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Is there any confirmed unlocked shaders? I've tried everything and nothing works, always boots to a black screen and I have to flip the bios switch and re-flash to the original. So, i'm wondering if anyone has even unlocked this card successfully, and if so, what was the process you used?
Thanks for any information anyone can provide.
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post #2 of 13

What 6950 to 6970?

Yes there is.

Let me just find the video.

EDIT!!!

Here is a video.

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I didn't think the Twin Frozr could be flashed to 6970, or even unlock the shaders.
    
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Yeah, that i'm not sure.

The Twin Frozor lineup of MSI Cards..

Still try what linus did.
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The twin frozr IIs are not unlockable. The III's are unlockable though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
Yeah, that i'm not sure.

The Twin Frozor lineup of MSI Cards..

Still try what linus did.
I've already tried the regular unlocking/flashing process for a reference 6950, but nothing has worked. I was just wondering if anyone HAD gotten it to flash/unlock, or if not so I can stop wasting my time / aggravation on it and just OC it

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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
The twin frozr IIs are not unlockable. The III's are unlockable though.
Have you done it / know someone who has?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
The twin frozr IIs are not unlockable. The III's are unlockable though.
He has the Twin Frozor 3

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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post
I've already tried the regular unlocking/flashing process for a reference 6950, but nothing has worked. I was just wondering if anyone HAD gotten it to flash/unlock, or if not so I can stop wasting my time / aggravation on it and just OC it




Have you done it / know someone who has?
Just OC it and be happy
Edited by Speedster159 - 5/1/11 at 3:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post
Have you done it / know someone who has?
I haven't done it, so I couldn't tell you how but I am 99% sure I have seen it on OCN that the III is unlockable compared to the II. Maybe find through a search.

Quote:
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He has the Twin Frozor 3
Exactly? That's what I'm saying. His should be unlockable.
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You need to understand!
The March 15th date is only a theory for the unlock to be save because that was the day AMD announced there would be some "percautionary measures" taken to inhibit their customers from unlocking the 6950.

Still they were only claims and should not be taken seriously.
The truth is AMD is receiving a huge financial boost due to the 6950 unlocking publicity and advertisement forums like ocn.net and others spread due to threads like this

They just had to make a statement to the press in order to avoid legal issues.
That is why they randomly laser cut 20% of the cards they ship to the manufacturers.
It was all intentional and AMD has a history of this marketing strategy and we see Nvidia picking up on it as well

So just note that it is a gamble of wheter or not your card will unlock or not.
But people please there is too much exeggeration and hype regarding this subject.
Wheter your card unlocks or not it does not matter ...it is far more clever to invest in the manufacturer which guarantees the truly important things such as a voltage controller,some structural enhancement for more efficient overclocking and maybe some warranty and packaging extras

The unlock is not that big of a deal and being blown way out of proportion.
Just overclock your card and be happy
Those 6%/3 FPS performance increase achieved by an unlock are not worth either voiding your warranty or possible unstable operation and long term damage of the card.

The boost received by the unlock can easily be compensated with a healthy overclock so stop worrying

There you go
It is a gamble but don´t worry the TFIII is the best overclocker out there among the 6950´s.
It has a specially designed voltage controller and structural enhancements to ensure a more efficient overclock.
Get to +1 GHZ and laugh about the unlock please!
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Update:Twin Frozr III from the 21.04.2011 are now 80% not unlockable.
There have even been speculations about MSI removing the BIOS switch and just replacing it with another fan switch for speed control.
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