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what good comes from flashing 5200?

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Does flashing my 5200 to 5500 change any thing?
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post #2 of 7
It changes the name of your card, and the core and memory operating frequencies.

FX5200: 250/200 (core/mem)
to
FX5500: 270/200 (core/mem)
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Doesn't it unlock pipes?
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post #4 of 7
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would it make my card faster then just over clocking it?
right now the card is overclocked at
cpu 300
mem 900
in Linux for some reason I can only overclock it to
cpu 300
mem 400
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Doesn't it unlock pipes?
what does that do?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalmodman View Post
would it make my card faster then just over clocking it?
right now the card is overclocked at
cpu 300
mem 900
in Linux for some reason I can only overclock it to
cpu 300
mem 400
It's 300/450 (DDR DoubleDataRate so it shows as 900) and 300/400 in Linux then. Unless you got an incredible overclock on that card and that seems a bit doubtful. And no it won't make your card go faster then if you would be overclocking it.
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alright thanks
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