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Ati rage pro ultra 16mb agp overclocking

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Last response: in Overclocking
May 19, 2011 3:20:33 AM

Currently using powerstrip to overclock thsi to 171/171

with pretty significant gains in overall system speeds..

But i still want more.. particularly ram speeds could handle a little more.. i think i'd be happy with 171/200

200 should match system speeds for ddr 400. if the agp multiplyer is x2.
66mhz x2 =133 i don't think fsb multipliers effect the pci bus or agp??

If it did it would be a theoretical 533mhz.. agp... and 266mhz pci?

pushing the gpu more without it's own fan and ram heatsinks.. would be a little much.. I'm still looking for stuff i could use.

but i don't know of any software that allows more?

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May 19, 2011 5:59:04 AM

Rivatuner ?

I suspect more recent tools probably wouldn't work on that card, but I would give Rivatuner a shot.
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May 20, 2011 10:01:30 AM

pcwizard isnt a super benchmarking program, but it does test directx stability nicely for this sytem. If it crashes hangs or does not complete everything. the settings are no go.

Here it passes everything with anti-v and fw engauged.

without fps's have gone to 1400

max cpu mhz 2130 so far. It self adjusts to load. and will underclock if it get hot.

As you can see, powerstrip and atitool report diffrent frequencies.
atitool will freeze the system if i adjust the mem settings higher then 171 or try to adjust memory in atitool =/

shader clock adjustments would be nice as well. at one time pcwizard or rivatuner detected shader clocks. But i think the support was patched out for this hardware.

thank you! xD i got 4 more mhz, so far stable.
a c 124 U Graphics card
a c 100 K Overclocking
May 20, 2011 5:22:35 PM

Wow that's an old system... can I ask what the reason for OCing it is, besides maybe just for kicks?

What all is in that grand daddy? =P
May 25, 2011 5:24:22 AM


I have yet to game with these setting yet, wanna give it a warm-up period. See if any problems develop. I added some half star aluminum heat sinks by squeezing them into slots on the present heat sink nearest the core, extreamly stupid as you could break the solder points or the chip itself, but i've had great success so far.

Reconfigured slots so the open port now draws cool air across the agp card. No thermal paste or anchors for putting heat sinks on either gfx card's ram as of yet.

one problem might come into play during gameplay and heavy use, powerstrip seems to monitor voltage spikes, and is probably saving the system.. it will clock down during particle and vertex shading tests. To powerstrip's clock settings. 171/171. would be nice to match the agp bus speeds, or change those too.

I think dell was using the agp x4 as if it were a pci-e bus. the system detects it as a 1/1 ratio. to the south bridge and pci bus?, and 4/3 to the cpu/memory. Should be excellent as a server and gfx/crunching pc.

I took the cpu from my old dell 865pt chipset my second pc. my first being a pentium 100, which ended up with a 266mhz evergreentech? modded cpu. I had that until my bro sold it while i was on a trip. I disabled it so he couldn't use it, and he thought it was broken.. I'd still be gaming on it...

I want to know the limits of this system and test them, And then set it for the best long term. With the way agp is setup, I can swap it out maybe with a better card and get atleast 5x more performance overall, memory size and speed being key.

The cpu has been to 3.6ghz stable on the old system, air cooled. 4ghz stable for just internet browseing. I would love to get it to 3.2ghz =/ but this dell board is voltage limited. And i can't find a pll to unlock that. It's probably some chip dell put on the board to limit it besides the pll.

When i actually piece together a phenom, this one will be my new router with anti-v/fw and hopefully some hardware anti-v/fw as well, and dedicated boinc cruncher... I had this thing using cpu physics and simulated cuda... i can't get it to do it again =/

Is there some modded drivers possibly for the ati rage, this thing is setup as a mobile chipset. I was wondering if i could tweak around with a desktop driver?

General Information : For the current system.
NorthBridge : Intel i845D
SouthBridge : 82801BA (ICH2) LPC Interface Controller

NorthBridge Information :
Architecture : HUB
Manufacturer : Intel
Codename : Brookdale
Revision : B0
Bus Speed : 100MHz
FSB Frequency : 400MHz (QDR)
FSB max. Support : 400MHz
RAM max. Support : DDR (266MHz)

Memory Information :
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-2100 (pc-3200, dual channel and pae supported.)
Frequency : 133.3MHz (266)
DRAM/FSB Ratio : 4/3
Supported Channels : Single
ECC Diagnostic : Yes - Disabled
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks (1.5)
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 7 clocks

Bus Information :
Version : 2.0
Transfert Rate supported : 1x, 2x, 4x
Transfert Rate : 4x
Aperture Size : 256MB (ati:64 and NV:256 acts like 320)
Side Band supported : Yes
Side Band enabled : Yes
AGP enabled : Yes

APIC Information :
Version : 2.00
Maximum Interrupts : 24
IRQ Handler enabled : Yes

Hub Interface Information :
Version : 1.00
Time Slice : 0
Width : 8-bit (ew?)
Full Duplex : Yes
Frequency : 4x (264MHz)
Multiplier : 1/1x

General Information :
Type : Intel Pentium 4
Internal Specification : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Codename : Northwood
Revision : D1
Technology : 0.13µ
CPU ID : F.2.9
CPU IDEx : F.2.9
Brand ID : 9
Microcode : MU0F292E
Architecture : NetBurst

Instructions :
IA-64 Technology : No
Intel64 (EM64T) : No
AVX : No
FPU128 : No
SSE5 : No
SSE4a : No
SSE4.2 : No
SSE4.1 : No
S-SSE3 : No
SSE3 : No
SSE2 : Yes
SSE : Yes
AES : No
Extended 3DNow! Technology : No
3DNow! Technology : No
3DNOW Prefetch : No
3DNow! Pro Technology : Yes
AMD MMX Technology : No
MMX Technology : Yes
Cyrix MMX Technology : No
FMA : No
FMA4 : No
XOP : No
F16C : No
CLF - Cache Line Flush : Yes
CX16 - CMPXCHG16B : No
CMOV - Conditionnal Move Inst. : Yes
MON - Monitor/Mwait : No
SEP - Fast System Call : Yes
TBM : No
BMI : No

Miscellaneous :
XD - No-execute Page : No
VT-x - Virtualization : No
TXT - Trusted Execution Techno... No
SVM - Secure Virtual Machine : No
FPU - Co-processor Built-in : Yes
FXSR - Fast Float Save & Restore : Yes
xTPR - Send Task Priority : Yes
DAZ - Denormals Are Zero : Yes
ExtApicSpace : No
3DNow! Technology : No
PBE - Pend. Brk. EN. : No
ABM : No
MASSE - Misaligned SSE : No
OSVW - OS Visible Workaround : No
IBS : No
P1GB - 1GB Page Size : No
WDT - Watchdog Timer : No

Features :
DTES64 : No
x2APIC : No
APIC - Local APIC Built-in : Yes
VME - Virtual Mode Ext. : Yes
DE - Debugging Extension : Yes
PSE - Page Size Extension : Yes
TSC - Time Stamp Counter : Yes
MSR - Model Specific Registers : Yes
PAE - Physical Address Extension : Yes
MCE - Machine Check Exception : Yes
MTRR - Memory Type Range Reg. : Yes
PGE - Page Global Enable : Yes
MCA - Machine Check Architecture : Yes
PAT - Page Attribute Table : Yes
PSE36 - 36-bit Page Size Extension : Yes
PSN - Unique Serial Number : No
DS - Debug Trace & EMON Store : Yes
SS - Self Snoop : Yes
ACPI - Software Clock Control : Yes
TM - Thermal Monitor : Yes
TM2 - Thermal Monitor 2 : No
EST - Enhanced SpeedStep Tec... No
HTT - Hyper-Threading : Yes
SBF - Signal Break on FERR : Yes
DSCPL - CPL qualified Debug Store : No
CID - Context ID : Yes
LT - LaGrande Technology : No
DCA - Direct Cache Access : No
EPS - Enhanced PowerSaver : No

Features Hyper-Threading :
Technology : Yes - Disabled (it's actually on, and shows the extra thread)

Virtualization :
VT-x : No

Advanced Settings :
In Order Queue Depth : 12
Fast-Strings : Yes
x87 FPU Opcode : No
Thermal Monitor : Yes
Split-Lock : Yes
Performance Monitoring : Yes
Prefetch Queue : Yes
Branch Trace Storage : Yes
C1E - Enhanced Halt State : No

Mainboard Upgradeability :
Socket/Slot : J1E1
Upgrade interface : ZIF Socket
Supported Speed : 2100MHz(or more)
Supported Voltage : 3.0V

General Information :
Real Frequency : 2099.76MHz (It will go up to 2100 but no further)
Multiplier : 21x
Low/High Multiplier : 21x / 21x
Multiplier Locked : Yes
Marketing Frequency : 2800.14MHz

Front Side Bus Information :
Bus Speed : 100MHz (supports 400mhz)
FSB Frequency : 400MHz (QDR)
Turbo Mode : No

Initial Frequencies :
Frequency : 2800MHz
Bus Speed : 133.34MHz (QDR)
Multiplier : 21x

Control Clock Frequency :

Thermal Information :
Thermal control TM1 : Yes - Enabled
Thermal control TM2 : No
Thermal Control Circuit : No
Digital Thermal Sensor : No
Clock Modulation (ODCM) En... No

Processor Performance Information :
Throttle Mode AC : None
Throttle Mode DC : Adaptive
Current Configuration : None
Throttle : 2093MHz

General Information :
Type : Pipeline Burst, Synchronous
Write Mode : Write-Through
Speed : 40 ns
Place : Internal
Correct : Single-bit ECC

Cache Information :
Data Cache : 8KB (4-way, 64 bytes line size)
L1 Context Mode : Adaptive
Number of Threads : 1

Cache Information :
Trace Cache L1 : 12 Kµops (8-way)

General Information :
Type : Synchronous
Write Mode : Write-Back
Place : Internal
Multiplier : 1/1x (2099.8MHz)
Correct : Parity

Cache Information :
Associativity : 8-way
Line Size : 64 bytes
Number of Threads : 1
Bus : 256-bit
Prefetch Logic : Yes

General Features : Of the gfx system as a whole, shows hardware stats for the nvidia 5500 (296/430 stable for most games will run 400/500 for some games)
General Information :
Manufacturer : Nvidia
Model : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Bus Type : AGP (thx to rivatuner's nvstrap and some tweaking. it's actually a pci on a 33mhz bus, it supports 66mhz.)
Texture Memory : 882MB (actually 256mb) thx to rivatuner and shared system memory, puts a load on the cpu though, increased heat for both the cpu and chipset and controllers as well)
Processor : GeForce FX 5500
Converter : Integrated RAMDAC (ati:350mhz nv:400mhz)
Refresh Rate (min/max) : 56/120 Hz

Video Bios Information :
Date : 01/05/29
Forceware :

i2C Bus Information :
Number of Bus : 2

Width : 280 mm
Height : 210 mm
Pixel per inch : 96x96 dpi
bits per pixel : 32
Colour Bits/Planes : 1
Brushes : 4294967295
Pens : 4294967295
Markers : 0
Device Fonts : 0
Device Colours : 4294967295
Clip Output to Rectangle : Yes
Hardware Acceleration : Yes

Blend and Shade Capabilities :
GradientFill Rectangle : No
GradientFill Traingle : No
Per Pixel AlphaBlend : Yes
Premultiplied Alpha : No

Raster Capabilities :
Banding : No
Transfer Bitmaps : Yes
Bitmap >64KB : Yes
Fonts larger than 64 K : Yes
DIBs : Yes
Flood Fills : Yes
Scaling : No
StretchBlt : Yes
StretchDIB : Yes

Curves Capabilities :
Chord Arcs : Yes
Circles : Yes
Elipses : Yes
Interiors : Yes
Pie Wedges : Yes
Rounded Rectangles : Yes
Styled Borders : Yes
Wide Borders : Yes
Wide, Styled Borders : Yes

Lines Capabilities :
Interiors : Yes
Markers : Yes
Polylines : Yes
Polymarkers : Yes
Styled : Yes
Wide : Yes
Wide, Styled : Yes

Polygonal Capabilities :
Interiors : Yes
Alternate Fill Polygons : Yes
Winding Fill Polygons : Yes
Rectangles : Yes
Scan Lines : Yes
Styled Borders : Yes
Wide Borders : Yes
Wide, Styled Borders : Yes

Text Capabilities :
Stroke Precision : Yes
Stroke Clip Precision : Yes
90° Character Rotation : No
Any Angle Character Rotation : No
Independent X-Y Scaling : No
Double Weighted Characters : No
Italic : No
Underline : Yes
Strikeout : Yes
Raster Fonts : Yes
Vector Fonts : Yes

Color Management Capabilities :
Gamma Ramp : No
ICM Device : No
July 3, 2011 7:14:32 AM

I think someone manipulated the agp card's ati bios... had alot of virus warnings, fw warnings, and a bufferoverflow. trojans were detected in the OC software, all tested clean several times before this point. things labeled "videoegg" and randomly installed pirated software, i didn't obtain myself...various remote connections, and strangely something exploiting windows location awareness software. ATIaGent.exe

I've never had a card fail on boot-up till now :heink: 

when i get things back up (it no longer boots into windows xp after removein the card)
stateing "un-known partion is present" )) I'll try to restore the bios :pfff: