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Omega drivers
« on: September 09, 2003, 04:16:38 PM »
Anybody running the Omega drivers for ATI? The newest one is 2.4.78
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2003, 05:50:06 PM »
I'm running Omegas.  Don't remember which version, but they're fantastic!  Highly recommended by Howdy Duty.

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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2003, 07:21:31 PM »
Last time I ran the Omegas I dropped in 3Dmark 03 by like 1000 points, I was quite shocked, because I had heard how wonderful they are.  hmmm.  Maybe it had to do with my WinXP install. It was kinda plugged up a bit.
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2003, 07:47:58 PM »
I'm getting some artifacting with them in 3D2003 with my 9800.....I scored 5748 but the artifacting is no good...I am hitting 58C on my video card which is a little hotter than I would like but nowhere near my 70C on my 9700 before I did the HSF mod.
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2003, 07:49:49 PM »
Yes and yes.

I'm running Omega Drivers (the latest) on my gaming install, and development install.

Xena is also running them on her laptop.

Better image quality, and let's face it - if you drop 5FPS with a 9700Pro or better - you're really not going to notice it.

PS. I had artifacting on my old 9700Pro, which seemed to be quite driver related.  The Cat 3.4's were one of the few drivers that worked without artifacting.  I RMA'd the card, and it seems there was indeed something wrong with it.
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2003, 08:19:47 PM »
Ok to all the ppl that dont know what the deal is on   Omega Drivers what's better then the others (newbie at ati stuff) are they  beta drivers as in nvidia drivers and where do we get these as im getting the strange shapes too.
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2003, 09:06:00 PM »
hey how do you figure out your temp on your video card?? I'm sure my 9700 has to be running mega hot, just sorta curious how how

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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2003, 09:49:53 PM »
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2003, 09:50:27 PM »
I tried omega drivers on my 9700np and I noticed a significant drop in BF1942.  Great install and some cool tools though.
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2003, 06:00:16 AM »
The omega drivers can be found over at Omega Corner.

These drivers a tweaked for quality, not necessarily performance and are based on ATI Catalyst drivers.

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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2003, 07:42:15 AM »
anyone out there thats running a 9700np, what temps to you normally get under load and idle?

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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2003, 10:30:41 AM »
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Re:Omega drivers
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2003, 10:36:35 AM »
anyone out there thats running a 9700np, what temps to you normally get under load and idle?

When I had my 9700 NP with the stock cooling I was getting 68C at the HSF and 70C on the back side of the GPU (My DigiDoc has 8 temp probes so you can monitor just about anything on your system that you want.....a good investment for the serious computer tweaker). After getting serious artifacting in 1942 and seeing the high temps I pulled out the card and saw just how sad the heatsink contact was with the GPU....I had the shim BS and the heatsink was not even touching the GPU. I removed the shim and the lame thermal putty. I used some Artic Silver II that I still had laying around and remounted the factory HSF but I used real bolts to hold it in firm contact. With the factory plastic press pins the HSF would wobble on the GPU. After this little mod I dropped 9C on both my front and rear temps. I recommend this mod to anybody with the 9700. I forgot to say that I also had to cut a small piece off the stock heatsink as it now sits closer to the PCB and it would have hit some little parts on the board and not sat flat on the GPU.
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