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 Post subject: Radeon 9600pro OCing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:13 pm 
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Right now I'm pretty sure my card is clocked at core of 324.00 and memory at 202.50

What would be a safe OC for this card at stock everything? I'm thinking about trying to push it a little after i finish the cooling plans for my case.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:54 am 
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get the Omega drivers (i dont use them, but IIRC they allow overclocking)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:30 am 
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That's what I'm using... but i wanted to know about what a 9600 pro could handle.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:54 pm 
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9600 pros have been pretty great overclockers. the limit of the overclocking frequencies differ from board to board. just get powerstrip and follow the guide that maxpc follows. overclock your gpu first by 5mhz increases. after each overclock, run a game and see if there are any artifacts. if there are no artifacts, continue on until you see visual artifacts. then downclock the frequency back 5mhz. repeat for the memory. also, a nice program is atitool.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:35 am 
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Um.. sounds like your card isn't sitting at the right clock speed. A standard 9600pro should be sitting at 400mhz core with 300mhz memory(effectively 600mhz)

as for overclocking, I've heard of pletnty of people getting close to the 500mhz core speed and 350mhz memory, but that can differ greatly from card to card. My 9600pro is clocked to 470 core and 320 memory. I use ATItool to oc and to check for any artifacts, though powerstrip is another great program. As others have said before, just take small steps so you don't fry your card.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:55 pm 
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Sideswiped wrote:
Um.. sounds like your card isn't sitting at the right clock speed. A standard 9600pro should be sitting at 400mhz core with 300mhz memory(effectively 600mhz)


some cards' memory are clocked at 200mhz, when others are clocked at 300mhz. check newegg.com for proof.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:31 pm 
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ocnoob wrote:
Sideswiped wrote:
Um.. sounds like your card isn't sitting at the right clock speed. A standard 9600pro should be sitting at 400mhz core with 300mhz memory(effectively 600mhz)


some cards' memory are clocked at 200mhz, when others are clocked at 300mhz. check newegg.com for proof.


Ya thats why I included the "standard". The red harring appears to be a 9600Pro EZ by powercolor.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:46 pm 
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Hmm thanks for the advice. I think i am going to uninstall those omega drivers and just install the old catalyst as they were working relatively well.

ATi Tools is a good app to over clock with right?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:59 pm 
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Are Pro and XT versions much different? I have a 9600XT that I am working on oc'ing. Right now its at 535/315 with stock cooling but have a Arctic Ice cooler to add for more oc. Stock settings were 500/300.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:14 pm 
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I don't know, right now I am in the process of overclocking it and almost have it to 400 core. I'll let you knwo how it ends.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:02 pm 
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Snafu wrote:
Are Pro and XT versions much different? I have a 9600XT that I am working on oc'ing. Right now its at 535/315 with stock cooling but have a Arctic Ice cooler to add for more oc. Stock settings were 500/300.


you could probably overclock a little higher seeing that you have better than stock cooling. the only difference btw the pro and xt is that the xt uses the low-k insulators (it lets the core run at higher clock speeds, at almost the same temps) and the 100mhz core difference.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:34 pm 
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I put on some copper ramsinks and I have my 9600xt runnin at 545.40 core and 345.60 memory. I've had it up to 550/350 but depending on what i do it just isn't stable enough. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:02 pm 
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i love my 9600 pro. its not currently in a system but it was vvvvery overclock friendly. i oc'ed from 400 GPU 300 MEM to around 550GPU and 350MEM and it was stable for me to play ut04 at LAN parties for 5 hours plus. i used redclock or something like that? i dont remember the name, rad something or another. but yea love 9600 pro ocing


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:45 pm 
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After running both powerstrip and atitool, I prefer atitool. It helped find a stable oc for my card - 9600xt. Is there not a way the 9600pro can be modded to an xt? I know its possible for the 9800 and the x800 so suspect its possible for the 9600.

FYI - after an hour and a half of atitool set to find max core speed it settled on 555 (&321 for mem). Not too bad. I just added the cooler so the thermal compound (ceramique) is still curing so I may get higher yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:18 pm 
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Just wanted to throw in an update for my ATI made 9600xt. I decided to up the agp voltage in the bios a notch (I don't know how much if any that helped) and set the AGP/PCI ratio to 80/40. Now my XT is runnin very stable and glitch free at 574/351. It sounds outrageous but its true. Guess I got lucky.


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