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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hatakescreams;12221004 
seems that allot of 6950's are failing

Thats terrible, if accurate.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso;12221017 
Thats terrible, if accurate.

dont take my word for it, haha not tryin to put amd down or anyhting, my 6950 has failed, an i just read quite a few posts about other peoples failing
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I got an email from athlon tech who seems to be the ones for RMA's for Sapphire. Looks like they use both new and remanufactured cards for RMA's. I also have to pay shipping out of pocket. This is turning into a very bad experience for me. I will probably go to Nvidia for my next GPU. I doubt very much that I will use NewEgg anymore either.
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by chas1723;12226284 
I got an email from athlon tech who seems to be the ones for RMA's for Sapphire. Looks like they use both new and remanufactured cards for RMA's. I also have to pay shipping out of pocket. This is turning into a very bad experience for me. I will probably go to Nvidia for my next GPU. I doubt very much that I will use NewEgg anymore either.

It's hardly the cards fault, let alone AMD for what YOU did now is it?
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by tsm106;12226329 
It's hardly the cards fault, let alone AMD for what YOU did now is it?

This ^

There has been several warning about flashing the 6950. Those who chose to ignore them pay the price even though only a few actually have damage their cards. The gain outweigh the risk, in my opinion, only 5-10+ people have reported dead/damage cards out of hundreds and thousands of 6950's.

Unlocking the shader only was the safest option since flashing to the 6970 will increase memory voltage and changes memory timing. All this information was available on this forum and several others.
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hatakescreams;12221004 
seems that allot of 6950's are failing

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This one of the very few I've seen. Bring the BS to another place.

Nobody seems to remember the self-RMAing 1st batch 8800GTs. Those were RMAd in hundreds due to faulty memories. I had one. It died. But because I killed it when my LCS boiled and spilt water over it... while running. A friend's Gigabyte self-blown at 65ºC when Furmarking. It was 8 months old.
Good that the BFG one I've had for two years is still alive and kickin' in F@H. Stock one-slot cooler, MX-2, terrible airflow in case, 71ºC full load.


By the way, if the card is faulty THEY should pay for the RMA.

If the card is faulty because you blew it... Time to take the cents outta the pocket.
   
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by tsm106;12226329 
It's hardly the cards fault, let alone AMD for what YOU did now is it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRookie;12226552 
This ^

There has been several warning about flashing the 6950. Those who chose to ignore them pay the price even though only a few actually have damage their cards. The gain outweigh the risk, in my opinion, only 5-10+ people have reported dead/damage cards out of hundreds and thousands of 6950's.

Unlocking the shader only was the safest option since flashing to the 6970 will increase memory voltage and changes memory timing. All this information was available on this forum and several others.

The OP says that he was running the stock BIOS and stock clocks... why do you guys seem to think he was running it unlocked and overclocked?

Did he change his story?
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post #18 of 22
He said he flashed it to the 6970 but there was no performance gain so he flashed back. Every card is different, if the card isn't capable of handling the clock/memory increase it can possibly ruin it on the first flash. Also, there was no telling how long he was using the 6970 bios since he didn't clarify.
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post #19 of 22
I think the main problem is just like GTX4XX HD 69XX have terrible stock fan profile. If you dont you AB you hit like 85C just playing games and fan is like 40%. I never hit 70C with fan @ 55%.
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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRookie;12226663 
He said he flashed it to the 6970 but there was no performance gain so he flashed back.

Trying to enable the extra cores and the card failing to deliver the extra performance means that that part is buggy>the BIOS forcing the rest of the card>severely reducing lifespan of the healthy die.

He could've killed it just by attempting to get a 6970.
   
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