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I was a long time NVIDIA junkie and finally jumped to the ATI boat.


Just bought a diamond 6950 2gb card. Hopefully it can unlock to a 6970. Does the 6950 and 6970 share the same waterblocks?

Thanks

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If you GPU is a reference desing card (reference PCB) which I think is it, you can use this page to know the waterblocks for that GPU.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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Thanks. I'll rep you when I get to me pc

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Just have the number to an exorcist handy. You never know what you might have to go through with this card..lol

But, if it installs great and has no issues, it's supposed to be a beast!
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Ummmm THAT ALL DEPENDS ...

Does your DIAMOND 6950 look like THIS ...

Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 (#6950PE52G)

or like this ...
CAN'T FIND this NEW Diamond HD6950 NON-REF (#6950PE52G) PCB layout anywhere ?

What's the MODEL # ? .........
EDIT nevermind, I notice DIAMOND is one of those companies pulling a fast one on people, using the SAME MODEL #6950PE52G for BOTH the Original REFERENCE Card and the New Rev.2 NON-REF Card ... that shouldn't be allowed IMO.

BUT ... what's the PCB revision numbers ? they should be ON the card just above the gold pins on the PCI-e Slot tab ...

This could help us know IF you can use a FULL COVER Water block or not.


Quote:
Originally Posted by saint19 View Post
That WC Block is for a HD-6850 ... not the HD-6950 ! ... the 6870 Full Cover will work on SOME HD-6950's like the XFX models though ...

BUT it really all depends on IF he has the Rev1 REFERENCE 6950, or if he's got a Rev2 Non-Ref 6950 as I point out above, the 2 cards are very different.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 11/4/11 at 11:08am
   
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Not sure that one will work with a 6950 that has a different PCB layout from 6850 and it is not listed as compatible with 6950.

Or maybe you mean this one? http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=2021


Or this one?


Edited by Ken1649 - 11/4/11 at 10:46am
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Ummmm THAT ALL DEPENDS ...

Does your DIAMOND 6950 look like THIS ...

Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 (#6950PE52G)

or like this ...
CAN'T FIND this NEW Diamond HD6950 NON-REF (#6950PE52G) PCB layout anywhere ?

What's the MODEL # ? .........
EDIT nevermind, I notice DIAMOND is one of those companies pulling a fast one on people, using the SAME MODEL #6950PE52G for BOTH the Original REFERENCE Card and the New Rev.2 NON-REF Card ... that shouldn't be allowed IMO.

BUT ... what's the PCB revision numbers ? they should be ON the card just above the gold pins on the PCI-e Slot tab ...

This could help us know IF you can use a FULL COVER Water block or not.




That WC Block is for a HD-6850 ... not the HD-6950 ! ... the 6870 Full Cover will work on SOME HD-6950's like the XFX models though ...

BUT it really all depends on IF he has the Rev1 REFERENCE 6950, or if he's got a Rev2 Non-Ref 6950 as I point out above, the 2 cards are very different.

I got the first one with the fan in the rear

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Sorry.

The block that I linked you is for the 6850, my mistake. This is solid for your GPU.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegp69hoed.html
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post #10 of 14
unlocking a 6950 to a 6970 gives you a 1-3 FPS increase at the cost of possibly ruining your card and making your warranty invalid.

You still want to unlock it?
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