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    Powerstrip....wierd one this

    I have used Powerstrip on all my cards....various versions etc...

    I have 9600Pro now, never overclocked it ......thought I'd have a play last night.

    Soon as Powerstrip was running, NOT overclocked.....the pixels on the desktop and text went funny....

    Disabled Powerstrip.....still bad....rebooted.....good as gold.

    Ran 3dMark to be sure (default speeds)...no hassle...re activated Power strip......pixelation and bad text again.

    And its NOT overclocked at all.....

    What should I use, cos it doesnt like it at all

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    Personally I just use the omega drivers....
    Powerstrip & omegas was a tad overkill so I too PS off

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    There are plenty of o/c'ing tools (Rage3D, Rivatuner etc) but Powerstrip should be fine .. do you have the latest ver? Anyway I believe 9600pro is clock locked in the BIOS so you almost certainly need to flash or mod the BIOS to o/c. I haven't really looked into specifics for the 9600pro but it definitely IS worth o/c'ing ... 400/600 should easily become 500/700 which is a very sizable 20% boost, enough to surpass the 9500pro at last albeit when it's at stock!

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    500?? where you getting that from?!
    a 128meg 9800pro starts off at 380/680.....

    although I have seen something about clock-locked cards. Not really sure if that effects it. When looking about after I got my card, it was supposed to be clock locked....

    Clocks fine

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    well....I aint flashing the BIOS cos it scares me

    Its 400/600 default.

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    You dont hear of many failed bios attempts these days Zak. New boards have windows utils to do it.

    Get it over with! Its like going to the dentist

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    The version of Powerstrip you are using probably just doesn't know about 9600 Pro's yet.

    Tried downloading the latest version?

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    What are you guys flashing?? The motherboard? I just got a new NF7-S, and i'm wondering if it'll increase my perforamance if I flash it or whatever. You guys think it's safe?

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    no not the motherboard, they're talking about flashing the bios on a GRAPHICS CARD. what version of the bios are you currently running on your nf7-s?

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    What are you guys flashing?? The motherboard? I just got a new NF7-S, and i'm wondering if it'll increase my perforamance if I flash it or whatever. You guys think it's safe?

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    Originally posted by catattack
    What are you guys flashing?? The motherboard? I just got a new NF7-S, and i'm wondering if it'll increase my perforamance if I flash it or whatever. You guys think it's safe?
    erm?? duplicate post

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    Oops lol... I'm on another computer and for some reason I got a glitch/lag spike and it did not show my last post, so I just copied an pasted again but looks like theres two now! lol my bad guys!

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    I'm currently using the bios that it came with.

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    I'd certainly flash your mobo BIOS as there are a large number of fixes implimented than the default BIOS most mobos ship with. Just be 100% certain you get the exact BIOS for your mobo and rem that there is NF7-S original and NF7-S rev2.0 which have very different BIOS files. Simply download the flash program and latest mobo BIOS (usually zipped together). Boot up with a floppy without an Autoexec.bat or config.sys with the flash program (eg AWDFLASH.EXE) and BIOS file (eg NF72x-16.BIN) and run the flash program which will prompt you, just save your current BIOS file when prompted (eg ORIGINAL.BIN). If you want to be ultra safe setup an AUTOEXEC.BAT file (blank text file, new document etc) but call it AUTOEXEC.TMP on the floppy disk so you can rename it after you flash by using 'REN AUTOEXEC.TMP AUTOEXEC.BAT' (rename _.tmp to _.bat) so that will autoflash ORIGINAL.BIN the next time you boot off the floppy disk should the worst happen.

    As for the gfx card BIOS the flashing procedure and safety fallback are the same and you can always boot from a PCI card with the AGP card installed (BIOS setting; boot gfx/vga first = PCI) should the worst happen. You can try the various o/c'ing tools first in the hope one can make the clocks stick but you'll almost certainly need to flash or edit the BIOS to make the clocks stick ... well worth it since boosts of 20-25% are usual for Rad9600PRO. So long as you don't leave o/c's too near their limits it's basicly risk free!

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    Anyone point me in the direction of bios upgrades for the 9600pro, please?

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    From what I've read to date you shouldn't need a BIOS flash for a 9600PRO unless possibly if you get a true ATI card so get a powered by 9600PRO from anyone but Powercolor. Try the various Radeon o/c'ing proggies...

    http://www.rage3d.com/r3dtweak/

    http://esprit.campus.luth.se/~humus/UniTuner/index.php

    http://radeontweaker.sourceforge.net/

    http://www.3dfxzone.it/files/download/radtweak.zip

    http://radeonator.cjb.net/

    http://64.113.35.210/ps.htm

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