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Set
04-15-03, 03:08 PM
Think i might just cheep out and get a 9500pro and overclock it to 9700 speeds the techs at Bestbuy was saying i should have no prop hitting 9700pro speed on stock cooling that sound right guys ??

Sorry LT had to go to the dark side of ATI :D

Shagster
04-15-03, 03:27 PM
Soft mod

Thats all I know

Set
04-15-03, 03:50 PM
Wow after reading some stuff on the net i think ill just get the 9700pro what was that tech on! looks like ther next to imposable to overclock this again is why i like Nivida but am forced to buy a new vid card broke my ti4600 and my RMA not looking so good no point going TI and FX Bah..


Where are ya brent

Shagster
04-15-03, 04:04 PM
Before you jump to the 9700. Ask Burke about his. I doubt he'd buy it if it didnt OC.

Blisster
04-15-03, 06:14 PM
I'm considering the 9700 non-pro, about 100 cheaper but still substantially faster than the 9500pro.

I remember reading an article over a [H] aboput modifying one of the new ATI boards from non-pro to pro, but it MAY have ben the 9500, cant quite remember.

Brk
04-15-03, 06:14 PM
You can mod the regular 9500 to 9700 speeds, but NOT the 9500 Pro.

Brk
04-15-03, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Shaggy
Before you jump to the 9700. Ask Burke about his. I doubt he'd buy it if it didnt OC.

I ruined my 9700 Pro from overclocking it, so I'm going stock on this 9500 Pro.

Set
04-15-03, 06:42 PM
@ stock is the 9500pro faster then a ti4600?

Brk
04-15-03, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Set
@ stock is the 9500pro faster then a ti4600?

In terms of pure core speed, no, but the 9500/9700 GPU's abilities with AA and AF make it far superior IMHO.

Set
04-15-03, 06:54 PM
How do you like your 9500pro? would you recommend it? What ya hitting on 3dmark 2002?

Numbers don't really matter to me i just need some thin to run my games at max settings

Brk
04-15-03, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Set
How do you like your 9500pro? would you recommend it?

Numbers don't really matter to me i just need some thin to run my games at max settings

I ran BF942, MOHAA, NOLF2 and a few other games at 1280x1024 res with 4x AA and 8x AF, Tru-Form on and had no hiccups or slowdowns at all. Of course I do have a 3.06 P4 and a gig of RAM, so that doesn't hurt...

I think it's an awesome buy for $200 (or less).

Set
04-15-03, 06:57 PM
Im almost ther p4 2.53 and a gig of ram :p

Think i might go with the 9500pro

Think
04-15-03, 08:04 PM
My 9500pro is doing great after installing the 9700pro bios mod and ati modified cat 3.2 drivers. After installing the bios, the best overclocking utility I've worked with is the Rage 3D Tweak 3.8b.



:D :D :D :D :D

Very happy.

Shagster
04-15-03, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Think
My 9500pro is doing great after installing the 9700pro bios mod and ati modified cat 3.2 drivers. After installing the bios, the best overclocking utility I've worked with is the Rage 3D Tweak 3.8b.



:D :D :D :D :D

Very happy.

Very Kinky. The only 9500pro I see at newegg is a FIC. Is that all there is? Where's the other ones?

Do they make AIW's of the 9500pro yet?

Brk
04-15-03, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by Shaggy
Very Kinky. The only 9500pro I see at newegg is a FIC. Is that all there is? Where's the other ones?

Do they make AIW's of the 9500pro yet?

Get the Made by ATI version. I don't trust all those other joints.

Jstyr
04-15-03, 08:15 PM
Newegg has crap for ATI cards...unless you're looking for a CAD card or something.

Set
04-15-03, 08:59 PM
Well im the proud new owner of a ATI 9500 Pro I feel dirty:) but for what iv been reading and benchmarks i think ill like it and if not hey it will look nice next to my dead ti4600

Thanks guys

and some info i found

Some info (http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/ati_radeon_9500_pro_overclock/default.asp)

Overclocked 9500pro
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=326767

Brent
04-15-03, 09:12 PM
what did i miss

/too lazy to read the whole thread

Brk
04-15-03, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by Brent
what did i miss

/too lazy to read the whole thread

Beats me.

Blisster
04-15-03, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Brent
what did i miss

/too lazy to read the whole thread


oh not much, Set just bought a 9500Pro and hes already found a link to help him kill it...:D

good luck, think i might be ordering one of them bad boys myself, I'm still debating between the 9500Pro and the 9700...

Set
04-15-03, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Brent
what did i miss

/too lazy to read the whole thread

Didnt get my PM?

Set
04-15-03, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Blisster
hes already found a link to help him kill it...:D


Hehe yup moreless

Gonna install her i think Couldn't wait bought local

Set
04-16-03, 12:58 AM
Well im happy :) hit 11,000 with no AA and Af My ti4600 only would hit 8,000

Cant wait to overclock it :D

Think
04-16-03, 07:46 AM
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=5864346

14201 score

Totally stable:)