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post #11 of 19
I don't know really. XD
post #12 of 19
OOBIE - I found a guide for ya!

Hope this helps, and I hope I gain some more Rep XD

Edit: Link I set up is for HD 6950 to 6970 - Sorry!
post #13 of 19
There were some review samples that had all of the SP's enabled. If you look hard, you may be able to dig up some of those original reviews from around the internet.

I personally wouldn't risk destroying a Toxic 6850. They are excellent cards, and already overclock like beasts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post

I personally wouldn't risk destroying a Toxic 6850. They are excellent cards, and already overclock like beasts.
I agree, but I did just find this, which gives me some confidence

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1562148
post #15 of 19
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Bump. Can someone with a lot of gpu bios flashing experience please provide some input, as to whether or not this will have a higher chance of bricking my gpu, compared to flashing a modified version of the correct bios, that would be used for normal overclocking purposes?
post #16 of 19
Your asking "OCN" the pursuit of performance. Everyone is gonna tell you to try & flash, if you successfully flash it well congratz and make a guide for everyone else with 6850's. If you brick it well.. thats not performance and your S.O.L. untill you can find someone that has the knowledge to help you go thru the process of fixing your card if its fixable.
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post #17 of 19
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Ok, so I pretty much decided to grab my balls and go for it. So far, so good, it booted into windows fine, and I'm re-downloading drivers. Will update once they are installed.
post #18 of 19
Look into scripting an unattended bios flash. The information is out there.
post #19 of 19
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I googled "unattended bios flash", and am not sure what you mean. Anyways, I installed drivers, and it still thinks I am running a 6850 Toxic, with the only difference being my standard clocks are that of a 6870. No extra shaders
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