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    More R8500 OCing

    I took off the stock hs and slapped on the one that came stock with my PIII 500e. I needed some more juice to get it going well, so i pencil tricked it. I only made a small line because I haven't bought a volt meter yet.
    Well, turns out I got an extra 10 out of each with it, I'm running 310/310 stable as far as I can tell. I'll post some benchies when I get around to it.

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    Lovely stuff. How much was that again?

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    How's everybody going with their 8500's then? Doesn't seem like there've been enough driver problems. I would have expected a barrage of "screw ATI" posts by now.

    Just put a Crystal Orb and TweakMonster tin-coated copper RAMsinks on mine.

    Took off the original heatsink (which incidentally was affixed with a mixture of horse **** and ear wax) using the ol' screwdriver and credit card method...



    Lapped the core using 1200 wet 'n' dry until I could just about see copper coming through (ooh!). Applied a thin layer of Arctic Silver adhesive and left it overnight with the COrb and a weight on top...



    Masked off the memory pins, lapped the bases of the RAM and whopped them on too...





    I did the mod mainly because with the pencil trick, everything was getting pretty toasty. Additional MHz weren't my priority so I was pleasantly suprised when the memory hit 640MHz. The core wouldn't go any further than the 310MHz I had it at already. I'm probably going to up the voltages a bit more now as they are still at a fairly conservative 1.8/3.82V. My balls say "2/4V" but my head says "ARE YOU CRAZY???!!!!".

    Not bad for an LE, huh?

    MuFu.


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    Anybody with a voltmeter done the mod and know what voltages they're running at?

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    Damn you got 310/320 out of an LE? Impressive. I still can't get too much more than 310/310 out of mine, and it's non-le. I have horrible case ventalation though and no ramsinks yet. And no voltmeter, so I'm kinda scared of guessing.

    Everyone else, post your radeon successes!

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    I hope they are too busy playing games to post.

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    or maybe the video cards are dead and they're not POSTing hahahah... sue me .. heeh

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    Sheesh, I wish I got that Radeon 7500. I don't think I told you all, but ebuyer cancelled my order as they noticed I was getting it for ultra cheap. If only it was in stock when I ordered it, it woulda been too late for them to do anything once it was on my doorstep...

    Looks like I am sticking to the GF2MX for a while longer

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    Damn, that sucks mate. I guess they must have got the prices for the SDR and DDR messed up. Still.. there's always the 8500 for 124 + VAT.

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    You call yourself a student when you can afford those kinds of prices?

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    Yeah, I use the money I save by only going out and getting monged every other day.

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    75GXP 30GB
    SBLive! 5.1
    PlexWriter 10/10/40A
    Pioneer 16x DVD
    LG Flatron 795FT+
    WinXPP
    Opteron 144@2.8GHz (stock HS/fan), Asus A8N-SLI SE (passive NB), 1.5GB RAM (2:3:2:5, 2T), WD Raptor 740GD 74GB, Maxtor DM10 300GB, Asus EN7600GT SILENT@???, M-Audio Revo 7.1, Nebula DigiTV, Dell 2005FPW, Enermax 431W Active.

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    Such a hard life

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