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Alright, just got the card, and while I am happy with the performance of it over my old mx4000, I want more, as we all do. Following the faq on unlocking the 6800s I unlocked it to 16/1 like it said and followed everything to a T. Rebooted, no display. So I stuck in old graphics card, removed drivers, riva tuner and coolbits. Reinstalled everything, tried again, this time to only 12/1. Same results. Does this mean that mine cannot be unlocked? I did get it oced with coolbits to 340core/778memory. But i want more from this card! and from what I ve read, it is capable. Also... How much is my p4 1.8 bottlenecking my framerates and benchmarks? any idea? Thanks for any replys in advance, really appreciate it!
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Which brand is your 6800XT? Because that seems to matter a lot when it comes to unlocking. Also have you tried unlocking pixel shaders?
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I got a eVGA 6800 XT, could I unlock 12 pipes?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fyrin
I got a eVGA 6800 XT, could I unlock 12 pipes?
No, only AGP 6800XT's can.
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Oh... I see.
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well, that would answer my question then. I ve got the evga also... damn that sucks. Also, could my power supply be hurting the preformance of this card?
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Originally Posted by fastfreddy7
well, that would answer my question then. I ve got the evga also... damn that sucks. Also, could my power supply be hurting the preformance of this card?
Dude, if I'm not mistaking, you have a AGP eVGA 6800XT, so in theory it's unlockable. The PCIe cards are based on another core, but the AGP one can unlock if you're lucky. The black screens you are getting could mean the pipes that are locked are phisicaly damaged and unlocking them leads to data coruption inside the GPU. Anyway, maybe you can unlock some vertex shaders, they could boost the performance a little, at least in 3Dmark

EDIT: I'll buy a 6800XT a soon as possible, but the ASUS card. It seems a lot of people unlocked it to 12/5 or 16/6
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post #8 of 11
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You are correct, it is an evga agp card, and everything I ve read says they can be unlocked, but for some reason mine cant, I ver tried every possible combo of unlocking things, and nothing works. But, I jsut bought a thermaltake 430w psu, so that at least should help with things over the stock 200 I have right now, I m hoping this will make a huge difference, otherwise, I m gonna be kinda dissapointed with this card.
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post #9 of 11
Why did you try with 12/1 and 16/1? Of course they won't work because you are only running 1 vertex pixel pipe. Try 12/5 or 16/6 (the default is 8/4, am I right?).
post #10 of 11
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I did it exactly as the faq on this board said for unlocking a 6800 with riva tuner. Like I said, I ve tried every combo possible, and nothing works, when I click apply, then ok, it still says 8X1,4vp in the target adapters section. and when I try to do a restart, I get the origanal problem, the card does not work with the settings applied. Am i missing something stupid here? Also, it looks as though this might have the nv40 core, is this what it should be? and if not, is there any way to reflach the bios to upgrade it?
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