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post #1 of 13
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i have like a month with my new powercolor x1600xt, and since it just came out in the end of nov there is not much stuff compatible wit it. I sometimes get vpu recover and one of my game lags. Need for speed most wanted.


I am using ati catalys but im not shure if its the best overclock tool to use...atitool beta not compatible.

And how do you unlock more pipelines?
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post #2 of 13
The 1600XT has 12 pipes enabled already and there are no more to unlock.
Have you tried Ati Tool ver 25 beta 10? It should work with your card and up to date Catalyst drivers say 5.11 or later. Overclock that thing and let us know how far you can get.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanx for info man.

but now im having second thoghts about this card.
hell im having second toughts about ATI!

128bit memory. 600 core and 700*2 memory
those clocks are amazing and thats why i bought it but performance is not showing me those clocks.

ive been readin that nvidia 6800gs kills x1600xt
what do you suggest?
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post #4 of 13
It's the 128 bit memory interface that hurts this card. I doubt that the GS kills the XT but I don't know for sure. The GS has a 256 bit memory interface and 12 pipelines but runs at about 425 Mhz. compared to 600 Mhz. Me personally I'd probably go for the 1600XT but I'm a bit of an ATI fan boy. What have you benchmarked it with?
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post #5 of 13
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with need for speed most wanted it constantly lags
battlefield 2 quality great but get vpu recover
call of duty 2 great but lags when theres a lot of action
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post #6 of 13
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atitool beta conflict with catalyst. since bot overclock
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post #7 of 13
What Catalyst drivers are you using and is your Pentium D overclocked or stock?
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post #8 of 13
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5.13 catalys everything stock just messing ourn wit videocard
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post #9 of 13
Your CPU could be overheating. Get some custom cooling cause those Pentium Ds are blast furnaces.
Very nice!
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post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
no cpu ok at 56c

its my card
its powercolor. is that the reason its not good?
ok well i might change it for a x800 gto 256bit is that a good choice?
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