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So I just ordered a new computer, Here are the specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

CPU Heatsinks: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM

MOBO: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard

DDR3 Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte PC3-12800 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 830MHZ 2GB 5.2GHZ DDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2XMINI DisplayPort Fansink Video Card

Case: Thermaltake Armor A90 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB eSATA & Sound

PSU: XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

CD & DVD Drive: LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

So I was just wondering if the 6950 I ordered will be unlockable. I'm thinking it won't be because it's newer, I may be wrong though because I don't know much. If it isn't then that's fine since I can probably get some nice overclocks with the dual fan it has.

I'm upgrading from a stock q6600 and a ati hd 2600 so this is a huuuuuuuuge improvement and I can't wait

Thanks for your help
post #2 of 9
I believe that is a no.
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
I believe that is a no.
Thanks for your help, +rep.

I'll just try to get some nice overclocks then and that should be good enough
post #4 of 9
Its possible cuz its a 2gb version... but still unlikely... when u get it check if it has a dual bios switch
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It's possible.

I have 2 non ref 2gb 6950s - one unlocked, one didn't.
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post #6 of 9
Well what Kill said is half correct,
most 6950 2gb have bios switch,
most people say the sapphire dirt 3 edition does not have a bios switch, yet it does but it hidden well under the aftermarket cooler.

so most if not all have bios switch, it just they have been locked out to not performe anything,

what i mean is that the two bios stored in the card, are locked so they can not be flashed.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Fatality_ View Post
I can probably get some nice overclocks with the dual fan it has.
Push it till it's smokin'.

Just promise us you'll be overclocking that i5! xD
 
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post #8 of 9
Yea, it's a really up in the air these days. There is still a chance that you could unlock it.

EDIT: You have an insane 2500k, 4.6GHz with 1.24VCore is basically Golden, I need 1.38Vcore at that speed.
    
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
Push it till it's smokin'.

Just promise us you'll be overclocking that i5! xD
Yah I will be don't worry
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