Archive | June 2008

ATi Radeon HD 4870 & 4850 Fanfix

* UPDATE * This has been fixed in Catalyst 8.10 Release, you can manualy change fanspeed in this catalyst

this is how to fix the fan problem, it should be fixed in next months drivers, i asume (catalyst 8.7)

0. Open Catalyst Control Center
1. Go to ATi Overdrive and enable it, then apply
2. Then to Profiles Manager in Profiles
3. Enter Fanfix as name of profile, then select ATI overdrive in Compostion
4. Select Desktop Shortcut in Activation
5. Save and Close
6. Open Fanfix.xml in

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ATI\ACE\
Vista: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\

7. Change Automatic to Manual under “FanSpeedAlgorithm_0”, then change “FanSpeedPercentTarget_0” to the speed you want
8. Run the desktop shortcut and done 😉

you can do for diffrent speeds just make new profiles, and then you can drag the desktop shortcut to startup folder in startmenu to get it to automaticly load on startup

Catalyst 8.7 will be out on 15 july

if you make a profile in catalyst after turning on Overdrive( make sure clock and memory settings are correct). You can then go to the file “C:UsersBretwareAppDataLocalATIACEBretware. XML. the xml file will have the same name as the catalyst profile you saved. right click and hit edit.

Change the value to “manual” and Want value to “65”Save the file then reload your profile in catalyst.

65% seemed perfect for me, 70% was loud but you may need it if your case has poor air flow.

You will may have to select the profile everytime you start the computer, but it will work until there is a fix or better info so i can figure how to change the auto target temp.
Good Luck ,bretware

thx bretware


Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Lite-R Lite-Retail Review

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Lite-R Lite-Retail
I got 4870 today

it was well package in a small box, with buble plastic and foam
its fast, twice as fast as 3870, AA/AF has been highly improved in high resolutions

Video upscale image quality is better than 3870, heck my NTSC A-Team Season 5 Episodes got better color and detail

Package Content
1x DVI to HDMI Adapter (with 7.1 Lossless support)
1x DVI to VGA Adapter
1x DIN to S-Video Adapter
1x DIN to component Adapter
2x PCIe 6pin to molex Adapters
1x Crossfire Bridge
1x Quick Instruction Guide
1x Driver CD (Catalyst 8.6 v12-093)
1x Fueled by Sapphire Sticker

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Editon (stock)
OCZ Gold PC6400 4GB Dual Channel
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5
74GB Raptor

fun with a round of crysis in Very high without AA at 20-24fps 😀
===== Crysis HD DX10 Very High DX10 1280×1024 No AA/AF =====
Average: 24.6 FPS
Minimum: 11.8 FPS
Maximum: 38.2 FPS
===== World in Conflict Demo Very High DX10 1280×1024 AAx4/AFx16 =====
Average: 22.0 FPS
Minimum: 9.0 FPS
Maximum: 51.0 FPS

this is how hot my card, room temp er 26.6c

after some Very High fun i crysis
and yes 3870 was also this hot when i got it, even X1800 XT to;)

howto easly flash bios using usbstick

you need:
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool ( from mediafire or )
Win ME Bootdisk files (from mediafire or rapidshare )
any usbstick

Create a Bootable USBstick
1. Run “HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool”
2. Select you usbstick as Device
3. Select FAT as File system
4. Volume name “BOOT98SE”
5. Select Quick Format (besure to copy any importal files off you usbstick!)
6. Select Create a DOS startup disk
7. unzip the and point “Using DOS system files located at” to the unzipped folder with files inside
8. Then start
9. Now it should be done, you wont see any files on the usbstick as they are in the boot sector

Flash the BIOS
1. Download you bios files from motherboard manufactour
2. Unzip it
3. Copy the files to your usbstick
4. Let the usbstick be in the port
5. Go into bios, then in boot priority
6. Select usb flash disk in removable or in hard drive as first boot device
7. Now save and reboot
8. Now you should get “Starting Windows Millenium Emergency Boot”
WARNING: flashing bios while ocing is not a good idea, and you should not reboot or anything while flashing, besure that the usbstick dont have any errors
9. Now you flash the bios using the manufactours guide 😉
10. When done flashing, reboot
11. and your done

Other Tools:

you can use other DOS tools to, you just need to copy them to usbstick and run them like memtest86+

Tip: you can put other files on the usbstick, just dont format it it and it will be as before 🙂

ATI Radeon 4800 Demo, AMD Puma

below is the comptex press video by amd, includes the demo of 4800 series, puma info to!

Puma is coming!

AMD Puma is coming, includes 780G chipset, UVD 1080p Decoding, Turion X2 Ultra with split power planes, HyperTransport 3.0, 802.11n wireless, optinal Graphic Boster based on ATI XGP, using Radeon HD 3870 via External PCI Express 2.0 cable! cost?, around 350 punds for mid-range accoding to hexus 3x faster than intel current to!

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nice tools


This will distroy any other remote desktop application or VNC
it easy, heck you tell you friend to run it, and tell you 8 numbers ID + 3 number password, and your connected to your friends PC, it works with Vista Aero 3D Theme!, its FREE!


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This little nice tool, a nice looking backup/sync tool, so you can sync your pictures folder between drives/external hd/network shares, Uses windows built in Scheduler
there is 2 versions one is Syncback wich is FREE, and one is SyncBackSE, that is shareware but has alot more options like FTP support
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