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ATI Radeon X850 Pro Softmod

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by rbinc, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. rbinc New Member

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    Firstly, here's my system specs:

    Intel D865GBFL Board
    P4HT 3.0GHz 512KB L2 Northwood
    Kingston ValueRAM 2x512MB Single Channel DDR400
    ATI Radeon X850 Pro (R481) (500/500MHz) AGP 8X VIVO (I think) w/ Catalyst 5.8
    Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS OEM
    Windows XP Pro SP2

    I want to flash the BIOS to the XT or the XT PE to unlock the 4 pipes. I used ATITool and I get artifacts at 520/540 (X850 XT stock) with my stock fan/heatsink. I'm not sure how to remove the artifacts. I ran the fan at 100% but no luck. Do I have to buy a seperate cooling solutions to remove artifacts? Or is it that the card can't go any higher no matter what?

    I still want to try and do the softmod to the XT. But I can't figure out which BIOS is a PCI-E and which is an AGP, and which one's are R420, R480, or R481. Can someone suggest a BIOS I can use. And I also want to know how to revert to my original BIOS if I do a bad flash.

    The best score I got in 3DMark05 with stock was 4888. That seems way too low considering I had a softmodded Sapphire Radeon 9550 Pro (9600 Pro) that had ~1500.
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    Well I went ahead with the softmodding anyways. My clocks are defaulted to 540/590 every restart, but unfortunately I have to use ATITool to change them to 500/500 since the stock fan/heatsink can't handle it. But I do have 16 pipelines now. My new 3DMark05 score with 500/500 is 5362, a hefty boost. Now I just have to find a way to default the GPU clocks to 500. Using ATITool every restart is very annoying. Any help would be appreciated still.

    BTW, I'm looking for a good fan/heatsink for my card, now that I have OC'd it well beyond its limits (515 was the highest Core ATITool got). If it matters, I live in Toronto, Canada. Here's a link to the exact card I bought.
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    I got the same card as yours and did the same softmod as you, if u dont wanna use atitool to put ur default clock (500/500), juste flash your card with the default bios(x850 pro). ;)
    If u want to overclock it to xt pe (540/590) u should use the 850pro bios, because i cant overclock my mem with xt bios even with ati silencer 5 (atifact at 520), but with "pro" bios i dont have problem to get to xt clock. hope u understand what im explaining. ;)
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  4. rbinc New Member

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    OK then I'll revert to my original BIOS with ATIFlash so that I still get 16 pipes. I might as well get a new fan anyways because this fan is very annoying. Even at the slightest overclock the fan goes to 100% and it really is louder than my processor and power fan combined.
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    yeap... that is a very good solution from ryoskue

    neway... if silencer can't perform... u might wanna opt for zalman
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    hmm.. it seems like a pretty decent product to me... the design is just like the zalman's but with better build and a plastic heat 'pipe'

    d thing is... how high is cfm of dis cooller?... 2500 for a 12 is ok.. but it could b around 80+ cfm

    i think it should b fine... but d price? y dun you consider/compare pricing for silencer or zalman that have been proven to b quite good..

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