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 02/12/2006 04:38 PM
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since i got this beautiful zalman VF700 AlCu cooler for the 9800PRO, i was finally able to OC the card. and while i was at it, learned it had a R360 core, so flashable to a 9800XT.
went ahead and flashed, and everything went out very well. no artifacts and no issues. for all intents and purposes, i now have a 9800XT.
the only thing is that benchmarks are behaving rather strange. AM3 had no performance boost at all (i mean, at ALL, it's basically the same score), but all the 3dmark series i got quite a boost. 05 reported a 400 point increase. this is running the card at "stock" speeds of 412MHz core/710Mhz mem (memory wouldn't be as stable as i'd like it to be at 730MHz...), with no CPU OC as for now. is it strange or something? i'm guessing that prolly the CPU is kinda bottlenecking the benchie somewhere, cause of course if i OC the CPU, i get quite a benchie bost, however, still around what the old 9800PRO scored with the CPU OCed....
i couldn't care less that AM3 isn't noticing any differences, since gaming certainly feels better with the new 9800XT and the rest of benchies do get quite some increase, but has me curious. what could it be?
scores for AM3 is around 48k right now, with no CPU OC, and "standard" 9800XT speeds, except the mem freq.

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 02/12/2006 04:44 PM
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AM3 relies heavily on the CPU clock speed which would be why the score is near the same. A 200mhz OC would give you probably 1,00 more AM3 points but your GPU OC would give you only like 500 points more. But like you said, its not benchmarks that matter, its real world performance and if you see a difference in gaming, then it was worth it.

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 02/12/2006 04:47 PM
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My 7800gt overclocked from 400/500 to 500/600, only gets 1000 more points in AM3

By the way, what the zalman like??

I am going to get the VF700Cu, or the NV silencer 5 rev3, or the Acceler o X1 if its out soon

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 02/12/2006 04:54 PM
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http://service.futuremark.com/...ectd...ojectId=8451478

this is the best 2001 score I recorded for my MSI 9800Pro (r360 core). It wasn't flashable because it used a non standard PCB, but it did overclock well.

I was able to get over 52K in AM3 with my socket 754 (a64 2800, vnf3 mb), so I think you can probably get higher with some cpu overclocking.

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 02/12/2006 08:27 PM
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yeah, when i OC my CPU to 2.25GHz (250x9), i get around 53k
that's as far as i've gone tho... my RAM is rated for DDR550, so someday i'll give it a shot and amaze myself lol.
yeah, guess that's it. the thing is i have a 9800XT now

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Originally posted by: Unknown By the way, what the zalman like??

I am going to get the VF700Cu, or the NV silencer 5 rev3, or the Acceler o X1 if its out soon

the zalman cooler is outstanding. i would have no issus recommending it to anyone. the advantage i see the NV silencer has is that it throws all the hot air outseide the case, wehen the zalman doesn't... and the Acceler and X1.... never heard of them lol. the cooler is SO good (or the stock one that came with the 9800 is SO bad), that when i had the stock cooler, i couldn't overclock my card AT ALL. not a single MHz. put this thing, and now my card goes all the way to 425MHz core and 720MHz mem until it artifacts. that's huge.

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 02/13/2006 02:41 PM
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The Accelero X1 is the same cooler LOL

I made a bit of a spelling mistake in my first post, anywhoo, its Arctic cooling's new GPU cooler and it has heatpipes, here is a preview:

http://www.virtual-hideout.net.../ac_..._x1/index.shtml

This will be on sale soon, so i dont know if i should get the zalman, the silencer or the X1

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 02/14/2006 08:31 AM
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ooohh... that's right, the new AC cooler. i knew that lol.
that one looks very cool. maybe you should wait for it. still, the zalman is amazing.

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 02/14/2006 01:27 PM
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Glad to see you got your card back up and running Axy.

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 02/14/2006 01:36 PM
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well, i got the alcu version of that zalman for my x800xt, i realy love it! the bottom has TINY grooves in it, like a record. but my temps at 550\630 never go above 38 degrees, 570\660 hits 43 degrees... not quite sure why the temps jump so much though...

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 02/14/2006 03:30 PM
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update!
OCed my CPU up to the max i wanted to (2.47GHz... or 9x275MHz), and got a boost on 3dmark03 and AM3. as expected, 3dmark05 got a not so worthy improvement.
so, as for now, my best records are:
AM3 53K (around 53,075...)

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and my current top OC (don't intend to go higher anwyay...):




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