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post #11 of 22
I always leave it on stock when im not benching, which is at 1.1v.
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so on 1.1volts, u get 900/1450? ok cool, what voltage for 950 1400 or 1450?
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post #13 of 22
Go for the BIOS flash. Not a big deal. You've got a second BIOS if you brick it, and can always flash from command prompt to correct. Worst case scenario? You fry the card. Grab an RMA and go on.

Running two 6950's flashed to 6970's at 950/1450 all the time at stock voltage.

Oh- they're Sapphire.
    
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ok, 950/1450 at 1.1volts on both cards? Also, what if sapphire doesnt do rma cause i flashed em
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They will. You have a second bios that's there for recovery if you brick, and if you fry the card they won't check to see the BIOS.

EDIT: Yes on both cards running in XFire. I do have Powertune put at +20 in CCC. Check the guide in my sig for some links to the original TechPowerUp article and info.
    
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so on 1.1volts, u get 900/1450? ok cool, what voltage for 950 1400 or 1450?
I have no idea, i still haven't tried 950core, mostly 1ghz+ on 1.3-1.35v.
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Ok, so u downloaded the 6970 sapphire bios from techpower up, and just used that, then upped the core/mem to 950/1450 and all this at 1.18volts correct?
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also, do u have +20 power in CCC or no senator?
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post #19 of 22
I think it's better to do the shader only unlock and overclock the cards yourself. What if your 6950's memory can't run at the 6970's speed? I really don't think there's any benefit of doing a full 6970 flash.
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post #20 of 22
hey guys sorry to resurrect an older thread but im about to jump into thi whole 6950 scene and i found this thread on google.

basically i've seen 2 options

1 - unlock shaders only

2 - flash to full 6970 bios.

how do i only unlock the shaders? all links i find seem to keep leading towards a 6970 bios flash still.. is it still a 6970 flash but without matching clock speeds?
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