Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by intel igent, Jan 18, 2008.
I'm using Rivatuner 2.08's low level overclocking function
And yes, my proc is running at 2.6ghz right now, I fixed that typo, for some stupid reason this mobo isn't very good at OCing quad procs, Windows won't boot beyond 2.66ghz, though some ppl have been able to OC their quads beyond that changing the FSB once they've booted, haven't tried that yet; as I barely got my new cooler two days ago
i am using pci-e 6pin power connector
so it CAN work without that stupid dual molex > 8 pin adapter?
thats a plus! will mean i can still keep it tidy in there
or it was 8 not sure
well are you running it straight off your PSU or are you using the adapter that came in the box?
straight from my psu
if so its runing off of the 6pin
stabillity is good Morgoth?
yep very stable even more stable then before... just wierd i played today crysis on maxium with dx10 i had no artifacting nor bsod
any of the other 3850AGP owners doing the same thing?
To an unwitting person they will see the dual molex connection on a GPU and think it's powerful as it needs two and the molex connections are bigger connections than the 6pin.
the card comes with native 8pin connection and they supply a dual molex>8pin connector to power the card.
it looks cheezy IMO
Doing what? If you mean using the molex plug with the kit, no, I have been using the PCI-E plug off my PSU. That may be why I can overclock my core to 850 with not a single artifact in ATI tools.
I also noticed that newegg no longer has my card. It actually turns out that when I ordered mine I think it may have been their last since when I refreshed the page it said out of stock. I have been checking the page to look at reviews and the last few days it has said they would get some as of 3/18 but today it said it was deactivated. Guess I got mine just in time!!
Good they suppiled it but sounds like using the dual molex to 8pin connector is going to cut out a couple of power cables from the PSU.
All I can say is I hope you don't have too many other components needing to run off those cables.
I'm using the molex to 8 pin PCIe connector that came with my card, my PSU have only two 6 pin PCIe connectors, but no 8 pin...
Don't think using a 6 pin connector would be recommended, it has an 8 pin connector for a reason, don't you think? Then again, I could be completely wrong after seeing repsol's post...
Mogoth is also using the 6pin
does it matter how you have the pin in the plug?
available in Canada
Anyone experiencing any major issues, as in stability, driver conflicts and the a-like. I plan on purchasing the Powercolour in a few weeks, IF I don't win the PCIe motherboard I'm bidding on, on eBay. Otherwise, I'll be buying an PCIe 3850.
i think the 8 pined pci-e connector got more grounded?
i mean whats the differends in 8 and 6 pin pci-e connector ?
I would have thought that'd have been obvious - one has 6 pins, one has 8...
no in power lol
i know it got more cabels
guys im thnking of getting the thread title changed to:
"3850 AGP where to buy/experiences/overclocking/sugestions"
seeing as we're approaching 200 posts this could be usefull to others
Will you all hate me if I went for a PCIe one?
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