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Old December 28, 2010, 03:54 PM
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This works perfectly on my xfx 6950. I used the bios file for the xfx 6970, which seems to be an unmodified amd vanilla bios and have the sweety run at 6970 default speeds.
Temps max out at 91 degree celcius with the fan being on auto. I tried furmark and unigine 2.1 and haven't encountered any artifacts.

That's a nice x-mas present I should say ;-)
Where did you download the XFX 6970 bios? I ordered this card but haven't received it yet.
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Old December 28, 2010, 04:21 PM
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In this thread, you will find a Bios for every 6970 out there.
I did the unlock per command line.

You will need the newest GPU-Z version to confirm the unlock:
Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.0 | techPowerUp

Man, I might just get a 2nd one, before the lasercut batches come out.
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Old December 28, 2010, 04:25 PM
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there was word of red pcb replacements, perhaps already locked
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Old December 28, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Now that's not nice.
Quick, someone tell me an excuse I can give to my wife, as to why I need a 2nd video card for 300 Bucks. ;-)
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Now that's not nice.
Quick, someone tell me an excuse I can give to my wife, as to why I need a 2nd video card for 300 Bucks. ;-)
well, promise her thursday night is ladies night?
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Old December 28, 2010, 05:08 PM
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But, every night is ladies night.
I am probably going to save that money for next years CPU/MB/Ram upgrade.
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Old December 28, 2010, 08:52 PM
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I picked up a Sapphire 6950 today from NCIX for $290 and I have managed to update the BIOS to 6970 specs and a score of 1316 in the Heaven Benchmark.
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Old December 28, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Ordered myself a pair of Powercolor HD6950's from NCIX. Hopefully both of them will unlock successfully.
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Old December 28, 2010, 10:38 PM
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*feels tarded for once

dam es is already unlocked haha


the other stuff ive played with, unlocked but some couldnt keep up with 6970 clocks, which is understandable.
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:04 AM
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But, every night is ladies night.
I am probably going to save that money for next years CPU/MB/Ram upgrade.
As long as my wife gets her every night, and every morning, she wouldn't have a clue even if I sold the house, or it fell down like that Dido song. That's how we men get away with everything we do.

I know from reviews the card doesn't have much room for OCing. Heats up when you try. The it must be an unstable 6970 due to manufacturer fault, down-clocked to regain stability. Make one mistake and you will burn your money! then it's ladies afternoon added to your already busy schedule.
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