March 15th, 2004, 10:45 PM
Radeon 9800SE to 9800pro Sweet!
I got my PowerColor 9800SE today soft modded to 9800 pro w/Omega 5.22 drivers and it works perfect! $159 WooHoo!
But not without worries... I had my Barton 2500 XP-M running @2750 mhz rock solid 1.9v Then I installed the 9800SE with modded Lg fan, NO BOOT, nothing, pulled cmos jumper and she booted up @600 x 100 and finally see a picture. Had to lower nice OC just to save enough power for the video card, 300 watt PS isn't enough LOL! All is doing fine @ 2520 mhz. Checked w/Riva Tuner for the 8 pipelines enabled, Yes! Screams thru 3D mark, haven't OCed yet.
March 15th, 2004, 10:58 PM
Saved yourself $50. Not too bad.
I just ordered my AthlonXP-M 2500+ a few minutes ago from NewEgg. I dont think I'll push the voltage that high. What voltage does yours need to do 2.4-2.5Ghz? That is my target if my RAM holds out.
You think this little CPU at 2.5Ghz could take on an P4 EE at 3.2Ghz or an AthlonFX 51 at 2.2Ghz?
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March 15th, 2004, 11:25 PM
I was doing 2605 mhz with 1.8v 2750 with 1.9v Its @ 2520 now with 1.75v I just scored 5400 3dMark points with this new video card. I need to get a bigger PS, I have a powerfull 300w true power but still need more power for all my fans and stuff.
March 16th, 2004, 01:01 AM
I am wondering if these new drivers make the checkerboard affect less apparent from the softmod. Glad to hear it worked out for someone doing the softmod.
March 16th, 2004, 07:28 AM
I have this machine running great now @ 2600+ mhz, 12.5 x 208 1.8v rock solid no problems. Set ram to aggressive settings 8-3-3-3-2.5 I think, Video card runs perfect too, latest 3DMark score 5466. I tried OCing video card, bumped up a little twice with no problems, when core speed reached slightly over 430 I got artifacts, black screen, reboot, anything less than that was fine. I dont need to OC this card, its so fast and worlds different than my old GF4 Ti4200, played AA in a few different maps with eye candy turned up high and it just flows smoothly. I'm glad I installed a big fan on its heatsink, its pumping out some serious heat! Oh and yes these Omega drivers are excellent, great stability and loaded with special features and tweaks.
Last edited by flat-v8; March 16th, 2004 at 08:06 AM.
March 16th, 2004, 12:33 PM
i was going to buy a 9800SE too!
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