Originally Posted by eclipsextreme
Isnt the reference model the one with the center mounted fan?
so one bios setting runs 800mhz and the 2nd 925mhz... isnt 925mhz what the boost version runs?
Im also concerned about the temp increase on bios 2 from 69 to 81 on fire storm
Ive never flashed a gpu bios but going to learn. Would like to try stock first to see if the shader will get corrected. With no money in this card im willing to try and with how its running now, I get no frame improvement from the 560ti I spent money on just before receiving this card.
Im also starting a new build to replace my old QX6850 system. I got a Asrock Z77 oc formula board on the way and then gonna shop a cpu.
No the reference model is the one you have.
The second bios is not a boost version, it looks like a bad flash.
The temp increase is something I wouldn't worry about, it's probably just because it's opened up about 2x the power talking in terms of shaders.
When fixed this will blow away a 560Ti.
What you need to do is flash this to a stock reference 7950 bios.