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6950 BIOS Unlocking (At Users Risk)

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by davetheshrew, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. gijs007

    gijs007 Active Member

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    then the 3th link is the same as the 4th?
    cause the 3th is working fine for me, so maybe you should remove the 4th.
     
  2. Dom99

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    Hi,

    This is great news, only about a week ago I posted a thread here asking could it be done! lol but I didnt want to brick my 6950.

    My only concern is that this might only work if your chip was form a good batch that will work with shaders enabled, but I heard yeilds were very good for this card so fingers crossed.

    Bought mine for £216 delivered so really good value if it works considering a 6870 can be bought for around £20 less. ftw

    Plus the bios switch makes it more tempting, but ive never flashed a bios before so I have stupid questions like are there currently two bioses on the 6950 currently, so I wont have to do any switch flicking unless it goes wrong?
    And also will future ati drivers effect the card in any way that will harm it using the modded bios?
     
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  3. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    Is there a shader pipe intensive test for ATI cards? If it were Nvidia I would just say run a CUDA or PhysX benchmark.

    Perhaps some benches with Unigine Heaven?
     
  4. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    I ran this card at 6970 clocks yesterday and only got p5038 3dmarks, today at stock I get 5400+ so I think they are unlocked yeah.
     

  5. Markgpl

    Markgpl Master Guru

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    Congrats!, let's see if this keep on going or some find unusable/unstable unlocked shaders
     
  6. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    all good at the moment, does anyone fancy making a bios with higher limits and smartdoctor functionality for voltage, say 1200 core 1600 mem or thereabouts?

    Im keeping it at stock 890 core for now lol
     
  7. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    Every card can by unlocked ?

    Becasue if this is true , i'm gona sell my HD6870 and buy HD6950.


    Frrrrrrkin amazing :O
     
  8. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Furmark kills.
     
  9. Dr. Vodka

    Dr. Vodka Ancient Guru

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    First bad 6950 reported over at XS


    Well it seems not every card out there is able to unlock correctly. Same as with CPUs. This was to be expected, too...
     
  10. EMRES754

    EMRES754 New Member

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    dave can you give me this bios
     

  11. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, and welcome to Guru ZoLKoRn :)

    Btw, there is no risk to doing this, as if it goes tits up, you just flick the switch for default BIOS don't you :p
     
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  12. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    lol techpowerup have done a bit on my findings lmao, this info is spreading like fire!!!
     
  13. flopper

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    correct.
    I got 2 cards, one might function properly.
    dont have time today to do that.
    and sicne I aim to overclock this I can wait for afterburn support.
    for people running stock its a great mod if it works.
     
  14. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    yea i saw it and posted here @ your news link lol:D
    http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

    looks quite safe, you can always back up and revert back to 6950 with that switch.. there is no way you can't kill it:nerd:
     
  15. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    sorry to hear that your cards didnt cut it flopper, have you triead the other bioses at techpowerup? you can do it with winflash now so its bloody quick to test :)
     

  16. flopper

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    couldnt make winflash to work in windows for some reason.
    flashed and tested, with atiflash one card unlocks good, the other one artifacts in windows.
    Just the luck of the draw, no biggie.:puke2:
     
  17. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Master Guru

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    make sure you have the latest ati winflash
    w1zzard originally linked to version 2.0.1.11 of winflash (which didn't work for me), but now his link points to winflash 2.0.1.13.
     
  18. davetheshrew

    davetheshrew Ancient Guru

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    yep that winflash is the wrong one, he should have pointed to 2.0.1.13, atiflash is still loads better though.

    anyone else here benched at all?
     
  19. sounar

    sounar Master Guru

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    i plan to pick up the sapphire 6950 tomorrow and try it out...any idea if the sapphire cards would work with this mod?
     
  20. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    there is one, 6950 = 6+6 and 6970 = 6+8

    so the extra "energy" goes to...?
     

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