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post #91 of 1324
I tired to find some information on why the F3 BIOS was pulled and cannot seem to find anything. I am going to e-mail and ask Gigabyte and let you guys know the response... until then does anyone have any idea why?

I wonder if the voltage was burning up people's cards, haha.
Edited by Exostenza - 11/21/12 at 7:58pm
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post #92 of 1324
Just ordered one of these beasts for £220. Pretty good deal imo. Just wondering which bios are best reccommended for reaching 1200mhz +?
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post #93 of 1324
I install a few days ago the bios F3 but today i see this bios don't exist, which is the most recommended bios F2, F21 or F42
post #94 of 1324
I just got my 7950 also , and i was wondering doing crossfire as well. But i wanted to know which bios is stable because the f42 bios is think is really crap, because you have issues when going to 1ghz clock all games crash.
post #95 of 1324
I think the new batch of cards are voltage locked, and i have heard the cards will not take 7970 bios etc. I think i am going to return this and wait for 8000 series.
post #96 of 1324
Can anyone please upload the F3 BIOS

Thanks
post #97 of 1324
I can confirm that the new cards will not accept the 7970 bios. Third card for trifire ain't accepting the 7970 bios frown.gif
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post #98 of 1324
Here you go from my archives on my bootable usb stick.

But F3 is boost garbage... use F2 or whatever regular bios and overclock/overvolt using MSI afterburner. Otherwise the boost bios locks the voltage too high IMHO, even when using flash/video hardware accel the gpu is up at 1.23+v according to gpu-z!
gig7950f3.zip 40k .zip file
post #99 of 1324
i guess its better to forget about the newer WF3 7950.

So much people around telling they are coming voltage locked.

Whats the point of having such a good cooler and lock the voltages!?!?!

My guess:

- Since they are lowering the prices, they are using lower-end components, and to protect a RMA boost, they are locking them.

Such a petty!

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post #100 of 1324
Just got mine today and I ordered it on Saturday from Newegg. I can confirm it is not voltage locked, but it may be an older one.
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