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Isn't the 5770 known for having highly overclockable memory?
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Isn't the 5770 known for having highly overclockable memory?
Not to change timings though. The timings on the 6970 are almost 3 times as tight.
    
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Not to change timings though. The timings on the 6970 are almost 3 times as tight.
Do you have links detailing the timings/speed/voltage used on the 5770/6950/6970?
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Do you have links detailing the timings/speed/voltage used on the 5770/6950/6970?
I read it all through the bios in ATIflash. Let me go take some S/S.
    
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I think the 6950 and 6970 both use 1.6 volts. I've never seen evidence that the 6950 uses 1.5 volts.

http://ht4u.net/reviews/2011/msi_r69...est/index7.php
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I think the 6950 and 6970 both use 1.6 volts. I've never seen evidence that the 6950 uses 1.5 volts.

http://ht4u.net/reviews/2011/msi_r69...est/index7.php
Doesn't change that the timings kill it.
    
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Doesn't change that the timings kill it.
Where's the evidence?

An unlocked shader only 6950 at 6970 speeds will perform identically to a 6970, which sheds light that the timing differences are negligible enough not to brick the card.

You have to understand that you have tons of noobs flashing the 6950 cards.

1. Even if you had 6970 owners flash a 6970 bios on their card, you would have fail flashes because every noob is doing this. Does that mean a 6970 can't take a 6970 card? Of course not.
2. People aren't testing if their card even works fine with gaming. Most probably played a game for an hour then flashed.
3. People aren't testing if their card can even get to 6970 clocks with shaders locked.

I'm not sure if it's safe or not. The reason is that if the card fails right after the flash, then something else is the problem. What you have to worry about is the long term consequences.
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Where's the evidence?

An unlocked shader only 6950 at 6970 speeds will perform identically to a 6970, which sheds light that the timing differences are negligible enough not to brick the card.

You have to understand that you have tons of noobs flashing the 6950 cards.

1. Even if you had 6970 owners flash a 6970 bios on their card, you would have fail flashes because every noob is doing this. Does that mean a 6970 can't take a 6970 card? Of course not.
2. People aren't testing if their card even works fine with gaming. Most probably played a game for an hour then flashed.
3. People aren't testing if their card can even get to 6970 clocks with shaders locked.

I'm not sure if it's safe or not. The reason is that if the card fails right after the flash, then something else is the problem. What you have to worry about is the long term consequences.
This has nothing to do with what I am saying. The timings kill it over time, I could careless is someone fails during the flash.
    
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I did the unlock from
http://www.motherboards.org/content/...hd-6970?page=2

I have no idea if its the full nios or just the shaders but I'm noticing that its getting really really hot. I'm just browsing the internet and its at 65 degrees C......
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I did the unlock from
http://www.motherboards.org/content/...hd-6970?page=2

I have no idea if its the full nios or just the shaders but I'm noticing that its getting really really hot. I'm just browsing the internet and its at 65 degrees C......
Full flash, you will kill those cards quickly. My full 6970s run like 20-30 idle. Flash back, then do a shader unlock and see if it makes it better.
    
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