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if you flash the bios of a 6950 to a 6970 you then own a 6970
woah where do I sign up? Does this work all the time? I don't want to flash the bios on a graphics card and get stuck with no card at all
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post #12 of 20
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woah where do I sign up? Does this work all the time? I don't want to flash the bios on a graphics card and get stuck with no card at all
from what i know it has a 100% success rate, have to ask other 6950 users who have done this, everyone i know who has tried it with a sapphire 6950 has succeeded though
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post #13 of 20
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Just looked it up can restore the bios on it. Well what do you know.. Newegg is about to have one less 6950.. I think I will give sapphire a whirl this time.
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Just looked it up can restore the bios on it. Well what do you know.. Newegg is about to have one less 6950.. I think I will give sapphire a whirl this time.
i have the sapphire, great card
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post #15 of 20
easily a 6970. they do amazing at the ultra high resolutions that you would be experiencing with eyefinity
    
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post #16 of 20
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hey a little off topic here but just curious, I put some scythe heatsinks on the exposed Vram of one of my 5770s because it was crashing alot (solved the problem). Just wondering how much of a hit i'm going to take if I try to sell it here / will it still sell. I'm guessing they would come off but not sure.
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got a pic of the cards...?
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post #18 of 20
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i'll snap a quick picture of the heatsinks on the board I'm talking about I don't want to shut down and pull them out right now.
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post #19 of 20
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Man the camera really brings out the dust I need new glasses haha. Guess cans of air don't cut it. those 4 heatsinks up top are all I put on just using the adhesive that came attatched to them. Only on one of the two cards.

The card with the heatsinks was purchased in february and the second around april or may. They've sat safely in my Haf since and honestly haven't seen too much use short of the 40 hours I put into fallout 3 I ended up having a hectic year away from my puter.
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post #20 of 20
well if i was looking for some 5770's that would not bother me in the slightest tbh
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