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You sure it isn't more like a five-foot balding guy driving an Escalade?
Well, I thought about it and then said... F it, I'll have to work some overtime hehe. Oh and this makes it 3 unlocked and clocked at 950/1450. I haven't tried the new AB yet, but am just about to install the 11.1 drivers.
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Hi! I don't know if anyone has had this issue yet, but i recently crossfired two unlocked 6950s and they just will not go past 910 clock in xfire mode. When by themselves they easily run at over 1 ghz clock. i've tried every possible config; different bioses (manufacturers and types) and i am now using the asus 6950 shader unlock mod which only unlocks the shaders and allows for voltage control using smartdoctor. So wondering if this is simply a driver related issue or what??
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Hi! I don't know if anyone has had this issue yet, but i recently crossfired two unlocked 6950s and they just will not go past 910 clock in xfire mode. When by themselves they easily run at over 1 ghz clock. i've tried every possible config; different bioses (manufacturers and types) and i am now using the asus 6950 shader unlock mod which only unlocks the shaders and allows for voltage control using smartdoctor. So wondering if this is simply a driver related issue or what??
It reads like a driver issue and software issue. If I were you, I would've flashed to the sapph 6970 bios and used trixx to overclock past CCC limits. Smartdoctor is not the best OC program and you have access to Sapphire's Trixx and Afterburner now supports the 69xx cards.

The 6970 bios, besides have higher stock clocks, has higher overclock limits (in Catalyst) and raises the stock voltage. There's some ambiguity in your setup so I'm not able to guesstimate between the drive/software as the culprit.

Btw, install the new 11.1a hotfix driver!!
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It reads like a driver issue and software issue. If I were you, I would've flashed to the sapph 6970 bios and used trixx to overclock past CCC limits. Smartdoctor is not the best OC program and you have access to Sapphire's Trixx and Afterburner now supports the 69xx cards.

The 6970 bios, besides have higher stock clocks, has higher overclock limits (in Catalyst) and raises the stock voltage. There's some ambiguity in your setup so I'm not able to guesstimate between the drive/software as the culprit.

Btw, install the new 11.1a hotfix driver!!
That's the bios i was on when changing from air to watercooling these cards. I only did the smartdoctor deal because of the voltage unlock. They worked fine in xfire at 940 core when on air..they are now watercooled by ek-blocks, which is why i wanted the voltage tweak option. So is Afterburner able to unlock voltage settings for the 6970s at this point?
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Yea, the new AB beta has 69xx support for voltage.
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That's great tsm. Appreciate the info! Just flashed my cards back to Sapphire 6970 bios, and now they run stock at 910 core..weird stuff goin on with these cards..oh well. We'll see how it goes!
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If your already flashing to unlock might as well use it for your overclocks.
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So..trying to get afterburner, but the new beta is x86 evidently (EDIT: seems like 16 bit..i have no idea how to run it or if it'll even install on my pc) and i run win 7 x64..Anyone know where to get one that works for x64 version os?
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tsm; you are an AMD gpu ! Thanks a bunch, so far my cards are back in business at higher clocks with new bios and new drivers.. again; thank you!
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