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Originally Posted by cam51037 View Post

Oh good, so the hardware lock only locks it so the voltage cannot go above 1.25V?

yes should work fine smile.gif
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cam, do not use the app found in the gigabyte site to flash the bios. use ati-flash. search here in ocn for more info.

gigabyte one works fine, i used it myself when flashing, but seems exclusive for gigabyte cards redface.gif
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

cam, do not use the app found in the gigabyte site to flash the bios. use ati-flash. search here in ocn for more info.

edit: follow this thread. see post #14 . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1313813/new-bios-update-for-gigabyte-hd7950/10
Thanks for the advice, I was planning on using ATI-Flash anyways. smile.gif But thanks again!
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Well I know my MSI 7970 has a hardware lock at 1.3v. The only way I can think of knowing before hand is to ask the store clerk or contact somebody through the Gigabyte website.

It's software locked not hardware locked. All in the bios, which is easily hex edited and use a modded trixx. I can go all the way up to 1.381v but I hit a wall at 1245mhz sadly.
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It's software locked not hardware locked. All in the bios, which is easily hex edited and use a modded trixx. I can go all the way up to 1.381v but I hit a wall at 1245mhz sadly.

Huh? Didn't know that. For some reason my card is stuck at 1200/1600 no matter how much voltage I give it. Funny thing is I can get that clock stable using 1.15v instead of the stock 1.2v
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