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Question about unlocking 6950 to 6970

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Hi, I have read from here that there are 2 steps to unlocking the 6950 to the 6970.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1608/1/


1) Unlocking the shaders from 1408 to 1536

2) Flashing the 6970 BIOS onto the 6950

Is it possible to just do step 1 and not flash the 6970 BIOS onto my 6950? If so, what are the possible benefits/disadvantages?

Thanks!
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You have to flash the BIOS to unlock it to a 6970. If you have a dual-bios switch, it makes it alot easier.
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post #3 of 5
I looked into this alot when i was trying to flash my 6950, which didnt work out. Im not sure abuot yours but mine had a dual bios, you need to make sure you switch to the right one, or it wont be able to flash.

Use ATI Winflash and RBE to create your modded 6950 bios and flash it.

Ill get you a link one sec

EDIT: this is the one i think
http://verrytechnical.com/safely-unl...raphics-cards/

EDIT2: its a better idea to just unlock the shaders and not flash to a 6970. because the RAM timings are different, and it usually damages the RAM
Edited by Klinkey - 11/5/11 at 5:50am
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If you Have the Sapphire Toxic card, all you have to do is flip the switch and overclock a little bit
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Thanks. Unfortunately it seems like my card is unlockable. I tried using both the command line and the RBE methods and my shader clock remains at 1408.
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