9800NP@Pro speeds=OK, switch bios?

kinney

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I got my 9800NP to run at 380core/340mem, it ran 3dmark2k3 with no artifacts and raised the score about 1700points.
I dont know how much i care about 3dmark but I wouldnt mind my 9800 to run at 9800pro speeds.

Do you think running it at these speeds could damage the card? I have infineon memory. I dont have any desire to go higher than 9800pro clocks.
Also, if I can run 9800pro clock with the 9800NP bios does that ensure that I will be able to update to the 9800pro bios reliably?

I would think with the extra voltage the 9800pro bios gives the mem I should be able to be running even more reliably than I am now.

Comments? I'd like some opinions before I try the 9800Pro bios update.

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Crashman

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I'm fairly sure the 9800 Pro BIOS is NOT responsible for the higher voltage, they probably use different resistors instead.

Anyway, the 9800 Pro BIOS should work.

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kinney

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I've read that also, that bios cannot control voltages.
The way I understand it, is that the bios update would set the clocks for me automatically but every 9800pro bios is for samsung memory.. which could potentially be bad for my infineon?

Also, I thought infineon was the crap ram? It runs perfect at pro speeds for me and I've never heard anyone else hitting that with infineon.

I feel I've decieved myself.
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yeah, but's that's no fun. The whole point of overclocking is to bring out the true geek in all of us. That, and to see how much bigger we can inflate out ego.

As each day goes by, I hug my 9600Pro just a little tighter.