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Well once I buy a new PSU with the 8pin connector I'm sure things will be a lot different...I hope....=S
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Plug two 2x3pins into it and use the AMD GPU Clock Tool. The link is in the HD 2900XT thread in my sig.

Only the Catalyst Overdrive requires the 2x4pin connector.
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Plug two 2x3pins into it and use the AMD GPU Clock Tool. The link is in the HD 2900XT thread in my sig.

Only the Catalyst Overdrive requires the 2x4pin connector.
I had heard this before, but i wasn't sure. Will the card crap out (i.e. not recieve enough power) when overclocked if you're only using 2x3?
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Nope it gets plenty of power with the two 2x3pin plugs. Just make sure you have a sturdy PSU with enough amps being fed through it. I can OC the same with two 2x3pin as I can with the 2x3+2x4pin connectors on the same PSU. In fact I had to because the Silverstone OP650's 2x4pin PCIe power plug has one pin square where it should be rounded. I later fixed it with a razor blade and it doesn't make it any better/faster as far as I can tell from benchmarking.
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How extreme is the overclocking you're doing? All air on stock voltage? Water? I'm sure it must make a difference somewhere down the line (like that 1GHz vr-zone.com review).
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How extreme is the overclocking you're doing? All air on stock voltage? Water? I'm sure it must make a difference somewhere down the line (like that 1GHz vr-zone.com review).
All stock air I think. I don't think the HD 2900 XT waterblock is even out yet...
post #27 of 32
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All stock air I think. I don't think the HD 2900 XT waterblock is even out yet...
Again. Vr-zone. Custom block.

Edit: Nvm. It was a LN2 block. Same deal though :-\\. You never know what kind of crazy people you can find here at OCN *thinks of cyberdruid...*.
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post #28 of 32
8800GTX remains the 1337! They had to crossfire their HD2900XT 1GB to beat it lol.
    
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post #29 of 32
MAZE4/5 block works on the 2900XT..

I've been up to 900 on air though with the stock cooler, but it's summer right now don't want to push too hard. Locks up at around 950.
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post #30 of 32
Pssshhh 1GB. Thats kids stuff. I need ATLEAST 4GB
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