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ATi9800XT too slow

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by oo0RocKm, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. oo0RocKm New Member

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    The default speeds for my 9800XT are 378/337 as displayed on ATtTool. This seems strange, as these are the default speeds for the 9800Pro. I have downloaded a Bios download and the ATi Flash utility. I downloaded the BIOS for ATi9800XT 256MB Samsung memory, but i still have to check the number on the RAM chip b4 i flash it. Is it safe to flash this card? I have atctic cooling installed and am not sure about the brand of the card. :confused:
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    just use atitool to overclock it to XT speeds
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    But why are the default speeds for a 9800pro when the card is recognised as a 9800XT by my PC
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    thats a good question. are you sure you have an xt? it must have 256 mb.
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    yes, it is 256MB and 256bit, recognised as an XP by dxdiag and Display properties in XP. It was purchased from ebay and came in a really simple box so i dont know if it may be a flashed 9800pro, completely unsure
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    its same with medion 9800xl or the msi 9800pro
    they are recognized by the cat as an xt but runs with pro speeds
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    Does it have the R360 core?
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    Sure does. Just checked it and clearly says ATi R360 on the main chip
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    do you happen to have a pic of the cards serial number and product number?
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    where do i get the serial number from? i can see a PN - 109-A1 8800 -10 if this means anything
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    Should have a sticker with the Serial number and P/N on it. The P/N shoud be like:

    P/N 102A07******* with no dashes or spaces. It also should say ATI Radeon 9800XT or something similar.
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    Frame Buffer 256MB
    Memory Interface 256-bit
    Rendering Pipelines 8
    Pixel Fillrate (Gpixels/sec) 3.3
    Engine Clock (MHz) 412
    Memory Clock (MHz) 365 (730DDR)

    Those should be the specs if it is an XT.
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    From the discriptions it does sound like an ebay user flashed pro to xt. The card possably wasnt stable at XT clocks so was dropped back to pro speeds, but you stillget the benefit of the r360 optimised shaders.

    Do you get an overdrive tab at all and if so, what speed does it show ?. If it is a downclocked XT then it will most likely still show the xt's 412 speed as its default of state, as the overdrive speeds are taken from tables within the bios it self and not editable in any currently available bios editor.
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    I cant see anything like that on the card, but in ATItool it shows 4E4A R360 256MB 256Bit 8 active pipelines default -GPU 378 -mem 337 i can clock it up to 454/398 just before artifacts start appearing. I run the card at 425/374 normaly and 74% fan speed. temp usually no higher than 48 under pressure and 42 idle. I am happy with the cards performance, but still cant identify it as being a true XT as it shows these lower default clocks
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    I cant remember seing overdrive.. I use the latest catylist drivers. At one point i did have an overdrive option, but when i enabled it, the screen turned into a melted artifact firework display
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    Well if there isn't any labels on the backside of the card with a serial number or P/N I would guess it was a flashed 9800 Pro.....
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    Ok there deffinetly aren't any stickers.. I do notice that the layout of the monitor plug does not have a big blue socket bracket as shown on images of the 9800Pro (R360) when i searched google images for 9800 pro and XT. suggesting that my card is a 9800XT? Your help so far has been interesting.. Maybe this is a unique card which is built around a XT but with a pro BIOS? I lack a pci card so dont want to flash the card without making sure. I have the serial number from the RAM chips, i think these are the 4 chips on the back of the card? HY5DU 573222 : AFM-25 336A : KOR 7L5321ONU
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    The DDR memory of BGA form-factor made by Hynix is marked as HY5DU573222 and, as per the information from the manufacturer's web-site, its access time is 2.5 ns
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    OK so if that is my card, ASUS Radeon 9800 XT should i flash the card with a different bios version ATI.9800XT.256.Samsung.030918.BIN and i should get some faster speeds?
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    ATI 9800 XT 256 MB Oct 3rd 2003 3:07 PM Mar 14th 2004 11:51 AM 412 / 365
    Hynix 2.5

    Connect3D 9800 XT 256 MB Oct 23rd 2003 10:28 AM Jan 23rd 2005 8:22 AM 412 / 365
    Hynix 2.5

    Powercolor 9800 XT 256 MB Oct 23rd 2003 10:28 AM Feb 14th 2005 7:09 AM 412 / 365
    Hynix 2.5

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