ATI radeon 9800 drivers problems +HELP+

By Ayura
Nov 3, 2004
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  1. Mugsy

    Mugsy TechSpot Maniac Posts: 410

    Coolers discussed above.

    See my reply above to Scott100 regarding aftermarket VGA coolers.

    Interesting. I haven't yet seen a device that uses the PS/2 keyboard Interrupt (IRQ1), so I doubt that's the problem... though I don't know what kind of KB you have. How old is the keyboard? I suspect the KB has just gone bad. A replacement is less than $10, so you might just get something new anyway. It certainly seems to be a problem.
  2. Amigosdefox

    Amigosdefox TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 121   +10

    I think you were right, I wasnt able to play much longer even with the keyboard disconnected. I decided to place a large fan blowing at the open case and I think that finally did the trick. Seems that I will have to buy that vga silencer.
  3. McSocker

    McSocker Newcomer, in training

    I'm using a ATI Radeon 9800 PRO and it was working fine before.... UNtil recently i got windows service pack 2, my com defitnitely crashes within 5 mins of each start up.... so i reformatted and reinstalled windows wif service pack 2 and installed all the drivers e.t.c and the same problem comes up.. i tried it on different hard disks and the same problem arise... den i tried to install windows without any service packs and the same problem arise....
    I realised that if i dun install the drivers for my video card, the problem will be solved... but my graphics will look quite lousy... there are weird faints lines on my screen now actually......

    So what exactly is the problem now?
    Izzit the driver problem? does installing newer drivers from ati helps?
    Or has my video card overheated till a state that it can't be repaired? or do i just need to buy something to cool it down?

    thx for the attention!!!
  4. Mugsy

    Mugsy TechSpot Maniac Posts: 410

    Definite driver issue. Not heat.

    You *definitely* have a driver issue there.

    The Catalyst Driver package isn't very good at removing the old driver before updating.

    If you know your way around Windows Device Manager and your Registry, you can manually uninstall your ATI drivers and then re-install Catalyst, though I suspect there is some other driver causing a conflict you may need to resolve first.
  5. McSocker

    McSocker Newcomer, in training

    Thx mugsy for replying!!!

    I've read some from this thread that say there may be a conflict between ati's driver and windows wif service packs installed... but even when i re-installed a fresh windows without service pack 2, the problem still arises....
    Before i upgraded my windows to service pack 2, my com and the driver was working quite fine together for more than a year...
    Note: i upgraded to service pack from my old windows due to a crash, which may be due to the video card.....
    Is there anyway that i can check whether my video card has been damaged?
    and if it is really due to the driver's problem, is there a step by step way to remedy it?

    Thx a lot!!!
  6. CopTime

    CopTime Newcomer, in training

    Maybe a solution

    For those guys outthere that doens´t know how to fix this problem I don´t I am just giving a posibble solution Install only the display driver and all my problems are gone. do it and let me know if works for you. :bounce:
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