Problems with "AGP Fast Write"

By DereMann
Sep 16, 2005
  1. Hi,
    i'm having troubles enabling the "AGP Fast Write"-Option in Bios..
    After upgrading my ati 9600 to ati x700 everytime i installed the catalyst drivers, the system crashed after reboot (directly after switching from the win2k-logo to the login-screen - bad graphical errors followed by black screen). I first thought it was the graphic-card itself, but it's properly working in a friend's system with the same mainboard. After suspecting my PSU, i talked to my vendor who guaranteed that the PSU was working properly in much more consuming systems than mine. So i checked the bios' properties and disabled the "AGP Fast Write"-Option, what made the system boot without any problems.. If I now turn it on, system crashes again...
    What may that cause? is it a damage on the motherboard (AGP-Slot)? May it be the bios' fault?

    CPU: AMD Athlon 3000+
    Mainboard: ASUS K8V-X
    Memory: Corsair Select Kit 512 x 2 (=1024)
    PSU: 400W
    OS: Win2K

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    ATI recommends turning FastWrite OFF.

    This is a known issue particularly with ATI cards. Just leave fastwrite off.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  3. DereMann

    DereMann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey, man, thanks!
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