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Rivatuner and Gefoce 7800 GO


Seppi2k

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I've recently bought a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Gefoce 7800 Go.

after installing rivatuner i have this shown in rivatuner:

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That seems to me that there are 2 pixel and 2 vertex units deactivated.

Is there any way to activate them?

PS: Here are some other informations about my GPU:

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff Display adapter information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$0000000000 Description : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800

$0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)

$0000000002 Device ID : 0098

$0000000003 Location : bus 1, device 0, function 0

$0000000004 Bus type : PCIE

$000000000f PCIE link width : 16x supported, 16x selected

$0000000009 Base address 0 : dd000000 (memory range)

$000000000a Base address 1 : c0000000 (memory range)

$000000000b Base address 2 : none

$000000000c Base address 3 : de000000 (memory range)

$000000000d Base address 4 : none

$000000000e Base address 5 : 0000ef00 (I/O range)

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$0100000000 Graphics core : NV47 revision A1 (16x1,6vp)

$0100000001 Hardwired ID : 0090 (ROM strapped to 0098)

$0100000002 Memory bus : 256-bit

$0100000003 Memory type : DDR3 (RAM configuration 07)

$0100000004 Memory amount : 262144KB

$0100000100 Core clock domain 0 : 249.750MHz

$0100000101 Core clock domain 1 : 249.750MHz

$0100000102 Core clock domain 2 : 249.750MHz

$0100000006 Memory clock : 329.063MHz (658.125MHz effective)

$0100000007 Reference clock : 27.000MHz

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff NVIDIA VGA BIOS information

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$1100000000 Title : G70M-U P494 sku0 VGA BIOS

$1100000002 Version : 5.70.02.30.12

$1100000100 BIT version : 1.00

$1100000200 Core clock : 300MHz

$1100000201 Memory clock : 600MHz

$1100010000 Performance level 0 : 100MHz/329MHz/1.10V/100%

$1100010001 Performance level 1 : 100MHz/329MHz/1.10V/100%

$1100010002 Performance level 2 : 250MHz/329MHz/1.10V/100%

$1100020000 VID bitmask : 00000111b

$1100020100 Voltage level 0 : 1.10V, VID 00000010b

$1100020101 Voltage level 1 : 1.30V, VID 00000110b

$1100030001 Core thermal compensation : 10°C

$1100030002 Core thermal threshold : 93°C

$1100030003 Ambient thermal threshold : 99°C

$1100030004 Thermal diode gain : 0.792°C

$1100030005 Thermal diode offset : 23.060°C

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$ffffffffff NVIDIA graphics processor registers

$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------

$020100003c CR3C : 00000070

$0200000000 NV_PMC_BOOT_0 : 047800a1

$0200001080 NV_PBUS_DEBUG_0 : 00000000

$0200001084 NV_PBUS_DEBUG_1 : 00205649

$0200001088 NV_PBUS_DEBUG_2 : 000211f0

$020000108c NV_PBUS_DEBUG_3 : 00000091

$02000010f0 NV_10F0 : 00007fff

$0200001100 NV_1100 : 03f00000

$0200001218 NV_1218 : f0000201

$0200001540 NV_1540 : 73ff3f17

$0200001544 NV_1544 : 00001fff

$02000015a0 NV_15A0 : 01040091

$02000015a4 NV_15A4 : 00000000

$02000015a8 NV_15A8 : 00000000

$02000015ac NV_15AC : 00000000

$02000015b0 NV_15B0 : 01000000

$02000015b4 NV_15B4 : 08000000

$02000015b8 NV_15B8 : 94800000

$02000015bc NV_15BC : 0000ff00

$02000015f0 NV_15F0 : 00000000

$02000015f4 NV_15F4 : 00000000

$02000015f8 NV_15F8 : 7fffffff

$0200004000 NV_4000 : 8000011f

$0200004004 NV_4004 : 011f2504

$0200004008 NV_4008 : 01f10000

$0200004010 NV_4010 : c001011f

$0200004014 NV_4014 : 011f1802

$0200004018 NV_4018 : 0005001f

$020000401c NV_401C : 0e021104

$0200004020 NV_4020 : e441001c

$0200004024 NV_4024 : 0f020d02

$020000402c NV_402C : e441001c

$0200004030 NV_4030 : 0f020d02

$0200004038 NV_4038 : e441001c

$020000403c NV_403C : 0f020d02

$0200004044 NV_4044 : e441001c

$0200004048 NV_4048 : 0f020d02

$0200004050 NV_4050 : 00000000

$020000c000 NV_C000 : 00020010

$020000c010 NV_C010 : 28c00084

$020000c014 NV_C014 : 40000000

$020000c018 NV_C018 : 28c00084

$020000c01c NV_C01C : 40000000

$020000c020 NV_C020 : 00000001

$020000c024 NV_C024 : 00000000

$020000c028 NV_C028 : 00000001

$020000c02c NV_C02C : 00000000

$020000c040 NV_C040 : 3c03d333

$020000c04c NV_C04C : 10101010

$0200100200 NV_PFB_CFG : 43003023

$020010020c NV_PFB_CSTATUS : 10000000

$0200100220 NV_PFB_TIMING0 : 060b130f

$0200100224 NV_PFB_TIMING1 : 0a010607

$0200100228 NV_PFB_TIMING2 : 20240305

$02001002c0 NV_PFB_MRS : 00000252

$02001002c4 NV_PFB_EMRS : 0010009b

$0200100474 NV_100474 : 11110004

$0200101000 NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_0 : a36fc89f

$0200101004 NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_0_AND : 7e20c03f

$0200101008 NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_0_OR : 016f0880

$020010100c NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_1 : 80009490

$0200101010 NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_1_AND : 7fff8fef

$0200101014 NV_PEXTDEV_BOOT_1_OR : 00001010

$020060081c NV_PCRTC_GPIO_EXT : e6050557

$0200680500 NV_PRAMDAC_NVPLL_COEFF : 00000000

$0200680570 NV_PRAMDAC_NVPLL_COEFF_1 : 00000000

$0200680504 NV_PRAMDAC_MPLL_COEFF : 00000000

$0200680574 NV_PRAMDAC_MPLL_COEFF_1 : 00000000

$020068050c NV_PRAMDAC_PLL_COEFF_SELECT : 00000204

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Mmmm, so the go 7800 vinilla is 16 pipes/6vert shaders.. The go 7800 gtx is 24 pipes/8vert shaders. Mmm, if you could try and unlock some of those, but i'm not an expert on this kinda thing :)

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Guest p.schanz@comcast.net

:)

I really wish someone with the goods on this post would respond,

I just got a e1705 with the nvidia go 7800 and feel like this puppy should be moving a little faster ?

I didn't keep the rivatuner installed cause I didn't see/know what I could really do with it to rev this rig up ?

I just went with the 83.20v2 and coolbits to bump the clock but I know someone wiser then me could make more of this set-up....

anyone who knows there stuff please contribute...

I cant really contribute much as i am a noob...but I would love two learn more here so I will be hanging around and listening -

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$0100000001 Hardwired ID : 0090 (ROM strapped to 0098)

a desktop 7800 GTX bootstrapped to Go 7800. DDR3 wohoo!

PowerMizer will then offer 2 states:

$1100010001 Performance level 1 : 100MHz/329MHz/1.10V/100%

$1100010002 Performance level 2 : 250MHz/329MHz/1.10V/100%

I quote Miki for the suggested procedure:

RivaTuner reports that there are no masked pixel/vertex shader units on my NV41 Go 6800. So it comes down to this:

1) mobile NV41 (and possibly NV42) chips do not have unlockable units

2) locked pixel and vertex units are hardware masked which means unlocking them will require flashing a GeForce with a BIOS from a mobile 16-pipe GF6800 chip (which does not exist at the moment)

Unlocking a mobile chip is not possible atm but I would like someone to prove me wrong...

Means (in this case the otherway around) someone who dares to flash a Desktop VBIOS to a mobile one (and considers to flash the GPU worthless :) ) could have success. PowerMizer features will probably be gone, but that's probably OK for the one who needs the thrill :)

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Yes , that is correct for NV41 / NV42 chips but his NV47 has software masked units which means they can be seen and hopefully unlocked with RivaTuner. You can see the RivaTuner screenshot from my 6800go in attachment - there is nothing to unlock :) .

nvaio.cmd

Seppi2k you should be able to unlock disabled pixel/vertex units by putting a checkmark next to them and restarting the computer when RivaTuner asks you to. But BE CAREFUL !!! Theoreticaly you can damage the card by doing so but chances for that are minimal. You should unlock the units one at the time, reboot, test them in your favorite benchmark/game for a solid hour to make sure they are not corrupted. If you see errors in rendering like random noise or badly drawn polygons disable that unit and try the other ones. Remember that you are doing this on your own responsibility...but you can speed your games 50% if you succeed :)

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...but his NV47 has software masked units which means they can be seen and hopefully unlocked with RivaTuner.
That's what i tried to describe :)

Hopefully it will work. For the brave one :)

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That's what i tried to describe :)

Hopefully it will work. For the brave one :)

So last night I tried to unlock both the pixel pipes that were dissabled and the vertex ones.

After I did this ones at a time both made my benchmarks go way down ?

It seemed like unlocking them became liking towing a trailer ?

So I locked them back up and im back to where I was

Of note was when I unlocked them and ran under coolbits utility overclocking it suggested my core go to 390 and my memory to 990....got really excited there but like I said when I got to benchmarking it tanked....and thus I locked them back up.

If I did something wrong ? I don't know, but I think I don't know enough to comfortably paly with this ?

I can't afford to fry this card the first week I have it ?

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Of note was when I unlocked them and ran under coolbits utility overclocking it suggested my core go to 390 and my memory to 990....got really excited there but like I said when I got to benchmarking it tanked....and thus I locked them back up.

Maybe your 7800 is doing the thermal throttling because you overclocked too far.

In control panel check 'No overclocking' in Clock frequency settings panel.

Did you reboot after unlocking the pipes ?

Try to unlock one pixel quad , reboot and start RivaTuner again. You should see something like 'NV47 (A1 20x1,6vp) with 256mb ddr'. Run 3DMark and see if there is any difference. If there is... :)

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Yes , that is correct for NV41 / NV42 chips but his NV47 has software masked units which means they can be seen and hopefully unlocked with RivaTuner. You can see the RivaTuner screenshot from my 6800go in attachment - there is nothing to unlock :) .

nvaio.cmd

Seppi2k you should be able to unlock disabled pixel/vertex units by putting a checkmark next to them and restarting the computer when RivaTuner asks you to. But BE CAREFUL !!! Theoreticaly you can damage the card by doing so but chances for that are minimal. You should unlock the units one at the time, reboot, test them in your favorite benchmark/game for a solid hour to make sure they are not corrupted. If you see errors in rendering like random noise or badly drawn polygons disable that unit and try the other ones. Remember that you are doing this on your own responsibility...but you can speed your games 50% if you succeed :)

I've already tried these steps but the units aren't unlocked after a restart... :P

Any other idea?

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Guest Mikers85

I don't know enough about this to offer any good suggestions, but since i have an e1705 on order with the go 7800 i am just letting you know there is plenty of support for this concept if you can get it to work. I am sure there will be lots of people ordering these and realizing the huge difference between the go and gtx. On the same note it would also be useful if someone could verify if it is or isnt possible to somehow get a gtx card installed on a 9400/e1705. I would imagine it may disable the dual core if it is possible since the xps doesnt have dual core and you would need to flash with its bios. I dont known if the card slot is identical or not. Also I noticed you need an xps power supply to get the 7800 gtx installed on the 9300, I didn't get my e1705 yet, but is it possible that your opening up those pipes is taking too much power away from the rest of the computer to allow for good benchmarks?

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I don't know enough about this to offer any good suggestions, but since i have an e1705 on order with the go 7800 i am just letting you know there is plenty of support for this concept if you can get it to work. I am sure there will be lots of people ordering these and realizing the huge difference between the go and gtx. On the same note it would also be useful if someone could verify if it is or isnt possible to somehow get a gtx card installed on a 9400/e1705. I would imagine it may disable the dual core if it is possible since the xps doesnt have dual core and you would need to flash with its bios. I dont known if the card slot is identical or not. Also I noticed you need an xps power supply to get the 7800 gtx installed on the 9300, I didn't get my e1705 yet, but is it possible that your opening up those pipes is taking too much power away from the rest of the computer to allow for good benchmarks?

As far as iam concerned go7800 in dell 9400 has lower voltage than go gtx etc.

that's the only reason why it cannot work on the same freq..

so even if u could unlock the pipes u'd need more power .. so overcklocking possibilities

would fall down and u'd end up with unlocked pipes and similiar 3d power as now with overcklocked without that pipes..

but i may be wrong:P

anyway i have 3380 on 3dmark 06 which is ok for me (370/943) temps still ok

cheers

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didnt anybody notice that after u unlock thoes pipes and reboot, it still says dissabled when u go back and look..............

am about to up the voltage soon :) put the complete cover to work :)

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i would be really interested in anyone that has been successful in overclocking the 7800 Go. There is hardly any talk of this on the internet. If it's the same chip then maybe you can load it with the 7800 gtx bios?

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I'm sorry to bring this old topic out into the light, but i kinda wanna add/ help out.

To the last poster, i've been overclocking my 7800 go almost ever since i got it. up to about 375-380. temperature is still pretty nice too, usually only going up to about 45 when playing games (i do have a cooling pad on the way, too)

The main reason i have posted, is (believe it or not), i believe i have managed to unlock the pipes (the ones previously shown at the beginning of the topic). I bad thing is, i simply used rivatuner, which most of you have, however it worked for me. so what we gotta do is simply find out why its working for me, and not others.

btw, roughly, my specs are:

i9400

core duo 1.86 ghz

geforce 7800 go

Now, what i've done is basically used rivatuner, put a checkmark next to the 4 pipes that were disabled, clicked apply, clicked ok, then i was prompted to restart my laptop. When it booted back up, i turned back on rivatuner to see if it had dissapeared (i had expected it to, due to the previous posts). and to my surprise it had not.. the pipes were all enabled.

So, i decided to test this sucker out :) i loaded up S.T.A.L.K.E.R, and Battlefield 2, and noticed signifficant improvements

as in.. i can run battlefield on the absolute highest graphical settings (full resolution, full AA/draw distance) with near perfect framerate (perfect being in the 30's, as im told that the human eye cant see any higher).

Please, i wanna help. so if there's anything i can do to.. prove, or show how i did it, i'd be glad to help. Maybe it would be a good idea to overclock your gpu at the same time? i use rivatuner to bring that up to about 375

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