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Upping the performance

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I have a Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB (long name..)
I was wondering if there were any unlockable pixel pipelines, if so how do i go about this? Any other things I could go, like flash it to a 9600xt? Right now its simply OC'ed to 450/486 over the stocks 225/446.
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bump

Would an aftermarket cooling fan make that much of a difference?
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You could try flashing it to a 9600XT but the only difference between a 9600PRO and an XT is the clockspeed as far as I know. If so, just overclock to XT speed and it will be the same. The only other thing to do is look for a soft voltmod (bios flash) and if there isnt one available then do a hard voltmod which involves soldering. You can try performance enhanced drivers like NGO or Omega's which may help. Instead of an aftermarket cooler, use arctic silver 5 on the stock heatsink and have an 80mm fan blow at the card. That will make about the same difference in temps or close to. It isnt really worth spending the money on an aftermarket cooler for an older card like a 9600Pro, in my opinion anyways. The only thing it might allow you to do is overclock a bit more which will make very minimal difference anyways.
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Thanks for a reply, I know you don't really need it but rep 1 for you.
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yeah thats a lot of rep....
    
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