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IMO it made my performance worse.. I originally tried when the card was first release. I noticed games were slow and temps were very high so.. I went back to stock and was mch happier good performance and acceptable temps. I tried again within the last month same problem.. could just be my card but I dunno... OH btw I have overclocked to 1003MHz core clock @ 1.31V Seems stable for now...
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It's just you dudes45. If it wasnt, there would be more threads about lower performance from unlocking 6950's.

I do know that at some point while overclocking, the core will downclock itself and that may be why you experience lower performance
    
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It's just you dudes45. If it wasnt, there would be more threads about lower performance from unlocking 6950's.

I do know that at some point while overclocking, the core will downclock itself and that may be why you experience lower performance
Hmmm, thats always the way.. Ahah Im so fail at stuff like this and overclocking can't even get my Thuban to stay @ 4.0GHz its at it now but if I stress it I.E. Futuremark Bench it crashes on the CPU tests... Graphics card at 1GHz fine but CPU is a no go. Sorry not intending to thread jack... Sorrrry
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Spoke to soon. Can't play a game, locked up in game after raising limits. Had to undo changes and reinstall drivers to get things working again.
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SO whats the consensus? I just got my 6950 in. I have 2 monitors but only play on my 1920x1080 Samsung screen and leave the other for extra space. The most taxing game I play is BF2BC and a few other top down games with little graphics pull.

1.) Should I flash to 6970 BIOS and OC?

2.) Should I just unlock the shaders and OC?

3.) Just OC?

4.) Stock?

Thanks.
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1 or 2, 1 throws more volts to the mem. Your temps will be higher if you go with 1, and you'll have to compensate. It changed mine from 70c to 80c with the same aggressive fan profile for both.

option 2 is more conservative, and will leave the mem @ stock voltage.

FYI, I flashed my card back to 6950 stock last night in prep of a system rebuild and win7 reinstall. I went in and played shift two after playing for a week with the 6970 bios, and I can say that I'm definately not leaving it with the 6950 bios. I had a hitch here and there, and it wasn't nearly as smooth. I didn't like it.
    
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Spoke to soon. Can't play a game, locked up in game after raising limits. Had to undo changes and reinstall drivers to get things working again.
How high were or did you clocked?
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How high were or did you clocked?
Only tried 840 on GPU,nothing on memory. Went back to 800 and same thing. I don't think it's the card. Maybe I should try manually editing the registry. Or just use something like afterburn.
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Did you edit it to fit your system?
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Did you edit it to fit your system?
No,I let the utility create the file and install it.
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