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Unlocking Radeon 6950 to 6970

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If I attempt to unlock my 6950 and it fails, does that mean I've bricked the card? I can't seem to locate a bios switch so I'll assume I don't have that feature. I have an HIS 6950 IceQX but there are a lot of different variants of this card. I have no clue which is which.

Edit: Never mind I figured out the difference. It looks like I have this: http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-611.shtml
Edited by tmontney - 3/31/13 at 5:11pm
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Usually the ones without the BIOS switch will have a much more limited chance of success unlocking.

If you do 'brick' your card, you can boot it in a system that has another working GPU and flash the card back to it's original ROM, just make sure you're flashing the correct card ID.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1621938
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Are there any concerns regarding power? Since the 6970 had a 6 and 8 pin, the 6950 only has 2 6 pins, is it perfectly fine to run?
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I have 1 unlocked hd 6950 and 1 hd 6950 with a cross bios. Unless you change the volts and make a burn in benchmark it's very unlikely or you have some strange fan mod. I did also the pin wire mod to cross bios flash my 2nd hd 6950 because I wanted a better overclocking only with ccc.
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