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I just got a new Sapphire X1600PRO AGP card, and have noticed it runs CS:S just slightly better then my Sapphire Radeon 9500. I get maybe +10 frames per second. I personally don't see how it is possible, considering every single number on the X1600 is much higher then the 9500.

I did notice one thing however, when I installed the newest ATiTool and went to settings, it said "4 Active Pipelines". I don't know about you, but I was under the impression that number should be 12.

I have concluded that if ATiTool is working as it should, and reading the card correctly, the only reason the card is lacking real performance is because of 8 potentially locked pipelines. Seriousy... this card should be able to handle CS:S in 800x600 at somthing better then 50fps.

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Intel Pentium 4 531 W/ EM64T enabled 3.0/800/1024
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2x512 Corsair Valueselect PC3200 in DDR400 (4gb/s says SiSandra)
Sapphire Radeon X1600PRO 256Mb AGP8x
A~Power 450Watt PSU

Need feedback...how can I unlock the 8 inactive pipes? Or what program can give me a second opinion on how many are open incase atitool is glitched

Thanks, Mr_Me_II
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get the latest ver of ATITool......
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/220
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I don't know how to upload a screenshot, but I have that version + a screenshot of the settings window upen, showing the 3d view getting 145fps(eww), and the "4 active pipes"

Thanks for the fast reply
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do you have ver .25? oh yeah update your system specs in your usercp
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I don't know how to upload a screenshot, but I have that version + a screenshot of the settings window upen, showing the 3d view getting 145fps(eww), and the "4 active pipes"

Thanks for the fast reply
Thats not an ew. I got a x800pro that was overclocked to XTPE and it got like 220 fps on the latest ati tool. Mostly due to temporal anti liasing but still thats a good score. My 9600used to get like 30.

Don't try to flash it to 12 pipes because then warranty gone if you can't flash it back. Might as well RMA.
    
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The card was bought new on eBay so I can't return it anyway. How could I go about bois flashing? Where can I find a bois for this card or whatever I would need?
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Sorry, Post this up under the title help me flash my x1600XT. But make sure you have the latest ati tool!!! The older ones do NOT support that card and even the most recent have slight difficulties with it. You basically download a program and flash it? I personally haven't had to do it because my card's locked anywhoo.
    
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Your card is 12/5, it will show up as 4/2 in ATI tool, but it is in fact running at 12/5.
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Ok. That sucks, because I paid 180 dollars for somthing that works about the same as a 50 dollar card...but oh well, whats money right?

Thanks for the help, I suppose I'll just slap on a VGA cooler and clock it as high as possible.

PS: I have ATiTool .25 Beta 12, from MajorGeeks.com
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