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Go with the Twin Frozer, you can OC way better then if you tried the BIOS reflash.

I love my twin frozer2 might pick up a 3 for crossfire.
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One key point you guys are forgetting on here and that is, using a bios switch has the same risks as flashing an HD 6950 to a 6970 bios in that the memory timings are different between the two cards and you could end up messing up your card.

I've heard of people flashing their cards and being fine, but it is a risk. The only "safe" way to unlock your card is to buy a reference model, do the shader unlock and then manually change the core and memory clocks (overvolt if necessary, but I believe you can achieve 6970 clocks at stock voltage). Just because there is a bios switch, doesn't mean it is safe to use. Hope this helps...
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That card isn't reference.

Reference cards have the AMD stamp imprinted just above the pins on the board.

Also get the Sapphire Radeon HD6970, I just got mine Saturday and LOVE IT! It was very easy to get the card to play nicely at 920/1420 so far on stock voltages, I may push it further soon.

If you want a silent system DO NOT BUY THIS CARD, it sounds like a jet engine @60%, with higher clocks = higher temps = more cooling needed. Or you could watercool it for silence.

Either way this beast holds it own at stock speeds, crossfire = better than 6990 aka best card in the world atm, trifire would just be insanity IMO. Hell I'm happy atm with one, especially since I paid $20 for it brand new not refurbished
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Uh, and how did you get it for $20 exactly?
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I've a week off, so doing some bit in the house (to keep the mrs happy) and playing on the pc in my spare time took about 1.5 hours to un build the rig and rebuild it again (and clean I hate dust)

i've never felt so much heat !!!

pic as promised

will get some more tomoz
Edited by alias 86 - 4/11/11 at 3:58pm
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ok atm my 3d mark 11 score is 12207 one test all unlocked but standard 6950 clocks.

is this a good score?
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Nice setup you got there!

It's time to update your sig rig now!

Congrats on your purchase, great cards!!!
    
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