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The card rocks its a beast-its hard to even make it work hard-lol.
    
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This ASUS card, the MSI PE/OC TF3 2GB and of course My beloved SAPPhIRE TOXIC Edition thumb.gif ... are about the ONLY 3 HD-6950's I'd ever suggest anyone consider getting ... the Sapphire DIRT3 edition is also a pretty darn good card if you're on a little bit more of a budget. 2cents.gif
 

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This ASUS card, the MSI PE/OC TF3 2GB and of course My beloved SAPPhIRE TOXIC Edition thumb.gif ... are about the ONLY 3 HD-6950's I'd ever suggest anyone consider getting ... the Sapphire DIRT3 edition is also a pretty darn good card if you're on a little bit more of a budget. 2cents.gif
 



 


My quads feel insulted you neglected to mention the original reference card. 950/1450@1.17v all day long for over a year now, thanks.
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Can I flick the bios switch while my computer is on?

No love frown.gif still 1408 shaders
Edited by maple_leafs182 - 1/7/12 at 10:33pm
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Can I flick the bios switch while my computer is on?

Yes, but you need a reboot to apply said bios.
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LOL ... oh well OK ... IF you can find one ... the REFERENCE cards are OK too I guess thumb.gif ... I'll still take my TOXIC over one though wubsmiley.gif
 

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My quads feel insulted you neglected to mention the original reference card. 950/1450@1.17v all day long for over a year now, thanks.


 

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Can I flick the bios switch while my computer is on?
No love frown.gif still 1408 shaders


Oh well ... yet another LOCKED HD-6950 ... your GPU chip is most likely LASER cut, nothing you can do will unlock the shaders on that card if that's the case.

Flashing doesn't usually give better than 50/50 chance ... unless it's an old Original REFERENCE card, those where more like 90%+    And it's why I LOVE the Sapphire TOXIC edition so much ... NO FLASH, as Sapphire already installed the unlocked shaders on the 2nd BIOS for you, just flip the switch and you've got about an 75-90% chance your card WILL UNLOCK ... our group average is about 85% with several still needing to report IF they unlocked or not, but it had the BEST CHANCE of any NON-Ref 6950 on the market.

 

 

 


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 1/8/12 at 2:48am
   
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Hey, I just bought an Asus DirectCU II HD6950 2GB and was wondering if this card is able to be unlocked to a 6970. If so can someone direct me to instruction of how to do this.

 

 
Flipping the switch will not unlock the shaders because the two BIOS are identical, you will need to flash with different shaders unlocked BIOS.
 


 

Asus DCII Eyefinity 6 is a different beast. Have a look at these threads and what BIOS to use to unlock it;

 

 
 

 

Originally Posted by maple_leafs182 View Post

well I guess the first step I have to do is take the card out of the package and install the driver

 

Yeah, that will be the right move. Don't bake it in the oven to unlock shaders. lmaosmiley.gif

 

 

 

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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? 

 

That's perfectly normal because you have 2 monitors hooked up to the card. The 2D idle clocks are higher to avoid flickering with more than one monitors. You can try to remove one monitor, it will lower the 2D idle clocks hence lower idle temperatures.

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 1/8/12 at 6:27am
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well I guess the first step I have to do is take the card out of the package and install the driver

lol. Next step is to see how it performs stock, which Im guessing is fairly well. Next step is don't lose sleep over the shaders. You still have yourself a nice card. The asus is supposed to overclock pretty well and that's where the biggest gains come from anyway iirc but honestly you probably don't even have to OC it at this point. That card should run your games like gangbusters without messing around with flashing.
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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?

seems about average in a warmish room. its what my Dirt 3 temped with the stock cooler, which may not be as good as the asus's but is still supposed to be no slouch. I know people with the asus that get nice low temps and others who get the 50c idle which seems common for 6950s. Could be ambient room temp differences. what are your load temps like?
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ok I am back and shaders are unlocked. biggrin.gif486
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COOL DEAL thumb.gif What did you do different this time ? that didn't work Last time ? Congrats on your NEW HD-6970  applaud.gifand for the price of a 6950 no less biggrin.gif

 

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ok I am back and shaders are unlocked. biggrin.gif486

486 Was LOCKED last time ?



I notice a Different Sub-Vendor (ID#) did you Flash it using a different BIOS version, though that # seems to be the same ? just curious. redface.gif

 


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 1/8/12 at 5:34pm
   
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