gorber said:No it works fine for me, just dont expect to get monster FPS in Halflife2. As a multimedia card it very good, as all AIW
jaja_com said:Hi guys,
I just bought such a card, well it's not a Powercolor, it came in a white box, and there is just an ATI sticker on it. Under the fan and the heatsink, there seems effectively to have 2 lasercuts there.
first question : Is what I put in a red circle those lasercuts (I would prefer to be sure) ?
second question : What is the best solution if I don't want to solder ?
third and last question : Will it be sufficient, or I'll have to flash my bios (and for what type of bios ?)
jaja_com said:Tell me if it wasn't what you expected...
And if it is, how can you see what is possible to do with it ?
jaja_com said:Hi there !
Well, for the flash, it looked good, nothing special happened while flashing, ouf !
But after reboot, I went back into ATItool, and it still told me my card was a 4 pipes. So I reinstalled it, just like you told me, but nothing better. I post here the new fuses. Thanks for your help Dolf, but seems like it won't work without hardmodding
jaja_com said:Of course I will try hardmod !
I bought this card in replacement of my 9800PRO, and it has just a bit more performances ! I want to make it rock . I'll do this, but not for the moment, I don't have time. Perhaps next week. You said it has some protection (varnish) on the bridge, what kind of product could take it off ? I have some acetone, would it be good ?
jaja_com said:Thanks, but for the moment 8 pipes is sufficient for me, and idem for the frequencies... Thanks again for your advice about not filling the lasercut, I'm gonna do the mod again for a friend, so i'll try to make it better. Still I have some questions :
-Was the flash necessary or it would have worked without it ?
-If I try and open more pipes, but some problem occur, I heard that it was impossible to close them again, is it true ?
jaja_com said:You mean that hardware modification is not sufficient if I want to unlock 4 more pipes ? So I should reflash ?
Absolutely. There are 2 levels of pipe number limitation:
1. On-die (it could be moded or partly moded only for R420 and R423 which have bridges on the front side).
2. If we accept that all the 4 quads (16 pipes) are "good" and aren't disabled on-die the card should have 16 working pipes. But ATI says to his partners that GTO must be with 12 pipes! But the all ramaining R430 (R480) cores are with 16 working pipes? They disable one quad on BIOS level (it is easy and can affect more pipe quads - 2 or max. 3)
The BIOS level (software level) isn't problem but the on-die disableing is. You can flash BIOS with 16 pipes enabled on card with on-die restriction and the result will be always one and the same - no change in the number of the active pipes .
ehabh said:I have the following CONFIG_DIE_FUSES 0xFFF31FFF
can i get 8 shaders??
btw i got this card foe gaming the no box so i thought i would get a good x800 even pe would have been nice but this ve is crap the should not label it x800