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post #21 of 29
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I think I got it flashed. I used the bios that socks gave me and both switches are reading the stock shaders. I just don't get why the cards could be damaged if I only unlocked shaders.


Good that you got it working. Try not to flash it too many times, the ROMs (or is it PROMs?) only have a limited write amount.

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post #22 of 29
your card is just unstable with unlocked shaders, every card is different.
post #23 of 29
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Could be. I just played a custom game in total war with over 8000 soldiers and they all look normal. No silver soldiers lol. Thanks everyone for the help.
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post #24 of 29
Did you use a bios someone unlocked for you or did you unlock the bios yourself? Maybe you got another cards bios as long as it was a 6950 should be no perm damage.

If you had downloaded the bios you may want to try patching yours yourself or at the minimum make sure it's the same bios except he shaders.
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I got the bios online. They worked great for a bout a year but then I started to have all kinds of problems like random blue screens, fans going off randomly and cranking up to 100% and other weird crap like that. I flashed both cards back to stock bios so lets hope that it works but I would really like to unlock the shaders again if there is no damage done to my cards.
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post #26 of 29
You cant flash the current bios in use, you have to hot flash.

boot the stock bios, once windows is fully up, flip the switch to the other position, then flash.

also, use RBE, so you can make sure the bios file is good.
post #27 of 29
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Good that you got it working. Try not to flash it too many times, the ROMs (or is it PROMs?) only have a limited write amount.


My quads have been flashed over 20 times since owning them, which was from release day.

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I think I got it flashed. I used the bios that socks gave me and both switches are reading the stock shaders. I just don't get why the cards could be damaged if I only unlocked shaders.


There was a reason why they released certain chips with limited shaders, ie. your shaders were bad to begin with.
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post #28 of 29
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My quads have been flashed over 20 times since owning them, which was from release day.
There was a reason why they released certain chips with limited shaders, ie. your shaders were bad to begin with.


Thanks. I'd never had a firm guess at how long they lasted but 4 for 20 times is not bad.

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post #29 of 29
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Thanks. I'd never had a firm guess at how long they lasted but 4 for 20 times is not bad.


Sometimes I've flashed 4-5 times in a day testing bios' vs drivers, hehe. And each time it's 4 at a time. wink.gif
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