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was your card an asus by any chance?
I swear I remember hearing something about flashing the card to an asus bios but maybe i'm trippin...
No, it was a Sapphire, but the Asus BIOS actually allowed you higher clocks then 900 from the factory, therefore you didn't have to do this "EnableUnofficialOverclocking" workaround in Afterburner.
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No, it was a Sapphire, but the Asus BIOS actually allowed you higher clocks then 900 from the factory, therefore you didn't have to do this "EnableUnofficialOverclocking" workaround in Afterburner.
well, mines a sapphire as well. but it wont let me go further. And im not finding anything in the config. Im gonna try reinstalling afterburner. maybe theres a new version.
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if you search flash 5870 lots of things come up.
I think if you get either the latest version of aftetburner or try earlier versions, you should be able to find the config file workaround.

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strange...reinstalled afterburner its there, so now I just got to switch it around...Hope this works.
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it worked! this is where the fun begins...
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nice!
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you lucky dogs, well I am still waiting for my card to arrive. (It arrives tomarrow.) So I double checked my case and hunted down the 8pin I'm going to need and put it through the retention holes. I am waiting (Not really) for this beast.
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it worked! this is where the fun begins...
Just keep an eye on your VRM temps in GPU-Z. Anything over 80C and it will start acting up (at least mine did).

Good luck!
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Just keep an eye on your VRM temps in GPU-Z. Anything over 80C and it will start acting up (at least mine did).

Good luck!
thanks for the tip!
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post #40 of 40
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thats awesome! So how did you unlock the core and mem??
Actually had to edit the BIOS. Saved the BIOS file from GPU-Z, then used RBE, Radeon Bios Editor, to edit the Bios to allow for more overclocking. Then saved that file and flashed the cards Bios with it. Some use another cards Bios instead like Asus or something, I just edited the original. I didnt need to allow more voltage, just unlocked voltage in MSI Afterburner.
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