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Der Sturmbannführer

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#1 13 years ago

Just bought one 2 days ago, and installed it last night. It seems ATI still has a huge innability to make good drivers, as the card doesn't work for shit. Installation was done flawlessly and all drivers/softare was installed. I also upgraded the drivers for my motherboard, an -ABIT- AT7. Other specs would include an AMD Athlon XP 2200+, 1.80GHz, and 1GB of RAM. My computer won't go any further than the login screen, if it even loads the login screen. I'm currently stuck with using VGA mode to use simple functions such as internet and IM. Oh, actualy it made it to the desktop once, and it worked for a few seconds before the screen froze. This goes to show the card is fine, it is not a hardware problem, it is driver related.

Has anyone got any ideas as to what I can do to solve this problem? If I can't resolve the problem by tonight I'm just going to return it to the store and get a nVidia card.




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#2 13 years ago

What is your power supply's rating?




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#3 13 years ago

Ohhh well over 400watts... I know I have much more than is required. I'm going to try a complete reinstall of the OS on a fresh hard drive and if it still doesn't work, I'm going to just return it. It seems to be just another infamous driver issue with ATI...




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#4 13 years ago

My X800 works perfectly. I am running the latest ATI Cats,

Have you tried the Omega drivers? Did you delete the old vid drivers before installing?




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#5 13 years ago

If you do end up returning it, consider a GeForce, such as the 6800GT or similar (should be within the pricerange).




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#6 13 years ago

yes, that is most likely exacly what im going to do, unless of course if i can convince my dad to get me the 7800... :D




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#7 13 years ago
Der Sturmbannführeryes, that is most likely exacly what im going to do, unless of course if i can convince my dad to get me the 7800... :D

Save your money and get a 6800 and a better proc.




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#8 13 years ago

It wouldn't be worth it, since it's an Athlon XP motherboard. An Athlon XP can still handle all the games today, especially with 1GB of RAM. It's just the whole general opinion that the ONLY good processors these days are the Athlon 64s. They aren't, most processors made in the last three years will play Doom III and HL2. A computer with a 2.2GHz Celeron in my house ran HL2 on medium, so don't bitch.




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#9 13 years ago
RevenIt wouldn't be worth it, since it's an Athlon XP motherboard. An Athlon XP can still handle all the games today, especially with 1GB of RAM. It's just the whole general opinion that the ONLY good processors these days are the Athlon 64s. They aren't, most processors made in the last three years will play Doom III and HL2. A computer with a 2.2GHz Celeron in my house ran HL2 on medium, so don't bitch.

I was thinking more of a 3000/3200 XP chip to replace the 2200. Would make a difference.




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#10 13 years ago

Download drivercleaner ( http://www.drivercleaner.net/ ), uninstall your ATi drivers. Restart. Reinstall the newest ATi 5.6 drivers (make sure you have .NET framework installed first, it screws a few things if you do not). ATi drivers are usually very stable, especially the new 5.6. Of course that is.. IF the problem is really driver related. Otherwise you could check some of your settings in your BIOS (is your card AGP or PCI-E?).




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