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Does my X800GTO AGP have 16 pipes stock?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Soopahmahn, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Soopahmahn New Member

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    Hey all,
    Brand new to the forums, but I joined because it looks like people around here really know what's up. I just got a Sapphire X800GTO AGP (R430 core) to replace my P.O.S. Gainward FX5900 - incredible boost. Anyway, I have two issues:

    1) I checked the fuses in ATITool 0.24 and it shows the correct fuses for unlocking to 16 pipes compatibility, as outlined in the image in this thread:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=5367

    Namely: CONFIG_DIE_FUSES = 0xFFFFFFFF; CONFIG_SUBSTRATE_FUSES = 0xFFFFFF9F

    However, ATITool shows "Active Pipelines" = 16. I read about this on NewEgg when I bought it - some people said their cards came STOCK w/16 pipelines activated. Is that the case, or is ATITool full of it?


    2) My OC's stink. I haven't tried any aftermarket cooling solutions, and I definitely don't want to spend much on one if I do since I consider this a temporary card until I can buy a whole new computer with a DX10 card and new processing core. Anyway, I'm getting about 420/525 using ATITool's "Find Max" buttons. I tried manually overriding fan speed to 100% and set a room fan blowing into my case with the side open to improve cooling, but I can get about 430/530 tops, and that's with a reported GPU temp of 75-80C (sounds unhealthy!) I also tried increasing the voltage to the AGP bus from 1.5->1.6V which let me get to like 440/550 but then I was pretty much hitting 85-90C and I aborted and changed those settings back to stock. I've tried Catalyst 6.6 and 6.4 drivers, and ATITool and Trixx for OC'ing with same results. Any ideas?

    Ryan


    :System:

    Gigabyte 8IEXP mobo (533mHz FSB, AGP 4x)
    2x512mb pc3500 DDR
    P4 Northwood 2.4GHz (stock speeds at the moment, also 533mHz FSB)
    Enermax 430W PSU
    Sapphire X800GTO 256MB AGP (420/525)
    Dual 120GB WD Caviar
    Dual opticals
    Floppy (hah, why...)
     
  2. Soopahmahn New Member

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    Hey all, sorry but I apparently posted this thread twice. Please disregard this thread - or tell me how I can delete it! There's one with a similar but more descriptive title. :wtf:
     
  3. scuderia_ferrari New Member

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    1. change your vga cooler if your temps are running high.
    2. Sapphire x800 gto's can come w/r480 12 pipes, some with r430 12pipes and r430 16pipe out of the box...its inconsistent. Most of the time, what ati tool shows, is what it is. Some ulockable, some not...depending on your fuses. I've personally had 2, 1 came with 430 16pipe, the other one came with 480 12pipe, both unlockable
     
  4. lordaboveall New Member

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    Well Soopahmahn video cards are pretty hot, but if you don't like the temps you shouldn't raze your AGP bus voltage as it will increase your temps as you now know.
    If you want a cheap VGA cooler you may want to look at the Arctic Cooling ATi Silencer it's a great cooler lots of good reviews.
     
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    >80 C its dangerous dude...you could fried your gpu...

    dont raise your GPU voltage with stock cooling...
     
  6. lordaboveall New Member

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    I woudn't say its dangerous 80c to 90 are what alot of cards run at, it won't fry your card.
     
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    it wont fry your card but reduce its lifespan...
     

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