I need help getting 4 more pixel pipelines

  DauntlessEagle 11:37 04 Jul 2006

I need help as i have never done anything like this before ..
i have a ATI radeon X850 pro and i have 12 pixel pipelines and which to unlock the rest of them to make it 16 pixel piplines.
how do i come about this
p.s i know you have to flash the bios but i dont know how and if i do will it mess up my bios..

  Belatucadrus 11:55 04 Jul 2006

click here For some light reading.
click here however indicates that in some cards it may not be possible to do, due to hardware locks.

"While just about any x800/x850 series card can be bios flashed to a higher model, whether you get any extra pipes depends on if there are hardware locks enabled. The two hardware locks are:

* pipe disabled on-die (means pipes are faulty and impossible to unlock) - 990 reg
* pipes disabled on gpu packaged (can be bypassed by connecting lasercut trace on gpu package, allowing unlock assuming pipes not disabled on die) - 994 reg "

  gudgulf 12:14 04 Jul 2006

Please stick to one post...it makes the thread easier to follow.

click here

and click here

previous posts.

If you have not tried this sort of thing before and don't feel confident to follow th advice in previous posts then DON'T DO IT!

If it goes wrong you will end up with a dead graphics card.

Try simply overclocking the card first.....ATITool

click here is good for unleashing the full potential of your card.

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