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Does unloxking shaders hurt the card?

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From my weeks of looking through 6950 posts ive seen alot of people having problems with the unlocked cards, is it hurting the card in anyway or is it that the stock voltage isnt enough for the extra shaders?

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I've tried it and it unlocked/clocked succesfully, but I got texture glitches in most games. If I was you I'd be safe and just keep it HD6950. Many people will think otherwise, but I just didn't have a great experience with it.

And, the HD6950 is a beast without any tweaks.
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From my weeks of looking through 6950 posts ive seen alot of people having problems with the unlocked cards, is it hurting the card in anyway or is it that the stock voltage isnt enough for the extra shaders?
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It doesn't hurt the card, but it might not be able to run stable unlocked. In that case, just flash it back to the original BIOS and it should run fine again. In some cases it just requires a bump in voltage though.
 
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It's bad if the shaders were bad to begin with and in that case just relock them, no problem then.
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i have unlocked MSI TF3 R6950 unlocked and overclocked and havent had a single issue with it and there are quiet a few others on OCN that have unlocked cards and i dont recall seeing many issue if any

care to share some of those links talking about issues with unlocked cards? im curious to see if being unlocked was the actual cause of the "issue" or if its more of a PEBKAC problem
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