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Here some interesting info on GPU bottlenecks with our cards...don't waste too much time OCing the memory!:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...64#post2380864
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I just got this from another thread, but the catalyst 7.9 betas are out. http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.p...=15778&catid=3

Im downloading/installing now, gonna see what they've got.
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I just got this from another thread, but the catalyst 7.9 betas are out. http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.p...=15778&catid=3

Im downloading/installing now, gonna see what they've got.
"this beta version comes only with support for the AGP versions of the Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 series."
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"this beta version comes only with support for the AGP versions of the Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 series."
I know, but I didnt think ATI would create a whole new graphics release (even only a beta) and only support two very low level 2000 series cards. I thought there might at least be something there. I guess not, as I tried them and didnt get any different scores in 3dmark06.
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Hiyas.

Question on the 2900's...I'm sure this is asked somewhere in this thread, but I dont want to read through 700+ posts.

On the 2900s you have a 6 and 8 pin power conenctor. Which one is "optimal"? If your PSU has the 8pin connector, would you just use that one?? I'm cornfused about that aspect of 2900. I'm a hair away from buying two of these guys. Thanks!
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Hiyas.

Question on the 2900's...I'm sure this is asked somewhere in this thread, but I dont want to read through 700+ posts.

On the 2900s you have a 6 and 8 pin power conenctor. Which one is "optimal"? If your PSU has the 8pin connector, would you just use that one?? I'm cornfused about that aspect of 2900. I'm a hair away from buying two of these guys. Thanks!
The optimal is using a 6 pin PCI-e, and an 8 pin PCI-e connector together. You CAN however run with 2 pci-e 6 pins plugged into it. It will run just fine. If you want to use the 8 pin connector make sure you dont use the 4 pin CPU1 and CPU2 plugs. This could fry your card. Make sure it is an 8 pin designed for an 8 pin connector on a graphics card.
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Took another plunge! Just ordered an Ultra X3 and 2 HIS 2900 1GB XT's. With next day delivery my new stuff should be here Wednesday! Alls I need is a new mobo and I'll be rockin' and rollin'.
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Took another plunge! Just ordered an Ultra X3 and 2 HIS 2900 1GB XT's. With next day delivery my new stuff should be here Wednesday! Alls I need is a new mobo and I'll be rockin' and rollin'.
DAAAAAAMN 1337! hehe
My motherboard seems to do well with these cards...or the Blitz with 8x/8x (I think it is)
About the pin connectors:
I have the adapter from performance PCs....but I don't think it made a difference in OCing. I wanted it to be safe, but I don't know if it matters that much. The two extras are just grounds. Might as well get them...only $14 or so for both.

Man do any of you guys play CSS? I never really have, but a buddy that I work with got me on it today....seems there is some sort of driver bug going on....sometimes I get a freaking orange mesh screen....driver just throws up!
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Anyone else having issues with the Bioshock Demo with the 7.8cats? I get some pitch black textures that I can see other objects through. Its really weird. Gonna try the 7.7s
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Something seems wrong there....I get something like 125-130 FPS at 1920*1080 maxed out.....are you using the 7.8s?
You can find my bench earlier in this thread.
NO i just downloaded them this morning ill install them after work.
     
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