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ALMOST ALL 6950s are unlockable, you may just have to do a little extra work for different cards.

Reference design cards are straight forward, for 1GB and and non reference design cards you will have to do some work using Radeon BIOS Editor.

UNLOCKABLE CARDS:

- All reference cards
- All PowerColor non reference cards
- MSI Twin Frozr range (established yesterday on this forum) Link: http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/101...-bios-fan.html

I'm certain you can unlock any card as I have read that people have unlocked 1GB cards even! So my advice to you would be to jsut do some research and just buy a card with a dual BIOS (almost certain that those cards will unlock)
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. Not ALL ref can unlock. The most recent rev of those cards are laser cut so there's nothing to unlock. The 1gb version that's unlocked by a few ppl are actually 2gb versions with less memory (1gb).
    
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ALMOST ALL 6950s are unlockable, you may just have to do a little extra work for different cards.

Reference design cards are straight forward, for 1GB and and non reference design cards you will have to do some work using Radeon BIOS Editor.

UNLOCKABLE CARDS:

- All reference cards
- All PowerColor non reference cards
- MSI Twin Frozr range (established yesterday on this forum) Link: http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/101...-bios-fan.html

I'm certain you can unlock any card as I have read that people have unlocked 1GB cards even! So my advice to you would be to just do some research and just buy a card with a dual BIOS (almost certain that dual BIOS cards will unlock)
Was reading on here a little while ago that now the dual BIOS cards now have one as read only and when you flash it just does a grey screen crash and bricks the card and when you reflash back the vga won't work.
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lol maybe I should go to best buy and see if I can find any in the packs then pull them open and check for a switch etc lol
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lol maybe I should go to best buy and see if I can find any in the packs then pull them open and check for a switch etc lol
to be honest, that cpu is going to bottleneck your future 6950's by ALOT.
    
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I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. Not ALL ref can unlock. The most recent rev of those cards are laser cut so there's nothing to unlock. The 1gb version that's unlocked by a few ppl are actually 2gb versions with less memory (1gb).
Should have made it clearer, when I said reference design I meant the first gen reference (with AMD PCBs)

I'm sort of confused by what you mean about the 1GB versions of 2GB You mean to say they are first release 1GB cards?
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to be honest, that cpu is going to bottleneck your future 6950's by ALOT.
shoot really? I just upgraded to that processor since it's the best one that still used the socket on my mobo, didn't want to move up since I'd have to buy cpu, mobo, and new ram. Just don't got that kind of money.

So that will seriously hurt my performance???
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to be honest, that cpu is going to bottleneck your future 6950's by ALOT.
Sorry this is incorrect. YOU WILL NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO BOTTLENECKING 2 x 6950s.

A 2500k (especially once overclocked) can handle 3 x SLI with 580s no problem! You do realize that these chips OC to 4.5 without breaking a sweat?
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Sorry this is incorrect. YOU WILL NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO BOTTLENECKING 2 x 6950s.

A 2500k (especially once overclocked) can handle 3 x SLI with 580s no problem! You do realize that these chips OC to 4.5 without breaking a sweat?
I was refering to OP's cpu not mine
    
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I was refering to OP's cpu not mine
Ooops my bad
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yeah mines a 940 AMD Quad. Heck I thought it was pretty awesome. So will it then? and why?
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