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HD 6950 to HD 6970 BIOS (Where Can I Find It?)

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Hi guys,
Where can I find the BIOS to flash a HD 6950 to the 6970? I know your not supposed to use the regular reference HD 6970 BIOS.
    
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http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/8...48.101124.html
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Ok, just flashed, worked great. Do I have to turn down memory clocks now? As to prevent killing the card?

EDIT: Also, it says I have 1600 shader cores. Is that right? I thought it was supposed to be 500-something.
    
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Ok, just flashed, worked great. Do I have to turn down memory clocks now? As to prevent killing the card?
You need to re-flashing using the unlock shader mod. This prevent the 6950 ram timing and voltage from changing.

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EDIT: Also, it says I have 1600 shader cores. Is that right? I thought it was supposed to be 500-something.
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Originally Posted by DaRookie View Post
You need to re-flashing using the unlock shader mod. This prevent the 6950 ram timing and voltage from changing.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpo...&postcount=381
Yea it was highly unstable. Had to use dipswitch.
    
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Ok, works now, rep to all.
    
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So with 1375Mhz memory it was not stable? Did you increase Power Control to 20%? Its very recommended.
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be careful. My 6950 just crapped out on me. I got artifacts all over and started getting blue screens. This is even after I put it back to stock bios and stock clock speeds. Newegg said I was 3 days past due for an RMA so now I am waiting on sapphire to answer me.
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I recommend using a shader unlocked 6950 BIOS instead of a 6970 BIOS.
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