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Most of the revised 6950s have their bios blocked from a full flash. I'd research if yours is too.
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Well, I've read a dutch review on Tweakers.net saying this card I have could unlock. I'm scared to try it though after this happened to me.

Here is the Review: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftweakers.net%2Fproductreview%2F44160%2Fclub3d-radeon-hd-6950-coolstream-edition.html

Also, Here is a video about unlocking the Non-Reference design (LEGIT???) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn-6HDuCCsg
Edited by battleaxe231 - 12/31/11 at 12:24pm
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Well, I've read a dutch review on Tweakers.net saying this card I have could unlock. I'm scared to try it though after this happened to me.

Here is the Review: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftweakers.net%2Fproductreview%2F44160%2Fclub3d-radeon-hd-6950-coolstream-edition.html

Also, Here is a video about unlocking the Non-Reference design (LEGIT???) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn-6HDuCCsg

The revised cards may or may not unlock. The odds are really unknown, but generally they do not unlock. It's a catch 22, the only way to find out is to try and if it fails, which is more probable, you are left with a brick.

There's is a mod to enable bios flashing on these type of cards, but it depends on the bios chip you have.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1621938
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This worked for me biggrin.gif!!!!

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t355592.html

I've succesfully modified it to 1536 Unified shaders!!! yay

Club3D HD6950 2GB GDDR5 CoolStream -> HD6970 shaders is confirmed ! biggrin.gif
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So far I've reached 900mhz on the Core clock and 1400mhz on the Memory clock under a voltage of 1.2. Shaders are still 1536 unified and Battlefield 3 works a lot faster then before! Should I overclock further?

Edit: Is there any good tool to test on Artifacts?
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Grats on the unlock. 1.2v is getting close to safe limit on air, which most consider to be 1.25v. It's upto you really, you have some room left, but as you go up in volts and frequency you gain more and more heat.

Play games and check for artifacts, games that you know well. There's not really any tools for this.
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@tsm106,

Yeah. I've noticed that it gets pretty loud after oc'ing the voltage and clock/memory, but thanks! thumb.gif

Any artifact symptoms that I need to check for? rolleyes.gif

I'm really surprised that it runs so stable after unlocking and overclocking on air cooling! It's a very good card. I didn't have unstability either after the unlock.
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This worked for me biggrin.gif!!!!

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t355592.html

I've succesfully modified it to 1536 Unified shaders!!! yay

Club3D HD6950 2GB GDDR5 CoolStream -> HD6970 shaders is confirmed ! biggrin.gif

 

That links link to so many links but I don't think you need to use SlaveOnDope's because you have dual-BIOS.

 

Artifacts; just watch for any graphical glitches will tell if overclock is either unstable, need more voltage or hitting the wall. Test the OC with the games you play. Or run Furmark for 5 mins.

 

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@Ken1649,

Nah. I've read the guide originally posted by bystander@THG. Thanks for the tips! thumb.gif

Btw, If I want it to run like a HD6970 then the Memory will be 1375mhz and the Core 880mhz and the voltage 1.175, right?

I've ran FurMark with these clocks now @ 1.175v for 3 minutes and it's stable (1920x1080). The temperature reaches 73 degrees from 30 degrees idle @ automatic fan speed. The fan speed goes to 70 max automatic. It's pretty loud under a stress test.. So, will it be good?

700

Edit: Did another test in FurMark with 880 core clock and 1375mhz memory clock and v1.180 and it ran perfectly without any graphic glitches. Max temperature under 99% load was 75c , but that's normal for a stress test right? The computer didn't crash once! (The test was 5 minutes long)
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So, It should be fine? upsidedwnsmiley.gif
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