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Why does my X1950 read 500mhz?

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Hello all. I just replaced my X1900xt(faulty) with an X1950Xt. IT says its clocks at 625/1800.

Why does it read 500/594 on the catalyst control center screen?

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Update the drivers perhaps?
    
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I think it's because you're running in 2D mode, or it's overheating.
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post #4 of 12
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6.10 drivers

Where do i see my temps at?

any suggestions for grabbing desktop images to post to this board?

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Just got into the catalyst control center ati overdrive - temp is 51C

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post #6 of 12
Yes, it's because you're in 2d mode. Don't worry about it.
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post #7 of 12
To make sure it is clocked at those speeds in 3d, download ati tools and run check for artifacts and make sure to leave CCC open and watch the clocks jump up.

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Also, when you open atitool make sure not to disable CCC's native 3d detection.
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post #9 of 12
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I ran one of the tools in the ati control center and the graphics processor speed went all the way up to 688.

Is the 500 just where it's set when it's not running intensive graphics programs?

Also, why does the memory say 594 and not 1800? I was talking to a friend yesterday that has the exact same card and he said hes speed were set at the same levels.

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post #10 of 12
Like has already been said, the core and ram clocks are reading low in CCC because you are not using the card, so CCC sets it to 2D clocks which are 500/594, there is nothing wrong with this it is normal, the card simply isnt being used so it isnt running at full clock. Now if you were to run a benchmark or scan for artifacts with ati tool you would see the clocks go where they are suppose to be.
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