Lately as some of you may know I was dinking around with my radeons a 9500 and 9800. I have swapped machines that they were in too for testing purposes well I went to put them back in their original systems and when i was installing my 9500 into the mchine that had the 9800 I noticed artifacts right away. They were the same artifacts that I got when I did not have the resistor soldered right on the core if you remember that.
Anyway I could not even install the drivers for this vid card so i was freaking out I thought all of my soldering and tweaking and applying a very large and heavy HS possibly killed it like I have done to so many different radeons before it Finally in the end I found I was using rad clocker from my old 9800pro and the core was jacked to like 430MHz. Radclocker can still work without any other drivers for it so keep this in mind if you decide to downgrade etc....
I was freakin'.
WOrds of dIS-wiSDOm