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Graphic Card dilemma

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  1. crasherkids

    crasherkids Thread Starter

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    Please please help me before i go insane.

    I have got a ATI graphics card (APG) from a friend, but he didnt have the drivers for it, or the model.

    I put it in my system, turned off the on board graphics, and it eventually was recognised by windows.

    BUT windows is recognising the wrong one, i am sure.
    It is a 64mb card, windows is showing 32.

    The default drivers, and the proper ones i have installed from ati.com are crashing my computer every 10 minutes.

    It is recognised as a ATI Radeon 8500 family series.

    But this is what is actually on the card:

    Front of card:

    Big gold fan
    on little chip:

    ATI RAGE THEATRE
    213RTVZUA43
    0149SS
    TAIWAN

    Back of card:

    Powered by ATI

    On sticker:

    CT 7 (BARCODE)
    020400178218 (Barcode number)

    M850A1PLD-64M

    On another sticker

    J&J R200 64M, TV, DVI, DH 0402

    on a price tag shop type sticker

    2515-11



    PLEASE HELP I AM GOING INSANE!

    Thank you all very much.
     
  2. mobo

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    What operating system are you using ?
     
  3. mobo

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    Here would be the place to start..
     
  4. crasherkids

    crasherkids Thread Starter

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    I am using XP

    Sorry...

    I have tried the Radeon drivers from the site you listed.
    To no avail!

    When windows detects it as a Radeon 8500, is windows always right?
     
  5. mobo

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    Not nessecarily
     
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  7. crasherkids

    crasherkids Thread Starter

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    Many thanks Charlie, will let you know how these get on!
     
  8. zeddy

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    More than just disabling the onboard graphics you should uninstall their drivers. Follow the www.ati.com instructions for your new Radeon card. With winXP you might want to turn off system restore when installing so that old drivers are not reinstalled. WinXP usually will pick up the Radeon card without the specific manufacturers drivers, you still need to install the ati.com drivers. I think we are up to Catalyst 3.7
     
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  10. zeddy

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    The rage3d site is awesome for ATI info.
     
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