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Modding ATI 9500 -> 9700pro

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#1
Hi all.
Has anybody modded a ATI 9500 128meg into the 9700 or 9700pro? I am not afraid of hardware modding (well not too much) but has anyone had any real success? I realise this is a dishonerable practice :rolleyes: but i am very poor! and my geforce3ti200 is gettin dated now! The final thing is does anyone know where to get a 9500 with the 9700 pcb in the uk?

Cheers
 

Sazar

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#2
Originally posted by indyjones
Hi all.
Has anybody modded a ATI 9500 128meg into the 9700 or 9700pro? I am not afraid of hardware modding (well not too much) but has anyone had any real success? I realise this is a dishonerable practice :rolleyes: but i am very poor! and my geforce3ti200 is gettin dated now! The final thing is does anyone know where to get a 9500 with the 9700 pcb in the uk?

Cheers
it can be done with a software hack... :) no hardware work needed...

you need to get very lucky and get a 9500 non-pro on a 9700 non-pro pcb hence with 4 disabled pipelines that WORK... and the software mod will enable these 4 pipelines and BOOM... you are up and running...

will not change it to 9700pro because frankly you are working off of a 9700 non-pro pcb... memory quality is going to be lower (hence lower speeds/oc's) but it will be a darn sight better than a 9500 non-pro...

problem is the 9700non-pro pcb... hard to find... and you may end up with a buggered card...

I would just save a little longe.r.. your card is just fine for now... prices will drop over summer as new products drop...
 

Krux

Nissan Powered
#3
always remember that if you can't afford to replace what your gonna overclock you shouldn't overclock it. and it sounds like your a lil strapped for cash so I would just wait tell I had the money to buy the faster card.
 

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#4
Ok thanks I guess your right what with a 9500 being £140 and the cheapest 9700PRO being £220 the diffrence is price dropping. And witht the new cards coming out all the time they are only gonna get cheaper. I usually only pay £150 for cards anyway and i guess gettin the right pcb is a bit of a gamble anyway. Cheers
 

Sazar

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Political User
#5
Originally posted by indyjones
Ok thanks I guess your right what with a 9500 being £140 and the cheapest 9700PRO being £220 the diffrence is price dropping. And witht the new cards coming out all the time they are only gonna get cheaper. I usually only pay £150 for cards anyway and i guess gettin the right pcb is a bit of a gamble anyway. Cheers
:)

good call :)

after all.. it is OUR money :) and therefore OUR satisfaction is paramount...
 

Sazar

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Political User
#7
Originally posted by indyjones
Sazar when you refer to your ATI as modded what exactly have you done to it?? :confused:
heh you will notice that I have removed the text 'modded' since when I did it.. it was meant to signify that I had added copper ram sinks and an additional cooler to the metal plate @ the back of my card :)

now with all teh software and hardware hacks for the 9500 done the last several months.. it sounded odd.. so I just removed it :)
 

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#8
Originally posted by Sazar
heh you will notice that I have removed the text 'modded' since when I did it.. it was meant to signify that I had added copper ram sinks and an additional cooler to the metal plate @ the back of my card :)

now with all teh software and hardware hacks for the 9500 done the last several months.. it sounded odd.. so I just removed it :)
Ah i see though it still says modded in your sig :rolleyes: as for the modding of 9500s that was what i origonally planned and you warned against :cool:
 

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