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any info on this? standard method doesnt work, and ive tried some other methods and no luck. any info would be great.
Here's some info ... http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/111...l#post14901400 ... enjoy
   
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any info on this? standard method doesnt work, and ive tried some other methods and no luck. any info would be great.
no, just what i saw on NE feedback. I have one on order (i'll be ok even if it doesnt unlock, it will just push me to CF sooner ) I'll let you know what i find
    
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My Sapphire 6950 Toxic unlocked benchmarks:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/110...l#post14712801

Edit: Damn zombie threads.. how did I even get here.
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By any chance, did anyone succeed in unlocking Sapphire Dirt3 6950s in Crossfire? I just have to follow the instructions in this link right?

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

I'm reading this thread in the office and am thinking of trying it out. Also, how would you ensure that you are unlocking both cards and not just one of them?
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By any chance, did anyone succeed in unlocking Sapphire Dirt3 6950s in Crossfire? I just have to follow the instructions in this link right?
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
I'm reading this thread in the office and am thinking of trying it out. Also, how would you ensure that you are unlocking both cards and not just one of them?
DO ONE CARD AT A TIME (Only have 1 card installed/attempt to Un-Lock/then switch out and try the Other Card) ...

and follow my Step-by-Step Guide to Un-Locking a DUAL BIOS Card w/ Switch ... after you UN-LOCK each card, hopefully anyways ... then OVERCLOCK each one, again ONE CARD AT A TIME (Only have 1 card installed/attempt to OC/then switch out and try the Other Card) Ideally you want to have BOTH cards UN-LOCKED and BOTH card OC'd the same, but most likely one card will OC better than the other, down clock it so BOTH are the SAME ... THEN you can have BOTH cards installed and running together.

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Thanks LA Kings Fan!! 1 more qns though..might seem dumb, but currently both cards are installed on my system. So I would just have to unseat 1 of them, boot to windows and do the unlock? Would the drivers be messed up (or the auto hardware detect thingie pop up) now that it can't detect the other card when it used to??
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Thanks LA Kings Fan!! 1 more qns though..might seem dumb, but currently both cards are installed on my system. So I would just have to unseat 1 of them, boot to windows and do the unlock? Would the drivers be messed up (or the auto hardware detect thingie pop up) now that it can't detect the other card when it used to??
Hrmmmmmmmmm, while I'm not 100% sure on this one ... I don't think you'd have an issue ... honestly I don't X-Fire though so I'm only making that suggestion based upon logic and what I've read ... I'd completely remove the card though and only have ONE installed during each Un-Lock/OC attempt ... I would think at worst you'd get a pop-up saying something about the Hardware change, but just accept it and continue ... and the only time I'd suspect you'd run into an issue is when you're done and have BOTH cards installed again, it might ask you to re-install/download the driver for the X-Fire ?

Maybe someone else can add something to this ? and help you out more.
   
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My Sapphire 6950 Toxic unlocked benchmarks:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/110...l#post14712801

Edit: Damn zombie threads.. how did I even get here.
You necromancer you...
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Just wanted to mention my success. I had two evga nvidia 460gtx 1gb cards, which I traded for an XFX 2gb Reference card (with lifetime warranty) with the shaders unlocked.

I also picked up a Sapphire card with Product number ending in -20g from here http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64448&vpn=11188%2D05%2D20G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE

bios flip and it's unlocked as well, both in Crossfire.

I'll post my gpuz later tonight. biggrin.gif
Edited by originalsix_mtl - 11/15/11 at 8:26am
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I just bought a new Diamond 6950, that has a dual bios, dual fan, comes pre overclocked @ 840, 1300, I just did the shader unlock and left everthnig else because it was already OC,. It seems the only place that sells these as I can tell is Best Buy/ Future Shop for $310 but they will price match a regular Diamond 6950 at other vendors and I got the card for $254 free shipping, 450450
 
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