Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: ATi Overdrive Feature for 9800xt




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I've had a 9800xt for about 2 weeks now, and while I'm very happy with the card, especially in light of the much-improved 3.9 Cats, I've been hesitant to activate the Overdrive feature because I haven't heard much one way or the other about its effects on performance and stability.

    Does anyone out there use it and, if so, can you attest to its performance boost and/or effects on system stability?

    Thanks and happy holidays to all.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fincastle, IN, USA
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    It shouldnt hurt anything, and if it causes artifacts, just disable it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default

    It automatically overclock the card when it is needed, If the card is to hot, it underclocks it. It shouldn't be to bad.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  4. #4

    Default

    Use it. There have been no reports of any problems at all, and like the others said, if you see problems, turn it off. It's not a huge boost, anyway, only around 30 MHz, but a boost nonetheless. If you're going to overclock the card manually, be sure to get rid of Overdrive, as it'll cause your card to heat up faster than...well, it'll heat up fast.
    This is where my signature would go had my host not been such a Bandwidth Nazi.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I know what it does on paper - I was just wondering if there is anyone out there with a 9800xt who can attest to the level of performance increase vs. heat increase, etc.

    Personally, I've always shied away from overclocking - after nearly frying my first Voodoo 1 card back in 1997 I've decided to take a slight framerate hit and play it safe. Now that this new feature is supposed to remove any possibility of damaging the card, I was just looking for some real-world testamonials on how it holds up.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    If this ATi feature kills ya card then ya can hit ATi for a new one as it's still their product.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5

    Default

    I have a Sapphire Radeon 9600XT, and I know i'm supposed to see an option for overdrive, but I don't. I don't see it anywhere. Can someone please tell me where it is in the settings menu, and/or post a picture?

    Oh and if my card is overclocked to the max, I should probably leave this off, right?:rolleyes2
    Pentium4 2.4Ghz | 256mb DDR | Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 256mb DDR | Creative VIBRA 128

  8. Default

    Overdrive isnt enabled for 9600xt's yet in the Cats, might be in 1.10 though, dont know. But its useless if your manually overclocking, so dont worry bout it.
    The FatGuy's Rig:

    <small>AMD 1600+ XP O/C'd to 1560 mhz // Thermaltake Volcano 7+ // Aopen AK77 Pro K266(A) Chipset O/C'd to 147 mhz // 256MB Elixir PC2100 DDR CAS2 // Visiontek GeForce4 Ti4200 O/C'd to 310/580 w/ Thermaltake HSU // SoundBlaster Audigy X-Gamer // WD205BA 20GB 7200 // Sony 52x/24x/52x // Linksys 10/100 NIC // ThermalTake 480w Butterfly PSU // Silver Windowed Aluminum Mid-Tower Case (Modded) // Vantec Nexus Fan Controller// Thermaltake 80mm Blower // 3xEvercool 80mm Fans // 2xBlue Cold Cathodes // 2xSound activated Blue Cold Cathodes // Dell 17" Monitor // Microsoft Trackball // Creative 5.1 Speakers</small>

    Come Crunch with TweakTown

    <img src="http://www.statgfx.com/statgfx/folding/?&username=FatGuy3&border=0,0,0&custom =0,0,255&label=0,0,0&header=255,0,0&st ats=0,0,255&trans=yes&template=fah_origina l&.jpg" alt="www.Statgfx.com" />

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatguy3
    Overdrive isnt enabled for 9600xt's yet in the Cats, might be in 1.10 though, dont know. But its useless if your manually overclocking, so dont worry bout it.
    I believe that ya mean the 3.10 Cats which I believe is true but I've not tried them with mine as 3.08 has not given me any probs so far and Sapphire's Redline program takes care of the overclockin'.

  10. #10

    Default

    Oh and if my card is overclocked to the max, I should probably leave this off, right?
    LOL!!!!! i would assume so!! might get bad results if you do.:grr: :grr: :steam:
    2.4 p4c @3.06 1020mhz fsb
    ASUS P4C800Delux
    CORSAIR ddr500 XMS (3-4-4-8)
    maxtor 120gb w/8meg cache (raid0)
    2x WD Raptors (Raid0)
    2x120Gb Maxtor's
    Ti4200 363/667 mhz
    Water-cooled Koolance case

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •