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Which is better, 256 X1300 PRO or 512 X1300?


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Ive clocked it to 476MHz. I dont know what the original clocks were. And no, I didn't check for artifacts. Plus, im not actually sure of the memory bit number. Ill google it.

I googled a Sapphire X1300 512MB PCI-EXPRESS and saw one that looked excactly like my card, and a few others, and they all say 128bit, so it must be.

Im still really confused about the softmod drivers. All the people on the site are talking about Radeon 9500's and 9550's and all those sorts of cards. Not generally ALL radeon cards. Shall I download and Install them anyway?

Also, would an xtra 1GB of ram improve my fps on games significantly, or just a bit?

But just 1 last thing, what the [bleep] is this link underneath all about?

http://www.techpower...ng/voltmods/133

Edited by Casheti, 09 May 2006 - 12:36 PM.

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well i dont no what that link is about and i wouldnt do it there is no point soldering anything on a grahics card or any other peice of electronic equipment its not worth it they are easily damadged if you dont no what you are doing. and if you do accedently solder the wrong thing or fry one of the chips then your stuffed and you might aswell throw the card away, but

the reason why many people talk about radeon 9500 and 9550's is because the 9550 runs the same core as the 9800
so the core can be overclocked by a fair bit ive got mine from stock 250 to 370 and the memory from 200 to 270, the GPU was fine not hot at all but the memory almost burnt my hand when i touched it lol.
the 9550 can also be modified by flashing a new bios to them you can go from a 9550 to a 9800 without paying for it.

softmod drivers are fine to use i used this one
http://www.techpower...d/downloads.php

it has done me well i have noticed a frame rate increase of around 7-10 frames per second average
there are also omega drivers
they can be found here:
http://www.omegadrivers.net/

i havent yet used omega drivers but i have heard about them most people say they are fine

but i would try the first link first as i dont no what the omega drivers are like

goodluck,
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Okey dokey, Ill try the softmod.
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