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I went to Memory Express yesterday and I asked the clerk out of curiosity and he said that all of the 6950s have been "upgraded" so that the unlocking feature is unavailable. If this were a Future Shop salesman, I would have disregarded it, but the guys @ this store are preety legit. So am I going to have to buy used?
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post #2 of 19
I remember someone was going on about if the store got their shipment of the gpus before mid-March, then it was almost a guaranteed unlock.

Edit: Most reference cards can unlock, but the non-ref cards are more of a gamble.
    
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scary... i was just contemplating picking up 2
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
I went to Memory Express yesterday and I asked the clerk out of curiosity and he said that all of the 6950s have been "upgraded" so that the unlocking feature is unavailable. If this were a Future Shop salesman, I would have disregarded it, but the guys @ this store are preety legit. So am I going to have to buy used?
Mine is, but its pricey
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Mine is, but its pricey
How much we talking?
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post #6 of 19
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So yes or no? They still sell 6950 2GB reference ones that can be unlocked?
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post #7 of 19
From what I've seen? I wouldn't trust ordering one online atm. Yes they are available but you need to know what you you're looking for and hope you get what you paid for. Trust no one.(insert eerie noise)
I am looking for a second 6950 and want it to be unlockable like my current and am also concerned about finding one. I think I'll keep looking on kijiji and such for one I know is the same version.
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post #8 of 19
I got mine a few weeks ago from newegg and it unlocked.
    
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can someone please provide a link to newegg of your unlocked 6950s? I'm also curious.
    
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokin View Post
I remember someone was going on about if the store got their shipment of the gpus before mid-March, then it was almost a guaranteed unlock.

Edit: Most reference cards can unlock, but the non-ref cards are more of a gamble.
That was me

Every card with an arrival date sooner than 15th of March is fine to unlock because the laser cutting was still random and not intended at that point

Be sure to ask your retailer to give you the arrival date of the card!
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