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Just look for the switch, it's your key to being SUPER safe, otherwise yeah I'm quite sure it flashes real easy. Even if it doesn't have the switch, it doesn't mean that you can't flash it, or even recover your card from a bad flash, but it's just something that makes it a hell of a lot easier. I've flashed several cards before, and it's all without problems, I tried a tweaked 3870x2 bios about 3 months ago to squeeze a little extra juice out of it before I finally gave in and upgraded. That too was easy, just remember if you don't have a switch and something goes wrong, don't turn off your computer, just try something else, try flashing again.

If it's in stock locally, you could probably ask to have it opened and see if there is a switch on the side of it. ( It's really small, and is set to the 2 position stock )

If it's this one you should be fine:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7092103

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103181

You can even see it in the pic if you look close ( On the newegg pictures )
Yep thats probably what i'll end up doing. trying to see if it has that switch before i buy it from them. but... just read a old review on newegg of this model number on the Diamond the guy said

"Dual-Bios design lets you flash firmware updates without any fear of bricking your device, since there is a recovery switch! Coincidentally, this allows a lot of tweaking for extra performance - google 6950 unlock for some details."

So i think thats a good only problem store is selling it for $299 and the dual fan MSI R6950 for $290 i gotta try and find a cheap site still selling the (6950PE52G) Model Diamond card cause frys electronics has a great price match thing going on =D
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Screw it i'll see if they can price match me on the Diamond card but priced against the 2gb 6950 HIS card cause they barely sell the ref diamon anywhere and its still 300+ Hopefully i can nab the ref. 2gb for $260 or something i'll let ya'll know tomorrow how my trials go.
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Look it up, see if anyone has problems flashing it, oh and if you look closely at the pictures, the MSI does have the hole where a switch might be soldered, but there is no switch there...!? I wonder if crossing the pins ( If they are there ) with a paperclip would give you the recovery rom... HMMM Looks like my next GPU is going to be an MSI lol, that's 9 days away.

IT CAN UNLOCK:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...zr_III/27.html
Edited by Dr.Pepper - 5/24/11 at 1:57pm
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post #34 of 40
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So I am returning my sapphire 6950 1gb and am either getting a reference 6950, or a GTX 560 direct cu II.

Which should I get?
Get the 2gb 6950 or you will regret it when ur 1gb of ram isn't enough for games that use really hi rez textures. If I had to do it again I would pick up a 2gb 6950. The ram on my 560 is pathetic.
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Look it up, see if anyone has problems flashing it, oh and if you look closely at the pictures, the MSI does have the hole where a switch might be soldered, but there is no switch there...!? I wonder if crossing the pins ( If they are there ) with a paperclip would give you the recovery rom... HMMM Looks like my next GPU is going to be an MSI lol, that's 9 days away.
yea that msi is non-ref i doubt its flashable but tweakable non-the-less. Im probably going to try hard to stay away from MSI for whatever reason... I see a lot of broken fans on their gpu's. But they get the job done i bet if you dont got bad sailor luck
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Get the 2gb 6950 or you will regret it when ur 1gb of ram isn't enough for games that use really hi rez textures. If I had to do it again I would pick up a 2gb 6950. The ram on my 560 is pathetic.
This guy rules i have reason to believe he is telling the truth
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Good, let me know how it works when you get one And I'm wondering how well it unlocks muhhahahahahah Crossfire here we come

( 9 Day to crossfire )
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Good, let me know how it works when you get one And I'm wondering how well it unlocks muhhahahahahah Crossfire here we come

( 9 Day to crossfire )
sweet, will do brotha, and very nice on the crossfire in 9 days betcha can't wait haha. Unfortuantly i can't buy two Diamond 6950's tomorrow because my Motherboard Only runs the Second pcie16X at a max of 4X lol.... Didn't know that when i bought my asus board though, not a biggie will upgrade to diff. motherboard/cpu (possibly) and add that other 6950 in months to come. Gives me something to do . i guess
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Yeah I don't *really* know what I'm getting for my B-day ( 9 days away ) but, then again there was only one thing on my list... lol.
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Yeah I don't *really* know what I'm getting for my B-day ( 9 days away ) but, then again there was only one thing on my list... lol.
well cool man, happy early b-day!
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