Extremely weird video card issue (ATI Radeon X800)

By suzumebachi
Oct 13, 2007
  1. I'm having a really bizarre problem. I'm not sure which forum to post in, because I'm not even sure where the root of the problem really is. But I guess I'll start here. I've been having problems with one of my computers for a couple of weeks now. I put it together out of some spare parts to be used for photography purposes (ie: scanning, editing). It works fine except for an extremely weird problem with the video card. For one thing, it appears exactly 8 times in the device manager and in system information; even after a fresh format and reinstall of Windows. But the worst part is this: if I attempt to install the manufacturer drivers (ATI Catalyst) the computer will blue screen on bootup until I do a system restore. As a result, I'm pretty much stuck with generic Windows display drivers, which are extremely slow. I'm at a loss as to what the problem is. I don't know if it's the video card, or the motherboard, or the drivers. All of them have worked fine in the past. Here are the specs:

    Motherboard: Chaintech VNF3-250
    Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2600+
    Memory: 1GB Corsair DDR400
    Video: ATI Radeon X800 AGP
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

    Anyone have any idea what the problem could be?
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Tried updating the motherboard's chipset drivers? Download and install then from here. See if that fixes the problem.
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