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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    You probably got it like that, when you installed VLC, and left it at the default (aka. recommended settings) and quickly went through with the installation without checking the file associate types.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    You can add the chip entry bytes to the configuration file and that would work fine if the chip is supported (haven't seen one fail with this yet).
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    @Stranger, Just to add in, I also get temps of 55c average (max) in a game on a custom fan curve that does not exceed 60%. I idle on 35c average. Something must be restricting the airflow within your case.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    DJ... You don't need a Furmark Extreme heating to test if your card is "stable". It's not like any games with extend over that threshold or lengths. Simply not needed. Basically, if it passes benchmarks, it's fine. -protip
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Got the same scenario as you. Reverted back for now...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    You are probably changing it incorrectly according to your posts.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    No. It's not safe, do not change VID1 or VID2.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    You do mean the 6950/6970???
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Yes, that's why I mentioned "using a 3rd-party app that is causing that". And well, yes it can. Try not using any 3rd-party apps, uninstall them all, reboot, and then use CCC's Power Control. And his was set at 20% any way, and it doesn't seem like he was running any 3rd-party apps.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Yes, you can do that. If you want your actual "original" BIOS, you can always switch to the "2" position, which is the read-only BIOS, and when you boot up, save that BIOS on your computer. Then prepare the flashing tools and what not and use the BIOS you had just saved, but don't flash it just...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Yes, that is why it is not throttling back to lower clocks. Well, you do not NEED to, it only serves the purpose of maximizing your performance with benchmarks. Read it properly next time or research.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Constantly? Then that means it isn't throttling and lets say you've either set CCC's Power Control at 20% or using a 3rd-party app that is causing that.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Funny saying, cause I re-read it all over 4 times so far. Although, I'm going to stop lurking now for awhile. Cya.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    No, Trixx works fine. It doesn't disable PowerPlay for me.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Just make sure you're following this correctly and WITH the position on "1". No point attempting it on the "2", as that is the read-only BIOS. How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 695...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Yep, I realized that as well. Having to click the "user define" button twice to get the custom curve back. Sometimes though, when I switch profiles (1-5), I don't have to click twice, sometimes it takes a few seconds to get the fan curve back to where it was. I would say it's buggy or somewhat.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    If I recall correctly, the power control slider only disappeared when MSI Afterburner was running. If it wasn't and TriXX was still active, the Power Control Slider was still there.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    For the MSI Afterburner app. Exact Window name and file name as the latter. Basically, I think OSD uses some APIs to detects specific static variables or handles to see if MSI Afterburner is active, if not, it does not hook any apps with its wrapper. Good info btw. My card, picked up on the...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Nope, but there are ways around it. I made an executable with the same class and file name and it seems to be good. OSD hooks fine. Or you could load it in a debugger and find where it is finding the parent MSI Afterburner app and patch it there. Either works.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    chill, just saying. The 6970 BIOS has 1.175v compared to the 6950 BIOS with 1.1v. For now, you can use either MSI Afterburner or Sapphire TriXX (recommend) to go beyond the CCC limits. See how that goes with the 6970 clocks.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Why flash to the 6970? If you can achieve and succeed on the 6970 clocks, leave it as it is. Flashing to the 6970 could just be risking your card, but if that's the chance you are willing to take, then so be it. You don't need the extra voltage (1.6v) on the RAM.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Yes, it is.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    IIRC, it was going to be done and it is implemented, but I'm not sure if it is supported with the 69xx. Try checking the changelog. Somewhat, yes and no. So it seems, it is switched around with different cards, hence you will have to experiment either VID3 or VID4 is handling your 3D clocks...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Well, check the MIN & MAX in GPU-Z. Or monitor it with a drawn graph... (or simply use Afterburner). How is it not right? It shows that you can run 6970 clocks on stock 6950 voltage. Nothing is wrong with that. One thing I'd like to ask though, test if needed, but what are your max clocks...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    You should adjust the voltages only via the GPU registers, take a look at this post: How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 695...