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post #1 of 24
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Well what do you do when you break your X800 and can't play oblivion anymore? Ask your sister if you can borrow her radeon 9550! And then overclock the snot out of it

The card:


FPS at stock speed:


The cute little core! (putting as5 on):


New overclock!


Hmm... well the card seems rather warm with that passive heatsink... fan time!


Another fan shot:


The fan helps! New overclock:


So yeah... it was easy, I had fun, and now it gets 10-15 fps more in games. That's a 70% overclock on the core!
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post #2 of 24
I got my 9550 up to 441 on the core but only 212 mem. Those card can oc like crazy since they have the 9600 pro core and all you have to do is use ATI tool to disable the overclock blocker.
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55 average FPS... What average FPS were you getting with your X800XT and what were the stock speeds and what o/c did you have before you broke it?

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***** rubber band to the rescue!!
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55 average FPS... What average FPS were you getting with your X800XT and what were the stock speeds and what o/c did you have before you broke it?

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The X800 got ~500 fps 540/560, and stock was 500/500
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post #6 of 24
Pity about the X800. But hey, you've got an X1900 on the way, right? Did they release the 9550 for PCIe, or is that a PCI card?
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Pity about the X800. But hey, you've got an X1900 on the way, right? Did they release the 9550 for PCIe, or is that a PCI card?
No I'm still thinking about it... and saving up money. I would have to get a new mobo/cpu/power supply as well all thanks to pci express. The 9550 is AGP as well as my X800.
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post #8 of 24
Well, there's the 7800GS then...
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Well, there's the 7800GS then...
I'm not prepared to downgrade...
If I'm goning to spend any money it's going to be an upgrade.
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post #10 of 24
True. I guess I'm just used to making my systems last three or four years.
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