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been there done that.. didnt work unfortunately...and I have the BIOS as well, I have tried editing it, and flashing to a 6970 Lightning... NONE of them worked.

*doesnt stop the GPU from being a straight beast though! Im clocking close to 1100mhz on water
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been there done that.. didnt work unfortunately...and I have the BIOS as well, I have tried editing it, and flashing to a 6970 Lightning... NONE of them worked.

*doesnt stop the GPU from being a straight beast though! Im clocking close to 1100mhz on water
Yeah the TWFIII we all have are new badges which are already laser cut.

ONLY the very first badge was not laser cut and they are all sold at this point.

So don´t worry about unlock ..the TWFIII still overclocks like a beast



How do you watercool it?
Single chip cooler block , VRM block, RAM block?

Because full cover block isn´t out there^^


Also what clocks would you recommend on normal TWFIII air 24/7?

?
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So they supply a BIOS and tell you how to flash it but if it bricks they won't cover it? If it was covered I might would try it and sell my 1GB version.
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So they supply a BIOS and tell you how to flash it but if it bricks they won't cover it? If it was covered I might would try it and sell my 1GB version.
1GB 6950 unlock is highly unrecommened.

The unlock should only be performed on 2GB versions.
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So they supply a BIOS and tell you how to flash it but if it bricks they won't cover it? If it was covered I might would try it and sell my 1GB version.
This is where dual BIOS come in handy . But yeah, don't flash the 1GB card.
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1GB 6950 unlock is highly unrecommened.

The unlock should only be performed on 2GB versions.
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This is where dual BIOS come in handy . But yeah, don't flash the 1GB card.

Nah.. I was saying I'd buy one of these and sell my 1GB version. Been thinking about going CF and it'd be a shame to not CF 2GB versions.
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This is the most common tool for the Twin Frozr III:

http://www.ocdrift.com/2011/04/msi-r...locking-guide/


.)It breaks CCC regulations
.)it raises power delivery
.)it unlocks the shaders


Now some have claimed that after they have performed a flash with the above tool their card achieved better benchmarking results then before but GPU-Z still shows the 6950 amount of shader units instead of 1536.

That could indicate the card´s shaders unlocked btu GPU-Z is just not fit or updated enough to recognize it.

So those people claimed they would do a test to confirm this theory:

The test was benching the card with a synthetic benchmark and normal stock 6950 BIOS.

And then compare bench the card after flashing with the above posted tool in the link.

If the shaders unlocked the scores after the flash should be 5-6% higher than the once with the stock BIOS .
This would confirm the unlock and the fact that GPU-Z does not recognize it.


Of course we have to take a performance fluctuation into consideration also and should not confuse it with the unlock.

I myself am getting my TWFIII CF this week ...I hope somebody with TWFIII can do this test and share their results.
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so the tfIII actually unlocks??? but i have to use the msi mod bios?
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Freaking awesome! just picked up some of these cards!
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I'm pretty sure not.

Probably the first cards before they tweak them to sell at same price but for cheaper cost.

I would get a reference just to be sure.

Remember XFX did a copy of the reference cards and sold them at same price but they were so much cheaper to make..Sounds like what they did to the TFIII but still, it's probably the best series out there.
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