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BIOS for Gigabyte HD6970 GV-R697OC-2GD

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by robotDevil, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. robotDevil New Member

    Jan 15, 2012
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    I have been trying to fix my BIOS for my Gigabyte HD6970 GV-R697OC-2GD. I managed to flash it to the BIOS for a Gigabyte HD6970 GV-R697OC2-2GD, and stupidly didn't save the original BIOS.

    The Gigabyte site doesn't have the BIOS for that version, only the OC2-2GD. I contacted their support and they wouldn't send me a copy. There were useless to be polite.

    I found the BIOS on this site - http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/95702/Gigabyte.HD6970.2048.110303.html

    but when I tried to use it, it said it was the same as the one I already had.

    I opened it up using the RBE tool and it reported -

    Hardware Specs String as : GV-R697OC2-2GD/F3

    Under clock setting in RBE I get -

    Clock 00 : 880 GPU Mhz / 1375 RAM Mhz
    Clock 01 : 250 GPU Mhz / 150 RAM Mhz
    Clock 02 : 800 GPU Mhz / 1375 RAM Mhz
    Clock 03 : 920 GPU Mhz / 1375 RAM Mhz
    Clock 04 : 500 GPU Mhz / 1375 RAM Mhz
    Clock 05 : 800 GPU Mhz / 1375 RAM Mhz

    This seems to confirm this BIOS is actually for the OC2-2GD which runs at 920 Mhz, whereas the OC-2GD runs at 900 Mhz.

    Any chance someone out there has a copy they can post up here?
  2. gerhard New Member

    Mar 9, 2007
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    I was trying to determine the difference between these cards... and now you've told me.

    One runs as 900Mhz and one runs at 920Mhz.

    I don't see the GV-R697OC2-2GD anywhere anymore, and frankly, I had to underclock mine due to stability issues. So I think the Gigabyte was testing units an seeing if the held up at 920Mhz.

    900 seemed to not be an issue, but 880 / 1375 worked without problems. Honestly, you don't get much of a performance hike.

    What IS disturbing is that the heatsink is soldered onto a small bracket around the GPU. The heat from the GPU, and possible cold solder joints appear to fail over time.

    So I'd suggest that once you get the BIOS fixed, if you even need to... since I think they are the same basic card, and ATI's CCC (Catalyst Control Center) can set the timings for you... you look at how the card is mounted in the case.

    I may have an odd situation, but they either pulled the "OC2" version because they were buggy being that overclocked... OR becuase of the attached picture.

    TAGS: GV-R697OC2-2GD / GV-R697OC-2GD / Heat Sink Failure / Heat Sink Falls Off / BIOS

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  3. W1zzard

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    May 14, 2004
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    i just checked the submission to the bios collection, nothing found
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