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fldrice
03-11-05, 08:57 PM
This card ran in all my systems for about 2 years. It is an original BBA Non Pro R350 core that's practically identical to the 9800 Pro with the exception of the bios. This card has been flashed with the Giga-Cube Ultimate Extreme 9800 Pro bios (398/351 stock) and has Samsung 8E GC33 memory. I have replaced the stock cooler with a vantec Iceberg 4 and attached heatsinks to the memory with a 1:1 mixture of AS Alumina Epoxy and As Ceramique. Note: I have removed the shim off the core for better contact with the iceberg, but I will include it and the original hsf in the package. This card will do 414/380 without braking a sweat and it's benched stable @ 420/400 as long as you have an extra fan blowing over it. The card has never been volt moded and I'm sure you can oc the core higher if you swap out the iceberg for something beefier.
Price is $170 shipped via USPS Priority w/delivery confirm and insurance

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r9800 front (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/radeon%209800%20front.JPG)
r9800 back (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/radeon%209800%20back.JPG)
r9800 led (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/radeon%209800%20led.JPG)
memory (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/r9800%20ramchips.JPG)
R350 core (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/R350%20core%20taped.JPG)
what's included (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/r9800%20package.JPG)
Various 3dmark 2k3 scores (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/fldrice/classifieds/radeon%209800/r9800%203dmark2k3%20various.JPG)
current 3dmark 2k3 project (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3783983)
current 3dmark 2001se project (420/400) (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8471132)
3dmark 2001se project (414/380) (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8451979)

saturnotaku
03-11-05, 08:59 PM
Heatware and/or eBay references must be provided, and please shrink the photos to 800x600 or 640x480.

fldrice
03-11-05, 09:01 PM
Heatware and/or eBay references must be provided, and please shrink the photos to 800x600 or 640x480.
See sig!

saturnotaku
03-11-05, 09:12 PM
OK, now about those pictures, fix 'em or they get taken down.

fldrice
03-11-05, 09:18 PM
done

jake_maveric_05
03-12-05, 05:30 PM
Is it AGP? also i didnt understand some of it. does it have the same performance as the 9800pro?

fldrice
03-13-05, 01:25 AM
Yes it is an AGP. It performs better than a stock 9800XT when OC'ed. The 9800NP was originally released by ATI about 2 years ago as a lower priced altenative to the 9800 Pro. Instead of costing around $300 it was priced at about $260-275. Physically, the card is identical to the 9800 Pro with the exception of higher latency ram on certain cards. ATI quickly discontinued the card when they found out it was too good. Instead of buying a Pro, people just bought the NP flashed and the Pro bios onto their card, effectively transforming the card into a 9800 Pro. Like BFG and their present day OC editions, Giga-Cube also made a factory overclocked card called the Ultimate Extreme 9800 Pro. Since my card was such a good OC'er, I flashed it to the Giga-Cube bios so that it runs 398/351 stock. I run this card @ 414/380 for everyday purposes, and you could push it to 420/400 provided that the card is adequately cooled. I hope that clears up a few things. If you have anymore questions you may want to check out rage3d.net and ocforums.com(where I dwell :))

jake_maveric_05
03-14-05, 07:04 PM
If only i could convince my dad to put it on credit. LoL i would luv to have. It would be an awesome upgrade from my 64mb 4200 Ti. if i could get it i would probaly turn it down a lil. I dont like to OC things. then again...i could sell the Ti and buy an artic cooling fan for it and keep it OC'ed. Na i would turn it down a bit. ;)