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Author:  POLIST8 [ Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  HSless and Fanless Radeon 9200?

$52.00 on newegg...

I thought it would at least need a heatsink...

http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp ... 298-01.JPG

Author:  DryFire [ Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:12 pm ]
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no my old gf2mx didn't come with a heatsink either.

Author:  MercenaryForHire [ Wed Aug 13, 2003 6:55 am ]
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God only knows how low that thing's clocked at. Keep in mind that since it's an OEM part it can go way, way down. A certain manufacturer runs their FX5200s at 250/180 - like they weren't neutered enough already.

- M4H

Author:  MGP [ Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:17 pm ]
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It could be the Radeon 9200SE, an OEM-directed, underclocked version of the 9200 that was introduced by ATI a month or two ago.

Author:  pingu666 [ Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:49 am ]
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probably is, bung heatsink on and it might oc really well
or u could just need some small burgers...

Author:  MGP [ Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:55 pm ]
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I'm quite certain that the card cannot be oced b/c ATI locked the internal clock settings of the Radeon 9200 series video chipsets.

Author:  Rusty075 [ Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:08 pm ]
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There are plenty of software apps to overcome the locked bios' on Ati cards. Rivatuner is my personal favorite.

Author:  MGP [ Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:59 pm ]
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But then again, why would you want to oc a Radeon 9200? For an extra 5 fps? :shock: If performance means that much to a buyer, then he/she should not even be looking at a card based on the Radeon 9200. I personally bought the Sapphire Radeon 9200 so that I could run it fanless (without modding) without any stability worries.

Author:  Rusty075 [ Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:28 am ]
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True, if 3D performance is at all important the 9600 is the better balance between price/performance/quiet

Author:  DryFire [ Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:31 am ]
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i would second a vote for the 9600.

Author:  MGP [ Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:42 am ]
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I'll third it. :D

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