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unlocking shaders on a 1gb 6950 Gigabyte card

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I currently own a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125372 and I'm wondering if anyone knows if I can just edit the bios with http://www.techpowerup.com/rbe/ and change 6950 -> 6970 shader count, flash it on the card, and be ok.

gpu can also be found here http://shop.amd.com/CA/_layouts/shop/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=GV-R695UD-1GD&region=ca-en

From what I see this can work but not always. When it fails it still boots up and shows the 1408 shaders without bricking the gpu. Would be nice to get some confirmation on this though as this card does not have a bios switch and I don't want to take a big risk.

Edit: fixed title.
Edited by Gloserous - 6/12/11 at 9:09pm
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A 9650? Did you travel forward in time by 3 years? I think you mean 6950.

If it's a reference card, (has an AMD logo the part that goes in to the mobo) it can be unlocked.
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That isn't a reference card so unfortunately it cannot be unlocked.
    
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If his is the exact one as the newegg link, then yes.
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Only the 2gb model of the 6950 unlocks

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Originally Posted by pangolinman;13848970 
Only the 2gb model of the 6950 unlocks

this is not true. Some of the 1gb versions can unlock the extra shaders.
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Only the 2gb model of the 6950 unlocks

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dissentience;13848649 
That isn't a reference card so unfortunately it cannot be unlocked.

It does not have to be a reference card to be able to unlock shaders but its a small chance that its possible on a non reference card from what I hear.
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Originally Posted by Zackcy;13848962 
If his is the exact one as the newegg link, then yes.

yeah its the same one. do you have any proof of anyone doing this to that card?
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