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So I put the new build of Vista on the computer (5600) I haven't messed with it for awhile but it seems to be a bit smoother. I still have the same problem though... No support for Rivatuner/ATI Tool/Coolbits. But man I'm loving the RC1 (yes a few bugs but no more than XP has right now) I really want to keep it.

So I decided to go ahead and mod the BIOS of the card. I used NVFlash and NiBiTor to change the stock 300/250 to 450/275 (I usually have it at 500/340 but this causes problems with playing videos, and I have no way to switch it in windows) but now it's always on 501.55/541.22 ???? I mean wth!!! Anyone have a good stable BIOS for a PNY 6600 AGP (256MB 8x) ? I might be able to tell what I did wrong if I look at another one.

What I had before was 3 settings. 2D, Performance 2D (I think), and 3D. And it would, you know, switch between these. But in Vista it seems to just get stuck on 3D? I don't know....
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being that vista isnt done yet.. i would just run the card fault untill support comes out for those programs you use to overclock manuelly..
    
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Run my videocard @ stock? Haha what a novel idea..
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Seriously though when I was using NiBiTor I could change the performance levels and this looked like what I needed but the little intergrity light went from green to yellow, is that bad or just a kind of "Oh well gratz this is not even close to what stock was" warning?

I just want to be able to have the full 500Mhz in 3D but have it drop to like 350Mhz when I'm just in windows. Is Vista forcing it to 3D for it's animations perhaps?
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If you're running Aero Glass, than the interface is hardware accelerated and therefore the card will stay in 3D mode. I'm not sure about the other "themes" (or whatever they're called in Vista) but they may be HW accelerated as well. I think that was one of the advertised features of Vista.
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So I put the new build of Vista on the computer (5600) I haven't messed with it for awhile but it seems to be a bit smoother. I still have the same problem though... No support for Rivatuner/ATI Tool/Coolbits. But man I'm loving the RC1 (yes a few bugs but no more than XP has right now) I really want to keep it.

So I decided to go ahead and mod the BIOS of the card. I used NVFlash and NiBiTor to change the stock 300/250 to 450/275 (I usually have it at 500/340 but this causes problems with playing videos, and I have no way to switch it in windows) but now it's always on 501.55/541.22 ???? I mean wth!!! Anyone have a good stable BIOS for a PNY 6600 AGP (256MB 8x) ? I might be able to tell what I did wrong if I look at another one.

What I had before was 3 settings. 2D, Performance 2D (I think), and 3D. And it would, you know, switch between these. But in Vista it seems to just get stuck on 3D? I don't know....
Hey sorry to ask you this but when I made a copy of the rc1 out for public, it asked me for cd key where do I get one from? Also how do I make a patrition?
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx

Go there and click on the download option. Sign in (or register a new one) with your Live account. It should give you a number on the screen and to your e-mail.
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Yes, areo and glass are using 3d hardware, so yes you will most likley have to run it at what ever it is to get it to run. You must remember however, that RC1 is a beta canidate. just curious what version are you running x64 or x86?
EDIT: also remember that you are running vista Ultimate rc1, so 3D rendering in the desktop is inheirit.
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Build 5600 x86

So Aero is using 3D to render the windows? Crazy but ok I guess. Everything seems to run fine where it's at right now. I might just leave well enough alone. For all the gripes of "OMG IT'S STILL TEH BETA" I would be okay with buying a copy of Vista right now as-is.
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Yep that how that works. Good luck with carrying on with the beta rc.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki
Run my videocard @ stock? Haha what a novel idea..
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Seriously though when I was using NiBiTor I could change the performance levels and this looked like what I needed but the little intergrity light went from green to yellow, is that bad or just a kind of "Oh well gratz this is not even close to what stock was" warning?

I just want to be able to have the full 500Mhz in 3D but have it drop to like 350Mhz when I'm just in windows. Is Vista forcing it to 3D for it's animations perhaps?
send me a copy of that bios to shellofinsanity@gmail.com i work on Nvidia bios ill see whats wrong.
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