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Nope, it isn't the flex version. I double checked and looked at the bios switches through google for reference. Sadly there isn't one on my card. redface.gif

Ahh. Well you could still try a flash, but it's riskier.
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post #3052 of 3890
Add me please.
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XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB validation

The card tends to run a bit warm for my liking after the OC, but its nothing bumping the fan up a notch or two can't deal with, and I can take the sound. Haven't messed with the volts, and I'm not sure I will as I'm just getting into gpu overclocking.

It certainly is nice to start up any game I own, max everything, and never stutter. biggrin.gif
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Just three or four months ago I purchased two Sapphire HD6950/70 cards and tried Trixx. The fan curve would not work on both cards in crossfire, only on the primary card. That's why I started using AB.
Are you sure about that? According to this review:
http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/sapphire_hd6950_dirt3/index.php?p=3
You cannot unlock the Sapphire Dirt 3 1GB HD6950 card. I have two Sapphire cards right now, and when I purchased them the company sent one of the wrong cards (6950). It was at the time when they were running out of reference cards so they sent me the newer version of the HD6950 and it would not unlock. As a matter of fact, the switch for the dual BIOS was not even soldered onto the board. Lucky for me I had talked to the sales person at the reputable store I ordered it from, and they allowed me to return it because I had told them I didn't want it if it was not a reference card.
I know some newer HD6950 cards that are not reference can still unlock, but I'm not sure that the Sapphire cards are in that class. I would look into it more before purchasing if I were you.
@disturbed117
Is there some reason why I was removed from the member list? I don't see me there, and I joined months ago when the only requirement was a picture of your cards which I provided.
http://www.overclock.net/t/892583/official-amd-69xx-owners-club/1850#post_13581881
It's sort of too bad I will be so low down on the list now. Not important I guess...

Just provide me with a gpu-z screen shot and i will fix you up. thumb.gif
 

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Thanks for adding, disturbed117! thumb.gif


I hope you guys could answer a couple of my questions regarding to unlocking the card

My 6950 is a non-ref rev2. I would like to try to unlock the extra shaders.

I don't want to get the 6970 volts or clocks on my card, just the shaders.

It's still possible to modify the bios on the non-ref 6950, right?

If I manage to fail the operation, could I move the card into another PCI-E slot, add another gfx card in my computer and reflash it back?


By the way, just did a test:
6950 2GB PCI-E 2.0 x16 vs x8 + CCC OC
http://www.overclock.net/t/1196184/test-6950-2gb-pci-e-2-0-x16-vs-x8-ccc-oc
Edited by Karlz3r - 1/7/12 at 7:29am
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post #3055 of 3890
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Will update list tomorow.

@Mergatroid

Sorry if you was not added, i had to redo the list several times and i may have missed you.


No biggie. I was in there looking for someone else and just noticed I wasn't there.

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The 6950 is 6970 flashed, and the 6970 is not overclocked.
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I am planning on doing a Tri-fire setup by getting a 6970 to add on it. The reason is two-fold: 1) To have a backup videocard in case the 6990 croaks 2) Because Trifire is just more awesome. tongue.gif
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I am planning on doing a Tri-fire setup by getting a 6970 to add on it. The reason is two-fold: 1) To have a backup videocard in case the 6990 croaks 2) Because Trifire is just more awesome. tongue.gif

Just to let you know, AMD Cards Currently have a poor PPD/Watt ratio.

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Just to let you know, AMD Cards Currently have a poor PPD/Watt ratio.

He didn't say he was folding unless he's really punning. :hmm:
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He didn't say he was folding unless he's really punning. :hmm:

Haha "Two-fold"... I got it.

Nah I don't fold, mostly a gamer.
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He didn't say he was folding unless he's really punning. :hmm:


 



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Haha "Two-fold"... I got it.
Nah I don't fold, mostly a gamer.


doh.gif My bad.

 

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