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Hello i got my sapphire 6950 2gb card in right now finally, (:
its all ready with driver updates etc,

and now i want to fully unlock it to a 6970,
i have no idea how to do it and i wanted to know if u guys can help me out!
thanks a lot!
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its not recommended to do a full 6970 bios flash.
instead just unlock the shaders.
here is a guide http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/942034-how-flash-6950-6970-guide.html

use the modded bios thats a couple of posts down. make sure you back up your original bios.
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Originally Posted by spice003;13333747 
its not recommended to do a full 6970 bios flash.
instead just unlock the shaders.
here is a guide http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/942034-how-flash-6950-6970-guide.html

use the modded bios thats a couple of posts down.

why is it not recommended?
what exactly would be "fully unlocking"
it?

shaders is only one part
what else do u have to do in order to unlock it fully?
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The shaders are the unlock. He means that the full unlock will also increase to 6970 clocks which is not recommended because of the different memory timings or bandwidth on the 6970 memory. The best way is to do the shader unlock he posted then do an OC by yourself, its better that way.
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what he said
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ok ill just do the shader unlock,

what exactly does that do then? the shader unlock?
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ok that thread only has a bios flash and it changes the shaders with the flash instructions he uses

does that thread only change shaders or does he fully unlock it?
because i cant find just a part of the guide about ONLY unlocking the shaders...
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post #9 of 13
use the moded bios posted it only unlocks the shaders, thats what i used and it works great.
edit: here is the link to the modded bios http://www.overclock.net/attachments/amd-ati/195889d1297835159-how-flash-6950-6970-guide-modded.rar
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post #10 of 13
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ok i just flashed my card using the other thread posted
here is how the gpu looks:

unledwz.jpg

is that how its supposed to be and im all done now?
does this mean i fully unlocked it or just unlocked the shaders?
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