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Overclocking Sapphire X800XT

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September 24, 2004 1:55:46 PM

I'm having problems pushing my card even a little bit. It was fine with my old CPU (Athlon xp 2600) but with my current (Athlon 64fx-53) it isn't very stable at even just 5% over. I'm assuming it's because the old CPU could not push the card anyway but I should be able to run it from stock 520/560 to 555/600 from what I read. I was trying to run it at 540/580.
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Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Rev 2

Trying trying to figure out what the hell it all does.
September 24, 2004 3:10:42 PM

y the fu*ck do u want to do that ?
I saw ur Doom3 results, made me want to kill you :wink:

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September 24, 2004 3:15:55 PM

Honestly I'm a total newbie on PC configuration. I was just wondering why I could do it before but not now. Also because I should be able to push it that far anyway. I just got all this stuff together last night so I'm trying to figure it all out.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying trying to figure out what it all does.
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September 24, 2004 5:37:15 PM

I know with the 6800GTs/Ultras that the powersupply can cause some unstability when trying to draw even more power. The new CPU/MB may be drawing more power. I didn't see your PSU listed, what do you have? Another thing is heat--how is the temp in your new setup compared to your previous setup?

There are a few guys with X800's here so maybe they can help.
September 24, 2004 10:21:03 PM

It's a 530 watt power supply. All my components are generally viewed as being relatively easy on the power supply. I'll check for the specifics when I get home and edit.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying trying to figure out what it all does.
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September 24, 2004 10:47:08 PM

Generic 530W or name brand. As long as you don't have a ton of drives raided that setup wouldn't stress a name-brand PSU in the slightest.


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September 25, 2004 12:27:07 AM

It's an FSP power supply. 530 watt. Now Doom is crashing in default settings. I'm wondering if it's a problem with my RAM. Bad stick or something.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying to figure out what it all does.
September 25, 2004 1:31:11 AM

Doom stopped crashing in default. My ATI desktop isnt functioning properly. I hate catalyst 4.9.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying to figure out what it all does.
September 25, 2004 6:02:39 AM

Try the 4.8s and see if stability changes.

Also, this: " All my components are generally viewed as being relatively easy on the power supply." is one of the stupidest things I've heard in a long time. I'll leave it to you to figure out what that means.

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September 25, 2004 4:27:56 PM

Thanks for advice but you don't know to take shots at me. I just meant that the 64 fx and x800xt don't have the power demandsm of their Intel and nvidia counterparts.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying to figure out what it all does.
September 25, 2004 6:04:14 PM

They still need a shitload of power....Hey you know a nissan pathfinder dont use as much gasoline as a friggin space shuttle but it still use a lot...

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September 25, 2004 6:35:43 PM

Understood. How hot should these cards run and how can I check the temp? My card runs very warm to the touch. That's about as specific as my limited computer knowledge can take me though.....

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying to figure out what it all does.
September 25, 2004 7:55:32 PM

That makes me feel a little better. I think I'm gonna grab a new power supply. The OCZ 520 PowerStream. My current is 530 but OCZ makes better stuff than FPS from what I understand.

Athlon 64-fx 53, socket 939
K8N Neo 2 Platinum
Sapphire X800XT 256 meg
1 Gig OCZ PC 3200 Dual DDR Platinum Rev 2
Aquamark 68 208
Trying to figure out what it all does.
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