Originally Posted by SpeedUP
I have read the forums and searched, over and over again. Sorry if this truns out to be a repost. But I have an x850 pro, installed Artic Cooler, OC to 560core and 590mem, everything runs great! and cool I have not seen the card hit 57c like my old 9800 pro use to run. I am intrested in unlocking the extra pipe's, but
1) I need to use a Boot CD-rom type
2) ATi tool says that I have an r481
What is r481? And what can be done with it? I can tell you it has OCed very well for me! Thanks everyone!
If your currently running 560/590, you're at the X850XT-PE speeds. If the pipelines have not been unlocked, you'd have only 12 currently. Based on your post, I believe you can unlock those pipes and get the best from the card. Do you have the VIVO card?? It has the little yellow connector on it.
Try this link:
Sphere did a great job in outlining how to unlock those pipes with a BIOS flash. You can also flash back to your current BIOS, but keep the pipelines intact or reading 16 instead of the 12. The re-use of the old BIOS allows the fan controller for speed.
I don't personally like flashing BIOSes, but I followed the directions and was successfull. Now I have 16 pipes, running with XT speeds (521/548), with no artifacts. I also have the same cooler as you and as you state, it works really well...
I hope this helped, :-)