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can i unlock this card???
good overclocker?
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Nope, if I remember right, it runs off of the 430 core which is in the XL and the XL wasn't a very good overclocker. It ran games well, but I was only about to get around 40MHz out of the core and about 50 on the memory if I remember.

You want a GTO2 if you can still find it. It has to be red and if you look on the back there has to be a power connection there.



Notice in this picture, no power connector.
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i have a friend with a 430 core- it's a horrible overclocker, but much to my surprise, we were able to unlock it to 16 pipes.

anyway, i'd go with the 256mb version of that card, as it looks like they just slapped DDR2 on there, which is significantly slower than GDDR3.
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You could unlock this card as it is probably based on the 430 core. If the pipes aren't damaged you can unlock and use them. As for the OCing part, as rushjet said it's almost impossible. You'll need a volt mod to OC it further, as a 16 pipes 430 core is a x800GTO modded in a x800XL, so the same vmod that alowes to OC a x800xl should alow to OC the 430 based x800GTO.
If you manage to unlock all the 16 pipes you'll have a nice performance boost anyway.
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You could probably unlock the pipes to a full 16, but the XL core OC will probably crap out between +30-50mhz.

This card has a better cooler and 512mb of memory, only problem is the 512mb of memory is cheaper DDR2 and has significantly lower clock speeds, and will have lower performance then a regular X800 GTO with GDDR3.
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