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Windows 7: 6950 SUCCESS !

22 Mar 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
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.
And tweak the heck out of it. I would, after all I wouldn't have to worry since I had bottomless pockets


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22 Mar 2011   #12
profdlp

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

You have a point there.
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22 Mar 2011   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks. But seriously I do understand Maguscreed's concern, and it definitely is a valid one, but with this card having a dual BIOS I think that concern is minimized.
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23 Mar 2011   #14
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

edit: nevermind
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23 Mar 2011   #15
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

agree with you all i would unlock the 6950 to become a 6970 but i have no experience of overclocking so i think ill do my research and maybe be something to upgrade to cheers guys !
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23 Mar 2011   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to FYI you - the 6950 is plenty fast as is, so there's really no need to do the BIOS tweak. I'll put it this way - I had intended to turn mines into a 6970 but gaming with it as is I've decided to hold off as I'm happy with the performance as is. It's just nice knowing you have that option

My two cents.
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23 Mar 2011   #17
krazymate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Just to FYI you - the 6950 is plenty fast as is, so there's really no need to do the BIOS tweak. I'll put it this way - I had intended to turn mines into a 6970 but gaming with it as is I've decided to hold off as I'm happy with the performance as is. It's just nice knowing you have that option

My two cents.
Yes that is true i totally agree with you plus they have an overdrive feature if you want to go that little bit more its like an all in one card its fast reliable and sure as hell play alot of games maxed out ! with lots of fps baby ! YEH !
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24 Mar 2011   #18
TCG

 
 

There is an alternate way to "hack" this card now. Some people are having overheating issues with prolonged use of the 6970 bios on a 6950 card. Someone has written a script to edit the 6950 bios and unlock the shaders only, and not upping the GPU clock. I know personally that it works for some people I know, however for me I had stability issues with it and went back to the 6970 bios and keep my fan speed up to compensate for the increase in temperature.

I don't have a screenie of the 6950 shader only edit as I had issues with it on my particular system. All the stats match the 6950 screenie other than the shaders which will match the value shown in the 6970 image above.

Original flash guide to 6970: HERE
Forum post regarding the shader only edit: HERE
Script to keep 6950 bios and edit shaders only: HERE

I've been running on the 6950 w/ 6970 bios for about 2 months now with no issues. I do keep my fan speed on the card on manual @ about 35% rather than "auto" which only seems to run the fan at about 25% - 30%. When gaming, I crank it up to around 55% and have NO issues with heat.

I've gone through this several times now, feel free to pm me if you have any questions or need help.

Good luck and happy flashing!
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24 Mar 2011   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I can't imagine having to listen to that card's fan running at 35 percent all day. My system is fairly quiet, save for the video card's fan at 24 percent, so 35 would drive me batty.

Yeah I know they ramp up during gaming, but that's gaming, and honestly I can't say it runs too high a speed anyway as I really don't hear it during gaming like I did with my 4890.

That's me.
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25 Mar 2011   #20
TCG

 
 

My pc sits about 2 feet from me up on my desk, that fan @ 35% is no louder than my dual Kaze's on my cooler. For me it's a non issue. When that fan is cranked up to 55% while playing a game, if my headphones are off it sounds like it might take off in flight
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