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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    I only know how to overclock with the ATI Tool. Is there anything as simple as the ATI Tool for nVidia Cards?
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    I'm almost defintely sure it's called Riva Tuner. I've never used the program before or even seen a link to downlaod it since I'm an ATI person.
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    how do you overclock to the 800XT's?

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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    You can use the wonderful ATI Tool.

    Which you can get here and learn about here too.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

    You'll also need to install something called "softmodded" drivers for your card that allows you to overclock it.
    You can get it here http://www.techpowerup.com/softmod/downloads.php
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSexy396
    Hows Gigabyte & ASUS any pro's or con's to them?

    Also my motherboard doesn't have PCI Express, is it worth it upgrading my motherboard just for the PCI Express? How much difference does PCI Express to AGP 8x make?
    I am also wondering the same thing, could someone help me out plz

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSexy396
    You can use the wonderful ATI Tool.

    Which you can get here and learn about here too.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

    You'll also need to install something called "softmodded" drivers for your card that allows you to overclock it.
    You can get it here http://www.techpowerup.com/softmod/downloads.php
    whoa!! hold up... I never heard of softmod drivers.. wait I have but, I never knew you needed them to OC. Do you? I have the reg cat. 4.12 installed and I either use ATI Tool or RadLink to OC it. Do I have to get the softmod?

    (Post above this)
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthre...0&page=2&pp=10
    I think that will tell you eerything you need to know bout when to upgrade
    Last edited by jd53887; 01-04-2005 at 03:25 PM.
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    i dont even thing my graphics card can go the the 450 mhz speed without failing.

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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    PCI Express is the next new standard that I think everyone will eventually have. The new motherboards coming out with this standard are a little more expensive but you would be future proofing yourself for at least a year and a half. I am waiting now for the new MSI NEO4 PCI Express board with the new ATI X800XL card and I cant wait. If you have some dosh and you are going to upgrade, spend an extra €170/€200 dollars on the Mobo. That price though is for the AMD 64 939 NForce4, so you could get a cheaper board if you are running different hardware.
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    You don't need softmodded drivers to overclock. They're only necessary for 900, 9200 and 9550/9600 series cards, which are locked by default. All other cards should overclock with any working utility (ATITool is best IMO) and the normal Catalysts from ATI or Omega drivers.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Questions on ATI Cards in General

    hey, in response to the original post, try www.buyxg.com
    it's a company i found through pricewatch.com and they had a powercolor radeon 9800pro for 159 bucks. that's what i bought. now, i'm recommending them as a low price place, not necessarilty the powercolor. i mean, it worked great... until it died. which was not total loss for me, because i called htem up and got a RMA number (1 year warranty i think) and sent it in. i just put it in the mail last thursday or friday, so we'll see how fast they get it fixed and send it back. good customer service so far IMO.

    i'm still a newegg fan though.

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