Overclocking your X1800XT

Introduction

Overclocking any X1K isn't very easy, as you will soon find. But, if you follow this guide closely, you will surely have some success.

OC3D will not be held resposible for any issues that may occur as a result of following this guide. Overclocking your X1K card with any 3rd party application VOID's your warranty.

First off, before we start, adequate cooling is a must.  Stock coolers will work, but only if you run upwards of 75% fan speed in-game.  There arent many 3rd party heatsinks out there either, that work properly with X1K cards.  I reccomend removing your stock heatsink, and applying a thermal paste such as Arctic Silver Ceramique, to squeeze some more performance out of it. 

Now, let's begin the process. First off, you need to disable ATi's services and startup programs.

To do this, click Start, then click Run.

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A window will appear. Type in msconfig and click OK.

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When you click OK, another window will appear. This is the System Configuration Utility. To disable ATi's services, click the Services tab. At the bottom of the window, click Hide All Microsoft Services.


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You will need to un-check two things. Ati HotKey Poller, and ATI Smart.

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Once you've unchecked those two services, click the Startup tab. Search for cli, this is ATi's Catalyst Control Center, or CCC. This wrecks havok on ATi Tool, and other 3rd Party overclocking applications.

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Once you have un-checked all three things, click OK. Another window will appear, asking you weather or not you would like to restart your computer now, or later. Click Restart, to do it immediately.

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Now for some ATi Tool fun.



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Most Recent Comments

04-04-2006, 18:59:25

limqareb
i need ur opinion btw AGP only dont feel like changing motherboard.
Thanks for the help.

04-04-2006, 19:26:17

Tec
Well the cards you are comparing are not even in the same group as in price or performance wise. So it really depends on how much you want to spend. As XFX 7800GS AGP costs around 220 and Ati X700 XT versions around 70 its completely different league.

Ati X700 XT has similar performance to Nvidia 6600GT.

I know you said you dont want to change the motherboard. Considering you have A64 processor changing the motherboard will allow you much better options in GFX cards and for future compatibility.

You can buy 1 of those ASrock 939 motherboards , costs around 40 and buy a Ati X1800XT 256 mb version for 200 so total cost to u would be around 240 where as with XFX 7800 GS still costing you around 220/230 with no future and you should get better performance with Ati x1800XT.

So it truly depends on your budget.

05-04-2006, 01:47:44

limqareb
lx700 there was a sapphire version of it
, yeah i will get a new pc next year so all i am fdoing is getting more ram and a gfx card nothing more , next year i will invest LM2000 in a new pc 10x for the help i decied i l go for the nvidia

05-04-2006, 03:15:29

Kempez
Yep go for the nvidia card - much better :)

05-04-2006, 06:37:28

limqareb
10q i will do that + i will getting another 1GB ram thankyou for the help

07-04-2006, 13:48:19

limqareb
got it does it support HDR?

07-04-2006, 14:29:45

llwyd
yes, most deffinately lol

07-04-2006, 18:38:00

limqareb
10q i love direct x 9 i pwns in cod 2 with the reflection + in CS : s the scope reflects

08-04-2006, 05:14:01

PV5150
Nice card lim, you'll be happy with it I'm sure. What RAM do you currently have and what new stuff are you looking at getting?

09-04-2006, 12:11:55

limqareb
i got with the gfx card a 1.0 gb ram now i have 1.5 gb i think i will leave the pc like it is
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