Softmod doesn't stick?

Discussion in 'RivaTuner Advanced Discussion forum' started by IceMole, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Apexle

    Apexle New Member

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    Eagerly Waiting 15.3 as well... can't wait to test it out
     
  2. catkicker

    catkicker Member

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    seems to easy

    Well I read the whole thing and installed Riva Tuner v2.0 15.3 News Years Edition. Seems to simple:D
    Thank's Unwinder



    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Northbridge information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0400000000 Description : NVIDIA nForce3 250
    $0400000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0400000002 Device ID : 00e1
    $0400000003 AGP bus : revision 3.0
    $0400000004 AGP status : enabled
    $0400000005 AGP rate : 4x 8x supported, 8x selected
    $0400000006 AGP SBA : hardwired, enabled
    $0400000007 AGP FW : supported, enabled
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0000000000 Description : NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    $0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0000000002 Device ID : 0041
    $0000000003 Location : bus 1, device 0, function 0
    $0000000004 Bus type : AGP revision 3.0
    $0000000005 AGP status : enabled
    $0000000006 AGP rate : 4x 8x supported, 8x selected
    $0000000007 AGP SBA : hardwired, enabled
    $0000000008 AGP FW : supported, enabled
    $0000000009 Base address 0 : f8000000 (memory range)
    $000000000a Base address 1 : f0000000 (memory range)
    $000000000b Base address 2 : f9000000 (memory range)
    $000000000c Base address 3 : none
    $000000000d Base address 4 : none
    $000000000e Base address 5 : none
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0100000000 Graphics core : NV40 revision A1 (16x1,6vp)
    $0100000001 Hardwired ID : 0041 (ROM strapped to 0041)
    $0100000002 Memory bus : 256-bit
    $0100000003 Memory type : DDR (RAM configuration 06)
    $0100000004 Memory amount : 131072KB
    $0100000005 Core clock : 324.000MHz
    $0100000006 Memory clock : 351.000MHz (702.000MHz effective)
    $0100000007 Reference clock : 27.000MHz
    $010000000b HW masked units : pixel 0100b, vertex 001000b


    It looks like it worked $0100000000 Graphics core : NV40 revision A1 (16x1,6vp)
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2005
  3. stingfish

    stingfish Member

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    hello everyone. I too would ike to unlock the nvidia 6800. I was wondering if someone would post simple step by step instructions on how I would be able to do this.

    My qustion is would I need to add any additional hardware like fans, bigger power supply? Below are my specs. Also, is there any risk in damaging my computer?

    Please look at my specs and tell me if it's safe for me to unlock the extra 4 piplines.

    EVGA GEFORCE 6800 128MB DDR AGP8X
    TURBO X-INFINITY Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature
    CPU: (754-pin) AMDT ATHLONT64 3200+
    AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS
    160GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 HARD DRIVE
    (754-pin Socket) Abit KV8 PRO VIA K8T800 Chipset AGP8X
    512 MB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY (Corsair XMS High Performance
    Memory w/ Heat Spreader


    When the 4 extra pipelis are unlocked is there a real difference in graphics quality??

    I am a complete novice but love to game and need realy simple instructions to unlock the 6800.

    Any time you send helping me is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Billy
     
  4. catkicker

    catkicker Member

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    I'm no expert. I did not see much of a temp increase after opening the pipelines. I did see a jump in my benchmark scores.
    As far as difference in graphics quality, well I did not see a big change all of my game settings were already on high or ultra.
    Big thing was performance boost. I ran 3D mark 05 and Aquamark tests and ran counterstike video stress before and after.
    3D mark 05 went from 3055 to 3460
    Aquamark score went from 54,407 to 56.254
    counterstrike source video stress a gains of 4 FPS
    My temputures stayed at around GPU core 59 to 61 degrees celsius and ambient 39 to 43 degress celsius
    At default clock speeds of core 325mhz and memory 700mhz.

    How to do it. Install Riva Tuner v2.0 15.3 News Years Edition.
    and do what I did read the readme and look through the options.
    you will figure it out. If I (unknowing noob) can figure it out you can to.
     

  5. stingfish

    stingfish Member

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    ahhhh, I just read that whole thing and totaly lost. lol. I wish there was a simple step by step click this, click that type of thingy.

    If you have any instructions for that please let me know.

    thank you. :)
     
  6. stormrayne

    stormrayne Guest

    PCI-E

    would this format work for a pci-e card too

    ""RivaTuner.exe /wrc020,0 /wrc024,0 /wrc028,0 /wrc02c,0 /wr1540,13f0f /rr1540 ""
     
  7. an4rk1

    an4rk1 New Member

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    I'd be really interested in hearing about the PCIe cards aswell, and how this unlock will affect SLI etc etc

    :D
     
  8. Banditsteals

    Banditsteals Guest

    hi
    after I read nearly a hundred of posts in this forum i think my post fits best here..
    i bought a v9999 GE last year december and tried to mod it to 16x1 6Vp.
    at that time it changed back on every reboot and i didn't know about this thread.
    so i tried to flash my bios with an original v9999 ultra bios.
    this seemed to work, (rivatuner showed up 16x1 6Vp),
    but i did not get any better performance.
    so my first guess was that i got a never version that can't be softmodded.
    i changed it back to original bios.
    then yesterday i saw comments on the shop where i bought the card,
    from users that managed to get it working with rivatuner.
    so i downloaded the new version of RT and tried again.
    this time it worked!! without bios mod RT showed up 16x1 6Vp.
    but again i get nearly nothing better in performance in benchmarks.
    i thought maybe the benchmarks are incorrect and i tested doom3 timedemo demo1
    without softmod i get 51.6 fps and with it i get 52.6 fps.
    (1024x768, HQ, 4x AA)
    is there anything i'm doing wrong ? do i need to overclock the card to get the results i want ?
    or is my card maybe not softmoddable as i first thought ?

    here some benchmarks from the first try in december:

    standard(62.11 driver):

    3dmark01: 12904
    3dmark03: 9068
    aquamark3: 46.053

    with bios mod (standard clock settings, non asus bios, 62.11 driver)
    3dmark01: 13125
    3dmark03: 10079
    aquamark3: 47.790


    standard (o'cked, 400x1100):

    3dmark01: 14716

    with v9999 ultra bios(62.11 driver):
    3dmark01: 15067
    3dmark03: 9918
    aquamark3: 47.715
    theproject: 31,07

    with v9999 ultra bios(66.93 driver):
    3dmark01: 15066
    3dmark03: 9987

    the ultra bios showed more performance, but only because it had other memory/gpu clock settings.
    with GE clock settings it was again like the GE bios.

    so now i have 2 guesses:
    1. my card is not softmoddable
    2. my card is softmoddable, but i'm doing something wrong
    3. i managed to softmod my card but the changes do not take effect, because of:
    * a) i use normal memory/gpu clock settings.
    * b) i have only 512mb DDR Ram

    any ideas ?
    Have Fun!
    Bandit.
     
  9. DaIVIageInc

    DaIVIageInc Guest

    Seems like somebody has a poopy diaper!! Not everyone wants to read through 30 some pages of posts. Stop being so impatient!
     
  10. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Same goes for you pal: Not everyone wants to read & answer same questions from newbies again and again and again... :mad2:
    Stop being so lazy and insulting moderators since you will get you banned out of Guru3D in no time...
     

  11. aachill

    aachill New Member

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    please help guys im a noobish and cant quite understand this..
    i have a gigabyte fanless 6800 n6812dh.
    and i know u can unlock all these pipes and stuff to make it as good as a gt or even ultra but how ive tried by riva tuner and enabled it but it does nothing..
    on pcmark on normal graphics settings no overclock or stuff i get 5000.
    but with riva tuners things open i only get 5500 which cant be wright but anyway i have heard there are other ways softmod wise liek typing in somnig and stuff how can i do it im so confused
     
  12. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Whenever i find myself confused, i try to read context sensitive Help and FAQ.
    Trust me, it helps... ;)
     
  13. aachill

    aachill New Member

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    sorry that does not help..
    can anyone explain how do i do this unlocking?
     
  14. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Then this tool is not for you, lazybone
     
  15. rav994

    rav994 New Member

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    so this is how riva came about.
    Thanks unwinder for this great tool.
     

  16. After a search I ran across this thread. Its a lot to search so hope you dont mind if I chance being a redundit noob to the forums and ask what may possibly be a question repeated several times. How does this metod work for two cards in sli? I have found these cards as low as 235 bucks. two of them if unlocked and oced to as high as possible should provide performance substantially higher marks than a single ultra at about the same price as one ultra?
     
  17. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Single 6800 Ultra will always be better than two 6600GTs
     
  18. StriderGT

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    He is asking about 2x6800LE unlocked and overclocked (not 2x6600). I have not tried it but it is really interesting if someone got it right with RivaTuner... If they work this way they will trash a single Ultra where SLI is applicable...
     
  19. So which pci-e cards are best for unlocking so far that you guys can tell? I may just order two cause tow nu even locked should give an ultra a run for its money I would think. Ill try to buy them where I can return for exchange if I have to. Then I can always upgrade toa pair of gts. btw Im not a he , lol oh yeah and heres the rig they will go in. https://home.comcast.net/~msbmeaner/images/2004_0501Image/mycomp.jpg.jpg
     
  20. Ryden

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    Overclocking help

    Hi everyone can someone please help me, I want to unlock my 6800 using that batch file trick,,Which vesion of RivaTuner do I need though?

    I currently have v2.0 15.8 and the command does not seem to work
    so if any one can help I would greatly appreciate it!
     

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