Changing AGP bus speed

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wim_mulder

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I upgraded to Vista but I need to change my ati aiw x800xl AGP from 8x to 4x. I could do it in xp using smartgart (in the ati driver), but for some reason it is not in the Vista 7.1 driver release. And for some reason I can't change it in my BIOS either. It is just faded out and I can't select it, it just says AUTO. Is there any other way to change this it. Otherwise my games crash. I am using an MSI motherboard with a via chipset. Here is what ATI help says:

The AGP speed, the rate in which data is transmitted, is determined by your motherboard. For optimal performance set the speed recommended by your motherboard manufacturer. Reducing the AGP bus speed may resolve problems of an unstable computer.

Note: This option is available only for AGP or PCI graphics cards. Since Windows Vista™ directly controls the AGP and PCI bus, this option is not available on systems running Windows Vista™ .

From the Graphics Settings tree, click SmartGart™.
Click and drag the Control slider to the required setting.
 
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You are using an operating system that has just been released and not many people use. I wouldn't be surprised if this is just the standard growing pains for a new operating system. Keep checkin for driver updates.
 

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Well I just talked to MS and they said to contact ATI, so I will do that tommorow. But I guess that they will say to contact MS again. Oh well. If I do not get it to work do you think I would be able to get my money back. (I am expecting "no")
 

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Guess I will probaly have to go into dual-boot between xp and vista (xp so I can play games, vista for other stuff) Still annoying. Will just have to give it time, when someone finds out how to change that in Vista.
 

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Is there anyway to partition my hard drive without wiping everything, and not having to pay for a program. Also since I bought the upgrade version to Vista, can I still install Windows XP on the new partion, or is it deactivated? Thanks
 
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