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Has anyone messed with this? is it just another set of Bios thats not limited by the factory or do you have to flash a set onto it i dont know havent messed with it yet heard it helps with overclocking but thought ide ask if anyone has messed with it yet and see what there results have been thanks.
I read some reviews and i saw they were able to get higher clock speeds by swithing from factory default but it didnt say if thats all they did has anyone else flipped the switch and got better OC results if so let me know thanks.
    
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I'm pretty sure the second BIOS shipped with these cards is just a recovery BIOS if you mess something up re-flashing your first one. Might be able to change the recovery BIOS also (not sure though). As far as getting higher clocks, there are some BIOS options out there that will enable you to set your core and memory speeds higher through CCC than what the max settings currently are unless you already have the 900/1400 XFX BIOS on your card from factory, otherwise you are probably capped at 880/1375 right now.

A simple Google search for flashing an ATI BIOS should yield plenty of results if you are interested in doing so. Here is a list of BIOS options available for the 6970 and it also tells you the max core/memory clocks you can achieve through CCC: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/i...ace=&memSize=0

I will tell you that it wouldn't be worth the trouble for you to flash your BIOS for such a small increase in speed, mainly because you won't see a difference in speed

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Second BIOS is a recovery BIOS.
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well right now i have the clocks at 935/1435 stable it goes to 950/1450 but ive seen some people with theres at like 1000/14xx and stuf and was just wondering if it was a BIOS deal or if they were using a different software than CCC
    
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on the BIOS list you posted is that the starting clock on the card after flashing? and if i wanted to flash them is it any different than my mobo?
    
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lol im ok with were i have mine i guess i was just curious as to iff the switch actually boosted performance
    
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The speeds on that list of different BIOS versions is in theory the max they allow you to OC through CCC; that's how it was for my 5870's anyway. I know some people use MSI Afterburner for OCing, but I've never messed with it much.
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haha does the HAF-X apply to the HAF owners club too or not since its 942 actually lmao i want in dad gummit lmao
    
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