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Poll Results: What did you do to your 6950?

 
  • 5% (3)
    OC'ed 6950
  • 56% (34)
    Unlocked 6950 Shaders
  • 38% (23)
    Full 6970 Unlock
60 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
i've just read through this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/899...ck-thread.html

And wanted to know how many ppl chose to or were able to do what...

Overclock 6950
Unlock 6950 Shaders (OC'ed)
Full 6970 Unlock (OC'ed)
Edited by TheMafia - 4/30/11 at 3:52pm
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post #2 of 28
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Reserved, getting my 2 6950's soon ($100, i know you jelly now)
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post #3 of 28
Unlocked the shaders, and then overclocked it myself
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post #4 of 28
Unless you're after that absolute maximum performance out of the card I'd just unlock the shaders. Unlocking fully, however, does appear to allow you to pass the ECC/bandwidth barrier of the memory easier, but I've heard scary stories about the increase in voltage, as the chips are physically different and rated for different specs.
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post #5 of 28
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Im shocked at the current results!
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post #6 of 28
Unlocked fully, and overclocked to 900 MHz / 1400 MHz
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
Unlocked fully, and overclocked to 900 MHz / 1400 MHz

Cooling system and method?
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post #8 of 28
Unlocked shaders and played around with overclocking but I don't keep it oc'd.
I tried the 6970 bios first and had nothing but problems when trying to get it stable.
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post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by BuddyDank View Post
Unlocked shaders and played around with overclocking but I don't keep it oc'd.
I tried the 6970 bios first and had nothing but problems when trying to get it stable.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/899...ck-thread.html

try checking or posting in that thread, lots of ppl that had issues and resovled them
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post #10 of 28
Shader unlock and OC to 980/1400 @ 1.25v using stock cooling, I'v got Furmark, ATI Tool and 3D Mark Vantage stable at that clock.

However its on stock most of the time and for gaming i only put it up to 920/1350 @ 1.2v, don't notice much fps gain when i take it all the way up to 980 so no point running it that high.
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