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just bought a sapphire hd6950 is this unlockable

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http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0
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it is unlock able but make sure it has a bios switch before you flash it or else you run a serious risk of bricking it.
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i mush google bios switch?
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i mush google bios switch?
uhhhh what?

There should be a switch on the side of the card. It's small and black and should be towards the top of the card the way it sits on your mobo. AKA cooler side down.
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uhhhh yeah, i didnt know that. thanks bud
btw is this one of the better card to do it on?
Edited by valtopps - 10/23/11 at 3:30pm
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i mush google bios switch?
lol if theres a switch on top of the card then im pretty sure u could flash it
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card should be here by tuesday, i hope theres one on it.

this card i do have no switch ;(
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0
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card should be here by tuesday, i hope theres one on it.

this card i do have no switch ;(
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0
I was gonna tell you not to trust pictures... anyways the card you linked is flash disabled regardless of the switch.
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is it hard to flash it to a hd6970?
also after its been flashed theres nothing else to do right, just plug it in and go?
Edited by valtopps - 10/23/11 at 3:47pm
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Where did you BUY ... THAT ... card from ? because the one you linked is an Old Original REFERENCE Card, and you just CAN NOT find them new anymore ! did you buy it USED ?

And YES ... IF ... that is in fact the card you end up with, being a REFERENCE Card, it will have the DUAL BIOS / Switch on the card and you should have little difficulty, though it's not 100% gaurantee, at Un-Locking and/or FLASHING THAT Particular card.

IF you need additional info on unlocking here's my step-by-step for UnLocking the Sapphire TOXIC HD-6950, yours should be similar = http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/113...l#post15253189

Congrats on finding/getting one, I hope that's what you really get

Edit: wait ... your second link is a DIFFERENT CARD ! ? ! ... IF THAT is the card you get ... nope, likely at UnLocking is SLIM to NONE, and will ONLY be accomplished via the HARD FLASH method, and since THAT card doesn't have the DUAL/2nd Bios to fall back on in case the FLASH job gets messed up you run the risk of BRICKING your card, and it can be a PITA to fix, so I wouldn't recomend trying it unless you really know what you're doing !

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