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I would have nothing to gain unlocking my 6950..
And my point is if you could hold your clock and unlock it, you'd gain performance. I didn't buy a 6950 to keep the power bill down.

You don't necessarily brick a card if the bios flash is bad, you just have to flash it back either blind, or with another adapter.

I've had a few bad GPU flashes in my day, but not one of them was fatal.

PCI 9100 -> mac 8500 flash that didn't work, the first time I tried my X850 pro -> XT PE mod, and when I tried upping the OC limit in the bios on my 6950 two days ago.
Each time I just threw in another card (or with the 6950 flip the switch), put the backed up bios back, and viola, a working card.

OP, is your overclock on stock voltage? if so, I'd take it as far as you can while being stable.
 
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your not going to take a 6950 at max clocks -> flash to 6970, and hold your previous clocks.. If you could then obviously you would have a marginal performance gain.

*Blind flashing is often times more difficult for the average user, than hitting 'apply' in AfterBurner
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your not going to take a 6950 at max clocks -> flash to 6970, and hold your previous clocks.. If you could then obviously you would have a marginal performance gain.

*Blind flashing is often times more difficult for the average user, than hitting 'apply' in AfterBurner
Tried that, stock did not let me OC more then 1Ghz same as unlocked.
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