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Just wondering is this still working?
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If you have a reference model 6950 yes.
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post #3 of 36
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
If you have a reference model 6950 yes.
This. If you get a non-ref then your screwed.
 
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Also, watch out for the "new" reference version AMD has released. There was a thread about XFX and this new ref version recently.
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I see. BTW doesn't the cooler/heatsink suck on the reference one compared to after market. I'll prob get the xfx one then
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post #6 of 36
Just to be very clear AMD's revision to the reference board ("the XFX one" I was referring to before) is likely NOT to unlock. Furthermore, other AIBs such as MSI and Powercolor sell these "new" reference boards as well. If you want the very best chance at unclocking then you need the orginal reference version 2Gb card.

Also yes, the fan is pretty bad on the ref versions but with non-ref unlocking is a gamble. The only non-ref card that might unlock is the MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III (not II).
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wait how come reference 6950 can unlock, but you can't say the same for GTX 470/570? i thought AMD would have lasered off the cores or something...
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JCPUser View Post
Just to be very clear AMD's revision to the reference board ("the XFX one" I was referring to before) is likely NOT to unlock. Furthermore, other AIBs such as MSI and Powercolor sell these "new" reference boards as well. If you want the very best chance at unclocking then you need the orginal reference version 2Gb card.

Also yes, the fan is pretty bad on the ref versions but with non-ref unlocking is a gamble. The only non-ref card that might unlock is the MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III (not II).
Just curious why you say fan is pretty bad on the reference design. To be honest, outside of watercooling (which I have now), I found it to be the best - especially for dual card setup. With a custom profile, noise can also be kept at check. When I was on air, I never topped 65c on an Antec900 case. Just saying reference cooling is bad is just plain wrong.
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post #9 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
This. If you get a non-ref then your screwed.
Untrue. There have been non reference boards that are capable of unlocking.

The latest revision of 6950s don't seem to unlock, so you need to find an older one and preferably reference. Powercolor PCS++ should unlock and have upgraded cooling.
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post #10 of 36
So is this one of the ones that will unlock, or has the time passed to find one?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...913&CatId=2306

Also, you mentioned the twin frozr iii unlocking, would this one be as likely to as the sapphire?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...r%20iii%206950
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