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I read almost every guide on the net before I attempted this.

After I updated the BIOS is still shows 1408 shaders.

I tried
UnInstalling the ati drivers before the flash

Modify my original BIOS and set the shaders count to 6970 using rbg.

Using the bios from tech power

Any idea if they locked the shader?

I got a reference diamond 6950



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Are you using the command prompt in windows to flash(winflash)?

If so you have to be logged on as the Adminitrator not an administrator. Either that or run cmd as administrator. Then execute the executable file from the command propmt.
Edited by 808MP5 - 11/7/11 at 9:20am
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Ye. I used both winflash and ATIwinflash.

When I look at the gpu-z it shows all 6970 specs except the shader. Like stock clock at 880

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^do you have the latest version gpu-z?
Does the bios version in gpu-z show the version of the bios you flashed to?
If you ^do then I have no idea.
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^do you have the latest version gpu-z?
If you ^do then I have no idea.
i do
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What model is it. I'm going to assume you bought one with a decent unlock success rate.
    
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Did you restart? if you dont its still running the old bios loaded
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post #8 of 23
Make sure you use a correct bios.

Edit: after reading your post again, I think that card just simply doesn't have the extra shaders which could be unlocked.
Edited by GamerDaPro - 11/7/11 at 9:29am
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post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
What model is it. I'm going to assume you bought one with a decent unlock success rate.
it had good unlock rates

Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
Did you restart? if you dont its still running the old bios loaded
i did a restart and complete shutdown

Quote:
Originally Posted by GamerDaPro View Post
Make sure you use a correct bios.

Edit: after reading your post again, I think that card just simply doesn't have the extra shaders which could be unlocked.
i loaded the correct 6970 bios. is it possible they are coming without the additional shaders?
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post #10 of 23
Ah Diamond. Somehow missed that. Checking now, excuse the edit.

Part Number: 6950PE52G ??

If so according to the Egg it's now a non-ref design, though user reviews claim it still unlocks. Yours did come with the dual bios switch yeah?
Edited by Senator - 11/7/11 at 9:44am
    
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