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31 May 2008

How to Softmod 9600GSO into 8800GTS 512MB Part1

How to Softmod 9600GSO into 8800GTS 512MB Part1


Part 1: Introductions & Modding
Part 2: Test System & Benchmarks
Part 3: Modded 9600GSO vs 8800GTS 512MB





I am sure enthusiasts are familiar with the term "soft-modding". The days (of turning 9800SE into 9800Pro; 6800NU into 6800GT) are back! This time round, the spotlight is on the GeForce 9 series, namely the 9600GSO. In this extraction of the original guide, we will show you how to softmod a 9600GSO into a 8800GTS 512MB.






The first obvious question is:
"Hey, 9600GSO has only 384MB memory, where does the 128MB comes from?"


Very well, that is why you cannot buy just any 9600GSO and try to mod. You need this specific model, specifically the Galaxy 9600GSO OverClocked edition. Because this card contains 8 memory chips instead of the usual 6, making a 512MB 256-bit configuration.



Next, download the modded BIOS here,
flash it using the Magic Panel 3 & restart your PC.



Galaxy 9600 GSO before modding





Galaxy 9600 GSO after modding

As you can see from the screenshots on Rivatuner, the full 128-shaders on the G92 chip has been unlocked, together with the 2 unused memory chips. Now the only thing left to do is, of course.. bench it!


Part 1: Introductions & Modding
Part 2: Test System & Benchmarks
Part 3: Modded 9600GSO vs 8800GTS 512MB
Highlight: GeForce 9600GSO vs 9600GT

12 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Nice guide. Do you think you could direct me do a store where i can buy that 9600gso. I can find it on any store! Preferably in the uk.

regards

Patrick

Le said...

hey...very interesting idea...do you think it can be done with a 8800 gt as it already has 512 mb and 256-bit bus, so it would just be a matter of unlocking 12 sps (from 112 to 128) and raising clock speeds.

Anonymous said...

I can't find any here in the states, but Galaxy technology has links to where you can buy it if you're not in the states.

Anonymous said...

unfortuantly he galaxy's uk suppliers dont appear to stock it. Ive emailed them to ask where i can get hold of one.

Regards

Patrick

Anonymous said...

It is interesting, there is only this test who made this mod.and everybody else link to this. Nobody confirmed in the forums yet.
Another problem i douldnt download the modded bios file because the link what is in the test is filled with hieroglifs, and a havent found the download button...
So i am skeptic.I could buy a galaxy 9600gso xtreme tune vga with 0.8ns ram. And if this works with this card it would be good but i affraid this is a late april 1 joke.
i hope i can find somebody who can confirm this test.because 1 test is not test.

Emmery Cheung said...

Can't seem 2 find this card in Canada either. Only the non OC version is available and that only has 6 mem chips.

EMO+NO LUCK said...

I'm getting one.
Wonder if it had been sold out already...

Anonymous said...

I have 9600gso and this bios don't WORK I HAVE only clocks at 600/1000 but no 512 mb ram and 256 bits. Its Sucks ...

Anonymous said...

Nice guide,,could you tell me, can 9600GSO 786MB flashmod into 8800gts???
because i wanna know about the bios on my Palit 9600GSO 786MB..

Anonymous said...

Your guide is too simple. Its not a "how to" guide. Its a what it can do" guide. The software doesn't even have a link in your website. Wasted 2 hours googling it. Found it at last in that chinese site by search engine within the site.

Anonymous said...

ASUS ROG Extreme N9600GT Matrix is the same with this softmoded version. If you don't like to softmod youself get 1 of those!

Anonymous said...

Hi nice transformation of the 9600 gso. I wanna know if my XFX GeForce 9600gso 768mb gddr2 can be changed into a 8800gts? I want to change to a beter performer. Please reply back or e-mail me at slackerthegod@hotmail.com Thanks!

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