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Windows 7: 6950 SUCCESS !

22 Mar 2011   #1
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
6950 SUCCESS !

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So bought a 6950 ati i can finally say its a card wworth every bit of its money chucked bad company 2 max settings getting really good fps,along with modern warfare 2 maxed out, black ops maxed out crysis 2 maxed out Basiclly everything on a high end gaming rig, so far has been maxed out im not bragging well i am but aha what can you say ?
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If anyone is wondering to buy a 6950 get it ! Dont even think about it it plays everything maxed and also overclockable to a 6970 which is great

Thankyou

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22 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would imagine so I have it's predecessor the 5850, and I have no complaints about it even.
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22 Mar 2011   #3
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There's just absolutley no complaints be chuffed !
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22 Mar 2011   #4
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Its not whether i want the card thats in question, its more the rate at which money leaves my pocket that limits me, though i am due for a GPU upgrade soon enough. Glad you are having success.
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22 Mar 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can also turn it into a 6970 with a BIOS swap - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Unlocked to HD 6970 :: TweakTown USA Edition

My card - Which ATI 6950?
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22 Mar 2011   #6
TCG

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
You can also turn it into a 6970 with a BIOS swap - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Unlocked to HD 6970 :: TweakTown USA Edition

My card - Which ATI 6950?
Most definitely. I picked up an XFX 6950 a few weeks ago and it was very easily flashed w/ the bios from the 6970 which unlocks the extra shaders and boosts the performance of the card a bit more. It tends to run a bit hotter while flashed I've experienced, so be sure to increase your fan speed while playing games or taxing the card.

Enjoy!
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22 Mar 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TCG View Post
It tends to run a bit hotter while flashed I've experienced, so be sure to increase your fan speed while playing games or taxing the card.
Thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind when I decide to flash my card; still haven't done it yet.

Thanks
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22 Mar 2011   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I haven't flashed a graphics bios in years. The one time I did try it, the card worked for a week then bricked out of nowhere. (it didn't overheat I was actually actively monitoring the temps on it they never got anywhere near card killer) ...and naturally even though I attempted to return the default bios to it they knew it when I tried to return it and a replacement never came.

Anyhow, ever since then I always ask one question of anyone flashing a graphic bios.

Are you absolutely sure you want to do this?

It will work more often than it fails, but to me the risk just isn't worth it. If I had a bottomless pocketbook things might be different though.
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22 Mar 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The 6900 cards (well at least the 6950) has a dual BIOS - Look at the link I provided. Bottom line if you brick the card, there's always the backup BIOS which can't be overwritten.

Look here under "What if something goes wrong?" - AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod | techPowerUp

It seems like AMD intentionally made this a easy process.
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22 Mar 2011   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
...It will work more often than it fails, but to me the risk just isn't worth it. If I had a bottomless pocketbook things might be different though.
If you had a bottomless pocketbook you'd probably just buy the better card to begin with.
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