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Well I heard about flashing cards to make them better .... I have a Chaintech FX5500 its 270/400 and I have overclocked it to 316/436 with no artifacts.... Now I know I should already make a copy of the current bios but how do you do that and how do you flash it ??? Also what do you guys think I can flash it to and what will it do
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You cant flash it to anything or change any volts by flashing, you also cant tweak the memory timings on them. There is no advantage to flashing the card unless you want to change the stock clocks. Add some ramsinks and use arctic silver 5 on the heatsink and overclock it. That and using tweaked drivers is about all you can for the card. I know this because I had one.
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You cant flash it to anything or change any volts by flashing, you also cant tweak the memory timings on them. There is no advantage to flashing the card unless you want to change the stock clocks. Add some ramsinks and use arctic silver 5 on the heatsink and overclock it. That and using tweaked drivers is about all you can for the card. I know this because I had one.
Ok thanks but what do you mean using tweaked drivers??? Yes I am planning to do that....(cooling)

Since you've had this card what did you have it overclocked to???

The 316/436 I have it overclocked to is with no artifacts but what is weird if I lower it or make it higher than that I get artifacts do you know why??? Do you think with the AS-5 and heatsinks i could push it more and not see those artifacts.....

Sorry for the questions but jsut one more.... How come I overclocked the card 10-20% but am only getting like a 5% increase in 3dmark01?
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Overclocking doesnt give as much return as you'd think, not on the older series anyways. With as5 and ramsinks on mine, it runs 24/7 no artifacts at 320/460 and the ram could go higher. Tweaked drivers are drivers like DNA, Xtreme G, NGO etc. Going higher in clocks causes artifacts because it becomes unstable, and going lower could be because the card has been broken in and now likes to run faster.
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[QUOTE=bigval]Tweaked drivers are drivers like DNA, Xtreme G, NGO etc. QUOTE]

Where can I get those and Do you recommend them to me???
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The best drivers I found for that card were the:

Xtreme G 71.20c

Found here:
http://www.hwupgrade.it/download/file/2187.html

NGO drivers - www.ngohq.com
DNA drivers - www.dna-drivers.com
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Thanks bigval, that info was useful to me as well

guitar i have mine o/c to 315/450 (would work at 330/480) i would go higher but theres no temp monitor and its not being upgraded again til next year
    
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