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Old September 27, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Default MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III - Can this Card be Unlocked to 6970?

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hey bud i watch your videos occasionally and your great at what you do! i wanted to get some guidance from you i want to unlock my 6950 that i ordered a 6970 here is a link to the card i bought people claim in the forums on new egg that they did it and it worked can you please check out the card i bought and maybe link me to the files you used to flash the bios i dont want to ruin the card i just paid 300 dollars for!!

Newegg.com - MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

just in case that doesn't work this is the card info
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Unfortunately I cannot speculate as to whether or not that particular card can be unlocked. Here's the link to my original video: AMD Radeon HD 6950 Software Unlock to Radeon 6970 BIOS Flash Linus Tech Tips - YouTube

Hopefully the Hardware Canucks community has some updated information about this procedure, but my understanding is that AMD eliminated the ability of these cards to unlock after the first few batches...
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Old September 27, 2011, 03:26 PM
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As you stated above, AMD stopped producing 6950's with the exact same PCB as the 6970 after a few batches, although i do believe that the HIS TOXIC 6950 can be unlocked.
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Old September 27, 2011, 04:07 PM
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I have this card as well and found this on the web. Note that I have not unlocked my card...yet....

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Unlocking - Unlocking Guide
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