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    If you have a Radeon X800 Pro VIVO it is most likely that you can flash the BIOS and turn into a X800 XT.

    It achieved by first backing up your original X800 Pro VIVO BIOS and then flashing the BIOS with an X800 XT BIOS from Gigabyte which opens up the locked 4 remaining pipes and thus gives you 16 active pipes instead of 12 which is standard on the X800 Pro series.

    After this it is time to flash your X800 Pro VIVO card with either standard ATi X800 XT BIOS or your backed up BIOS.

    Since the new BIOS also increases the clockrate of the GPU and memory to those of an X800 XT card most users choose do a rollback to their orginal BIOS and then apply some sort of extra cooling before attempting to overclock. The neat thing is that you get to keep the 16 active pipes

    Read more about how it's done, which cards are supported and the downloads needed here: http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33766704

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    If you have a Radeon X800 Pro VIVO it is most likely that you can flash the BIOS and turn into a X800 XT.

    It achieved by first backing up your original X800 Pro VIVO BIOS and then flashing the BIOS with an X800 XT BIOS from Gigabyte which opens up the locked 4 remaining pipes and thus gives you 16 active pipes instead of 12 which is standard on the X800 Pro series.

    After this it is time to flash your X800 Pro VIVO card with either standard ATi X800 XT BIOS or your backed up BIOS.

    Since the new BIOS also increases the clockrate of the GPU and memory to those of an X800 XT card most users choose do a rollback to their orginal BIOS and then apply some sort of extra cooling before attempting to overclock. The neat thing is that you get to keep the 16 active pipes

    Read more about how it's done, which cards are supported and the downloads needed here: http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33766704

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    You get any artifacts?
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    Havent been able to test that much yet but sofar the only artifacts i've seen is when i have overclocked the card to heavy.

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    Did get some artifacts with Cat 4.6 and Cat 4.7 Beta. Now installed the official Cat 4.7 and so far no artifacts. Runs great with very littel stutter/freeze in perfect mode.

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    Yes itâ´s a 100 % successrate since these cards is really X800XT:s. The Club3D and Sapphire X800 PRO VIVO to X800XT flash noone have failed so far have heard reports of Powercolor X800 PRO VIVO working also so there is a chance it applies to all VIVO cards at least if they are from the first batch of cards.

    I guess they will fix this sooner or later though
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    Reason for the "Pro" version is because one of the four sets of pipelines did not work properly. This means they did work in the first place but not reliable, hence they "locked" it. But beside that the Pro and XT are exactly same GPU.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RAAF_Edin:
    Reason for the "Pro" version is because one of the four sets of pipelines did not work properly. This means they did work in the first place but not reliable, hence they "locked" it. But beside that the Pro and XT are exactly same GPU.

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    That is not the whole truth. As with VIVO:s most of these are cards that donâ´t have trouble with running at X800XT PE specs. And even some X800 PRO:s would qualify as X800XT:s but they just laser cut the pipelines to sell them as PRO:s

    But of course many X800 PRO:s out there either have laser cut or damaged pipelines in them.
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    Why would you ever want to overclock a card that already does more then the game can do?
    I mean, how far can you go & just what do you gain over an already great running game card...?
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