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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

thats my card
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No bueno, no dual bios switch. That card is not flashable iirc.
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Ok, so I can't flash to a 6970.

So can I unlock the shaders THEN overclock the card?

Whats the best way to get the most performace out of my card from here without going SLI. I will go SLI toward the end of the year.
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post #14 of 21
Best way is only going to be the unlock + overclock.

Now the one thing I don't know is if your unlock will affect your overclock.
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Don't even try to touch the bios at all with that card, I just ruined my card by trying to unlock, only to realise that it was a new revision that couldn't be flashed and didn't even have a BIOS switch. Computer won't even boot now.

I have the same model and revision as you. It sucks.
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Well is there another method to unlock shader

Also, should I. Unlock shaders before overclocking?
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You can neither flash or shader unlock that card.
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Why can't I unlock the shaders? Im not doubting your answer, I just would like to learn as I go that way I don't have as many dumb questions further down the line.

So just overclocking is available to me?

I started overclocking and got the Core Clock Mhz to 890 and it froze my PC completely. 880 was running ok for about a minute doing the GPUTool render.

Funny thing though is, when I started increasing the Memory Clock Mhz, it doesn't seem to increase the FPS that much if at all. It even started to bring it down some it seemed.
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Why can't I unlock the shaders? Im not doubting your answer, I just would like to learn as I go that way I don't have as many dumb questions further down the line.

So just overclocking is available to me?

I started overclocking and got the Core Clock Mhz to 890 and it froze my PC completely. 880 was running ok for about a minute doing the GPUTool render.

Funny thing though is, when I started increasing the Memory Clock Mhz, it doesn't seem to increase the FPS that much if at all. It even started to bring it down some it seemed.
You cant unlock it because its not a reference design. Your card is made by XFX. Also memory does not help much and because of error correcting having high memory clock will drop performance so increase it to as much as the fps stops increasing. Also you need to increase voltage with MSI AB to get more MHz.
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Any recommendations on how I should increase the voltage? I don't want to fry the card just yet.

When my PC froze @ 890, was that because the GPU wasn't getting enough power?
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