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Ok, i've modified my X850 Pro's BIOS to open the extra 4 pipes.

I was overclocking and my comp crashed.
'np just reboot. This has happened loads of times when you overclocked before.'
When i reboot, i have no display (no signal to monitor) until the windows desktop boots.

When trying to play Oblivion, after clicking play i get a scrambled screen and then the menu loading appears. The scramble is new..
Also if i load a game it takes A LOT longer to load and when it finishes the game crashes...

Have i fried the card partially?
I was thinking maybe the memory chips are damaged cos it took so long to load the data..

The thing is i was using the same clock settings i was using when i had an X850XT BIOS which worked fine, but using them with my X850 Pro (16 pipes enabled) BIOS it fuxxored..

I'm rather worried, though i can always RMA it and hope for the best..
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hrmmm i am not an ati guy but you may have a hard time RMA ing it if you got a 3rd party bios installed. If that is the case I would just reflash it back to your original bios and then send it back just to be on the safe side
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Yeah, it wasnt a third part BIOS, just a modified one, but i had intended to flash back to the original before i were to send it back.


Here's a wierd thing.
I put in a PCI graphics card to flash it back to original BIOS, but when i try playing Oblivion it works. The loading is still slightly slower than usual.
This is with the PCI card fitted, but the VGA cable in my x850.

In ATI tool it detects my x850 as having SDR memory and a default clock of like 35/70 or somethign (basically the settings of my PCI card) but then has other settings like pipes as 12 (so the settings of my x850)

I set clock back to 500/500 and oblivion ran..

I still do not get a display during start up of my comp.

Could it be that my comp is using the x850's memory as SDR and as it works, it suggests there is something wrong when i run with DDR?
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Well from what i Understand you dont have both sdram and ddr i could be wrong though
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