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6950 BIOS flash - risks?

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So i recently got a Sapphire 6950 2GB whitout the bios switch so what im wondering is what are the risks when unlocking my card? Ive never actually done anything like this before and ive only read a dozen threads about it. So what can go wrong and how wrong can things go?

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Risks? The worst that can happen is that you brick your card.
If you do some searching on both OCN or Google. You'll find multiple guides on how to flash it or unlock just the shaders.
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Some 6950s come with 2 bios switches on them. So if you some how mess up the bios on one chip (which ffs I don't know why you would) you always have another one to work with. Keep default bios on one chip and flashed on the other.
    
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If you flash to 6970 you have some risks(different RAM timings), what I recommend doing is unlocking the shaders, OCing it, then tricking it into thinking it's a 6970.
    
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If you don't have the BIOS switch, you might want to rethink flashing the card. Because if you push it too hard and the card locks up, you might need another card to boot into windows and then push the clocks back
    
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