AtiTool fried my card???

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by chinkgai, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. chinkgai

    chinkgai Member

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    so i was scanning for max core...it hits 583.something and freezes...first the program...then windows. i thought it was my drivers. i tried again after running driver cleaner a couple times...and tried again...and reverted to old drivers and tried again...same results everytime...freezes at 583.something even with vpu recovery checked...

    after a handful of tries, now it wont even run at stock speeds without have artifacts up the arse in about 20-30 seconds...

    btw, i have an x800 xt and was using beta 4.12 then switched to official 4.12 and switched back a couple times...

    so is it fried? i didnt know it would/could permanently damage my card...
     
  2. 8itgreat

    8itgreat Master Guru

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    most people know it can fry your card man...thats why i dont believe its settings ever.....if i set mine at the top end of what it shows to be fine...would have fried my card long ago as well
     
  3. SL2

    SL2 Ancient Guru

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    If you read the manual, you would know that you are supposed to stop it manually when artifacts appear.
     
  4. Ferret_69

    Ferret_69 Member Guru

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    I used ATItool to overclock my 9600xt from 500/700 to 530/760. Everytime I changed the frequencies I checked for artifacts until I got it as high as possible without having artifacts. Isn't that the way the program is supposed to be used?
     

  5. chinkgai

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    wow useful replies here guys, thanks [/sarcasm]

    anyways, i've never had a problem before with atitool, its supposed to drop the speed if it detects artifacts, it didnt, it just froze...thats why i thought there was software related problem... if this happened to everyone, then i dont think atitool would nearly be as popular without the auto scanning for max oc thats SUPPOSED to drop the speed AUTOMATICALLY

    anyways after i left it alone for a few hours in fear of it being damaged, it went back to normal, i guess it overheated and cooled down and is fine again...rock stable at 567/579 with 3dmark looping

    take this as a heads up for others

    i never had this problem with my 9800 pro
     
  6. ssjkev16

    ssjkev16 Master Guru

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    yeah, doesn't atitool drop our mhz everytime it detects artifacts, i know the version i'm using (0.022) does, and i was able to safely oc my radeon 9000 to the max without any artifacts.
     
  7. chinkgai

    chinkgai Member

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    wrong buddy, im using the same version

    better to play it safe
     
  8. ssjkev16

    ssjkev16 Master Guru

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    i guess your rite, don't want to lose a card just for trying to get a few extra frames. :(
     

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