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Hi guys, great thread, so far very impressed with the new ATi architecture. I've seen a few screen shots of afterburner with settings that go above 950Core-1450Mem which version is this? does anyone know where I might find it? I've downloaded several versions and they all appear locked to the max's mentioned above. at the moment running 6970's cfx(950/1450) furmark stable at stock voltage, just hoping to see how far down the rabbit hole goes....
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The problem is that in CF mode, using whatever tricks to increase the OC above max CCC limit immediately causes BSOD, at least with 6950s.
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While I'm not one of the unlucky ones who hosed their VRAM by unlocking, I would rather a BIOS that kept the right timings. The problem with using a 6950 BIOS with unlocked shaders is that you have to enable unofficial overclocking (which disables idle downclocking) to get above 840MHz core.

My proposed solution is grafting the memory timings/voltage into a 6970 bios, so you have the right timings while preserving idle downclocking. Only problem being that I don't know a whole lot about BIOS formats and modding.
When I finish work, I'm going to run a 6970 BIOS and a 6950 BIOS through diff, and see if that helps me understand how they're laid out.
Anyone better informed than myself feel like throwing me some hints? Google wasn't much help.
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While I'm not one of the unlucky ones who hosed their VRAM by unlocking, I would rather a BIOS that kept the right timings. The problem with using a 6950 BIOS with unlocked shaders is that you have to enable unofficial overclocking (which disables idle downclocking) to get above 840MHz core.

My proposed solution is grafting the memory timings/voltage into a 6970 bios, so you have the right timings while preserving idle downclocking. Only problem being that I don't know a whole lot about BIOS formats and modding.
When I finish work, I'm going to run a 6970 BIOS and a 6950 BIOS through diff, and see if that helps me understand how they're laid out.
Anyone better informed than myself feel like throwing me some hints? Google wasn't much help.
Um... what? My idle clocks are at 500 core while memory stays the same. I prefer it this way as I have 2 monitors and anyone who has used ati in the past for this knows that lower clocks = tearing for one monitor for people with this setup. I havent tried it any other way so I cannot verify if this was fixed but I am not having any problems whatsoever. If I am not mistaken, isn't it the AIB partner that determines which memory chips are on the board anyways even if it is reference? I am thinking that MSI is using the same for 6950 and 6970 because my memory is maxed atm and hasn't given me any issues. Core on the other hand, topped at 930, 950 gave me a freeze and havent tried 940.
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My work in progress.

Swapped out my 5870's for one Gigabyle 6970. Love it so far
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My work in progress.

Swapped out my 5870's for one Gigabyle 6970. Love it so far
Nice setup. Where'd you get the white tubing if I may ask? I am looking for some for my planned WC setup for SB upgrade.



Going for a black, blue and white theme which is why I bought the MSI 6950, has the white sticker on it. When I swap everything out, gonna try and find a way to do redo the red on the cooler to white. Probably tape and spray paint XD...

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But did it feel smoother on these demanding area's?
Also, did you see micro stuttering at all in this game such as when you travel down a tunnel via hand cart or whatever you call it?
It was always smooth, I noticed the biggest difference D/Ling the Catalyst Application Profiles. Gained 11 avg FPS in the metro bench maxed at 2560x1600
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Nice setup. Where'd you get the white tubing if I may ask? I am looking for some for my planned WC setup for SB upgrade.
Thanks, tubing came from here.
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Mine's currently at 900/1400. So far it's stable. Idles at ~46c, ~67c under full load. At stock (890/1375) it "down clocks" to 250/350. Wish it would do that OCd

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I just installed mine over the weekend and I got the same results so far.
Please add me to the list.
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