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|17th September 2003, 14:48||#1|
Flash you're Radeon 9800 Non Pro to Pro version
I found this on the
Rage 3D forum.
It look's very interesting. With this method you can flash a non-pro to a pro card. Although the method seems to work. I'm a bit hesitant, to screw my brandnew 300 Euro videocard.
I have Hercules Radeon 9800 np. According to the same forum thread, my card should have Samsung 3.3ns ram ( a requirement to flash a card, although 2.8ns is better). Is there somebody here who has the same card and tried it already or has the guts to try it?
|17th September 2003, 15:13||#3|
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Join Date: May 2002
tried it with a sapphire r9800 np.
memvoltage remained 2.7v. memoverclock went from 340 to 380.
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|17th September 2003, 17:16||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2003
flashing radeon's is very easy
but to be safe make a backup of the original
and then make an bootdisk with an extra line in the autoexec.bat to flash it with the backup, this will work even without a display on the screen
so if the flash goes wrong just put that bootdisk in
wait a few moments
and normally the card will work again
|20th September 2003, 13:09||#8|
Found this on:Rage 3D forum
Is it worth flashing my non pro radeon? I think my XP1900+ is creating at bottleneck. I fear that the performance increase will be to small to take the risk.
Does someone know how fast you're CPU (minimum) has to be to use the full capacity of the most recent graphic cards?
|20th September 2003, 17:32||#9|
With al these new technologies I'm afraid in the future lots of ppl are gonna get screwed over.
As in buying a 9800pro ,when it's really is a 9800 flashed...
A 9800SE softmodded into a 9800pro ...
With amd tbred B's is also possible.
After reading this i'm very carrefully about what I buy.
Not that i'm not pleased about getting performace cheap
Ps. In my early years I have flashed my vid cards many times and have never lost 1.
|20th September 2003, 21:36||#10|
Join Date: May 2002
that problem was already there with the ATI 8500LE being sold as ATI 8500 retail, after someone flashed the bios of the LE to make it run at 8500 speeds
just be careful about what you buy..
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