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Thanks a lot for the replies guys. Just found out that my card isn't unlocked:

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Thanks a lot for the replies guys. Just found out that my card isn't unlocked:
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thats a shame but its still a great card for the money and still one of the top 6950's going smile.gif
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I think this would be the safest route until you can research the card more and read additional reviews and testings as they come out ... remember this is a NEW card from Sapphire, it's only been on the market for about a month or so, we (or at least I) don't know an awful lot about it just yet.
There's been 4 reviews on it so far only ..
http://hitechlegion.com/reviews/video-cards/14627-sapphire-radeon-hd-6970-dual-fan-2gb-dx11-video-card-review
http://australia.tweaktown.com/reviews/4449/sapphire_hd_6970_2gb_dual_fan_video_card_overclocked_review/index18.html
http://pro-clockers.com/videocards/2108-sapphire-hd-6970-2gb-dual-fan-graphic-card.html
http://www.techwarelabs.com/sapphire-radeon-hd-6970-2gb-gddr5-dual-fan/all/1
Do some reading at report back thumb.gif




Yeah I read all those before I made the purchase lol. Still had the questions. Should get the card tomorrow and I'll be able to mess around with it.
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I see no 2k1 love here smile.gif

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Yeah I read all those before I made the purchase lol. Still had the questions. Should get the card tomorrow and I'll be able to mess around with it.

That card CWell has is only $300 on Newegg right now after a promo code and $30 MIR. Good choice if someone is itching to crossfire that toxic...
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Hey guys, first post but I am actually à member already lol.

I wanted to post this for people with crossfire setups who are having trouble keeping powertune enabled when overclocking both cards.

I personally need 50% powertune anywhere above 940/1350 and trixx makes that impossible.

As you have probably heard, there is a program racerx (made by racerx/timox) that allows you to increase the Oc in ccc past the stock 950/1350.

Now, the biggest issue I was having with racerx was it only allowed pt up to 20% with made my cards constantly throttle.

Well racerx is awesome enough yo have fixes this issue and now allows u to use ccc for almost all of ur oc needs except voltage ( I use trixx for voltage but raceex will include that soon.

Please be advised this is at your own risk and nobody but u is responsible. Please read the instructions carefully.

All credit goes to racerx for his hard work on this.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141858&page=4
50% pt edit bottom of page

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141858 ---- racerx hack/mod
Edited by jomama22 - 12/5/11 at 4:07pm
     
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Alright guys, I have a challenge (sort of):

Beat my Heaven Bench scores fellow sapph owners tongue.gif

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Thread Starter 

 

@ InD3cisive ...


What and/or how did you go about checking ?  Because here's my question, something odd I notice ... The 2nd Bios position has a Different BIOS Version, with Odd Clocks for the TOXIC ?

 

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Originally Posted by InD3cisive View Post

Thanks a lot for the replies guys. Just found out that my card isn't unlocked:

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BIOS Position #1 = Bios Version #013.012.000.020.000000 = 880 MHz / 1300 MHz / 1408 shaders ... OK this is fine and normal looking
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BIOS Position #2 = Bios Version #013.008.000.009.039303 = 880 MHz / 1375 MHz / 1408 shaders ... This Bios Version and Clocks DOSE NOT !  and the sub-vendor is now ATI and NOT Sapphire.


Here are MY GPU-Z's from Before & After the BIOS Switch FLIP ...

SapphireTOXICGPU-ZBEFORE.png  VS.  SapphireTOXICGPU-ZAFTER.png

 

NOTICE on a STOCK FACTORY Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC ... BOTH BIOS #1 and BIOS #2 have the SAME BIOS Version #'s !!! and the FACTORY DEFAULT OC's remain 880 MHz / 1300 MHz despite the UNLOCK'd Shaders. And of course the Sub-Vendor of the Card should remain SAPPHIRE, NOT switch to ATI ...

 

What this tells ME is that the Previous Owner of your card tried FLASHING the card with some other BIOS in Position #2 and when it didn't work he decided to sell it to you ...

 

NOW I'm NOT saying your card CAN or WILL unlock, there are those that DON'T, but you might want to try loading and FLASHING those BIOS repairs listed on the Front Page from Sapphire Tech Support and see if anything changes ? because everything points me to beleive that your 2nd BIOS on that card is not a  "Factory" Sapphire HD-6950 BIOS ... it's some hd-6970 bios from who knows what card ? and that MIGHT make a difference ? I'm not sure.


 

 


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 12/5/11 at 7:31pm
   
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well spotted!! there may be hope for unlocking that card after all then smile.gif
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well spotted!! there may be hope for unlocking that card after all then smile.gif

yay we may have another unlock, woot woot biggrin.gif
     
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