GPU memory modules resoldering..... Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by zeera, Mar 28, 2012.

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  1. GalaxySII

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    You want to do things what I wanted to do few months ago because my gt555m has gddr3 and there are 555m with gddr5 .. But I realised it is not worth we have reflow station at work but it is a big risk ..
    Try to do it on som crappy laptop what u can brick . I replaced once bios from same models PC and it didnt work .
    It is not like laptop bios will read normal RAM
    If you manage to replace those gddr you might end up with same amount of gddr ram or black screen
    You will have to update BIOS of GPU as well ..
     
  2. zeera

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    :D Do not think it's possible, DDR5 structure must be different from DDR3(maybe different connectors). But replacing the same memory type chips with bigger capacity should be possible.

    I think firstly it must be tryed out on some cheap desctop board

    EDIT: DDR3 has 136 balls, while DDR5 has 170 balls
     
  3. TheBluePill

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    Ok.. I have to ask..

    Is this an attempt to upgrade due to budget constraints.. OR is it a "Because its there" type thing just to see if you can do it?
     
  4. zeera

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    It's just a question of my own curiosity. I have already found memory chips that would be compatible wit the card, but the price of the chips + shipping is around 100$. Now I start to think if I really want to do this:D
     
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    Told Ya ;)
     
  6. zeera

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    maan....I have already watched tons of links, but no information about soldering a higher capacity memory chips. That's just couldn't be the truth that noone had tried to do this before.
     
  7. TheBluePill

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    I figure most people wouldn't bother.. and those that have the skills probably didnt think many other people do, so didnt bother to film and post it.

    It is not a common, or lower skill-level activity. Its going to be a 8 on a 1-10 difficultly scale for an average DIYer.
     
  8. Bog

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    I don't know why people bother with such inquiries... these are high-precision parts that require specialized equipment. Its not as simple as changing the oil in a car.
     
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    I suggest you don't just watch videos but contact those people who are on youtube .. They done it .. OR contact nvidia / ati directly and ask them ..:)
     
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    Hey.. if he gets it to work.. I think his next challenge should be to attempt to double the L2 Cache on the die of his processor. ;)
     
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