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Also, a pretty interesting thing to note - this morning, when I turned the PC on from sleep mode...the background for this website was like a drab green. lol...and over 5 minutes, it slowly re-colored itself to this blue a chunk at a time.
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There's STILL some SOFTWARE / DRIVER conflict in there SOMEWHERE ... I'd bet money on it. But I wouldn't blame you if you said screw it and gave up, and went to a 2GB GTX-560ti, MSI makes a nice one ... or even spent the extra to do a GTX-570. Be a shame IF you had to, but no one would think any less of you for switching back to those girlie nVidia cards. tongue.gif

Personally I'd hang with it and figure it out, but I'm the type that won't let a stupid machine get the better of me wink.gif
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15552841 
There's STILL some SOFTWARE / DRIVER conflict in there SOMEWHERE ... I'd bet money on it. But I wouldn't blame you if you said screw it and gave up, and went to a 2GB GTX-560ti, MSI makes a nice one ... or even spent the extra to do a GTX-570. Be a shame IF you had to, but no one would think any less of you for switching back to those girlie nVidia cards. tongue.gif

Personally I'd hang with it and figure it out, but I'm the type that won't let a stupid machine get the better of me wink.gif

Oh gosh, you and me both! I mean, as much as it sucks, it's a challenge - and what's more rewarding than figuring it out?

Though, I think Im going to just do it the lazy way and reinstall windows and see what happens. If it still does it then, well...it's another bad card. But thats not likely - it feels too much like a driver issue.

Now, on the Sapphire Rage3 card I have, it's said there is a switch (its a Cayman card) that can, by good chance, make the flashing process simpler - but there isn't a switch anywhere on the card. What does it look like?
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post #24 of 120
Look closer to find it.

Switch1S.jpg

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Originally Posted by Ken1649;15555780 
Look closer to find it.

Switch1S.jpg

4155_10_sapphire_radeon_hd_6950_2gb_dirt_3_edition_video_card_review_full.jpg

Odd, the card in the following link doesn't have it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

You'd think it would!
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That's strange, look at these threads. They all have BIOS switch. The question is whether it will unlock the locked shaders or not by flipping the switch.

Could you take a close-up picture, maybe we could spot it.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1136272-unlocked-sapphire-hd6950-dirt3-edition-6.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1134183-2gb-hd-6950s-dual-bios-switch.html
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1049659-need-help-sapphire-hd-6950-2gb.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1134183-2gb-hd-6950s-dual-bios-switch.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1117109-hd6950-dirt3-allready-unlocked.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1117959-unlocked-bios-less-performance-sapphire-hd6950.html

This the review on newegg the product you link.
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Pros: -Fast card
-Dual BIOS
-Runs BF3 on ultra settings at 1920x1080 with no problems

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Took me a while to find the BIOS switch on this card. It's by the crossfire port on the card and is VERY tiny.


Take a look using GPU-Z the PCIe lane assigned to it. It should be x16.
231420d1317426321-crossfire-questions-capture.jpg

Edited by Ken1649 - 11/3/11 at 8:01am
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Thank you so much Ken, you and LA_Kings_Fan have been fantastic help. When I get home shortly, Ill check it.

I cant thank the two of you enough for your help so far. Truly an asset to the community.
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Did you try running at stock cpu clock? This will save a bit of power although it looks like your psu should be able to handle it.
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Did you try running at stock cpu clock? This will save a bit of power although it looks like your psu should be able to handle it.

My voltages are the same with a multiplier of 40 as it is with 34. So, naturally, it didnt do anything frown.gif
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Ken, is that photo of a flashed or unflashed bios switch? I was inspecting my card, and to be sure it hasnt been tampered with, I was wondering what the default position the switch should be in. Mine is to the left if looking down on it.
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