Did Dell Disable ATI Overdrive on My Current 9800XT?

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I just discovered that the Catalyst Control Center (which I have) has the ability of an "Overdrive" feature under the Performance tab, where I can view the temperature of the card, as long as it is an XT card.

I have a Radeon 9800XT (which is broken and I'm having it replaced next week), but there is no Performance or Overdrive tab in the Catalyst Control Center.

Why is that? It's an XT-based card, and ATI's site said that the 9800XT's have this feature.

Did Dell disable it, or is my card not all that it seems to be?

http://www.ati.com/products/catalyst/overdrive.html
 

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Q3: What products support ATI Overdrive™?

A3: Currently ATI Overdrive™ is supported on the ATI Radeon® 9800 XT and ATI Radeon® 9600 XT retail products. On the Graphics By ATI products supplied by ATI's Add In Board Partners the availability of Overdrive is at the discretion of the partner. Please refer to the website of your graphic card manufacturer for details.
 

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Yeah, I saw that, that's why I'm asking.

I know my card is supported, but I guess Dell disabled it or something to prevent overclocking (lol).

I just wanted to use it to see how hot my card was running without downloading any other hardware-monitoring software.
 

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Unfortunately Dell modifies everything they sell, and never for the better.
 
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Personally I haven't found the overdrive feature that useful. My system tends to run a little on the hot side. No problems with this, but I find that the overdrive only kicks in when I don't really need it. Like I'm sure that it's working now as I sit here typing. But play a game for a couple of minutes and the card temp will cause it to shut off. This weekend will be an attempt to cool down the card and system with some aftermarket stuff.
 
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