Sunday, December 26th 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6950 Can be Unlocked to HD 6970

Looks like Santa brought an extra present for us hardware enthusiasts this year. Thanks to a less secure locking method AMD's new Radeon HD 6950 can be unlocked to a full blown HD 6970 with a few mouse clicks.

As detailed in our article, you can safely perform the flashing process from within Windows. In case something goes wrong it is easier than ever to recover the card thanks to AMD's new Dual-BIOS feature.

We tested the unlock on three HD 6950 cards: one AMD engineering sample, one HIS media sample and one ASUS retail card. All of them unlocked perfectly and run at HD 6970 speeds now. More success reports are compiled into a table at the end of the modding article.
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cgn37vet
6950 flash had mixed results . Advice ?

After moving from XP# to 7 Pro I was able to flash my XFX HD6950. After a minute or 2 at stock speeds artifacting would begin ending in possibly distortion or maybe even the desktop sliding 2/3 to the right . Reduced clocks didn't seem to help . Current rig X38 Maximus Formula/Q9550/4gb OCZ Reaper/40gb SSD/2 x 500Seagate 7200.11/2 x seagate 7200.12 /xfi xtremegamer audio .I discovered these flaws using Kombustor . Any suggestions? And how is it possible to push gpu and hi perf memory clocks over thr limits 840/1250 clocks . I've seen it done elsewhere (OCC) but I cannot find a method can someone please provide some direction . I'm thinking of pushing the card in this fashion rather than the flash . Thank You :respect:
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MarcusTaz
by: cgn37vet
After moving from XP# to 7 Pro I was able to flash my XFX HD6950. After a minute or 2 at stock speeds artifacting would begin ending in possibly distortion or maybe even the desktop sliding 2/3 to the right . Reduced clocks didn't seem to help . Current rig X38 Maximus Formula/Q9550/4gb OCZ Reaper/40gb SSD/2 x 500Seagate 7200.11/2 x seagate 7200.12 /xfi xtremegamer audio .I discovered these flaws using Kombustor . Any suggestions? And how is it possible to push gpu and hi perf memory clocks over thr limits 840/1250 clocks . I've seen it done elsewhere (OCC) but I cannot find a method can someone please provide some direction . I'm thinking of pushing the card in this fashion rather than the flash . Thank You :respect:
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