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X800 GTO² to X850 XT BIOS Mod

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I just orderded mine from their this morning, and it's on its way! YES! I'll let you guys know my results when I get mine.
 

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This is going to be my 3rd ATI mod.

I had a 9500np and it softmodded perfectly into a 9700. I was going through the process of putting a new cooler and some heatsinks to OC it to Pro speeds but I messed up the actual gpu, because I tried taking the shim off(I read that it made the contact better).

So then I bought a 9800Pro, that was pretty good and I found out it had a R360 core so I decided to flash it with the XT bios, but first I wanted to put on the Artic Cooling VGA Silencer. I did that and in the process of putting it back into my computer I pushed to hard on it and I accidently ripped off some heatsink that was attached to a little chip.

So hopefully I won't ruin this card doing stupid things. I've been pretty lucky with ATI mods and hopefully I'll get one that's moddable again.
 
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hi guys im new boy for this thing n i want to ask one think can this mod possible to do on connect3d x800gto ben i saw 2 powerconnector like x850xt-xtpe n it is using x850 xt pcb but on sapphire i didnt see yellow powerconnector

thanks
 

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Hey w1zzard or Haplo_09 any temp monitoring on this card like on the XT cards?
 
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WTF... I oclocked mine to 500core and 580 memory.. increased fan speed to 100%
run it through 3dmark 2005.. ( ised stock cooler.. )
the idle is 45C the peak was 52C
shouldnt peak be much higher ??
 

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WTF... I oclocked mine to 500core and 580 memory.. increased fan speed to 100%
run it through 3dmark 2005.. ( ised stock cooler.. )
the idle is 45C the peak was 52C
shouldnt peak be much higher ??
is the heatsink copper or aluminum? I'm guessing the card does have temp monitoring? or are you seeing the temps in atitool?
 

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the heatsink looks like Al to me.( which is quite strange )
I did temp monitoring through riva tuner
 

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Glad to hear about the temp monitioring...... if it's not detectable with ATITOOL, w1zzard will get it working eventually.
52C does seem to be a bit cool with just an aluminum heatsink. is it cool where you live?
 

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does temp. monitoring work with atitool? it should .. if not, whats the device id of the card?
 
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Is everyone sure the gto frirevblade by sapphire is not what people are referring as the gto2?

I mean why isn't the gto2 on sapphires website? Only 3 versions of the gto.... normal. ultimate and fireblade.
 
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And following link states there will not be a gto2 but a version similar by 1 manufacturer:

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2527

Could be adding 2 plus 2 and making 5 here but I think this supports the fact that this special card must be the Sapphire Fireblade version. As it is only Sapphire who are making this moddable card and they do not list a gto2.

I've got mine on order in the UK so will let you know when I try it.
 
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Unregistered said:
And following link states there will not be a gto2 but a version similar by 1 manufacturer:

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2527

Could be adding 2 plus 2 and making 5 here but I think this supports the fact that this special card must be the Sapphire Fireblade version. As it is only Sapphire who are making this moddable card and they do not list a gto2.

I've got mine on order in the UK so will let you know when I try it.
oh man.....
the officialy announced GTO series fm Sapphire are not unlockable (at least not that easily)!
Some german folks asked Sapphire Germany directly whether the Fireblade or the Ultimate actually
are the GTO2 and Sapphire denied this.
The key word in the above is "official".
Sapphire said they would not advertise the GTO2 (in contracdiction to the official Fireblades and Ultimates).
They used the Harware sites to spread the news about the GTO2 but they certainly won't put them on their website nor do advertisers for them (remember that dealers still have got quite some stock of
"real" 850XT and XT PE which costed them some good amount of money and they simply don't want competition fm a EUR200 card)

The special thing on these GTO2s is that they are said to be hand picked/selected.
Thats why they say that they guarantee that the unlock works.
You might be able to unlock also the last quad on a Fireblade, but who guarantees you tthen that
the last 4 pipes work as supposed ? These R480 chips might not be fully funtional hence one quad
has been locked by ATI and sold to Sapphire as a 12 pipes chip.

Fireblade : guaranteed overclockablility
GTO2 : guaranteed overclockability AND guaranteed unlockable

As for Germany it was said that only 2 online dealers would get these special GTO2s (but quantities
should be sufficient).

rgds
 

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I fully agree with that. What would become an expensive X850 XT/PE in a crow of modable GTO² and upcoming R520 (that get the leadership)

We must get more feedback from Fireblade users, but from what i eared till now is that they are not unlockable.
 

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it is not unlockable .. how often do i have to repeat myself: only the gto² is moddable
 

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it is not unlockable .. how often do i have to repeat myself: only the gto² is moddable
For me one time is enough :D but as you can see through the whole web, the rumor that firebalde is modable is again the top priority

GTO² is labeled 'Limited Edition' right ? and box is referenced as SKU#310-18791B
 
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anybody else get this card yet? I wonder what's the likelihood they'll hit xtpe speeds? Does this card come with a power cable?
 

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yes it comes with power cable.
the stock oc software determined 590 as memory speeds and
520 core..
with stock cooler..
 

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SONOFAGUN!!!!! I just bought an A400 6800GT that easily overclocks to 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition speeds. I thought that was a good overclock, I guess I'm wrong. Well actually, according to benchmarks, the 6800 Ultra's do perform better with almost every good game, until you turn on AA and AF, then they lag just a few points behind the X800's. Anyway, I was really regretting buying the card because of this little card, but it's only PCIe and I've got AGP. So who cares, I got an AGP 6800 UEE, that should do pretty well compared to you lucky mofo's with your new X850XTPE's (GTO2).
 
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oh man.....
As for Germany it was said that only 2 online dealers would get these special GTO2s (but quantities
should be sufficient).

rgds
Which dealers are these? Is it known?
 
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Kinan said:
Which dealers are these? Is it known?
mad-moxx and alternate (maybee others will get these cards too but these 2 named will be the first ones (first cards shall become avail this/next week))
 

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yes it comes with power cable.
the stock oc software determined 590 as memory speeds and
520 core..
with stock cooler..
so if I slap a zalman or a ati-silencer on there it will be even better..... not bad for a $200 card. :D
 

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Nobody knows if they'll make an AGP version?