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successfully flashed. didnt do it using admin settings first time i was like *** lol
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You now have a 6970. Congrats!

Time for XFire. Then you can keep yourself busy dealing with all the problems that comes along with it.
    
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You now have a 6970. Congrats!

Time for XFire. Then you can keep yourself busy dealing with all the problems that comes along with it.
thank you haha.

so what are the differences between 6950 and 6970? shaders, clock speed and mem speed?
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post #24 of 50
More shaders

Clock speed

The VRAM is actually different (I learned that a few hours ago), so if you are unstable with a 6970 BIOS go to a 6950 unlocked BIOS. The 6970 RAM uses different timings and voltage.

And yea, the RAM is faster.
    
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ok guys I get my Sapphire 6950 2GB tomorrow & im wondering. Im going to unlock the shaders of course but I was told that its going to cause a drastic increase in heat. Is it really that bad or just minimal.

Now im only going to unlock the shaders since i heard doing a full flash had many issues
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post #26 of 50
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More shaders

Clock speed

The VRAM is actually different (I learned that a few hours ago), so if you are unstable with a 6970 BIOS go to a 6950 unlocked BIOS. The 6970 RAM uses different timings and voltage.

And yea, the RAM is faster.
I followed the unlock shaders only flash. so i think i should be fine since i heard most problems were from the full 6970 flash
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Originally Posted by wayne_sony View Post
I followed the unlock shaders only flash. so i think i should be fine since i heard most problems were from the full 6970 flash
Yea it should be fine then.

Also, to the above poster, the heat change is minimal, you won't really notice it.
    
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post #28 of 50
ok kool i just wanted to make sure cause I got all my thermals ready for testing HAHA. Depending on how the temps act tomorrow I might be changing the Thermal to Shin Etsu x23.

Lets hope the card stays nick n cool without having to change thermal
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post #29 of 50
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This is what my GPU Z shows after my unlock:

Are other shader unlocks having the same numbers?
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Congrats excellent card imo there and great for the price, probably the best new gen card I can think of for the price atm
    
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