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x1900xtx 500 mhz core and 1200 mhz ram? WTF

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October 9, 2006 11:34:54 PM

Using atitool, my x1900xtx reads 500 mhz core, 1200 mhz ram.

Did I get jipped? This seems too low. I can't even overclock the SOB to 650 and 1550.
October 11, 2006 3:32:44 AM

Flash the latest bios. Maybe even try the Toxic; might be a voltage issue or a read error.
October 11, 2006 9:44:36 PM

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Flash the latest bios. Maybe even try the Toxic; might be a voltage issue or a read error.


Would anyone know off hand what the standard voltages are for an x1900xtx?

Mine are:

VGPU: 1.425
MVDCC: 2.086
MVDDQ: 2.086
VDDCI: 1.486

These are unaltered.

I've been able to over clock my card to 648 core / 1548 mem. Thats barely under par and its overclocked, although my temps have not increased at all with the overclock.
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October 11, 2006 10:48:11 PM

ATI changes your clock speeds from 500/600 to normal "box" speeds between 2d and 3d.

ATITool should say when you open it that something is controling your clock speeds.

Leave ATITool Open and run a 3d game quickly do an ALT+TAB and you should be able to see your clock, of course it will reverse to 2d mode.

Create a Profile in AtiTool (.25b14) at 650/775 and start overclocking from there. Change the settings from fan to stay at 100% at that point it will sound likt its taking off.

I manage to get around 690/795 without volt modes or anything. Heat is the main problem for me.
October 12, 2006 12:19:24 AM

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ATI changes your clock speeds from 500/600 to normal "box" speeds between 2d and 3d.

ATITool should say when you open it that something is controling your clock speeds.

Leave ATITool Open and run a 3d game quickly do an ALT+TAB and you should be able to see your clock, of course it will reverse to 2d mode.

Create a Profile in AtiTool (.25b14) at 650/775 and start overclocking from there. Change the settings from fan to stay at 100% at that point it will sound likt its taking off.

I manage to get around 690/795 without volt modes or anything. Heat is the main problem for me.


I'll give that a shot. Something a newb like me overlooked. Luckily, I have a 3rd party cooler that doesn't get louder the faster it spins, so I have it set on 100%. At Idle, its 38 C. I think I'll have some room to OC it.


Well, i started up quake 4 in game, alt+tab to atitool, STILL 500/600. I guess you win some, you lose some.
October 12, 2006 3:46:26 AM

Your GPU isnt coming out of 2d mode....umm. Driver reinstall maybe? -- bad flash? might want to look into that.
October 12, 2006 2:42:23 PM

Whats odd is that not being OC'ed, it runs quake 4 @ max settings fine.

When I have time tonight, I'll reinstall the drivers and see if that helps. Actually, I'll just go ahead and update. I noticed that they aren't the most current although that shouldn't cause this sort of problem.

If its a bad flash, I'll have to do some reading in the bios flash thread. Do you guys run into bad flashes alot (not reflashing, but the original bios thats installed on the card)?
October 12, 2006 3:21:45 PM

I did a little research and my bios is set correctly. 500/600 is the stock setting. A few other OCing sites/forums confirmed this.

I wonder how they get away with claiming 650/775 on these cards out of the box?

The highest OCing score I got on 3DMark06 was 5715 (OC'ed) vs about 5450 stock. Thats not bad gaining an extra 250 points from OCing the video. Now if I only had ram that wasn't DDR1 and CPUs that were from 2001, maybe i'd break 10,000 LOL.
October 12, 2006 3:36:40 PM

Hi

From memory you can force your card to remain in 3D mode all the time by terminating the process that the ATI driver uses to maintain 2D mode. I can't remember what it is but a lot of x1900xt overclocking guides talk about it.
October 13, 2006 1:12:34 AM

Synthetic...then your ocing sites/forums are WRONG.

Those are 2d speeds...and you shouldnt accept else.
October 13, 2006 1:51:43 AM

You cannot run ATI Tools and the Catalyst control center together.

Delete tray tools for now, then bring up the catalyst control center.

Select "Advanced" view.

Go down to overclocking options, click it.

Scroll to the right side and unlock the lock icon, and you are unlocked and able to moderately OC wiith the sliders there.

Use this first, then read the directions for tray tools before you swap over to it. There are a few things you need to disable before ati tools will play nice with Catalyst control.

There are indeed 2d setings at lower clock speeds for office, surfing, etc, and 3d speeds for graphic apps. This is to keep the furnace at a minimum, cause it will heat up a case, especially if your 3rd party app does not pump air outside the case.
October 13, 2006 2:20:21 AM

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Flash the latest bios. Maybe even try the Toxic; might be a voltage issue or a read error.


ROTFLMAO :lol: 

And thats funny how?? my X1900XT is using the toxic bios. tbh, I'm really not looking too deep for answers, just springing out the first thing that comes to mind. apparently I'm funny without even trying?? :wink:
October 13, 2006 2:48:18 AM

I try so hard to...I guess its working good, welcome robbie :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
October 13, 2006 3:19:59 AM

I also missed the humor...

But good one Raven!
October 13, 2006 10:16:39 PM

You just might....but who said you had to know me :twisted:
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