How to softmod your 9700 to 9800

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  1. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    step 9 seems to be a little tiny bit incomplete- I think #9 means goto C:\ATI\support\wxp-w2k-radeon-7-84-030228a1-008040c-efg\2KXP_INF\----------- Then when it goes back to the installation window (box) after you "show" windows where to get the driver from, you should have choices of what video card model to install. At least that is how I think it works.



    ---but I won't know for sure until I try this mod in a few days when I get my card. This mod is the first thing I am going to do.
     
  2. shuki

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    BWX is correct. navigate to that folder with the 2kxp_inf and hit OK then it goes back to "have disk" screen. If you have already installed the cat3.2's then your card should be recognized and r9700 should be in the list on the left....
     
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    Is this the 9500 pro > 9800 mod I have been reading about or is this limited to the 9700 only?
     
  4. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Well this is great and the mod works- it gives extra performance, looks amazing- and seems to work.

    BUT- I was playing BF1942 /w all settings maked out and was having a good time, when my computer locked up bad and displyed a bunch of colors on the screen (I wasn't OC'ing the card either)

    Anyway, I just rebooted and figured it was my powersupply or something- I was looking at some error logs to try to find out what happened and found THIS:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: ati2mtag
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 108
    Date: 5/2/2003
    Time: 10:13:17 am
    User: N/A
    Computer: ------------
    Description:
    The driver ati2dvag for the display device \Device\Video0 got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 03 00 52 00 ......R.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 6c 00 04 c0 ....l..À
    0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

    This looks like proof that this mod has problems- I wish it didn't- because it gives a very nice performance increase when using AA and seems to smooth everything out as well.
    Anyway, maybe the next driver will have this feature implemented.
     
  5. BavonWW

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    Re: added tommti's modded mtag file and got a great boost!

     
  6. shuki

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    nope it should be the 9700. and dunno why the 4 choices....
     
  7. jeuda

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    This is cool. Will this file work with newer Cat version?
     
  8. shuki

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    post 3.2 version will already include this mod so there will be no need to perform it :)
     
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    oh, u meant that it will be come official?
     
  10. shuki

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    yep. this was just a hack to get into it early ;)
     
  11. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Do you mean 3.3 or 3.4? I did this to the 3.2 and got an increase and SmoothVision 2.1- Are the 3.4's going to be smoothvision 2.1 even for 9700pro's?
     
  12. shuki

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    dunno if it will say smoothvision 2.1 or not but the same pipes we open up here with this soft mod will be opened in next ATI driver release... that is the boost Catalyst Maker was speaking of when he was promoting the 3.3 set. We had just tapped in a bit early ;)
     
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    Yup, exactly what I thought, cool.
     
  14. jeuda

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    i tried it, I got a 150 point boost in 3Dmark03! Cool.
     
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    GA-8INXP do you mean the Radeon Bios? Ive been having all sorts of probs not helped by a virus. Currently back to ATI 3.2 prior to doing 9800 soft mod then finally install Omegas drivers. It works in the end. Still cant understand why SMARTGART and ROTATION appear and dissapear at will, whatever drivers are in.
    Also have been getting swapped primary and secondary adapter bug. Microsoft are working on it.....

    Could someone post the correct file sizes for ATI 3.2 download, 9800 Softmod (german ) and Omegas 3.2 ? Just want to be certain about something.

    You see even with the ATI 3.2s I'm enjoying 1600x1200 32 bit dual 19" all XP desktop 3d etc except this nice gentleman from Hong Kong keeps coming along to control my mouse and operate my system for me. I'm trying to find out how he got in originally. Thats right Mr 161.53.99.7, can you please come back later I'm trying to write a reply here. ( Don't ask me how its possible or I'll start talking to my little pebble friend again )

    Will the stock fan with a Radeon (Sapphire) 9700 pro be Ok for Omegas 3.2 or the 9800 mod. I mean no overclock even. It sure runs hot and I've had to give it its own PSU supply for voltage stability. In fact Ive tacked two fans from a posh car hi-fi on too which has helped. The close proximty of all these fans inc GA-8INXP mobos brings to mind some dim memory of hysteresis and Hall efect problems.... Is this right?
    "go away, dont you have enough PCs in Hong Kong? They are dutyfree there, this cost me an arm and a leg so go find some nice corporate network...."
    Uhhhhhh........
     
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    Performance

    All i can say is that Cat 3.4+(supposed) smoothvision 2.1 should be better than 3.2+softmod : for me, there is no difference...so what ?? is it really included ??
     

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