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Hey guys any tips on what i should do i wana know how i will be able to unlock it
    
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do the shader unlock, not the full hd 6970 bios because the excessive voltage will hurt the vram's and kill them.
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How will i be able to do the flash any tips so when i recieve it i can know what to do man thanks for the help doh?
    
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do the shader unlock, not the full hd 6970 bios because the excessive voltage will hurt the vram's and kill them.
BS! It's .07v, it won't kill anything. How good your card handles it comes down to how good your card is from the beginning.
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so help me out so 2marrow when i recieve it through the mail i can know what to do. Icant wait to get ma card yesterday i recieved my Haf 932 ADVANCE EDITION.. What yall think of the wire managment for now until i Order my Corsair 850w Modulator?
    
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BS! It's .07v, it won't kill anything. How good your card handles it comes down to how good your card is from the beginning.
It's not the same RAM chips, so yes, it can kill it. It's also not just the voltage, but a combination of the voltage and the tighter timings that the 6970 bios uses.

It's well documented around the internet that it has caused issues, so don't just call something BS because YOU think it isn't going to hurt something.
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So crystal so what do you think i can do to make ma card perform Incredible?
    
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BS! It's .07v, it won't kill anything. How good your card handles it comes down to how good your card is from the beginning.
Someone else has already said it, but the ram chips are physically different on the 6970, and are rated for higher frequencies.

Running these outside of their spec has killed peoples cards - I've seen many sob stories.
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lol you don't have to do anything, the 6950 is pretty fast straight out of the box. Considering you're coming from something that looks like a 5770 in your pictures it will be night and day difference. If you want help flashing the card when you get it, here's some info on it.

http://www.overclock.net/12546391-post2.html
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It's not the same RAM chips, so yes, it can kill it. It's also not just the voltage, but a combination of the voltage and the tighter timings that the 6970 bios uses.

It's well documented around the internet that it has caused issues, so don't just call something BS because YOU think it isn't going to hurt something.
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Someone else has already said it, but the ram chips are physically different on the 6970, and are rated for higher frequencies.

Running these outside of their spec has killed peoples cards - I've seen many sob stories.
You don't have any conclusive proof either way. Some of the people who voted in the TPU poll on damaged cards due to 6970 bios, ended up withdrawing because it was driver issues. Some voted wrong. None of them actually had DEAD cards. I haven't come across one actual dead card in my time here and I've helped out many people on flashes and failed flashes.

If you examine the bios, it doesn't change the timings, it it just sets the speeds. The voltages barely get raised. Yall are making it out like fear mongers.

I've seen plenty of people blame crashing in BFBC on 6950 flashes, end up returning the card or rma'ing it, only to find out later it was afterburner and punkbuster bugging out. But no, the card is fried lol, gimmie a break.

Also, if it was true that the flash kills 6950s, then why is it not bricking all 6950s? And if the 6970 is frying cards, why are people voting that their shader only unlock damaged their cards too? Imo, the data is raw and inconclusive. You can't tell anything from it.
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