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post #1 of 13
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So the start of this thread is to get others with Boost ED cards to share and Discuss which Bios unlocked voltage for what.

And to Share those Bios in the OP.

So if you have any information please share in this format.

Card Product number.

Link to card if available.

Bios tried and failed.

Bios that were successful.



So far from me atleast...

Power Color 7950 Boost ED Voltage locked to 1.25v..

AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131478

Bios tried.

Power Color 7950 PCS+ Failure.

Power Color Ref design Failure.

Sapphire Ref design Failure..


Twin Frozr III 7950 boost edition Voltage locked to 1.25v..

Bios tried.

Msi none Boost bios Failure

Power Color all design bios Failure.

Sapphire all design bios Failure.


GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 - locked to 1.170v

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413&IsVirtualParent=1

Gigabyte 7970 GHz bios - Success, unlocked to 1.250v

Edited by Hokies83 - 3/30/13 at 8:42am
    
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Here Bios tried and Failure.............

Twin Frozr III 7950 boost edition Voltage locked to 1.25v..

Bios tried.

Msi none Boost bios
Failure

Power Color all design bios
Failure.

Sapphire all design bios
Failure.. mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif
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post #3 of 13
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Seems strange why these cards would have 2 Bios yet every bios we try fails to flash to these cards....


I bet you can flash lets say a Msi boost cards bios to a Power color boost cards bios..

Showing that these boost cards has something different about them that does not allow a non boost bios to be flashed to them..


But if a thread like this is not made then we could never figure out a way around it... cause there is always a way.

I have sent a msg to Gpu-z W1zzard on the subject see if he has any clue to the issue at hand.
Edited by Hokies83 - 3/29/13 at 1:29pm
    
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post #4 of 13
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So after talking to W1zzard it seems are cards are not hardware locked at 1.25v it is all in the bios.

    
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post #5 of 13
So guys you collect unlock tips!?

Asus 7970 Top - voltage locked @1175V - and the solution is Matrix bios - now 1.256V

http://www.overclock.net/t/1374108/asus-7970-top-edition-voltage-unlocked-by-dj-oxygene-8
post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ_OXyGeNe_8 View Post

So guys you collect unlock tips!?

Asus 7970 Top - voltage locked @1175V - and the solution is Matrix bios - now 1.256V

http://www.overclock.net/t/1374108/asus-7970-top-edition-voltage-unlocked-by-dj-oxygene-8

Yes Please share the Card model and the bios so i can add it to the OP thx!

Card Product number.

Link to card if available.

Bios tried and failed.

Bios that were successful.
    
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GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 - locked to 1.170v

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413&IsVirtualParent=1

Gigabyte 7970 GHz bios - Success, unlocked to 1.250v

I'd love to find a BIOS that gives me true unlocked voltage for this card, so this thread will be interesting.
post #8 of 13
great ............. i was looking forward to buy a 7950 but stuck at choosing between msi , sapphire , gigabyte............... it seems all are voltage locked !
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by John117 View Post

great ............. i was looking forward to buy a 7950 but stuck at choosing between msi , sapphire , gigabyte............... it seems all are voltage locked !

This one is reported to be unlocked and a ref PCB design.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
    
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post #10 of 13
Any word yet, my msi tf3 7950 runs the 1.250v as well and i would like to squeeze a little more than 1150/1575(stable gaming clocks, all through amd catalyst control center). Im only hitting 69c core and 83c vrm after long term crysis 3, bf3, skyrim, BS:I. I can go to 1190/1575 for quick benchies. A few versions of afterburner with -xml or whatever mod doesn't do anything, neither does trix or its 4.4b mods or whatever either.
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