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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
Got proof to prove your statement that 6970 bios wrecks cards??
I never heard of a wrecked hd6950 due to using hd 6970 bios, but I would risk it, if i can unlock + oc to hd6970 speeds.

If you wanna take the this, is not my problem.

I'm just stating the safest route

That is all.


Edit:
Yes I have read somewhere it could be potential harmfull to memory, since the hd6970 operate with different voltages, do YOU know what these voltages are?Well, I dont and i sure wont let nobody flash their hd6950 with hd6970 bios without warning what COULD happen.

Espeacilly when there is a better option (unlock + oc)

Now, if you wanna keep saying there is no proof, be my guest.
Edited by Erick - 8/2/11 at 10:36am
post #12 of 37
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1 out of 4...? Btw, last column below is "does not unlock."

ManufacturerCards
testedUnlocks and
works fineUnlocks but
rendering errorsDoes not
unlock
AMD1100
ASUS403910
Club3D212001
Diamond8710
Gigabyte484800
HIS717010
MSI272610
PowerColor767330
Sapphire242230120
XFX14614330
VTX3D111010
Visiontek5500
Source?

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It's misinformation w/o proof. People who go around warning about this because they read a thread about and are just repeating it.
Then hows about you provide proof that every non-reference card will unlock?
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Then hows about you provide proof that every non-reference card will unlock?
Why don't you check the tpu article, aka the motherload on the 6950 unlocking thread? I'm not sure if yer trolling by asking for this proof?
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Thanks willhemmens for backing me up.
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Why don't you check the tpu article, aka the motherload on the 6950 unlocking thread? I'm not sure if yer trolling by asking for this proof?
So I'm trolling by asking for proof but when you ask for proof its fine and normal.
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DO NOT FLASH TO HD6970 BIOS
DO NOT FLASH TO HD6970 BIOS

it will mess with memory timmings and voltage since they are different memory chips on the 6950 and 6970.

What you can do is: unlock the shaders only, it will maintain the stock settings sides from the shaders unlock, after that you overclock to hd 6970 speeds or even more.
Memory ICs on both are rated for the same voltage and the 6970 has looser timings than the 6950.

At any given clock speed, the 6970 BIOS is likely less stressful on the ICs than the 6950 BIOS.

Don't want to risk your memory? Back off on the memory clock.
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you should buy the 2gb version instead of the 1 gb version. that for starters would be better.... then unlock the shaders and OC... have fun
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So I'm trolling by asking for proof but when you ask for proof its fine and normal.
You are trolling by asking for proof on the known. 6950 unlock in google, first hit is the TPU article, ie. the mother thread on the topic. In that article 99% of true ref cards unlocked. But you're not actually interested in actual proof are you?
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I have two reference 6950s, both of them unlocked without issue or instability.

I cannot comment on samples I do not have except to say that it seems the vast majority of reference 6950s unlock successfully.
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You are trolling by asking for proof on the known. 6950 unlock in google, first hit is the TPU article, ie. the mother thread on the topic. In that article 99% of true ref cards unlocked. But you're not actually interested in actual proof are you?
Hey, lets just think here. Are we talking about non-reference cards or reference cards? We aren't even talking about 2GB models.
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