View Full Version : X600pro help
Oct 30, 2004, 01:04 AM
Hi guys im new to this place..From what i see it's an excellent site. Im hoping to be a regular on these boards and help out when I can. Now the question I have is that I own an Sapphire ati radeon X600pro(PCI-express) and On monday Im buying a Iceberq (All-in-One VGA & Chipset Cooling Kit) thats all copper for Overclocking it. Im wondering !st question: How can I keep the card overclocked?.Can I use an ATI radeon 9600XT bios because I cant find a X600XT bios anywhere.2:How can i keep it OCed for good? everytime i restart my compuer with Atitool The settings on the card reset. Any help would be usefull to me. and any Pointers to an ameteur like me will be useful. thanks...wait also How can I tell which kind of Memory and which BIOS my X600pro has?
Oct 30, 2004, 11:30 AM
1. The X600pro uses the same chip as the X600XT (RV380) but not the same as the 9600XT (RV360). I would not use a 9600XT BIOS. There is a X600XT BIOS in the BIOS database of this site (under ATi). Make sure your memory is Hynix 2.8ns. (checking it says Hynix on the chips is probably sufficient). If it is not dump your BIOS in ATitool and submit it to the BIOS collection. I'm sure wizzard will make it modifiable. To find out what your memory is I would just search for what's written on it on the internet.
2. You can set 2D/3D frequencies in ATitool but you can also set the default frequencies of a BIOS that you download from this site by doing an advanced download. So if you only want to run it at its max stable frequencies and you are downloading a new BIOS anyway I would do this.
OK I've now replied to this in 3 different sections. Spooky :)
Nov 26, 2004, 11:03 AM
Not long ago I came into possession of Sapphire X600 Pro 256 MB Samsung DDR
I told "possession" because it was really so until I realized there were more capabilities laying beneath.
So I am interested in turning that PRO version into a XT one but found nothing about 256 MB Samsung PCBs.
All I came in to was concerning that 128 MB Hynix brand of it.
Does anyone know where to find a suitable BIOS? And do I actually need to flash the BIOS?
I think it is the last step to take. Meanwhile I set up the softmoded drivers and I'm curious how to check is there any performance improvement or not? How can I be sure the softmoded driver does anything beyond? On the other side I heard some opinions that ATI was experiencing troubles with PCI-X drivers and could not squeeze the best out of it. Any impressions? I used the ATITool .22 to check what is going on but got some strange results. For instance while trying to find out the max core/mem frequencies I receive 0/0s in tool's log while it's iterating. And for some reason frequency stops creeping up. Is it normal? ATITool's documentation does state that some screens and options won't be seen if the corresponding features are not present. I do not see temperature and fan monitoring options in my ATITool. Does it mean they are not implemented at all ?
Many thanks in advance to anybody who spent any precious time on my post :o)
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