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AGP problem, 256 Mb card only being seen as 128

By vndgmachine ยท 5 replies
Mar 31, 2005
  1. I am running a Radeon 9800 Pro, on an FIC AD11 motherboard. In the adapter properties for the Radeon, it says the card is 128 MB although it's actually 256. During most games, I notice a strange effect where textures have a transparent checkerboard overlaid on them. When I installed the game Second Life, the setup informed me that there was a problem with the AGP controller. I downloaded the most recent drivers for the AMD 761-AGP controller, but the problem was not fixed. Any ideas?
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    Try just reinstalling the card and see if that works.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Check BIOS to see if 256MB is allocated for video.
  4. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    You Have a Bad Video Card, IMO

    My guess is that your card is bad. The AGP Aperature memory setting in the BIOS should not cause those problems, nor should old drivers.
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    If you have the lastest drivers, and the DirectX 9.0c then i would try a differnt card, as the 9800 might be bad.


    BTW- Where did you get the drivers from.
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    considering the board i'd say it's more likely that the problem is with your board than your video card.
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