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I just found and read through most of this thread and I actually don't think this guy even works for Msi. He hasn't given out any information that isn't already available on the web and doesn't seem very knowledgeable at all about the products he supposedly represents.

And if you do work for them Alex, you're not doing a great job of representing them here in this forum. Most of your comments are snarky and out of touch.
Once you're in the business of signing NDAs, you'll do the same thing.

Everyone wants to know the "latest scoop", but who ultimately benefits? NO ONE.


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My 1GB HD6870 Twin Frozr II runs hotter than other people with the same card (Even with the fan cranked to 80-100%), sometimes up to 70C while gaming. The case air cooled with a push/pull setup. What would be your best guess as to the reasoning? Heat-sinks not seating properly? Thermal paste wasn't correctly applied? Any suggestions/solutions?
Reapply thermal paste to start. 70C under full load isn't unheard of, and unless everyone else is running an identical case setup as you the comparisons can't be 100% valid.
    
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I thought that a die-hard MSI enthusiast like you would still own MSI HD2900XT...
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hey alex did u get my pm? cheers
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Hi. i am fairly novice at overclocking. I had a HD5850 which i think burned when i overclocked it too much without cooling the VRMs, (had a Shaman cooler you see). Anyway i have replaced it with the MSI Twin Frozr 3 R6950 2GB which i bought a month ago.
i have tried in vain to unlock the card to 1536 shaders, but i have unlocked the voltage and clock limits and can overclock to around 940/1450 at 1.3V. any lower voltage and its unstable, any higher core clock and its unstable. the memory clock doesnt seem to affect how far the core can go. the temps are great, never pass 70 on core and 75 on VRMs.
I have tried flashing the bios (the second position on the switch, flashable bios), editing in Radeon Bios Editor and nothing will unlock the shaders.

My questions;

Is there a way i can hardmod the card, ie physically cut or solder something to reenable the locked shaders?

What voltage is safe for the card? the msi afterburner limit is 1.35V?

Why cant i overclock so far that only temps are the issue? (like with my HD5850) ive heard people hitting great overclocks and some even reaching 1000 core on stock voltage! i cant overclock past the stock 850/1300 without needing more voltage?

Can i hardmod the card so my Thermalright Shaman cooler fits on the card?

I have heard great things about this card like the cooler and overclockability so i bought it. Dont get me wrong its a great performer and breezes through Battleifled 3, (i reached 1836MB video memory used once!) I just hoped it would overclock better)
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hi. which is better the sapphire dual fan 6950 or the msi twin frozr 3 6950? thanks
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hi. im new to this forum and have some relevant and improtant questions. can u just reply so i can ask them? every time post it seems to get deleted. thanks in adnvance
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I have a twin frozr iii 6950. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me
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Can you recommend a non EK branded waterblock for a 6970 lightning?
Thanks!

i hate to intrude, but i believe EK is the only one that makes viable blocks for non refrence designs, most other companies dont even bother.

EDIT: and a question for you mr alex, whats the average life expectancy of say... a radeon x1050 from you guys. i have one on hand thats still alive and kicking.

EDIT2: and btw alex, i <3 your twin frozr II cards, i used 2 in a friend's build...quietest cards ive ever heard.
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Sorry guys, have been kinda super busy and neglected this...

I promise I'll be around more.

-alex
    
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Ok i have a good one what driver would give me the best game performance for a 6950 2 gig
 
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