Dec 27, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearlake
would it be interesting to add a chart or results about the 6950++'s preformance qua temperatures..
it seems a fair ammount of people have temp issues after doing the bios unlock..
why dont i hear anyone about the 6970 about this..
i draw the conclusion from that, that the unlocked 6950 has a decent chance to overtemp with fan on auto?
in wich case it makes me wonder why the 6970 doesnt do this..
so whats different about the cards then..
also, in the list about succes/fails.. you should try to get info about the actual used memory chips as well,
this is vital info.. if a bios flash fails it might mean the memory, but it also might be an indicator for other issues with the card at hand..
ive ordered a 6950 now after reading about your discovery.. but the more people post here, the more i think to cancel it and get a 6970 instead..
from what i saw so far..
- the bios unlock is a CHANCE.. for all you know, it might not work...
- even if it works, the different memory might hold you back from getting the true "unlocked" potentional
- even if the memory is identical, AND you succeed at flashing the bios, you have a fair chance of running into temperature related problems ? (easy fix.. turn up fan.. DUH but im not looking to have a jet engine sound on my desk..)
so thats 3 reasons for me to seriously consider if its worth just saving 40 euros on this..
40 euros vs this.. and the risk of losing your waranty.. still not convinced i should go for the 6950 specially with the 2th and 3rd point i just listed
he didnt discover it, I did