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Thread: x850pro... what 'extras' to expect




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    Cool x850pro... what 'extras' to expect

    Hi y'all,
    I'm about to purchase a Powercolor X850Pro 256MB OEM card from newegg ($254 US shipped) and am wondering about what OC'ing/tweaking I can expect from it. It has 12 pipes stock... can the other 4 be unlocked easily? What about the core/mem speeds? I'm not an extreme OC'r... I just want to get what's possible with about 30 minutes of effort ,-)

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    Default Re: x850pro... what 'extras' to expect

    I hear they clock as well as the x800pro's, just that the extra pipes cannot be unlocked by any means. I would expect at least some results. Download ATI TOOL and use that to feel it out. Use the "Find HIghest Core/Memory" tabs to get a feel. Most of the time you can go a little higher than what you get there too. If the stock cooler is weak, get the ATI Silencer 5 by Arctic Cooling:

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga1.php

    That is about as good as air cooling gets for the ATI cards in my opinion.
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