March 31st, 2005, 04:16 PM #1
9600XT(Asus) and nForce2 chipsets..?
ok, i am having a little bit of trouble with my card.. it seems stable now, but it eversince i installed it and the cd=drivers, it caused all sorts of problems.. I ended up uninstalling vid card drivers and MB drivers, reinstalled MB drivers and installed the "omega ati" drivers... , but then i had to change my mem settings around, and it finally stayed...so far.. (windows being stable) ...
i have read that the Asus 9600XT has problems with the nForce2 chipsets... which i find odd that it would ?? i have run 9700/9800/9200 with no problem... this card was a bear to get up and going....??? and i still can't overclock the card, just a little overclock this card becomes unstable and crashes or artifacts....
the card now is stable and plays Doom3 stable on high settings, runs 3dmark3 and 5 only on stock settings, any overclock it crashes or windows locks up..???
any body have any type of the same problems with this card ?
March 31st, 2005, 06:11 PM #2
anyone ?? well, heading out the door to work.. if anyone has any solutions on why this card is so picky and why it doesn't overclock , I would appreciate it...
also, test in doom3 , high settings, 800X600 , no lagging , around 50-60 FPS ....
so i know it works well, just you can't overclock it ..?? odd
April 1st, 2005, 05:44 AM #3
wow, no answers.. ... well shucks.... "shrugs and leaves Techimo...."
April 1st, 2005, 06:20 AM #4
I think you have a "marginal chip" on your hands, i.e., little or no oc'ing headroom. Also, always turn off fast writes and sideband addressing in the bios and driver control panel if you haven't done that already when oc'ing grfx cards.
April 1st, 2005, 06:26 AM #5
this card is so so picky... it's unreal... i just now had to uninstall all the drivers (omega) and reinstall the standard ATI drivers... uninstalled any of the extra software/drivers that was on the cd-rom... seems ok now...
also, what and where is:sideband addressing in the bios and driver control panel if you haven't done that already when oc'ing grfx cards.
April 1st, 2005, 06:29 AM #6
it says anti-aliasing --- application preference... in the control panel...
April 1st, 2005, 07:00 AM #7
well, in the bios you can find options to turn off fast writes and sideband addressing usually under "advanced chipset options" or something like that depending on your bios. you have the option of disabling or enabling these. always disable these when oc'ing your card. one or both of these is also in the driver control panel but don't remember exactly where. i think it's checked by default so uncheck it. it doesn't have anything to do with antialiasing.
April 1st, 2005, 07:03 AM #8
well, fast writes is off, and i can't find the other thing.. even in the bios...
this card i guess is a picky card... was just surfin the web and found numerous posts at forums about this card and how it causes crashed and hangs etc... i might be finding another card if it keeps up...
seems like it's a nforce2 chipset problem.. some people said they turned their agp to X4 and that worked... how much performance do you loose doing that .?
April 1st, 2005, 09:30 AM #9
Not much. I havent benchmarked but its not noticable.
April 1st, 2005, 10:06 AM #10seems like it's a nforce2 chipset problem.. some people said they turned their agp to X4 and that worked... how much performance do you loose doing that .?
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