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X1950XT Tough to work out the quirks...please help.

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February 3, 2007 6:57:35 PM

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E6600
2x 1gb Corsair
evga 680i SLI
500W PSU
Saphire ATI x1950xt

Got the newest ATI drivers
Using ATI tools (no catalyst, that sucked!)

Primary question...
Playing the only game I've got right now..Stronghold 2
In game I see ocational "glitches" pop up and disapear like a little garbble over a button. After 10ish min of play it will freeze. Event viewer says "The Ati HotKey Poller service terminated unexpectedly".
Only about 55c not Over Clocked.

Is the "garble" what you would call an artifact?

Secondary Question.....
If you up the voltage, what does it directly effect? (havn't touched it yet)
Your ability to OC?



Everyone's tips on this x1950xt would be apreciated.
Please openly discuss 8O 8O 8O



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February 3, 2007 10:37:19 PM

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That Hot Key service and ati2mtag keep freezing up my system poooo!
Ati2mtag has a discription of "I2c return failed" twice then the tird one says "Rom does not support this device"



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February 6, 2007 8:13:18 PM

All the ATI services can be stopped with no consequences. I always disable them (hotkey poller, smart, atiptaxx, atitray). Click Start, then Run... then type msconfig.exe. The evil ATI services can be found under the two tabs at the right, Services and Startup I think. Untick them, then restart.

I would strongly advise not fiddling with voltages unless you really know what you're doing and you can afford to replace parts if things go wrong. With ATI Tray Tools you can achieve a safe overclock very simply and this should be enough.
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February 7, 2007 2:01:37 AM

Not sure what drivers your using but, I'd try the 6.12ccc drivers on ATI website. They work fine on my Sapphire X1950XT.

For overclocking I use the ATI Overdrive that comes with the drivers.
Seems to work fine so far...
February 8, 2007 5:58:54 PM

Quote:
Not sure what drivers your using but, I'd try the 6.12ccc drivers on ATI website. They work fine on my Sapphire X1950XT.

For overclocking I use the ATI Overdrive that comes with the drivers.
Seems to work fine so far...


7.1 is out
February 10, 2007 12:28:05 AM

Quote:
Not sure what drivers your using but, I'd try the 6.12ccc drivers on ATI website. They work fine on my Sapphire X1950XT.

For overclocking I use the ATI Overdrive that comes with the drivers.
Seems to work fine so far...


7.1 is out



When you go to the site and do the step by step under drivers/support,
Choosing X1950 series they gave me 6.12.(after 7.1 was out) I read elsewhere there was issues with the 7.1 drivers for the X1950 XT.
February 10, 2007 12:32:54 AM

One more thing, I tried NGO 6.12 with the new Ray Adams Tool and got lower 3DMARK 2006 scores than with the Catalyst 6.12. Hope this helps.
February 12, 2007 11:47:38 PM

Quote:
Not sure what drivers your using but, I'd try the 6.12ccc drivers on ATI website. They work fine on my Sapphire X1950XT.

For overclocking I use the ATI Overdrive that comes with the drivers.
Seems to work fine so far...


7.1 is out



When you go to the site and do the step by step under drivers/support,
Choosing X1950 series they gave me 6.12.(after 7.1 was out) I read elsewhere there was issues with the 7.1 drivers for the X1950 XT.

i have the x1950xtx and i havent had any issues.

i looked up the x1900 and it took me to 7.1
February 18, 2007 11:02:59 AM

Quote:
Not sure what drivers your using but, I'd try the 6.12ccc drivers on ATI website. They work fine on my Sapphire X1950XT.

For overclocking I use the ATI Overdrive that comes with the drivers.
Seems to work fine so far...


7.1 is out



When you go to the site and do the step by step under drivers/support,
Choosing X1950 series they gave me 6.12.(after 7.1 was out) I read elsewhere there was issues with the 7.1 drivers for the X1950 XT.

i have the x1950xtx and i havent had any issues.

i looked up the x1900 and it took me to 7.1


For the X1950 XT not XTX
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