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Hi all, for just over a week I have been the VERY happy owner of a 6950

I only just found out that I can send audio over the HDMI output, which will be awesome for my home theatre when I get it, but I'm wondering what else I can do to get the most out of it.

I'm not interested in flashing to a 6970 bios though.

Also, can I use my 4870 alongside it sort of like a physx card? Or shall I consider it as redundant now?

Any settings I should play with to get best performance out of it?

Any particularly good software to use?

Let me know
post #2 of 9
well using the 4870 as a physx card will never work because physx is Nvidia tech.

The only think i would recommend is the only thing you dont want to do.

but ill say it anyway... do the bios mod, its kind stupid not to ´

and its dead easy
here is a tutorial with all the tools needed
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159

just download the pack unrar and double click the flash_to_9670.bat

voila ur done extra performance for free


Just look at the numbers at the end of the page, its practically impossible not to work and if it doesn't its 100% reversible.
Edited by XiZeL - 1/23/11 at 7:12am
    
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You might want to flash your 6950 to a 6970.

Also, Sell your 4870 and get a GT 240
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seen alot of problems with flashing to, the memory on a 6950 cant really handle the memory settings of a 6970.

the best thing to do is Unlock the 6950 shaders and keep the stock voltage and frequency settings.

Then get latest Beta MSI Afterburner and set .CFG file to allow unofficial overclocking.
This will give you voltage control and be able to go past catalyst limits.

Mine running 920/1275 in CF atm. and gives me better benchmark results then a 6950 flashed to a full 6970.
in addition i dont get past 83 degrees in furmark with just 50% fan this way.

others been reporting temps of 91 degrees with 6950 unlocked to full 6970

Here is a good helpfull post
http://www.overclock.net/ati/915716-...e-control.html
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Thanks for the help. Yeah the reason I didn't want to flash to a 6970 BIOS was because of the memory problems, and at the moment the 6950 is overkill for me anyway... at the moment

I will look into unlocking though, thanks
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Any information on getting the best out of video playback?
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What are you talking about? Just get CCCP and youre done.
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6950's dont overclock that well , flashing mine to 6970 gave me 10+fps in some games ... Theres nothing you can do really besides use the latest drivers and overlock ..
The smart ones flashed their cards , make the most of your money ..why not ?
    
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only unlocked shaders.. atm i am on 940/1250 with 1.24V will break 950mhz core but dont know about 1ghz

when i go higher then 1275mhz on memory i get random crashes or freeze ups so i leave that on 1250mhz.

just P9500 in 3dmark11 with cpu on 4,0ghz
wish i could break 10K in 3dmark11 but i prolly wont
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