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Rabbann
September 17th 04, 02:11 PM
I have recently upgraded my video card from a Leadtek GF3Ti200 to a
Prolink FX5900XT. Apart from speed issues, I believed the old card
was faulty because if I ran 3dmark2001 in demo mode with drivers
published after 45.23 it would cause a lockup. The demo would lock up
on the intro screen and hang the machine.
I had to resort to using the 45.23 drivers to keep everything running.
Strangely using any later drivers, I could benchmark , just not run
the demo.
Unfortunately this also caused lockup in games such a warhammer Dawn
of war.

Anyhow I uninstalled the drivers via control panel and I installed the
new FX5900XT card. Loaded the latest 61.77, and it CRASHED again on
the 3dmark demo and warhammer. I then tried about every other driver
and had to resort back to 45.23 to get 100% stability, even the
prolink factory drivers didn't work.

The mobo is a Aopen AK73a(v) KT133 chipset. XP1900+ CPU and running
512 meg of PC150 ram. nothing overclocked. XP SP2, also tried VIA 4 in
1 drivers with no success.

I tried the cards in a celeron based machine and they worked
flawlessly with 61.77. I tried the cards in an identical AK73
motherboard and they locked up with 61.77. For all intents, my
motherobard runs perfectly apart from this driver issue.

Has anyone got a clue as to what the problem is with this combination
of driver / motherboard combo. It is really becoming a frustration.

CapFusion
September 17th 04, 05:20 PM
"Rabbann" > wrote in message
om...
>I have recently upgraded my video card from a Leadtek GF3Ti200 to a
> Prolink FX5900XT. Apart from speed issues, I believed the old card
> was faulty because if I ran 3dmark2001 in demo mode with drivers
> published after 45.23 it would cause a lockup. The demo would lock up
> on the intro screen and hang the machine.
> I had to resort to using the 45.23 drivers to keep everything running.
> Strangely using any later drivers, I could benchmark , just not run
> the demo.
> Unfortunately this also caused lockup in games such a warhammer Dawn
> of war.
>
> Anyhow I uninstalled the drivers via control panel and I installed the
> new FX5900XT card. Loaded the latest 61.77, and it CRASHED again on
> the 3dmark demo and warhammer. I then tried about every other driver
> and had to resort back to 45.23 to get 100% stability, even the
> prolink factory drivers didn't work.
>
> The mobo is a Aopen AK73a(v) KT133 chipset. XP1900+ CPU and running
> 512 meg of PC150 ram. nothing overclocked. XP SP2, also tried VIA 4 in
> 1 drivers with no success.
>
> I tried the cards in a celeron based machine and they worked
> flawlessly with 61.77. I tried the cards in an identical AK73
> motherboard and they locked up with 61.77. For all intents, my
> motherobard runs perfectly apart from this driver issue.
>
> Has anyone got a clue as to what the problem is with this combination
> of driver / motherboard combo. It is really becoming a frustration.

Try downloading a VIA driver [4in1] for your VIA chipset series MoBo -
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2
Select Windows XP > Chipset or Platfrom driver > [find your chipset KT1##] >
[click on the 4 in 1 Driver] to download
Or go directly to the link -
http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/4in1/VIA_4in1_443v.zip

CapFusion,...

N´far
September 17th 04, 07:36 PM
"CapFusion" > skrev i en meddelelse
...
> Try downloading a VIA driver [4in1] for your VIA chipset series MoBo -
> http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2
> Select Windows XP > Chipset or Platfrom driver > [find your chipset KT1##]
>
> [click on the 4 in 1 Driver] to download
> Or go directly to the link -
> http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/4in1/VIA_4in1_443v.zip
>
> CapFusion,...
>
>

Check your ram for system stability.

www.memtest86.com

Download "Hot CPU tester" as well

And "Prime95".

No errors ?

Then you might have a graphics driver prob..

I tried a lots of drivers as well, the 66.00 beta ( 6 mb ) is the one to
keep for me and my 5900XT.

G..

Rabbann
September 18th 04, 01:40 PM
>
> Check your ram for system stability.
>
> www.memtest86.com


>
> Download "Hot CPU tester" as well
>
> And "Prime95".
>
> No errors ?
>
> Then you might have a graphics driver prob..
>
> I tried a lots of drivers as well, the 66.00 beta ( 6 mb ) is the one to
> keep for me and my 5900XT.
>
> G..

Thanks, I ran prime95 in torture mode for 5 hrs and so far so good.
I'll run the memory test programs and cpu tester to confirm.

I have already tried the specified Via4in 1 drivers, doesn't make a
difference.