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Offline maxias

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1375 on: February 06, 2019, 08:07:59 am »
Hello together, i have got a Gainward GeForce GTX 670 Phantom. it has a lightly different layout to the cards showing at this thread.
the bios chip is not on the back.


i have checked the resistors and maybe someone knows how to address them. especially the R3 i cannot find.
 

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1376 on: March 31, 2019, 11:27:55 am »
Hi friends!
I want to share my experience.
How I cracked a titan black EVGA graphics card into a Quadro K6000 graphics card.
Below is a photo with the work done.
Back side:
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 11:33:12 am by Volkon »
 

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1377 on: May 12, 2019, 11:34:13 am »
Hello!
After I hacked the Titan Black EVGA graphics card, I used the original BIOS from the Quadro K6000 graphics card.
But after loading the operating system, when the driver 411.81 was loaded, the desktop of the system began to appear with artifacts (photo 1). After some time, the video driver stops responding and the system throws a driver error.

At the same time, the system works fine with the BIOS from the Titan Black graphics card (except for its limited functional capabilities).
Did anyone manage to change the BIOS of the Quadro K6000 card so that the titan Black card works as efficiently as possible for CAD-systems?
Share, please, who knows something about this.
 

Offline maxias

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1378 on: May 23, 2019, 07:00:56 am »
i have a general question, does this hardware mod let for instance a GTX 670 work as a workstation K5000 card? im a solidworks user and im asking if it only enables "realview" in the same way as the software "realhack" does? or is the improve way more? better assembly performance? cheers
 

Offline gotofbi

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1379 on: July 10, 2019, 05:56:29 am »
Im little behind on this topic but I just got Tesla K10 for very good price.
I am going to mod it to K2 and see if I can use vGPU
 

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1380 on: July 12, 2019, 09:28:56 am »
Edit:
For those that are just spewing trash on HaD comments without doing a little research... the parts are identical, changing the Device ID just makes the binary blob advertise the additional features to the system, and enables them. It does NOT affect the clock speeds, and will not make the card faster for general day to day work unless you are using the specialised software that takes advantage of these 'professional' features. Changing the ID does not affect the clock speeds as they are configured by the BIOS which we are not touching.

And stock, the GTX690 is clocked FASTER then the K5000 and the Tesla K10, so you are getting a faster card in comparison, not making the GTX690 faster.

I repeat, this does NOT make your GTX 6XX card faster, nor does it make it slower.

A lot of people here did not get this point. Changing some resistors will not change the firmware to give more speed/functions in CAD software.
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Can't love what you don't know. Zucca
 

Offline gotofbi

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1381 on: July 15, 2019, 09:56:51 am »
Tesla K10 to Grid K2 successful

I had to mod two resistors for GPU0 and GPU1
What I did was removed 25k and installed 40k to make it perfect match
Does GTX 690 also require modifying two resistors?

I also updated all the vbios to K2 so it looks like K2 now (updated PLX as well)
I will test vgpu functions in few days.
 

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1382 on: July 16, 2019, 07:23:04 pm »
Tesla K10 to Grid K2 successful

I had to mod two resistors for GPU0 and GPU1
What I did was removed 25k and installed 40k to make it perfect match
Does GTX 690 also require modifying two resistors?

I also updated all the vbios to K2 so it looks like K2 now (updated PLX as well)
I will test vgpu functions in few days.

Tested with ESXi 6.5 and seems to be working as expected.

[root@localhost:~] nvidia-smi
Tue Jul 16 19:14:11 2019
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 367.130                Driver Version: 367.130                   |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  GRID K2             On   | 0000:07:00.0     Off |                  Off |
| N/A   63C    P8    28W / 117W |    517MiB /  4095MiB |      0%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
|   1  GRID K2             On   | 0000:08:00.0     Off |                  Off |
| N/A   69C    P8    29W / 117W |      9MiB /  4095MiB |      0%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID  Type  Process name                               Usage      |
|=============================================================================|
|    0    119538  C+G   vGPU-test                                      508MiB |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 
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Offline PabloSniper

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Re: Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1383 on: July 31, 2019, 11:58:02 pm »
Really thanks for the efforts of gnif and verybigbadboy
However, since I have a EVGA GTX670 with the same PCB layout like GTX660Ti
So I need to find the modification by myself and here is the result.
For the 4th digit, as everyone already knows, it is right on the position of resistor 1 and 2.
Depend on which card you have and you can remove resistor 1 and change it to tesla(40K), grid k2(40K) or Quadro(15K) on resistor 2.
For the 3rd digit, it is the tricky part.
As the low byte on the top side of the PCB with resistor 4.
You don't need to do anything for Tesla K10.
However, if you need to change it to a Quadro K5000 or Grid K2
You need to remove resistor 4 and install resistor 3 "MANUALLY" since no place for resistor 3 any more in the PCB of GTX670 and GTX660Ti
As you can see in my attached  bottom side photo for the "rework".
You need to connect to EEPROM pin 6 with a 20K Ohm and pull up to VCC.
My rework is quite ugly but it works fine!
Please be careful and take your own risk for modifying your card!!

Summary
GPU Name         Resistor 1 / 0-7 4th byte                  Resistor 2 / 8-f 4th byte                 Resistor 3/ 3th byte (high)       Resistor 4 / 3th byte(low)           
GTX 660Ti          20K                                                  None                                               None                                         25k                                                                             
GTX 670            None                                                10K                                                  None                                         25k                                                                             
tesla k10           none                                                40K                                                  None                                         25k                                                                             
quadro k5000    none                                                15k                                                  20K                                            none                                                                             
grid k2              none                                                40K                                                  20K                                           none                                                                           

Hello everyone, I'm turning a GTX 670 into a GTX 760 ti, could someone tell me the capacities of the GTX 760 ti resistors?
 

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1384 on: August 02, 2019, 10:23:00 pm »
@storepool, @gotofbi, @brzez, Were any of you able to find the resistor location on the Tesla K10 for GPU1 and GPU2? I'm working on converting a stack of them into GRID K2 cards for a vGPU project. Also, were you able to determine if the GRID K1 and K2 use the same BIOS? I'm only able to find BIOS downloads for the K1.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!
 

Offline gotofbi

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Re: [MOVED] Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts
« Reply #1385 on: August 10, 2019, 05:23:35 am »
Anyone has bios dump of K2?
The one I used from HP is missing InfoROM and it looks like causing compatibility issue on certain system.
 


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