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6950 unlock clocks and volts without flashing 6970 bios

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by jonathan1107, May 2, 2011.

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  1. jonathan1107


    Dec 30, 2010
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    Hey guys, I've been asking this question around a couple times but never got an answer yet:

    I've heard that it can hurt a radeon 6950 (long-term) to flash the 6970 bios on it. So I'm told it's better to unlock the "shaders only"... which is good... but I see a clear difference in performance when I had my 6950 flashed with 6970 bios and now that I have the shaders unlock only... Probably because when I had the 6970 bios on my 6950, I had better clocks and voltages...

    Now, people say that the reason it is not safe to flash the 6970 bios on the 6950 is that the 6950 vram is not the same as the 6970... that the memory timings are different on both cards... Also that the power connectors aren't the same (2x 6pin vs 1x 6pin + 1x8pin)

    But here is my question: "Isn't it possible to view the BIOS details of both cards in RBE?" If so: "Why don't we try to edit the 6950 bios so that the voltages are unlocked along with the higher clocks without touching the vram or it's timings... leaving those @ the 6950 original bios settings...?"

    Now, I'm not an expert on the subject, I was just wondering if there was a way to further overclock the 6950 without flashing the 6970 bios because I think that THAT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING...

    Let me know what you think
  2. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Why not just unlock the shaders on your 6950's and then overclock via MSI Afterburner? Adjust voltages and clock speeds up to a 6970 or even higher? That should be what you're talking about.

    Last I knew, you could change voltage in RBE but not clocks, so that makes it difficult.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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