I want to see if it will work and if it is detected in the I6000..............................................
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4/12/06 at 1:41pm
Originally Posted by Camride
Ok guys, here's the scoop. It fits, it's the exact same shape and size of the x300. All the connectors line up, the x1400 and the x300 are for all intensive purposes identical. That's the good news. The bad news is the BIOS of the I6000 will not recognize it, which is what I figured since teh x1400 wasn't created until after the I6000 was made, which means they had no knowledge of it when it was made(or knew it'd never go in the I6000). Which means that you will need a BIOS hack to get it to work. If I knew anything about it I'd do it myself, but I don't know the first thing about BIOS code or how to work/modify it. So, at the very least you know there is absolutely no physical modification necessary to get it to work, the cards are on the same piece of PCB, just with different stuff on them(the layout is different). The heatpipe is also the same.
So I hope this helps you guys out. Find someone that knows BIOS hacking and have them whip you up a custom BIOS with the gpu info for the x1400 and all the rest of the data from the I6000.
For anyone wanting to do this mod, good luck! I'm sure with some diligent work you can find someone on the net that will do the BIOS hack for you.