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Can you run ATItool? I get BSOD when I try it.
Haven't tried but after your post think I'll wait till Wizzard gives full support for it. Its still really knew so I am giving drivers and other apps a chance to mature before I use them. Hell 3Dmark06 won't run and that shipped with my Sapphire version.
    
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Haven't tried but after your post think I'll wait till Wizzard gives full support for it. Its still really knew so I am giving drivers and other apps a chance to mature before I use them. Hell 3Dmark06 won't run and that shipped with my Sapphire version.
Go to C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Futuremark\\MSC and rename Direcpll.dll to something else. Its a temporary fix that lets you run 3Dmark06 but won't allow submissions of scores.
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I had to reset my BIOS so I figured I'd do a stock run, and the 2900XT comes pretty close to my 8800GTX in 3Dmark 06. Our rig's are fairly close so I figured I'd post it.

Stock 9473 - http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=1978690

@ 3.6 650/2200 12369 - http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=1872402
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This tool supports the 2900XT: (AMD's new tool, designed specifically for this card)
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers...king-tool.html
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Go to C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Futuremark\\MSC and rename Direcpll.dll to something else. Its a temporary fix that lets you run 3Dmark06 but won't allow submissions of scores.
Thanx! I will give it a whirl.
    
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It worked with Optimal settings, all the AA turned highest, and at 1680/1050 resolution I got a 8426 score. This is on a Asus A8R32 MVP with my cpu at 2750mhz and DDR500 2x1gb running on a divider just below 500mhz. I hope thats a good score. I haven't tried it yet at stock settings.
    
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This tool supports the 2900XT: (AMD's new tool, designed specifically for this card)
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers...king-tool.html
does it properly support two 2900's in crossfire? i have two 2900's arriving today to replace my x1900's and ive been banging my head on the wall over the 8 pin connector fiasco. i have a 900 watt duro power supply but no 8 pin pci-e plugs so ive been going nuts trying to find adapters to no avail. will the amd gpu clock tool properly over clock both cards even if they both only have the 6 pin pci plugs in them? have you heard of any fall backs from over clocking two and not using the 8 pin connectors? everything i could find indicated that the 2 extra pins are only grounds and they are only there for safety purposes but id really like to find some proper adapters for them.
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does it properly support two 2900's in crossfire? i have two 2900's arriving today to replace my x1900's and ive been banging my head on the wall over the 8 pin connector fiasco. i have a 900 watt duro power supply but no 8 pin pci-e plugs so ive been going nuts trying to find adapters to no avail. will the amd gpu clock tool properly over clock both cards even if they both only have the 6 pin pci plugs in them? have you heard of any fall backs from over clocking two and not using the 8 pin connectors? everything i could find indicated that the 2 extra pins are only grounds and they are only there for safety purposes but id really like to find some proper adapters for them.
I know that it supports Crossfire OCing for my X1950 Pros, and it should for the R6** boards too. This tool was in beta only last January, as it was designed for the R6** chip. I'm guessing they used this to test and bench the GPU, trying different clocks for memory and GPU. I would be pretty shocked if it didn't. All you have to do is select the device from the list.
I'll let you know if it saves the clocks on reboot, but I doubt it. I know that ATI Tray Tools may save the clocks if you apply them with this tool. I have done this before with another app (Winclock, ATI's older in house tool)

As for the PSU, you may be able to get a mild OC with the adapters, but maybe not as much as the dedicated 8 pin PSUs. You defintely have enought juice to run them in Crossfire, so don't let the uber PSU trend fool you. It's retarded how powerful some of the PSU are coming out now. It's really just unneeded.
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The card will not overclock at all without the 8pin power plug.
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Really? I thought that was just with Overdrive...oh well what do I know XD
I'm envious
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