Does my Mobo conflict with my graphic card? 16 replies

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#1 15 years ago

I have been experiencing carshs with numerous games on my comp, particuarly strategy games(For some weird reason) the games that have been crashing on my comp were Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 demo, C&C Generals and some others...only really strategy and sim games crash on my comp. Then I also have graphical errors on some FPSs like the MoH PA demo and NFSU 2 demo. Although some other demanding games like Doom 3 has no erros on my comp whatsoever.

After looking over everything and asking some other computer experts, I have come to the conclusion that what was causing the crashs is because my graphic card conflicts with my motherboard.

I have a Radeon 9600 XT on a MSI motherboard with a VIA chipset.

Is my conclusion correct where MSI boards with VIA chipsets are not fully compatible with my video card?




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#2 15 years ago

You got all the latest drivers and the VIA chipset drivers ?




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#3 15 years ago

Yeah I did, I suppose




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#4 15 years ago

Imperian I have a Radeon 9600 XT on a MSI motherboard with a VIA chipset.

Is my conclusion correct where MSI boards with VIA chipsets are not fully compatible with my video card?

The Radeon 9600 XT runs on AGP 8x. Your motherboard requires an AGP port that supports 8x speeds (0.8v). Read in the manual an confirm that it supports AGP 8x (0.8v)

Check your BIOS settings and confirm that the AGP value is set to 8x, and that the video adapter RAM is set to the correct value (128 or 256 depending on your card)




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#5 15 years ago

OK I checked my BIOS settings and I noticed that the max AGP value can only be set to 4x :confused:




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#6 15 years ago

Yes you'll have to check whether your motherboard can support an AGP8X card in an AGP 4X slot. Because of the varying voltages it can cause problems.




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#7 15 years ago

A while back, I realised that my AGP wasn't even turned on, :wtf:.




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#8 15 years ago

a while back, I realised that my L2 cpu cache was turned off




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#9 15 years ago

i need to check mine and make sure everything is set right.... i have problems now and then...




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#10 15 years ago

Depending on your AGP slot specifications and support (there are 5 or 6 different) it may be that your 0.8v videocard is getting 1.5v. This will cause instability in graphic demanding situations.




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