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my Soyo KT400 is Having Probs with my ATI Radeon 8500

By ReiWolfe
May 10, 2003
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  1. I have a

    AMD Athlon XP 1.8ghz
    Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra Platinum
    Ati Radeon 8500 64 Meg DDR

    When i use any program with 3d acceleration (Counter-Strike,Quake III) it bluescreens and says

    HARDWARE ERROR: CONTACT VENDOR

    i already have the most updated bios and some updates for WINDOWS XP.

    PLEASE HELP...:mad: :confused: :mad:
  2. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    A couple of questions.

    Is this a new card for you, or have you had it for some time?
    Assuming it's been in your rig working fine until now, I'd take the following steps.


    First, I'd uninstall and re-install the video drivers. If that doesn't do it, re-seat the card in the AGP slot. If still no go, I'd stop wasting time troublshooting, and RMA the card if it's still under warrantly, or simply buy a new toy to replace it.
  3. ReiWolfe

    ReiWolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just bought my soyo and my 8500 works just fine
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