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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...n+6950&x=0&y=0

theres a link with many 6950's

i want a **2 GB THAT I CAN MAKE INTO A 6970**
i heard they have to be referenced but i have no idea what that means

please help me choose the right card and please explain why u chose that certain brand!
thanks!
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post #2 of 19
They must have the back up BIOS switch on the card.
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Have to be reference cards
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I ordered this one 2 weeks ago and it unlocked:
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...ess-Video-Card
    
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Sapphire 6950 2GB because Sapphire has good customer service and is pretty good in terms of warranty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
Sapphire 6950 2GB because Sapphire has good customer service and is pretty good in terms of warranty.
Sapphire 2GB ref. best for unlocking/OCing imo
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcnoob1 View Post
Have to be reference cards
That might not be entirely true. I have heard of people unlocking XFX non-ref boards and TPU have reported the possibility of unlocking a TwinFrozr III.

But for highest chance of unlock go with a reference.

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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
Sapphire 2GB ref. best for unlocking/OCing imo
All reference boards should have the same chance of unlock.
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Get whichever card comes with the bios switch...that way you can't brick your card as easily.
    
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I heard that some of them are burning out, I don't really believe it.

I'm definitely thinking about buying two of these, could be a really cheap 6990.
    
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post #10 of 19
Pretty sure it has to be a 2gb reference card. I ordered a his 2gb off newegg last week, arrived today (at my parents house, moving in 3 weeks). I will be going home and building seeing if it unlocks this weekend.
    
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