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Thread: 9700 into a 9700pro?




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    Is it possible to turn a 9700 into a 9700 pro? If so how do you do it? I've seen a lot of 9500 ---> 9700, but no 9700 into 9700pros.


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    You can flash it with the Pro BIOS to overclock it, but the thing that sets them apart is the quality of the memory used. The Pros use the fastest memory and will reach higher speeds than the non pros. You have to get a non pro card with the good memory.

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    Hmm no, i dont think you can do that, even if you could somehow manage it, it wont keep up with Pro.

    Altough, if you overclock your r9700, it does better than a pro at default speeds.

    In few benchmarks AtomicMPC done (best aussie hardware mag), the overclocked 9700 does 500 3dmark2001s better than the Pro (they were both sapphire)
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    But overclock the Pro and it leaves the non pro in the dust.

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    Yes, but its a 9700 he wants to get a Pro from, not a Pro he wants to get a 9800 from : omg: :woot:


    Of course the best way to get the Pro out of vanilla non-Pro, is to just o/c it.
    However im not sure what you mean by "turn into". If you mean softmodding, like actually having the BIOS and system recognise it as a PRO, i think that cant be done. As soul said, diff ram makes it practically unlogical, but maybe it can be done, just not with the same effect?:confused:

    Good question, lets see europeans do something about it. After all, Russians turned 95 into 97, and Duron into Athlon. Wonder what happens next!!!:thumb:
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    What i mean was having a 9700np performing like a 9700 pro, but thanks for the feed back anyway, appreciate it.
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    Best best, topest of the top is Radeon 9800pro 256DDR-II.

    Radeon9800XT is coming out sometime soon tough, will be interesting to see how it goes :cheers:

    Did you know of a thing called nBox, an FX5600 with heaps of games? hehe apparently its ok, but the name is very original
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    Never heard of it. It's just Xbox with an n instead of the X.lol
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    The 9800 Pro 256mb with DDR2 is a waste, don't get it.....try to get ahold of the 9800XT 128mb, it will be the fastest card when it comes out, until we see what Nvidia does.

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    Hmm Fx5900 is doing pretty well against r9800 as well.. I spose FX5900xt or some bs copycat like that will come out with the rXT, so we will see if ATi is giving up its top warm place.

    Yeah Microsoft isnt happy about nVidia naming that nBox, and its new console that nVidia is making with name ripped off xBox as well...:laugh: :thumb:

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