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I'm thinking of buying Zalman ZM-RHS1's (3 kits, each containing 8 heatsinks) Yes i know they are used for VRAM's (putting on them too). But i thought i will cut them smaller that they will fit the VRM's? Made from aluminium, not copper. Each kit would cost 7€. The heatsinks then have the thermal pads applied on them already. Worth a try?

Edited by Coree - 1/24/13 at 10:46am
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www.arctic.ac/en/p/accessories/114/vr001.html
Then you'd better try these, used them on a 6870 and they work fine without having to cut em up.
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www.arctic.ac/en/p/accessories/114/vr001.html
Then you'd better try these, used them on a 6870 and they work fine without having to cut em up.

Those look like a good set and decent price.
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Bump for instructions on how to properly flash a HD7970 BIOS to a reference HD7950.


Thanks to Condrutz85 from Xtremesystems.org for figuring this out. Will not unlock shaders but may have some other performance benefits. I just did this myself and it worked for my card.


http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284653-I-Finnaly-DiD-IT-MSI-7950-TF3-OC-V2-X-Flashed-with-7970-Bios-!!!&p=5164147&viewfull=1#post5164147


Workled for my card but the BIOS is useless on my card. makes it unstable. Still fun to do though. tongue.gif
Edited by SonDa5 - 1/25/13 at 4:03am
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www.arctic.ac/en/p/accessories/114/vr001.html
Then you'd better try these, used them on a 6870 and they work fine without having to cut em up.
Looks good, but do they ship to Finland?
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www.arctic.ac/en/where-to-buy.htm?tx_diashoplocator_pi2%5Bcont%5D=12&tx_diashoplocator_pi2%5Bland%5D=98
Found some retailers on the site, don't know if they got em in their store(finnish is a bit too difficult ;-)) but worth a look!
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I think that if your card overclocks good and its stable in stock clocks and overclock clocks you won`t need to flash a hd7950 to hd7970 bios unless you are having issues with your current bios that came from the manufacture... The only reason that i would flash my hd 7950 is to just thnik that i can get lucky to unlock those shaders that 7970 has.... So my question is, how risky flashing a dual bios card can be? is it the same risk just like updating a motherboard bios?
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if you have a spare GPU there is no risk. you can always reflash. in my experience anyway
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if you have a spare GPU there is no risk. you can always reflash. in my experience anyway

so what you mean if something goes wrong with flashing even switching to default bios will not help booting or what? so i`d need a spare gpu to reflash it again to be able to boot with it?

To tell ya the truth, i was just curious to see if i get lucky to unlock the shaders with 7970 bios because my club 3d hd 7950 is a well modified card with 8+6 pin pcie express connecter wich may be a fully hd7970 pcb, taking this fact into considaration it could unlock the shaders who knows.... ofc im 95percent sure am not gone be able to see extra shaders but who knows miracle can happen loll....
Edited by screen84 - 1/25/13 at 10:22am
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so what you mean if something goes wrong with flashing even switching to default bios will not help booting or what? so i`d need a spare gpu to reflash it again to be able to boot with it?

To tell ya the truth, i was just curious to see if i get lucky to unlock the shaders with 7970 bios because my club 3d hd 7950 is a well modified card with 8+6 pin pcie express connecter wich may be a fully hd7970 pcb, taking this fact into considaration it could unlock the shaders who knows.... ofc im 95percent sure am not gone be able to see extra shaders but who knows miracle can happen loll....

Hoping for the same here.

With Dual switch BIOS makes it easy. I run the same working HD7950 BIOS on both switches and when I experiment with flashing if a flash goes wrong I just boot to other switch and then put the working bios back.

Also I have screwed up on BIOS flashing on both positions and have done a blind flash without display. A little scary but can be done as long as you know the ATIflash commands which are simple.

Its not hard to flash just make sure you have a working bios on at least 1 switch at all times to avoid problems.
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