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Windows 7: Good Ati Radeon HD 6950 Overclock settings

27 Jul 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I see it has the dual bios switch so what's the deal with flashing it?

I also see it has a 6 and 8-pin connector where the reference cards just have two 6-pin connectors. This makes your card a better overclocker due to the extra volts in can draw.

Nice card.


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27 Jul 2011   #12
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

The person reviewing the card misstated that, it's actually a DVI/Displayport switch.
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27 Jul 2011   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Really?

That's still a very nice card. Can I ask how much you paid for it? And does it take up 3 slots.

BTW since it has been confirmed that it is a DVI/Display port switch the author really needs to edit his review to reflect that. Very misleading if you don't read the posts below, which I normally don't do.
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27 Jul 2011   #14
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

Unfortunately, yes, it actually misled me a little until I read more and dawned onto the comments. Still, I couldn't pass it up. And yes it does eat up three slots and is longer than the average 6950 as well, hell, even the 6970.

As for the price...it was quite the pretty penny; almost 4 bills. It was a gift though so I can't complain.
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27 Jul 2011   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

OK, now I'm confused, or is Asus confusing people?

From this post.....

Quote:
Em says:

March 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm
The card has both BIOS chips present… to verify, at the right of the South-Eastern GPU screw on the back of the card with the PCIe slot down, there is a horizontally placed/soldered chip… that’s the 2nd BIOS not present on cards without the switch.
So the article is right but might have been by mistake, and ASUS kept quiet for commercial reasons, but you might hear about it if you bump into the support team when and if needed.
If this is true then the card does indeed have the dual bios. BTW you don't have to have the dual bios to flash the card. The backup is more of a safety feature should something go wrong - in that case you can just switch to the backup.

Hmmm..... further research is needed.
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27 Jul 2011   #16
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

Wait, what?

Now I'm confused too.

EDIT: Holy crap. He appears to be right, looking at the back of the board there is, what looks like, a BIOS chip.
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27 Jul 2011   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well wait.... another site is also saying that that switch is a DVI port switch......

Quote:
This is where it gets interesting. Reference HD6950s have a switch on the side that allows users to switch between a protected factory BIOS and a second BIOS. The HD6950’s ability to unlock to a full HD6970 has made it common place for buyers to opt for the cheaper SKU and simply unlocking to the latter. ASUS have kept the switch on their HD6950 but its purpose is completely different. The switch merely switches the dual link DVI port on the I/O panel to a Single Link port and “unlocks” one of the four DisplayPorts linked to it.
ASUS HD6950 2GB DirectCU II Review - Closer Look

However I would say that if you see two BIOS chips you have your answer I suppose.

Either way that is one impressive card, even at stock speed
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27 Jul 2011   #18
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

I know about the switch, there's no confusion there, but there's definitely a chip on the back of the card.

Oooo...I must investigate this but there are hardly any worthwhile reviews other than the one I posted a page back.
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31 Jul 2011   #19
cannotdisplay64

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

that card puts my card to shame I couldn't have that card as the 6950 barley fits in my case
it appears this thread has gone a bit AWOL lol
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31 Jul 2011   #20
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

if I were you, I'll overclock GPU clock by 15MHZ and Memory clock by 30 MHz (step by step increase) to make sure its stable. Also keep an eye on your card temp, it should not exceed 65 or you will burn it.

Do some GPU stress tests to make sure its stable
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