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Poll Results: What should I do with my new 6950

 
  • 47% (20)
    Unlock to 6970 right away
  • 42% (18)
    Unlock the shaders ONLY, then OC
  • 2% (1)
    Just OC that bad boy, dont risk the unlocking
  • 7% (3)
    Wait a while for more info/stats on unlocking it...
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post #11 of 23
Unlock it. I'm perfectly fine with the unlocked speed of 900/1400.
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post #12 of 23
Sapphire 6950 here, unlocked right away using 6970 bios. It has been rock solid for a week now. Tried a modified 6950 for shaders but just got crashes.
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post #13 of 23
I would recommend modded 6950 bios ( shader unlock only), one of my 6950's is artifacting at stock settings after trying full 6970 flash, prob due to diff voltages/timings for memory. The other is currently oc at 900/1300 on stock volts with plenty of room to go. unlocking shaders is the safer route, you can still mess with voltages and oc settings afterwards.
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post #14 of 23
I need the same advice! Good question... I just order 2 Asus 6950
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by necroraven View Post
I need the same advice! Good question... I just order 2 Asus 6950
Flash em!!
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post #16 of 23
In short, it's hit or miss, some have problems others are rock solid.
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post #17 of 23
are the memory timings the same between the 6970 and 6950?
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Aestylis View Post
Sapphire 6950 here, unlocked right away using 6970 bios. It has been rock solid for a week now. Tried a modified 6950 for shaders but just got crashes.
Doesn't necessarily mean that it will be like that with every card. My 6950 is running on the modified BIOS for the shaders, no crashes.
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post #19 of 23
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Hmm... im really torn between what I want to do.... I'm a tad nervous about this one.
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post #20 of 23
You could always just not do anything... However this is called 'overclock.net' for a reason.
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