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JouninX 3rd July, 2003 08:32 PM

OC'ing ATi 9000 Pro - Help?
Hey, I have the ATi 9000 Pro 128DDR card, and needless today.. it isnt as great a card as I hoped it would be. Given the fact that the card is meant for the mainstream market, priced at the mainstream level, and preforms at the mainstream level, I'm not blaming the card at all.

Just, was hoping that maybe tweaking its settings might give it a better performance in games or what not.

I downloaded the tweaker drivers from the site, but Im unsure whats a safe setting to use for the card, as I dont want the card to burn out on me.. hehe

Does anyone have any advice?



SteveI 4th July, 2003 01:47 AM

The best way to do it is just take it up a few notches at a time... Is it default at 275/275??

If yes, odds are the core won't go to high, maybe 285-297. The memory will depend on the stuff on there. If it is 4ns stuff, you're not going to get anywhere at all.

If you take it a step at a time, and test it for artifacts with 3dmark2k1, you should be fine. As long as you are not adding voltage, you don't have to worry about burning out the card.

I've noticed on my 8500 that if I push the core too much, it just locks up... memory too far, and I get artifacts. good luck with it.

funnyperson1 4th July, 2003 06:55 AM

move it up 5-10 mhz on core and then test with 3dmark or something and look for graphical anomalies (aka artifacts). If you see none and it is stable then go higher. Rinse and repeat. Once you reach the max on the core find out what is the max oc you get while remaining stable and artifact free.

Then put the core back to defualt. then, do the same thing to the memory.

Then find a compromise between highest core and highest mem that is stable and offers best performance.

Jethro 17th July, 2003 05:16 PM

i did a vgpu mod on this 9000pro and got it up to 330/300 not a bad card

funnyperson1 17th July, 2003 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Jethro
i did a vgpu mod on this 9000pro and got it up to 330/300 not a bad card

very, very nice. Me like :).

Jethro 17th July, 2003 06:23 PM

that card really kicked some butt even at high res with anisotropy cranked up. seemed to scale well with cpu speed.

Got a 9600pro now tho =) very cool card to mess with as well

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