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Hello guys,

I recently got myself 2x MSI 6590 2gb Reference design.
I have never unlocked 6950 shader before, so I just wanted to make sure if I am doing it right.

I am looking at this guide provided by techpower.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

Looks like my 6950s are very first 6950, so do I just flash with sapphire 6970 bio that techpower provided or is there a better bios for me?

Btw, mine was manufactured dec 2010 fyi.
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post #2 of 13
You can just use the msi 6970 bios or any other one for that matter. When I had my 6950 a few months back I flashed it to msi bios without a hitch.


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You can just use the msi 6970 bios or any other one for that matter. When I had my 6950 a few months back I flashed it to msi bios without a hitch.


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Ok, it does look very easy, but I just wanted to make sure haha. Thanks.
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A lot fo the 6950 ability to flash to the 6970 has stopped working for many of the cards. As this was never intended to ever be done. This has been fixed since release, and any stock that had this problem is now long gone.

The chances of working is now, uncertain. So basically you take a gamble that ooops, its a dead card.
    
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post #5 of 13
Noooo, use Radeon Bios Editor and only unlock the shaders.
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post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post
A lot fo the 6950 ability to flash to the 6970 has stopped working for many of the cards. As this was never intended to ever be done. This has been fixed since release, and any stock that had this problem is now long gone.

The chances of working is now, uncertain. So basically you take a gamble that ooops, its a dead card.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
Noooo, use Radeon Bios Editor and only unlock the shaders.
Yes, I meant to unlock shaders only. Anyway, is it necessary to set +20% power control settings for unlock shaders?
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post #7 of 13
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OMG..

so techpowerup guide is actually updating bios to 6970 or shaders only?

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

I've heard updating bios to 6970 can cause problems.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post
A lot fo the 6950 ability to flash to the 6970 has stopped working for many of the cards. As this was never intended to ever be done. This has been fixed since release, and any stock that had this problem is now long gone.

The chances of working is now, uncertain. So basically you take a gamble that ooops, its a dead card.
read the OP, its reference 1st gen design.

@krazyatom
I have been using my 6950 unlocked with the 6970 bios from that article for a few months now, with +20% in CCC, and it is perfectly stable.
post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
read the OP, its reference 1st gen design.

@krazyatom
I have been using my 6950 unlocked with the 6970 bios from that article for a few months now, with +20% in CCC, and it is perfectly stable.
Hi,

I just flashed to 6970 bios and set +20% in CCC. So is this mean mine is perfectly bio flashed to 6970? not unlocked shader?
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post #10 of 13
Hmm, there's a chance you might not even be able to unlock those shaders, if you RECENTLY got the 6950. but, if you got lucky and received an unlockable card, it is easy as hell to unlock those shaders.
    
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