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lmetza
11-25-04, 09:25 AM
I just ordered myself an evga 6800nu, i origionally wanted a 6600GT but i couldent find one so i got a 6800. Now im wondering, if i unlock the extra pipelines with rivatuner will it damage my card if it dont work? Or if it dont work can i simply just go back to 12/5 and everything be normal again. Cuz i dont really wanna fry a $450 card.

r2d2d3d4d5
11-25-04, 09:32 AM
It shouldn't fry your card. At least I'm not aware of anyone reporting a damaged card as a result of unlocking the pipelines. I wasn't able to unlock the pipelines on my card but I was able to just go back to 12/5. 12/6 worked for me but it didn't seem worth keeping it on.

lmetza
11-25-04, 09:38 AM
Ok, ille probably give it a try then, or i might wait till the next version of rivatuner is released.

rocha
12-12-04, 03:26 PM
mine is working fine ;)

Salamandar
12-12-04, 03:29 PM
I just ordered myself an evga 6800nu, i origionally wanted a 6600GT but i couldent find one so i got a 6800. Now im wondering, if i unlock the extra pipelines with rivatuner will it damage my card if it dont work? Or if it dont work can i simply just go back to 12/5 and everything be normal again. Cuz i dont really wanna fry a $450 card.

6800nu r better than 6600GT

Jethro
12-12-04, 03:35 PM
tried softmod on a new evga NU and it worked great. 380/860 atm.

Edge
12-12-04, 04:13 PM
AFAIK, you can't actually damage the card by trying to unlock the extra pipes (at least I haven't heard of anyone say they have). Unfortunatly the success rate is still pretty low, I've had two 6800nus and neither worked right when I tried unlocking the extra pixel pipelines (the first one had graphic artifacts in games, the second wouldn't even report that the pipes were enabled even though I enabled them in Rivatuner). But, I did unlock the extra vertex shader with no problem, it just doesn't really help that much. Oh well, for the price I paid it was worth it, though unmodded the 6600gt is roughly equal to the 6800nu.