You have to give it a try. Get the RBE Radeon Bios editor, I would suggest just doing the shader unlock and then see if you can flash it to the card. Lots of info about it when you google the subject. I got some sapphire 6950's .. thought I was going to get a flashable one but I didn't. Cant blame them.. just a bummer. ;p
Make sure and save a copy of your original bios.
Thanks man. Yeah this is alll new to me, I've never been a gamer so graphics cards have been out of my realm. As long as I can find some info I usually learn pretty fast.
Thanks again I'll do some research.