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Hi Guys

I've switched from Nvidia to ATI and my X1950XTX turns up first thing tomorrow

I want to overclock it but know nothing about ATI, could you guys give me some advice?

I'll be using the drivers on the cd as I've heard these are the only ones that work properly with this card until 6.10 come out. I had an interesting conversation with an ATI Tech on the phone earlier, he told me that 6.10 are not far off now and when they are released they will make this card FLY, his actual words were "it will put every card on the market right now to shame, even some SLI & Xfire setups"......

Also, will my current PSU (Thermaltake TR 500W) be ok with this card? I have a OCZ GameXstream 700w on order but it won't arrive unitl wednesday next week
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Use ATITool to overclock it. Hands down the best ATI overclocking tool.

As far as temps, people say keep it under 75 C (about) to keep it safe. Ideally below 65, but it isn't dangeours until 80. This is just what I've heard. If it's wrong, I apologize for misleading you.

Why didn't you save some green and buy a second 7900GT? I think SLI 7900s would give better performance than 1 x1950XTX, but I'm not sure. Or, why not get a 7950 GX2 and eventually SLI that card?

Just wondering why you decided to go ATI right now, especially with the 8800's right around the corner...
    
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Hey, I also have an X1950XTX, and let me tell you, use the overdrive feature included in Catalyst. I have acheived an overclock of 695/1088 up from 650/1000 and it is perfectly stable. The problem with using ATITool is that there is not yet a version that can handle the DDR4 RAM. Trust me, I've tried every version from .25beta16pre3 (which I think you can only get @ majorgeeks.com) to .24 so I would just stick with Overdrive which DOES work because I have used the dual monitor trick to see if overdrive actually changes the clocks and it does. Has no problem running overclocks at all. Until a better version of ATITool comes out, just stick with that man. I havent been able to get ANY overclock at all of the RAM using ATITool. Though I did get the gpu to hit 715. But I'd rather have a nice even OC of both the gpu and the ram.

I personally do use ATITool (the newest one from majorgeeks.com which I think is the beta16pre3, shut off all of the 2D/3D selection boxes and dont allow ATITool to effect the ATI drivers, then I simply use it to crank the fan to 100% while gaming. It works like a charm man.

I too spoke with the ATI techs... I was told the same thing so, lets keep our fingers crossed for that day to come --> 6.10's! <--

nVidia : good choice going with ATI btw!
    
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Powetrrip:

The reason I bought this card is because I'm gonna Xfire them in a month or so and when the proper drivers are released this thing will bash Nvidias 8800GTx..........maybe

Do you know if a Hiper 580W Typer R will power the XTX?
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Maybe 2 x1950xtx's will beat a single 8800gtx... but SLI'd 8800's would murder then x1950's
    
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And the crossfire X1950XTXs might not even beat the 8800GTX by much. Wait till the Crysis factor comes into play, the X1950XTXs will be calling for mummy.

Anyway, yeah enjoy your cards
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whats the specs on the 8800GTX?

I haven't read much about them........are they that good?
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No driver is gonna make that big of a difference. Use ATI tool to overclock (youll need ATI tool beta 16 pre3). Dont use overdrive it lossens your timings in the card to acheive better clocks
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If It was EVGA 7900GT I would wait and use the step up program and get 1 of the monster's 8800gt or gtx that's what im going to do.Those x1950xtx's going to run back to their boxes.
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Do you guys know if its possible to control fan settings with ATi tool?
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