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For whatever reason, my PC wont boot into safe mode. I hit F8 like a beast, but a box comes up after POST saying "What device do you want to boot to?" and it lists my HDD, DVD drive and Normal boot mode. When I select my HDD, it just loads windows. Im using a UEFI bios...is there any trick?
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No switch ? ARE YOU SURE YOU GOT THE DIRT3 EDITION ?

And I don't JUST mean you got the Dirt3 Game with the CARD ... as Sapphire makes two other card that look an awful lot LIKE the DIRT3, and SEVEN different HD-6950 models in all ...

Sapphire HD-6950 TOXIC edition = Model #100312TXSR
Sapphire HD-6950 FLEX edition = Model #100312FLEX

Sapphire HD-6950 DIRT3 edition = Model #100312-3SR
Sapphire HD-6950 2GB = Model #100312-3L
Sapphire HD-6950 1GB = Model #100312-1GDP
(These THREE ALL Look ALIKE)

Sapphire HD-6950 2GB = Model #100312-2SR
Sapphire HD-6950 1GB = Model #100312-1SR



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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.
The screen shot is the 6990. I just want to know the card is running at PCIe x16, x8 or x4. I didn't look up your motherboard, so I am not sure the bandwidth is shared with other devices. If it is @x8 or x4, that might explain why you are seing the poor performance of the card.


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For whatever reason, my PC wont boot into safe mode. I hit F8 like a beast, but a box comes up after POST saying "What device do you want to boot to?" and it lists my HDD, DVD drive and Normal boot mode. When I select my HDD, it just loads windows. Im using a UEFI bios...is there any trick?
No trick at all. You hit BIOS F8 selection for boot up device. If you hit F8 pass the POST screen right before Windows, the start-up mode will be prompted.
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LA, it does have a switch - was just asking what direction the switch comes turned to by default

And it is a x16 2.0! I'll give the BIOS F8 selection a shot.
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No trick at all. You hit BIOS F8 selection for boot up device. If you hit F8 pass the POST screen right before Windows, the start-up mode will be prompted.
Hmm, okay, the bios f8 selection? Can you explain? (Sorry, I know this should be elementary, but Ive also never had to do it with the UEFI setup. Argh!)
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post #36 of 120
Shutdown PC, then flip the switch. Restart and verify with GPU-Z.

If shaders = 1536, you have unlocked it to 6970.


I think you have to go into BIOS and start looking at the start-up option or boot device option. Give it a try, you are not going to kill the PC by doing that.
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Ok, so I reformatted my drive...reinstalled Windows and im STILL having this issue.

...what do I do from here?
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OK, could you run some benchmarks using 560 in another system and compare it to 6950?
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OK, could you run some benchmarks using 560 in another system and compare it to 6950?
Sure! Could you link me one to use? 3D Mark seems to want me to pay them..
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3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 11, Unigine Heaven 2.5 all can download and the other 2 with trial version.
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