run two
9800Pro in SLI please"
 
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The reason you cant upgrade the card with extra memory is because there is
no where to put it! Your card was made with 126MB and 128MB it will have to
stay, sorry

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> without buying a new one aside, like adding memory? is that allowed?
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> Inglo <ingloogoo@zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.xcc> wrote in message
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Aldrich Co left a note on my windscreen which said:

> is it possible? what are involved?

I can't recall ever seeing this mod performed. It probably can be done
(most things can be done) but the reason this has probably not been is
because it's just too complicated for very little gain.

Even 128MB is overkill for many games being played today and if your
were to have a look at comparitive benchmarks you will find the 256MB do
not perform any better than their 128MB counterparts.

By the time you will see significant benefits in using 256MB VRAM you
will probably find your 9800 Pro too slow anyway.

Save your money and your time. Just upgrade the card for the next model
when you feel you need to.
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On 4/23/2004 1:21 AM Stoneskin brightened our day with:

>Aldrich Co left a note on my windscreen which said:
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>>is it possible? what are involved?
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>I can't recall ever seeing this mod performed. It probably can be done
>(most things can be done) but the reason this has probably not been is
>because it's just too complicated for very little gain.
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This used to be possible, like 6 or 7 years ago. There were cards
made, by 3dfx maybe, can't remember for sure, that had room for adding
extra memory. But that was all back in the day before there were even
16 Mb video cards.

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But the cards back then came with sockets to plug memory into them. Of
course, finding the proper memory was another issue entirely. But my point
is that the card was designed that way on purpose.

With the newer ones, the best case scenario would probably be that you'd
have to un-solder the old memory, and solder new stuff in it's place. Much
better off just replacing the card, given the risk.

Clint

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> On 4/23/2004 1:21 AM Stoneskin brightened our day with:
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> >Aldrich Co left a note on my windscreen which said:
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> >
> >
> >>is it possible? what are involved?
> >>
> >>
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> >I can't recall ever seeing this mod performed. It probably can be done
> >(most things can be done) but the reason this has probably not been is
> >because it's just too complicated for very little gain.
> >
> >
> >
>
> This used to be possible, like 6 or 7 years ago. There were cards
> made, by 3dfx maybe, can't remember for sure, that had room for adding
> extra memory. But that was all back in the day before there were even
> 16 Mb video cards.
>
> --
> "Smiles everyone, Smiles!" - Mr. Roarke
>
> Steve [Inglo]
 

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