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So thought I might ask, Crossfire disabled itself when I upgraded the drivers to 11.2 from 11.1a last night. Had to uninstall then reinstall to correct. Anyone else have a similar trouble?
    
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Crossfire can be kind of touchy. I think when I updated drivers I had to do same thing. Reinstalled drivers and back to working like a charm.
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I tried to flash my 6950 while in cf but it was a mismatch it said and now I crash and get error 7e can't even start up fully
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post #14 of 188
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The problem was you trying to flash while in crossfire. The program doesn't really handle that very well, and I didn't post command prompt instructions on how to flash while both are connected. That was a bad oversight on my part and I apologize.

I assume you saved your original BIOS? Also, windows wont post at all eh?
    
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Can I switch it to normal BIOS for both cards somehow ? Idk if I saved BIOS if I didn't I'm screwed ?
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Not at all screwed lol. If you didn't save it feel free to swap the BIOS switch while your PC is off then see if you can boot. I imagine you can. If need be, you can flash from command prompt outside of windows.
    
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Ok will try sec
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hhow I save my BIOS after I switch it to 2?
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Originally Posted by jfizz84;12403313 
+1 awesome guide. Wish it was here when I unlocked mine...However, that Sapphire Bios, which is said to be the most stable 6970 Bios has been known to cause some instability down the road.


No, no it doesn't. I have yet to see one solid case of a 6970 bios causing issues. Most of those reports are people complaining about driver issues.
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I suggest this Bios I have added. Its an Asus modded Bios. Doesn't mess with the voltages or anything, just unlocks the shaders. And has proven to be more stable with most cards. The Sapphire Bios is still good though. Just helping out with guide. Just rename it when you download to same name you'll use in unlock command.

EDIT: Also added pics of my GPU-Z to substantiate the unlocking success I have made claim too.

If you are going to go that route you might as well go with the 6950 unlocking script that wizzard wrote. That way you will just be using a modded version of your factory bios.
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Originally Posted by thrgk;12441623 
hhow I save my BIOS after I switch it to 2?

You are going to need to hot flash bios 1. Bios 2 is write protected.

I'm pretty sure that this is covered in Wizzard's guide on how to unlock a 6950.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 2/18/11 at 9:23pm
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Do reference PowerColor HD 6950s flash just fine?

I heard each brand has a different success rate.
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