Sazar, I need your Advice on my 9600pro

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Heeter, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    According to powerstrip and display properties, I am running a 9600 non-pro card. (as compared to frequencies on ATI's site). I phoned ATI, they told me that my card is in fact a 9600pro (as per my p/n). They told me that if I am concerned that there is something wrong with my card, I should mail it to them for further testing. They also said that powerstrip is not a valid frequency tester. I asked them what can I use that is valid. I got no response. I would like to know what you think, do I or don't I have a valid concern that requires attention?

    Attached is the powerstrip scan
     

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  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Here is the Diagnostic report from Powerstrip.......

    Diagnostic report - generated on 4/8/2004
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    PowerStrip build - 364
    Windows build - v.5.1.2600.2.Service Pack 1
    DirectX build - v.5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
    OpenGL renderer - (n/a)

    System board
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    Type - NVidia
    AGP aperture - 512 MB
    AGP transfer mechanism - Disabled
    AGP non-local memory - (n/a)
    AGP revision - 3.00
    AGP transfer rates supported - 4x, 8x
    Current AGP transfer rate - 8x
    Sideband addressing - hardware support, but currently disabled
    Fast write protocol - Enabled
    AGP texturing - hardware support, but currently disabled

    Graphics card #1
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    Identity - RADEON 9600 SERIES
    Memory clock - 297.00 MHz
    Engine clock - 398.25 MHz
    IRQ - 19, not shared
    AGP revision - 3.00
    AGP transfer rates supported - 4x, 8x
    Current AGP transfer rate - 8x
    Sideband addressing - Enabled
    Display driver - ati2dvag.dll, v.6.14.10.6414
    DirectX driver - ati2dvag.dll, v.6.14.10.6414
    Attached monitor - FLATRON 775FT (Microsoft)
    Monitor caps (1) - 1280x1024, 70kHz, 160Hz

    Device enumeration
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    RADEON 9600 SERIES (41501002h) - using IRQ19
    ATI Display controller (41701002h)
    Chaintech Audio device (011113F6h) - using IRQ17
    NVidia CPU-to-PCI/AGP bridge (01E010DEh)
    NVidia RAM controller (01EB10DEh)
    NVidia RAM controller (01EE10DEh)
    NVidia RAM controller (01ED10DEh)
    NVidia RAM controller (01EC10DEh)
    NVidia RAM controller (01EF10DEh)
    NVidia PCI-to-ISA bridge (006010DEh)
    NVidia SMBus (006410DEh) - using IRQ10
    NVidia Universal serial bus (USB) (006710DEh) - using IRQ21
    NVidia Universal serial bus (USB) (006710DEh) - using IRQ22
    NVidia Universal serial bus (USB) (006810DEh) - using IRQ20
    NVidia Ethernet controller (006610DEh) - using IRQ22
    NVidia PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (006C10DEh)
    NVidia IDE controller (006510DEh)
    NVidia Firewire bus (006E10DEh) - using IRQ21
    NVidia PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (01E810DEh)


    I checked the aperture size in the BIOS, It is 128megs written in the BIOS

    Heeter
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Yeah I have a 9600pro .. clock should be 400/600 ... I would try another program to test clock speeds. Maybe try something like ATITool and see what clocks it shows.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    there is nothing wrong with your card...

    it is showing as a 9600 SERIES card... which includes the pro... your clocks are correct for a 9600pro... nothing to worry about..

    my card shows as a 9700 series card for comparison's sake...
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    I noticed the other day that the clcoks for the 9600xt are damn high, around 500 ? :O
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    its a redone card... higher clocks on core and mem...
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yes, but thats even higher than the 9800xt :O
     
  8. indyjones

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    true but it has half the pipelines i think.....
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    EP... its on the 0.13 micron process and uses low-k dielectrics... it is only expected it would clock higher than a 0.15 micron process gpu with about 30 million more trannies and no low-k dielectrics...
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Sazar,

    Does my computer setup effect VPU clock speeds? ATI says so. I always presumed that clock speed on the VPU were always totally independant of the system it is sitting in.
    Would you be so kind as to explain to me why 9600Pro says 400/600 (mem/eng) on ATI site and mine spits out 300/400? I did buy this card because of the numbers on their site. I guess I really would like one because so next time that I buy one, I will be better prepared to decipher what is really I am getting and what the manufacturer is saying.

    Thanks you in advance,

    Heeter
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    your core (engine) clock is 400mhz.. or 399 if you want to nitpick :)

    you memory clock is 300 mhz... since the memory is ddr you market it as 300x2 == 600mhz...

    ergo the card you have right now is running full speed @ 400/600mhz for core/mem RIGHT NOW...

    there is nothing wrong with it... it is operating @ exactly the right frequencies...
     
  12. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I am sooooo Sorry, Sazar.

    Completely forgot the DDR part, just never even gave it a thought throughout.

    I should of known better too. Thanks a million for sticking with me.

    Heeter
     
  13. Xie

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    oops once again I forgot about the DDR part also :/