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Where'd you buy it. If local return it for a toxic.

Local, they stopped carrying toxic cards.
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i'd say no...sapphire toxic 2gb..yes..card you have..no..OC it til you get the lil funny squares..and that's it..imo..they have a lock on it er something
 
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A.) YES there is a CHANCE it can UNLOCK (about 50% it unlocks, about 50% chance the GPU chip has been LASER Cut preventing it.)

 

B.) This card has a MULTI-purpose DUAL BIOS Switch, acts as a Dual Bios AND a Display Port / DVI selector

 

C.) The 2nd BIOS is NOT installed on this Card from the manufacturer, you'll need to FLASH it onto the card.

 

D.) Use the following Toturials/Guides ;

- How To: Flash 6950 to 6970 Guide, Thanks to Senator
- How to: Unlock the shaders on a reference 6950 2GB (noob tut), Thanks to fibre_optics
- The 6950 to 6970 unlock thread, Thanks to ~Strawberry~

- AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod, Thanks to TechPowerUp.com
- Radeon HD 6950 shader unlock instructions, Thanks to TomsHardware.com
 

E.) YES there is a chance you MESS up a hard FLASH and BRICK your CARD, if you do, use this guide to get the card back to Factory defaults

= How To: Un-Brick Your Bricked Graphics Card/Fix a Failed BIOS Flash, Thanks to Core2uu

 

F.) Some tools you'll need ...

gpu-z-logo.jpg

ASUS Radeon HD-6970 BIOS Listing for Download @ TechPowerUp.com

 

G.) Good luck !  thumb.gif

 

 


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486Interesting.. It "unlocked" the clock speed when I tried it now. GPU-Z shows that the default clock is 880MHz and mem 1375MHz.. Shaders still at 1408, though.. Default is 810MHz/1250MHz and I haven't overclocked at all. Yet..
Edited by kzone75 - 1/7/12 at 4:10pm
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Thanks LA Kings Fan....go Jets go tongue.gif


I just installed my 6950 and the driver. I have a dual monitor setup and my idle temp is 51 degrees Celsius, does that seem a little high to you guys?
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THAT is still a LOCKED CARD ! ... your default Clocks went up as a result from the FLASHING of the NEW BIOS, but the SHADERS still being 1408 means your GPU Chip has been LASER CUT, you won't ever fully unlock that card no matter what you try, all you can do is OVERCLOCK it, sorry hmmsmiley02.gif. It's only the SHADERS that get LOCKED or NOT ... the Clock speeds can always be changed locked or not by manual overclocking the card.

 

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486Interesting.. It "unlocked" the clock speed when I tried it now. GPU-Z shows that the default clock is 880MHz and mem 1375MHz.. Shaders still at 1408, though.. Default is 810MHz/1250MHz and I haven't overclocked at all. Yet..


 

   
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Intresting-i have 2 of those asus cards-bought both earlyer this year and both fully unlocked to a 6970. My default speeds are 890/1375 with 1536 shaders.
    
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Your GPU Chips weren't LASER CUT ... you were part of the LUCKY 50% , congrats thumb.gif ... the different default speeds are most likely from using a different BIOS when you FLASHED your card.

Different BIOS have different results, it's really kinda basic stuff.

880/1375/1536 = Asus REFERENCE HD-6970 BIOS = http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/90661/Asus.HD6970.2048.101124.html

890/1375/1536 = Asus NON-REFERENCE HD-6970 BIOS = http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/94347/Asus.HD6970.2048.101203_2.html

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Intresting-i have 2 of those asus cards-bought both earlyer this year and both fully unlocked to a 6970. My default speeds are 890/1375 with 1536 shaders.


 


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No worries. I am not complaining. It's still a good card. smile.gif
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Yes i understand about flashing-it just is odd most peeps i know with the asus direct cuii have no prob flashing it. I used the newest bios out and rbe and forced it, plus both cards do have the duel bios switch.
    
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