View Full Version : Unlocking a X1650 XT?!
07-09-2007, 12:08 PM
I found on here that this is possible. On Sapphire's forums I have posted this question as well and got no reponce. Several months ago I posted this here and received no responce as well. For such a great little card it would be good to go from 24 pipelines to 36!
07-09-2007, 01:26 PM
You can't unlock them .
07-09-2007, 11:29 PM
You can't unlock them .
hmm, then why when selecting it on the compare video cards on this site does it say that it has unlockable pipelines when it doesn't?
07-10-2007, 12:16 AM
You will notice that it says that it may not work as well....
I assume that most of the comparison data is done mathematically - not real world tested (that would take forever) and as explained before regarding the pipes in particular, the number in ( ) is what the chip set has in it's native config and the other number is what is actually in operation. In most cases these are irreversible disabled/broken at the factory, hence no unlocking. A while back when this practice was first done by graphics manufacturers, it was mostly done in the bios and maybe a few discrete components on the board - now it is supposedly permanent.
07-10-2007, 11:37 PM
Yeah , they are done mathematically on the site .
You could unlock pipelines on the 6800 cards , because they weren't laser cut . But on the X1K and GeForce 7 cards they are lasercut .
07-12-2007, 12:17 AM
I think the days of unlocking video cards is over. :(
The last cards that I unlocked was a 6200AGP and a X800GTO AGP card.
At least we can still overclock:)
07-16-2007, 05:11 AM
I turned a 6200 into a 6600, then strapped on some ghetto modded active cooling and turned it into something faster then a 6600GT. Benchmarks prooved it.
07-17-2007, 11:13 PM
But you can't unlock pipes on Geforce 7/8 series and Radeon X1K series . ( Haven't seen any HD 2K cards with disabled pipes )
SkillZ to EnVy
08-07-2007, 09:25 AM
im new here and the fact of the mater is i know this is probably the wrong thred but i was wondering if anyone knew where to get a Radeon HD 2600 XT "AGP" all i could find was pci express, this should be gddr4, mem 800, clock 1100, i really need a good card so could someone shed some light on my situation
08-27-2007, 11:37 PM
First of all , there are no GDDR4 AGP HD 2600 XT's , only GDDR3 running at 800/1400 , not 800/2200 .
They haven't hit the stores yet , as far as I know . And if you are thinking of buying it , then don't . The X1950 Pro AGP is faster ( and probably cheaper ) than the HD 2600 XT AGP .
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