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Actually, it turns out there are two levels of unlocking. They call enabling the shaders "unlocking".

However, in this article:

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

You'll find this:

"If you get an error like ID mismatch or Could not erase ROM, then you'll have to do some extra work in a Windows command prompt (or DOS): Run atiwinflash -unlockrom 0 followed by atiwinflash -f -p 0 bios.bin where bios.bin is the path and filename of the HD 6970 BIOS you downloaded. "

Which shows the command I was referring to for unlocking the card to accept a BIOS flash. I had to do this to get mine to flash.
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You won't get the ID mismatch error if you download your own bios and modify it. That error comes from flashing a different card's bios to your card.
 
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That's awesome.
    
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Don't forget that the only thing the switch does is allow you to use a BIOS that is located in rewritable memory on the card instead of the BIOS in the ROM. The switch does not "unlock" the card. The card can be unlocked using software. However, if you do not have the dual BIOS and the switch, you could brick your card and have a hard time getting it working again (you may need two video cards to get a bricked video card reflashed).
Actually, the switch on the Sapphire "Dual Fan" (aka Dirt3) rev. does have the unlocked shaders BIOS already on the 2nd BIOS slot. All you need to do is flick the switch, and BAM, your 6950 = 6970
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You won't get the ID mismatch error if you download your own bios and modify it. That error comes from flashing a different card's bios to your card.
I flashed my Sapphire 6950 with a Sapphire 6970 BIOS. I did not want to use a 6950 BIOS with the shaders enabled.

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Actually, the switch on the Sapphire "Dual Fan" (aka Dirt3) rev. does have the unlocked shaders BIOS already on the 2nd BIOS slot. All you need to do is flick the switch, and BAM, your 6950 = 6970
I didn't know that. That's pretty sweet. I'm actually a little pi$$ed at Sapphire about the Dirt 3 thing. They came out with that offer about a month after I bought my 6950 and 6970. What did I get with my $700 worth of cards? Dick. You'd think if you're spending over $300 on a card they'd give you at least one game. If not, then wouldn't a $400 card qualify? Nope.
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I flashed my Sapphire 6950 with a Sapphire 6970 BIOS. I did not want to use a 6950 BIOS with the shaders enabled..
Why not? You can set different default clocks/higher overdrive limit as well.
 
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Actually, the switch on the Sapphire "Dual Fan" (aka Dirt3) rev. does have the unlocked shaders BIOS already on the 2nd BIOS slot. All you need to do is flick the switch, and BAM, your 6950 = 6970
That was the same for my TOXIC Sapphire has two of the better 6950's on the market with these 2 cards if you ask me.


Also ... "Last edited by sub50hz : 03-06-11 at 10:01 AM" shouldn't someone put out an APB on sub50hz to get the owners list updated ?

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CAP 4 is out..

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ATI Catalyst Application Profiles0.5 MB11.8 CAP49/16/2011
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This release of ATI Catalystâ„¢ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireXâ„¢ profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.

New profiles added to this release:
- Hard Reset – Improves CrossFire performance
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CAP 4 is out..

+1 for you. thanks.
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