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Why flash Radeon 9800 Pro to XT?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by daminator, May 4, 2005.

  1. daminator New Member

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    Hello there!

    I've got the Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro with an Arctic Cooling ATI VGA Silencer 3.
    ATI Tool has detected the max Clock at 402 MhZ, i hope this is ok or is more possible? :)


    And i have read that I would get more performance when i flash the BIOS to 9800 XT

    I want to know, why this gives more performance?
    Does it activate some deactivated features in the card'?


    daminator
     
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    gR3iF New Member

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    no it doesnt it only increase clocks and mem timings but it can be unstable and i dont thin that there is much more on your card even a better cooling could help although u got a good one
     
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    Some cards are able to overclock more when they are flashed to a different bios, but that's a rare occasion.
     
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    Are you guys sure? I was almost certain that the r360, when used like and r360 was gave better performance per mhz that the r350?
     
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    So its okay when I flash the BIOS, it won't make anything worse, it (mayby) only can get better?
    :) If I do all steps like the intructions show of course
     
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    R360 core uses a different instruction set than the R350 so yes it is a bit different
     
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    Flashing will make your card perform better than a normal Pro, even at the same clocks, there's a 5-10% performance increase, but if your card cannot OC to XT levels, even with an arctic cooler, I wouldn't recommend flashing it... :(
     
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    Not to mention it'll get you chicks. :cool:

    Hah, don't we wish... :rolleyes:
     
  9. daminator New Member

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    Hm I have loaded my Bios in RaBiT and it says

    R350 Hynix DDR BIOS - P/N 113-A07521-104

    So I because of the R350 I can't flash it to XT? :/
     
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  10. grisnak New Member

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    Check in atitool instead, but if you have r350 there is no point in flashing.
     
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    Clock for clock, a 9800XT or R360 core is slightly faster. May get a few hundred points boost in 3D Mark 03. The R360 core is a tweaked up version of the older R350. If its a R360 core card, I recommend that you flash it to an XT. But before you do that , do make sure you change the stock cooler and use ATI Tool to ensure that the card can run at 9800XT speed. :)
     

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