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I made the mistake of buying an XFX 7870 DD with locked voltage. I guess they locked the voltage after having too many RMA's or something.

Is anybody aware of a workaround? I was thinking a BIOS flash to an older BIOS but I would want to be more sure of that before trying.

Has anyone done a BIOS flash, or have a non-locked BIOS?
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try here

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189089
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Most manufacturers have locked voltage. Only some odd models or first revision are voltage unlocked. Its not just xfx or the 7870's
   
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Originally Posted by sinnedone View Post

Most manufacturers have locked voltage. Only some odd models or first revision are voltage unlocked. Its not just xfx or the 7870's

So lame biggrin.gif

Anyways I tried to edit my bios with that program, but it wont let me increase the voltage mad.gif
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If it's a reference model then you should be able to use VBE7 to mod you bios, usually only non-ref models have a hardware lock.
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how u tried sapphire trixx? iirc is the only software which supports the voltage regulator used in XFX 7800 series cards
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