Legit Video Card Reviews
Unlocking The AMD Radeon HD 6950 to 6970 - BIOS Flash Mod Guide
|Date:||Thu, May 12, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
If Something Goes Wrong
If after attempting to upgrade to the 6970 BIOS the card does not work you have several options depending on the state the card is in. The simplest option if the card boots but does not show the correct shaders and/or other info, flash the card back to the stock BIOS backup you created (you DID create a back-up as instructed, didn’t you?). Another option is to attempt to flash the BIOS to another 6970 BIOS more suited for the card.
If the card does not boot at all you can revert to AMD’s new onboard BIOS backup.
- Find the BIOS switch and toggle it to the position closest to the Crossfire connector. If for some reason it is already at this position, try toggling it away.
- Restart the computer. The card should now boot without problems.
- *** Before flashing *** Toggle the BIOS switch on the card back to its original position.
- Flash your stock BIOS to the card using RBE.
- Reboot when prompted.
AMD adding the dual BIOS feature makes recovery much easier from the worst of situations. Hopefully they continue to include this wonderful feature in future products.
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Page 1 - AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Modification
Page 2 - Software Required & Test System
Page 3 - Preparation
Page 4 - Radeon HD 6950 Shader Unlock
Page 5 - Upgrading to the HD 6970 BIOS
Page 6 - If Something Goes Wrong
Page 7 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - Temperature & Power Consumption
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions