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When flashing the 6950 to the 6970 Bios does this change everthing including cores etc and power usage?

I read the tech power guide and it says up the power 20% in Catalyst control is this also required when flashing?
post #2 of 6
for safety just unlock the shader and overclock it to 880mhz to get 6970 performance.
memory timing and voltage is different between 6950 and 6970 so bear that in mind
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It does change everything!

make sure to use a modified 6950 bios and not a 6970 bios as the ram timings are different!
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It does change everything!

make sure to use a modified 6950 bios and not a 6970 bios as the ram timings are different!
I download the one of the tech spot guide right?

I found the guide on techspot as well which I find easier to follow I have the exact same card as the one in the guide so should I just follow that?

Its easy to understand but no mention of power usage or anything
post #5 of 6
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for safety just unlock the shader and overclock it to 880mhz to get 6970 performance.
memory timing and voltage is different between 6950 and 6970 so bear that in mind
I read into it some more myself and I understand the 20% you add in Catalyst control is for extra stability

But for overclocking what is the best software to use?
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use msi afterburner 2.2 beta 2 ( the latest one). can be found on guru3d site. just unlock the shader using modified 6950 bios .NOT 6970 BIOS as the timing is different
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