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Yea, maybe I won't unlock then.
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if the bios flash fails, you can reflash it as long as it powers up with no hardware damage. atiflash utility will see your card as long as it's powered up disregarding the video card your monitor is connected to. it's one of the reasons i keep a pci geforce2 mx around.
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Originally Posted by Konata Izumi View Post
I hear different stories. But most people say it bricks for good and you have to RMA it or just buy a new one assuming that isnt supported in RMA terms. I really don't want to take the risk. Better to be safer and just plunk a 2nd 6950 in my system and enjoy twice the frame rates rather than just unlocking it and getting 5 - 10 more.
I don't mean to be rude and so blunt, but where in the hell did you get your information from? If you brick your card, all you have to do is reflash blind (or with a PCI video card as main display). And on the 69XX series there are dual bios. If your flash doesn't work, just flip the switch to the other bios and restore the other bios.

So, you're not going to brick your card. Worse case scenario is it's not going to work.
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