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Ugh! I did that, and it flashed the BIOS, however I pressed power after it was finished and booted back up, and I still have zero shader count, and messed up GPU-Z readings
    
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Ugh! I did that, and it flashed the BIOS, however I pressed power after it was finished and booted back up, and I still have zero shader count, and messed up GPU-Z readings
Did you install the drivers?
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You're able to boot from the card?
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I'm surprised they took the first one back if he sent it back flashed with a different BIOS. I thought it voided the warranty for any vendor?
     
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post #15 of 22
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I installed the drivers, DOS said the flash was complete and verified, and needed to reboot. So I did, still running on the 9800, but the 6950 is still funky in GPU-Z.

Im going to try a different set of drivers today and post back.

Arizonian, I told them the first card was D.O.A.
Call it dishonesty, but i'm not about to lose $300 over them.
    
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This may sound dumb, but did you flash it with the exact same BIOS that it started with? It could be that AMD has changed the configuration of the PCB on the older reference 6950s vs new reference ones. So if you are using a BIOS for an older one, that could be a problem.
    
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I tried flashing it with two different original 6950 bioses I found off of techpowerup, as well as my original bios, however in the DOS command all I get is "adapter not found"

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Arizonian, I told them the first card was D.O.A.
Call it dishonesty, but i'm not about to lose $300 over them.
You didn't learn from the first brick??
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Ahahah! Got on the phone with store manager and by luck im getting the very last reference 6950 they will ever have!!! :d :d :d
    
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Ahahah! Got on the phone with store manager and by luck im getting the very last reference 6950 they will ever have!!! :d :d :d
Last reference 6950! Wow, means no more flashing bios to 6970. Means they will finally start selling actual 6970's and for those who can't afford it actually stuck with 6950's. It's still a good card over clocked.

Amazingly it held up for this long. First HIS and I'm sure other vendors will follow.

Congrats to you, hope you don't flash this last one. Just over clock it.
     
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