Issues with Radeon 9550

By Cormith ยท 4 replies
Apr 2, 2006
  1. I recently purchased a radeon 9550 256mb 8x agp card to replace my
    fx 5200 128 mb card. After uninstalling the old and installing the new and adding newest catalyst drivers, I am now getting something very strange.
    My monitor after 15 minutes of use or so, will go black and the light on it indicates that it has "no signal" and goes into standby, while the computers harddrive light comes on and i have to switch the main power off and start over!
    Am i over heating the card ? is it a issue with aperture size?

    I have a ASUS KV8 PRO which claims that it can support 8x AGP
    a AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ 1gb ram and 250 GB hd,

    any suggestions?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +469

    I think it might be your power supply. Can you try a different one?
  3. Cormith

    Cormith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks ill try that, In the mean time i have also, swapped down from AGP aperture size updated my system BIOS and downloaded the prior graphics drivers for the card, as well as running a 1.5 gb of DDR 400 ram now.
    Ill see if i can get another Psupply...
    Thanks for the response
    More Inc later
  4. Cormith

    Cormith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not a Pwer supply....

    Okay so with frustration mounting i think i ve gotten all the bugs worked out, but other than oblivion, i havent yet tried the card in another game. I still crash and go black but nothing else....

    SOoo...i guess im just outta luck, in nicer terms. Thanks for your help, any other ideas please send them along!
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    What PSU are you using, watts, m/m? Just in case check your power options in control panel.
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