ATI RADEON 8500 Problems

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BlueFlamme

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I am having problems with my brand spanking new ATI RADEON 8500 OEM card. I ordered it from newegg.com.

The main problem is that when I go to the Display Properties on my computer every time I click on the Settings tab my screen goes black and a flashing underscore line appears(looks like a DOS prompt). I cannot get out without rebooting. I have been unable to solve this problem.

The second problem is that outside of this I see no real performance improvement over my now-dead Voodoo3 2000. Playing Counter-Strike using Direct3D at 1024x768 yielded around 28-34 fps during combat. Not exactly what I was expecting when I see around 200 fps on these benchmarks for Quake3 ( I know there are differences but 1/8 ?).

I have gone through the uninstall, install route and using both the drivers it was shipped with and the 7206. Here is my computer specs(I just included the important ones)

PIII 450
128 MB 100 Mhz RAM
I have an Abit motherboard, I "think" a BX6ATI RADEON 8500 OEM running 7206 drivers
Thanks for any help y'all can suggest.
 
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Probably not much help but have you reinstalled directx since installing the card and drivers.

if you go to start/run/type dxdiag and press enter

go to the display tab, are directdraw accel/direct3d accel/agp texture acceleration enabled, can you run the tests sucessfully.
 
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