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July 05, 2011, 12:23:49 PM
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Hi guys,
I'm a bit uncertain as to which method is the best (and most guaranteed to work) for flashing my Radeon HD6950 GPU with just unlocked shaders only mod (I'm not converting to a Radeon HD6970 mod because the risks are too high for my situation at the moment and high power use is an issue for me due to the 19% electricity price hikes in my area in the coming months)

I've got ATIWinflash tool at the moment as I'm not sure how to make a bootable USb stick for the DOS flashing of my GPU.

Would simply unlocking shaders with some form of overclock reduce the stability or lifetime of my card on it's own or would poor cooling be more likely to be the culprit? As I've recently upgraded my case cooling to  high power Schythe (I don't know how to pronounce that) fans (120mm of course as that's what my case can handle) that are doing a very good job of cooling my system even at moderate speeds and reasonably quiet.

Which flashing method is:
a.most likely to work
b.most effective from users who have tested these methods

Separate question,I've noticed BTC falling in value lately.What causes currency value to fall as well as rise?Do you think Bitcoin is going to keep on losing value or is this just a temporary thing that's normal on all currencies (real or internet based) and can go up again? Thank you

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July 05, 2011, 01:07:42 PM
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I've flashed all of my 5830's from within windows.

Only issue that I've had is that on one of my miners, atiwinflash crashed after I flashed one of my cards.  The cards were successfully flashed but if I try running atiwinflash on that particular miner, I get a BSOD.  It's weird.. no idea why it does that.

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July 05, 2011, 01:36:03 PM
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I've flashed all of my 5830's from within windows.

Only issue that I've had is that on one of my miners, atiwinflash crashed after I flashed one of my cards.  The cards were successfully flashed but if I try running atiwinflash on that particular miner, I get a BSOD.  It's weird.. no idea why it does that.


Thanx 4 sharing your experience with this tool.Yikes I don't like the sound of that BSOD.It may need to be run as admin,because Once I just ran it and it BSOD my system,then when I re run it with admin rights,it worked for me and I didn't even flash my card yet,just checking out the utility as it's new to me.

At least the cards didn't get bricked tho :-)

my win 7 install isn't in good shape though so crashes are more likely.I was planning to buy an SSD that I can reinstall win 7 onto (to help boost performance,reduce power consumption,reduce heat and noise as well)

I hear that the Kingston V+100 ssds are good for mid range use.

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