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I have used http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...&postcount=381 to try to unlock my shaders on my twin Frozr III 6950 2GB, but the shaders stays the same even after i flashed it. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? is it my bios switch is on the wrong position? i don't know which one is 1 and which one is 2 for the Twin Frozr III. Please HELP!!
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It doesn't matter if the bios switch is on 1 or 2. Both have the same bios. If you are trying to flash it while it's on 2 and it wont work, try flicking the switch to 1. I remember that one of the BIOSes is protected or something so that may be why. Either that or yours wont unlock, but try it with the switch in second position first.
    
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That's not a BIOS switch. That's a performance mode and silent mode switch.
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on techpowerup it says this card is unlockable, so it wouldn't make any sense if mine wouldn't.
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You don't have to have dual BIOS to be able to unlock. Not all Twin Frozr IIIs (or reference 6950s for that matter) are guaranteed to unlock.
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wow that's lame then....
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Originally Posted by faraz1729 View Post
You don't have to have dual BIOS to be able to unlock. Not all Twin Frozr IIIs (or reference 6950s for that matter) are guaranteed to unlock.
I agree. Mine did not respond to the unlock either. I am still waiting on someone with a 6970 Lightning BIOS to post, so I can try for a full flash..

*These cards are amazing though.. Im pushing 1015mhz core for daily use on the stock cooler, and never break 64c on extended loads in gaming or benching.

check out some more results here..
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I agree. Mine did not respond to the unlock either. I am still waiting on someone with a 6970 Lightning BIOS to post, so I can try for a full flash..

*These cards are amazing though.. Im pushing 1015mhz core for daily use on the stock cooler, and never break 64c on extended loads in gaming or benching.

check out some more results here..
do you use msi after burner?
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What the youtube video about unlocking the 6950. It's pretty well explained.
    
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AMD announced a couple of weeks ago 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

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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