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X800 XT, couple of questions...

alcatraz

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Hi all!,

I have a couple of noob questions which I hope could be answered please.

1. I recently bought a new X800XT 256 Gigabyte card and want to o/c it.
I downloaded ATITools (very cool) but too dam scared to use it in case it destroys my card! :)
The default is 500/500. What do you recon I could 'saftly' put it up too?

Last question: ;)

2. I heard that I could change the bios on this card and use the PE version. Any true in this? If so, Any guides to doing this would be gratefully received!

Many thanks,
Chris.

P.s I have tried using the search bar ;) But having problems with the corperate firewall thing which is messing it up.

Peace.
Chris.
 
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This card can be easily flashed to PE version. However, If I got this card, i never oc'ed. This card is already very powerful.
 

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what ram do you have on the card?
cauz with gc20 there is no chance to "mod" into a xt pe.
 
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When overclocking, your card will display a LOT of artifacts before ANY heat damage sets in. If you can, monitor the temperature and at the very least make sure it doesn't go over 70°C (though it'll probably hit 80°C before you should stop and cool it down a bit).

As for the "safe" range of clocks, there is none when OCing. But, I recommend you look around the board and see what others have gotten to with your model of card.

Lastly, if you decide to overclock, you should probably get some aftermarket cooling as well (though IIRC the newer, more powerful cards have large sinks on them).