Unlocking MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition / Overclocked
hi all , i was about to kill myself when i tried to unlock my new comp with MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC. the update was possibly failed because the system did not boot, i mean there was no display. it was night . dad asked me to sleep. i just turned off everything. in the morning i tried not to get up but i had tuition so i had to when i returned i tried to boot again , but still no display. then i slept. when i waked i attached monitor vga to motherboard . still no display. then secretly i opened the case and moved a switch which was possibly dual bios switch. phewwwwwwwwwww.......... i finally got a display .
now where i stand is my bios in second mode . so do i need to flash 1 mode bios back to 6950 ? if yes , how ? i dint made a back up of current bios. the bios in second mode is also the same or its different ? my system is stable in bios 2 mode. please tell me what should i do. for now i dont want to unlock .
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you dont need to flash but its a good idea . here's a guide
As for getting BIOS 1 bootable again, boot into windows (on BIOS Switch 2), get the unlocked BIOS from MSI (linked in the article above) and open ATI Winflash. Load the new BIOS into ATI Winflash, then, while the PC is running, flip the BIOS switch to the 1st position. Now, flash the BIOS and reboot.
That should fix your booting problem, and unlock the shaders in one strike
My bios is currently in position 2. So if i make a backup and restore in position 1 will it be the same as it should have been ? I dont want to unlock for now. Because my fps dont go above 60 in any case Maybe thats because of my monitor It is hd925 benq 18.5" with max resolution 1366x768 @ 60 hz So is it because of my monitor. Because it appears that the frames are locked at 60
With a resolution that low, you won't need the unlocked performance. You probably have Vsync enabled. Vsync locks the maximum frame rate to the refresh rate of your monitor.
You should make a backup of your bios (switch 2). Then move the switch on the card to position one while the system is running, and flash the backup you just made to the card.
Is vsyn required ? So both bios are same ?
Vsync isn't required, but if your GPU is spitting out frames faster than your monitor refreshes, you won't see a difference.
There wouldn't be an observed difference to you between 60 FPS and 100 FPS if your monitor is only refreshing 60 times per second. So, there's really no reason to turn it off.
so both the bios on switch 1 and 2 are same ?
edit-i tried to make a backup but the comp just freezed and i pushed the reset button. now it has booted . any other software that can back up the bios ? any1 can post the link to the default bios at position 1 ?
Well they will be once you re-flash the first switch. 2nd position is a read only bios that you can't write (to keep you safe from ruining your card)
Technically you'd be fine to just keep using your card with the 2nd Bios. If you aren't going to unlock, you don't really need to use the 1st position.
ok but why take risk ? in future there is a high possibility that i am going to unlock to get maximized performance probably when new more demanding games come out. please link me a default bios.
and if i back up bios 2 and restore it to bios 1 will i will be able to unlock in future as bios 2 is read only ?
You have the default BIOS. The BIOS installed in position two is the default (safe) BIOS for your card. All you have to do is make a copy from what is already on your card.
ok but why take risk ?
What is the risk you are talking about?
no when i try to make a backup the screen freezes and i have to power off and on to start the comp
What are you using to make a backup? I had that trouble using GPUz with my card.