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Flashing 9800 Pro To 9800 Xt


I'm thinking of flashing my 9800pro to an 9800xt (it has the r360 core although it says r350 in ati tool) the main reason is that i heard that the xt uses more aggressive timings which will help in performance. + I want the temp censor. Right now i have modded a thermaltake spark 7 hs and fan and have it o'ced to 455mhz core/370mhz mem , so heat's not a prob. My noob question is i have winxp formatted in ntfs. Will a ms-dos boot disk still work when i try to flash the card or will it screw up.

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Overclocking Ati 9800 Pro

Lets start at the beginning and state my sys specs:

P4 3. 0ghz presscot
Gigabyte 8s655fx mobo
1 gig samsung ddr 400 3-4-4-9 2cmd (whatever that means)
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Hec ace 580wat power supply. Now these days my 9800pro is just not strong enough anymore and it currently runs at default settings (i think it's 378 338). The card just wont cut it. I want to oc it since buying a new one is not an option for now but i really know almost nothing about it. I am however willing to spend some money on a cooler but i need help determining which is the best for me to get, and how high i should o/c my card or maybe i should just flash it to 9800xt? I heard some ppl talk about doing this. Now i may be a newbie to o/cing, but im pretty handy with pcs in general so i don't fear doing this [plus the card has warranty so who cares right?


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