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whats the best bios for the stock cooled 6970 ? , which give the best fan profile and overclocking ?
 
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The one you have LOL. just use Trix by Sapphire. If anything is locked, it can be unlocked with a registry fix.
 
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and where do I get trix as I don't have a sapphire card ?
 
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You probably can find it here
 
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LOL System specs say VIDEO CARD: POWERCOLOR 6970 DEAD... LOL
Is that a recent change?
 
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LOL System specs say VIDEO CARD: POWERCOLOR 6970 DEAD... LOL
Is that a recent change?
borrowed a 6970 off of my mate and he want me to try for a better bios lol , still saving for a new card atm
 
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Reasons to flash bios:
erocker said:
If the manufacturer says so. If you are going for ballz out overclocking and you need a bios that has no limits. If there is an inherent flaw with the original bios.
Unlocking shaders, but you can't do that with any recent card but the 6950.

Why do you need new bios?
 
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If its a reference 6970 its a fairly safe thing to do...if its not reference its probably not a good idea....
 
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yes it is a reference powercolor 6970 (same as my dead card) , he heard some handle the fan curve etc better than others ( not heard that myself lol)
 
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You can set a fan curve with trixx or msi afterburner.
 
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You can set a fan curve with trixx or msi afterburner.
yes I know that but he does not like using extra programs while gaming lol
 
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yes I know that but he does not like using extra programs while gaming lol
Then that's a whole different issue. Maybe a faster CPU...or more ram if nothing else?:rolleyes:
 
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Try RBE. Make your own custom fan profile then save the bios and flash it. Thats what i did on stock cooling. I also reduced the volts a bit on full load so it wouldnt get so hot. Cheers.
 

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yes I know that but he does not like using extra programs while gaming lol
Then tell him that if he really notices a difference then his computer is crap because Afterburner barely uses any memory or CPU (unless you record video).

You can go ahead and flash his BIOS, but I think he will be even more pissed if he doesn't have a video card to use to open those games. :p

Leave it alone, introduce him to Afterburner, and if him complains just tell him you could try ruining his video card instead. :)
 

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yes I know that but he does not like using extra programs while gaming lol
Then that's a whole different issue. Maybe a faster CPU...or more ram if nothing else?:rolleyes:
Or he lives in late 90's when you had to do that sort of thing.

As others have said, no.
 
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Really how is your 6970 dead You do know it has a secondary stock non flash-able bios on it right.Set the switch on it by the crossfire fingers to 2 it should boot for you to re-flash the bios back in it.;)

If that switch is not there then it is a non-reference board.

Try reading this......It is for 6950 to 6970 but it shows the bios switch.......and explains how to use it to re-flash.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/159

Also try this bios section to re un-dead your card,Just always leave the stock bios on your cards alone unless you really know what your doing.

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...Powercolor&model=HD+6970&interface=&memSize=0
 
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Really how is your 6970 dead You do know it has a secondary stock non flash-able bios on it right.Set the switch on it by the crossfire fingers to 2 it should boot for you to re-flash the bios back in it.;)

If that switch is not there then it is a non-reference board.

Try reading this......It is for 6950 to 6970 but it shows the bios switch.......and explains how to use it to re-flash.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/159

Also try this bios section to re un-dead your card,Just always leave the stock bios on your cards alone unless you really know what your doing.

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...Powercolor&model=HD+6970&interface=&memSize=0

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What drivers? 13.2 and up betas gave me wired graphics glitches and i went back to 13.1 and no issues.But if it is the board then i`m sorry for your loss.
 
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What drivers? 13.2 and up betas gave me wired graphics glitches and i went back to 13.1 and no issues.But if it is the board then i`m sorry for your loss.
tried all drivers back to version 12.11 and same , I think the memory is borked on the card tbh
 
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If his card has that little switch then flash away LOL....
I've used RBE to alter the BIOS of my card a few different ways and the fan setting is fairly simple...
At the same time I have a 6950 unlocked to 6970 speeds, overvolted and the fan is revved up with higher than normal clocks on both the memory and the core....

I'm fairly certain I'm sending my card to an early death but its all good imo....LOL
I'm sure once I go to upgrade the card I'm gonna kill it going for some stupid benchmark....