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tried the BIOs switch and it didn't have the HD 6970 BIOs
 

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tried the BIOs switch and it didn't have the HD 6970 BIOs
The bios Switch is for recovery but also For a Turbo Mode, that is all it is, it doesnt unlock any extra shaders- it only increase core/ram clocks and voltages
 
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The bios Switch is for recovery but also For a Turbo Mode, that is all it is, it doesnt unlock any extra shaders- it only increase core/ram clocks and voltages
the card i have ppl had success with it as the second part had the HD 6970 BIOs on it
 

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the card i have ppl had success with it as the second part had the HD 6970 BIOs on it
maybe in clock speed but in shaders unlocked no, those might of been early samples of the series too; or bought off of someone who did the mods and replaced the boards with newer.
 
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My old card had a shaders unlocked BIOS from the factory as the secondary. Ask Brandonwh64 to take a GPU-Z screenshot, he owns the card now.

My card came in a much bigger box (purchased Oct. 2011) and judging by the box, this one is probably an "end of life" sample since they still seem to be producing/have a stockpile of cards long after the 7900 series was released.
 
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maybe in clock speed but in shaders unlocked no, those might of been early samples of the series too; or bought off of someone who did the mods and replaced the boards with newer.
it was actually both
 

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My old card had a shaders unlocked BIOS from the factory as the secondary. Ask Brandonwh64 to take a GPU-Z screenshot, he owns the card now.

My card came in a much bigger box (purchased Oct. 2011) and judging by the box, this one is probably an "end of life" sample since they still seem to be producing/have a stockpile of cards long after the 7900 series was released.
Done and done

Factory shipped with unlocked shaders!

 
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Tried using RBE like the guide said but i keep getting an error messages


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my new RAM arrived today

 
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since i can't figure out how to unlock it can someone help me Oc it then ? thx
 

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Sapphire Trixx or Afterburner software
 

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A little birdey asked me to post this here .....

 
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Don't bother flashing at all. Flashing BIOS typically sets DVI outputs to single-link only, and screws with how Displayports work, too.


Just use Sapphire Trixx to OC it. It will offer you the smae basics as any BIOS does, and the shader unlock is not really worth it, IMHO.
 

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Don't bother flashing at all. Flashing BIOS typically sets DVI outputs to single-link only, and screws with how Displayports work, too.


Just use Sapphire Trixx to OC it. It will offer you the smae basics as any BIOS does, and the shader unlock is not really worth it, IMHO.
considering the amt of fails people have doing it
 

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Let me give you my bios since we have the same card. I will upload once I get home
id check device ids first compared to the backup bios code, CCC has that capability.

but other than that do you have the proper procedure to flash that card because ive noticed alot of people on this site have flashes that failed and cant recover.
 

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id check device ids first compared to the backup bios code, CCC has that capability.

but other than that do you have the proper procedure to flash that card because ive noticed alot of people on this site have flashes that failed and cant recover.
Somewhere in the middle of this page is a SS of my GPUZ so he should be able to compare his with mine to see if they are close in ID.
 

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ya which means most shouldn't do it in first place.
Its not bad to flash the bios but what makes it the worst is they flash the bios not knowing what they are doing then mess it up then come here for "ooooppppsss I franked up my card please help!" If they follow guides and do it the right way then flashing should not be an issue.