Flash to XT vs OCing to XT

addiarmadar

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Is there a noticeable difference between flashing to 9800xt from ocing to 9800xt speeds on a Radeon 9800pro? Havent done it yet and wanted to know before doing it and take the chance. Thanks...


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@ 390/365 my 9800pro (R360) got 6,250 in 3dmark 03 and about 20,600 in 2001se. Because i have R360 core i flashed to XT but with core @ 390 and got 6,550 in 03 and 20,900...

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Addiarmadar I answered this exact question in the overclocking 3d chips forum, so you can see what I said there.

Looks like speduk may have answered the question I posed over there as well. (Whether or not there is a perf. boost on r360 based 9800 pros with the XT BIOS compared to Pro BIOS @ the same speeds).

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Very fascinating results. Do you think that the XT Bios gives the chips more voltage, allowing the ram and gpu to have more for the work? Where you also using the stock HSF too?

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If I knew I had a R360, I'd follow your advice and flash my Saphire R9800 pro. But unless I know for sure(remove and look) that it is not a R350, I won't flash it as the thought of any artifacts appearing from it isn't worth the risk to me. Matter of fact I run mine 20MHz below max just to prolong the card life. if I need to I'll boost it more, but I have many spare LAN machines and need this 9800 pro to work it's way down the line for years to come. So I'm not all too brave with my best video card even with OC'in, never mind the flash. I'll just wait and push the card when I need the extra speed. For now 400/360 is just fine for me.



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I replyed to this in the 3D chips forum, im using a vga silencer btw

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More voltage does not equal more work done. This is not the reason.

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I was using the stock hsf @ 390/366. Just put a VGA silencer on and now @ 411/366 proper XT speeds!

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Not bad for a 9800pro tbh.

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You saved over 200 bucks and thats not a bad deal at all!

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All i need now is a NF3 250 mobo and get my cpu to 2.5ghz and I will be laughing........

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9800 non pro, core speed = 425mhz

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I have an undervolted R360. ATI would turn in their grave if they knew I was running @ XT speeds....

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