Heh thanks for pointing that out. Yeh this board is a turd and now I'm goign to try and return my card, but I doubt I will be able to get my money back, but I guess I'll try. So dissapointed with the picture quality.
Originally posted by Shuffl@ I'm gonna be the moaner here!!!
WHY DO 9700PRO/9800PRO 5900ULTRA owners need to overclock for ???? the cards are mighty!!! can run anything u throw at it so Y twat with it????????????
The mind boggles if ya games r smooth LEAVE IT!!
You have never felt the need to push soemthign to its limit? I know sometimes accidents do happen, but if you are careful and know what you're doing, overclocking and tweaking is fairly safe.
I hav overclocked every cpu I have owned, modified many video, starting with epoxying a new heatsink and adding a fan to my voodoo3 2000 @ 3000 when I was 14. I have found modding hardware very useful. I lapped the concave core on my geforce 3 ti 500 and added a new heatsink to it. This made a big difference in the temperature of the core.. and allowed me to overclock that card to nice speeds.
ohh yeah, but at the time, my geforce 3 ti 500 was #1, or pretty close to it with the good old radeon 8500. I guess it just depends on the mods, and the skill you have. I dont think I have the experience to tackle a volt mod that requires very good soldering, as I dont have the tools or then experience.
Tuxy, it's very difficult to get a grasp of how your system is performing at the moment. Set your 9800 Pro and CPU at stock clockspeeds and run 3dm03 with *default* settings (i.e. set the D3D performance/quality slider to the middle positon in the "3D" Advanced Display Properties section). You should get 5k+.
It's pretty much impossible that a 9800 Pro can give substantially different image quality to a 9700 Pro as a "swop-out" replacement (and definitely not in the ways you mention). What "blurring" effects are you talking about? Do you mean FSAA?
Didn't you try setting the CPU to default clockspeeds when you thought there was something wrong with your 9700 Pro?
It's definitely my AGP slot, my mobo is starting to go. After a year of overclocking a board that wasn't a good overclocker. I'm probably going to get the P4S8X-X. I don't want to reformt my PC, and this baord will be a decent o/c'r. I think I can manage 3.1-3.2GHz and that's all I want really.
Unfortunately I haven't had any luck yet selling my card. I'm even trying to offer 50 bucks off what I spent, I desperately need the money back. Then I can get my new baord and be happy again with my system.