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Just FYI guys, but you may be able to flash with the 7970 BIOS, but this is not like the 6950, you won't be able to unlock anything, you will still have the same card, just with higher stock clocks. You're better off just using the standard BIOS and overclocking it.

Yes, I thought this would be the case. It'd be nice to have the higher stock clocks though, apparently they run better with a 7970 BIOS too. Shame that I can't run any, they all fail or brick my card rolleyes.gif
 
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post #12 of 17
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Yes, I thought this would be the case. It'd be nice to have the higher stock clocks though, apparently they run better with a 7970 BIOS too. Shame that I can't run any, they all fail or brick my card rolleyes.gif

It's probably just higher stock volts making it possible to clock higher on "stock". You could always modify your BIOS with the clocks you want and get it going that way!
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post #13 of 17
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It's probably just higher stock volts making it possible to clock higher on "stock". You could always modify your BIOS with the clocks you want and get it going that way!

I assumed that AMD locked this like they did with the 68xx cards?

EDIT: If that's the case, I'm almost tempted to do some long term stressing at 1200/1250MHz and then make my own vBIOS biggrin.gif
 
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

I assumed that AMD locked this like they did with the 68xx cards?
EDIT: If that's the case, I'm almost tempted to do some long term stressing at 1200/1250MHz and then make my own vBIOS biggrin.gif

Yup, you are correct, they are laser cut so they can't be unlocked. Many believe that the unlockable 6950 thing was actually a marketing strategy rather than a cost cutting measure or anything of the like.

It is nice to have BIOS overclocking though, you never have to worry about the software running etc. It's just there!
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Any idea on what BIOS to use for the Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD? Not sure if it's reference but I doubt it. mY last Powercolor card with a custom cooler WAS reference so I'm not sure
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Any idea on what BIOS to use for the Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD? Not sure if it's reference but I doubt it. mY last Powercolor card with a custom cooler WAS reference so I'm not sure

don't bother with flashing the BIOS. just use sapphire trixx and overclock manually.
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post #17 of 17
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don't bother with flashing the BIOS. just use sapphire trixx and overclock manually.

Ok.
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