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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    got my 9500 pro today

    nice card

    got 9055 default 3dmark 2001se score

    now to turn this into a 9700pro

    any ideas?


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    I'm working on it, now peeps are saying there's a softmod for 9500pro to 9700 so I need to test, you won't get the extra 128mb memory bus back, but ????...will let you know.

    Your CPU is choking ya now

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    dont worry fg will hook ya up in no time



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    hey fg check the post times on our post.



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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    I got one about a month ago and have softmodded it to the 9700 pro.And this morning I installed the hacked driver for the 9800.You have to have the red pcb card with the four memory chips in an L configuration at the back of the card.Here's the link if you have the right card.9500Softmod

    I have been fortunate enough to have no artifacts.Be sure to install the cat 3.2 drivers before you start replacing the ati2mtag file.The instruction are pretty clear.Let us know how it goes Eggs.
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    I have an ATi Video card, the original Radeon 32DDR, and I spend time at Rage3D check the forums for the latest drivers and info on 9500 -> 9700 conversions

    I think the latest drivers automatically update it (not sure though)

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    thanks zipp51,

    i saw that site but im wondering.

    its for the 9500 non pro

    i have the pro

    shoot

    it seems the 9500 non pro has the 256bit bus and mine has 128

    you can turn the 9500 into a 9700 with the mod and you can move a resistor to another place on the chip and enable the other 4 pipelines making it 8 piplines like my card.

    hmm...

    i would like to know if there is a bios hack for my card that will just turn it into the 9700 by default?
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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    Actually there is an update about hardware modding a red pcb 9500 card.Was away this weekend on someone elses computer and did some research and I don't have the link right now but I will retrieve it somehow.The update showed a much easier way,with no soldering and desoldering needed.You use conductive ink to open the 4 pipelines and then flash the card's bios to a 9700Pro.Much easier and safer.There is a small difference between the soft and hard mods here,performance wise,but the hardware change will basically give you a genuine 9700 Pro that was rejected by quality control.



    Edit; Here is the link for the easier hardware mod.ClickHere
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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    just updated to a real 9700 pro card

    ati 9500 pro with 9700 bios

    3dmark 2001SE - 9356
    3dmark 2003 - 4029

    real 9700 pro

    3dmark 2001SE - 9991
    3dmark 2003 - 4524



    i read that a 2.5 gig processor slows this card down so I got to get a 3 ghz

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1700 MHz (4.25 x 400)
    CPU Alias P68, Willamette, A80528
    CPU Stepping C1
    Original Clock 1700 MHz
    L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
    L1 Data Cache 8 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

    Package Type 423 Pin PGA
    Package Size 5.34 cm x 5.34 cm
    Transistors 42 million

    Motherboard Name Intel Garibaldi D850GB

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 400 MHz
    Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Dual RDRAM
    Bus Width 16-bit
    Real Clock 400 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 800 MHz
    Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 4 RIMM
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Chipset i850

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name Intel Corporation

    Physical Memory:
    Total 383 MB


    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter ATI R300 (ATI Radeon 9700)
    GPU Code Name R300
    PCI Device 1002 / 4E44
    Transistors 110 million
    Process Technology 0.15u
    Bus Type AGP
    Memory Size 128 MB
    GPU Clock 277 MHz
    RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines 8
    TMU Per Pipeline 1
    Vertex Shaders 4 (v2.0)
    Pixel Shaders 1 (v2.0)
    Pixel Fillrate 2216 MPixel/s
    Texel Fillrate 2216 MTexel/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type DDR
    Bus Width 256-bit
    Real Clock 270 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 540 MHz
    Bandwidth 17280 MB/s




    egghead
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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Did you get it new or used? How much did it cost?

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    i bought it used for $300 cdn.

    you can find them new for $429 cdn +14%tax

    i got a sweet deal for an extreme high performance card
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    Found a 9500 pro for $189 US + shipping from Cali.PM me if you are interested.Also a 9500 red pcb which can be softmodded to 9800 specs with equal performance for $135 + shipping.You can also hard mod with conductive ink along with flashing the bios to get a real 9700 pro.
    Last edited by zipp51; August 5th, 2003 at 09:06 AM.
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