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Damn, is there a good chance of bricking it?
I wouldn't risk it with that card as it doesn't have a dual bios! That's the main reason i didnt go for the Twin Fozr II.

My PowerColor HD6950 works perfectly with unlocked shaders 860 / 1390 on stock voltages and 900 / 1400 with a small voltage increase. Haven't tried to push it any further...games already run maxed out between 60 - 100fps!
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Damn, is there a good chance of bricking it?
If you want a twin fan card get the PC 6950 with the twin fans, it's got a bios switch and unlocks and uses the better revised vrms.
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There have been ppl who screamed fried card, only later realize it was a bc2 punkbuster issue. I've seen same groups of ppl rma and go green because of it. I've also seen ppl not realize what they were looking at using atitool which handles textures incorrectly on 69xx cards, omg fried card. Atitool artifacts on working stock cards nevermind modded cards. The guy who first posted the fried card from flashing who posted those BC2 vids on youtube... he later changed his opinion, admitting he realized it was a driver/game issue.

The side that proclaims the timing issue is asking what we know of timing issues to take a leap, a crazy leap of faith. I know when I tweak the ram on my MB, tweak silly, it doesn't fry jack. But omg on a vid card the thing is dead, killed caput! Something doesn't add up my friend. All the cards should fry if that was the case. I'd go with your idea of X % of typical failures due to manufacturing has more merit than the leap of faith of ram timings.

^^ This...

Happens to be one of the best written retorts to the statement that flashes kill cards because of memory timing.

I'm not saying it cant happen or even that out isnt plausible however I haven't seen a shred off real evidence that the flash has killed a card over time because of the timings.

if you don't want to flash, then don't. You can even explain what fears you have, but please font go around stating theories as fact because they surely aren't until there is proof.

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The traces will be laser cut in future revisions, which are in the works. There's a revised reference pcb in production from reports.
Just read through this thread, is there any evidence to support this (seeing how the 6970 bios thing was effectively debunked)?

I'm wanting to go crossfire with these (looking at the HIS 6950 2GB turbo, opinion?), but don't want to buy both at once.
 
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I heard about the ref cards unlocking to a full 65950 bios and I went out and bought an asus 6950 and flashed it that very day without even using it to the 6970 bios. I used it for a while with stock fan plus a fan profile to keep it cooler and it was annoying me so I picked up the cooler in my sig for half price on sale and slapped that on there. It is quiet and the 6970 bios has been running this thing since day one without any issues.

If you flash and have issues then it is not for your card, but if you flash and do not have issues, well, go to town with your new 6970.
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Hi guys, I just bought this ASUS 6950 on Newegg for a song (Open box price $214). It looks like it's a reference model. I should have no problem unlocking the shaders, right? Also, I know ASUS has a good reputation... should I bother trying to run it as a full 6970?
    
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If it's a reference card you'll have no problem unlocking it. I flashed my Gigabyte 6950 with an Asus 6970 BIOS and have had no problems at all
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Has anybody heard of this. I have HIS 6950 2GB. When I change the voltage above stock 1.1v with the shaders unlocked I get artifacts even in 2D mode on my desktop??
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Has anybody heard of this. I have HIS 6950 2GB. When I change the voltage above stock 1.1v with the shaders unlocked I get artifacts even in 2D mode on my desktop??
You've got two separate things going on there. I'd recommend upping the voltage w/o a shader unlock to start.
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You've got two separate things going on there. I'd recommend upping the voltage w/o a shader unlock to start.
Well in honesty I would rather just keep the extra shaders and not be able to over volt as I can still get a mild overclock.

Would the 6970 bios instead of just the shader unlock help this??

Was just curious if anyone else has experienced such an occurrence.
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