ATI 256 MB DDR RADEON 9800 XT Bios Update??

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  1. FrankenBerrie

    FrankenBerrie New Member

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    I seen this on Warp2search::

    ATI 256 MB DDR RADEON 9800 XT Bios Update

    DELL have released a new bios v.113-A18804-106 for their RADEON 9800 XT which adds enhanced thermal control functionality.


    For some reason I do not think the link is correct but if someone can come across this and verify/test it....... It would be good.

    EDIT:
    This is a better link :)
    CLICK HERE.
     
  2. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    a quick question... who is crazy enuff to wanna test to see if it works w/ a 9800 xt... i myself wouldnt wanna cuz i cant afford 1 :(

    I myself havent heard anything about this bios yet... so i dont have any feedback
     
  3. nuG

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    Dell released a new 9800xt driver?!?! What the hell do they know about hardware druverSS? alls they do is sell pcs and LCDs they dont make there own hardware. Smells fishy........:dead:
     
  4. Slovak

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    They didn't release a driver, they released a bios.
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    still has this bios been released newhere else?
     
  6. nuG

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    Yeah my fault that what i meant. It was a late night. What i want to know is if it is an actaul ati bios or if dell actaully changed anything?
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    nething posted on an ATI site or maybe unofficial ATI fansites/forum pages... im feelin too lazy to investigate right now
     
  8. Huigie

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    Flashed it last night after seeing the post on Warp. Had to reinstall the ATI drivers afterwards. I can't see any difference at all.
     
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    Hmm, dell=ati's largest customer in the world, i doubt ati would say no if mikey asked for a different bios.
     
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    From Stargazer

    I found no obvious reference to any Dell specific customizations in the bios. Don't know if it safe to flash this bios to a non-Dell ATI Radeon 9800XT, though.
    My Sapphire Radeon 9800XT comes with bios revision 113-A18807-100, Dell updated bios is v.113-A18804-106 with build date of 02-23-2004.

    Dell bios identification string is "2004/02/23 11:59 R360 Hynix DDR BIOS - P/N 113-A18804-106 BIOS(6129) (C) 1988-2003, ATI Technologies Inc."
     
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    I tried it out, it does work fine except for one hitch->

    I dont know what the typical overdrive capability is but my card went to 432mhz in gear 4 with the original bios.

    With the dell bios it would only go to gear 3 (even though the card was actually cooler) and 418mhz.

    It was strange to me that the rom size grew by 25%. I think dell is playing the safe game here, make cards run slower, hence cooler, and hence fewer support problems.
     
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    I've Heard a few Rumour of Dell XT's overheating so maybe you right :confused:
     
  14. rgreen83

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    I submitted it to warp11 so you can get it there (at the bottomof his page) as a *.rom and flash with flashrom or atiflash (also at bottom of page).
    I dont trust dell's method with their make_floppy.

    http://www.ocfaq.com/softmod/bios.php
     
  15. rgreen83

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    I think it may be more than just a limit on overdrive on second glance, I mean surely that wouldnt take a 52k rom to a 64k rom would it?

    Heres a comparison report:
    Comparison of C:\unzipped\Video roms\dell98xt.rom and C:\unzipped\Video roms\ORIG98XT.ROM
    1 source file(s) containing a total of 513 lines compared against target location
    19 line(s) added
    26 line(s) deleted
    230 line(s) with important changes
    0 line(s) with only unimportant changes

    Comparison was with the common BBA 2003/10/03 15:07 hynix bios.
     

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