Asus ATi Radeon 9600XT Windows startup problems

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Autotechnica

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
7
When I install all the newest drivers on my system (both ATI and nVidia m/b drivers) it will work perfectly for about a week. After numerous system reboots and about a week later, the computer will start up then the monitor will go into standby mode. In the ATi FAQ section it says that this was normal after the first time installation. However, this was not the first installation. The computer has been running for at least a week. I decided to leave the PC on over night to see if the video card was configuring something, the next day, it was still on standby mode. No response. The only way I could get windows to boot up again would be to uninstall the ATi and nVidia drivers drivers and then reinstall them all over again. Then the same thing would repeat itself. It would work for a short time, then go into standby mode again after numerous reboots. I sent the card in for warranty as I thought there may be a problem with it. After I got a brand new boxed version back, it started to do exactly the same thing again. I've tried formatting and reinstalling windows, still the same thing. All my hardware is brand new. I'm using the Asus ATI 9600XT 128MB card and AMD Athlon 2800+XP CPU, 512MB 400MHz PC-3200 DDR ram, Asus A7N8X-X motherboard with all the most updated drivers. Are there issues with hardware compatability?

Thanks,

Bryan
 

Attachments

Joined
Jul 11, 2003
Messages
1,429
you could try go to display properties/settings/advanced/smartgart(tm)
tick fast write off apply then reboot
sometimes some ati cards crash when fast write is on for some reason,as fast write don't do much anyway i would try that
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
460
I have the same board and the same vid card and the same ram, and I have no problems at all ...

The only diff is...I am not using the motherboard's AGP drivers, I am just using the default windowsXP ones. I had problems when running with the nvidia AGP drivers too.
 

Autotechnica

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
7
What kind of problems did you have using the nVidia drivers? I heard there is a huge performance difference if you don't install the nVidia drivers. Did you install the IDE nVidia drivers?

thanks,

Bry
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
460
Nope, I didn't install the nVidia drivers. They were causing my system to behave erradically, so I am living with the performance hit from using the generic drivers.
 

Autotechnica

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
7
Thanks, hopefully some new releases in the future of the nVidia or ATi drivers will address this issue.
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2001
Messages
13,958
That is crazy. I am running the same board and before I got this card was running a 9600 xt. Never a problem. Are you getting the drivers from Nvidia or Asus? Also what bios are you running? I am running the 1009 bios, and the latest Nforce drivers and not a problem. Weird. The 9600 xt ran on the same bios, but not the same drivers.
 

Autotechnica

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
7
I've tried using the ATi drivers that came with the board and I've downloaded new drivers "catalyst" drivers from ATi's website. I've also tried using the "Omega" drivers, all produced the same results. Anyways, I've downloaded all my mobo drivers directly from the nVidia website. The problem only occurs after a short period of time. However, after the problem has occured, I cannot get into windows until I remove all the drivers or use "safe mode".

I'm using the 1009 BIOS too.

thanks,

Bry
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2001
Messages
13,958
There is a bios flash for our board. I don't need it so I didn't check on what it corrects. You might want to look into it. Bios 1010.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top