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MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III 1gb Power Edition Shader Unlock Question

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December 22, 2011 12:27:35 AM

Hello. I am a newbie to this site so go easy on me lol. Now onto my question. I bought my msi R6950 1gb Twin Frozr III card around the beginning of December and am just now researching ways to maximize its performance. This is the card I bought btw.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To make it short and sweet, i would like to know if i can use MSI's custom bios and instructions to unlock the shaders on this 1gb card from 1408 to 1536 & increasing overclocking limits on afterburner. I just want to know if anyone was successful (1 GB) because i have looked everywhere in every forum and have not gotten a definitive answer on this. Everyone pretty much tells me what i could do with a 2gb 6950 but i just want to know what to do with a 1gb version. I know i can't unlock it with a 6970 custom bios... I just want to unlock the shaders and increase the overclock limits. These are the instructions that were posted from MSI on unlocking the 6950 shaders:

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/msi_r6950_twin_fro...

Honestly, i just want a definitive explained answer on this as it will help a bunch of other people with 1gb cards whom have struggled with searching and finding only 2gb answers. If there is a different way to unlock just the shaders on a 1gb MSI 6950 twin frozr III (just the shaders, i don't want a 6970 modded bios as i only have 1gb) please share and post. Thank you in advance.
January 10, 2012 3:44:52 AM

Thank you for your reply. I will try it out and post my results!
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January 10, 2012 11:18:01 PM

just to follow up... tried the custom msi bios, didnt work for me, noticed the device ids were off by a number when doing the atiflash in dos. before doing this i made sure switch on top of card was for dual bios, so i was easily able to revert. i dont recommend the custom bios, i think it was for an older version of these cards.
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