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Radeon 9550 help

By ACRidley45
Feb 23, 2007
  1. I have a VIA/SG3 UniChrome intigrated graphics card and i upgraded to a Radeon 9550. I disabled the card before i installed the card. I updated the drivers, catalyst, and made sure everything was up to date. Everything 2-D like word IE and normal programs run fine , except when i run any 3-D game. I usualy see the game working fine for mabey 20~30 if lucky then my comp either freezes or i get a VPU error. Ive tried everything i could think of and nothing helps.
    My computer Specs are:

    System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
    Memory: DDR 512MB RAM
    Core Speed ~ 2200MHz
    Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Model: Kelut
    Power Supply: 350W

    *Edit: Im running Windows XP SP2
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Welcome to Techsot :wave: ! Look at my guide in my signature and try to find out how many amps you have on the +12V Rail. You could have a 2,000,000 watt power supply unite, but if it has 1amp, you wouldn't be able to run a video card.
     
  3. ACRidley45

    ACRidley45 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have 2 +12V rails 10A and a 15A
     
  4. vuonggg

    vuonggg TS Rookie Posts: 18

    It is possible if its a overheating problem.
     
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Yes, that seems very possible too. There are programs such as speedfan, which you can google, that check and record the heat in your system from different sensors.
     
  6. ACRidley45

    ACRidley45 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the card isnt overheating i have have put xtra fans on it and have tested the tempature before and after the crashes and the system stays near a constant 51C. The card also doesnt seem to get hot at all.
     
  7. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    asus Probe

    Did you install Probe ? It's on the motherboard cd or dl the latest version
    to check fans.temps and voltage.
    Does your system meet the games requirements ?
    What direct x do you have ? Did you test dxdiag video ?
    You can see a Probe reading here.Can't post it twice.
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic67936.html
     
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