X800XT PE Problems

By Dannyg81
Oct 21, 2005
  1. I've just purchased an X800XT Platinum Edition, and am having a few probs
    getting it to work.... windows XP simply will not load, it gets so far on
    the progress bar screen then freezes! I was using a 9800 pro before this and
    did a complete driver uninstall before fitting the new card. With a clean
    driver boot, the comp boots up first time, no probs... then it starts to
    detect the card, installs the drivers and reboots... and then runs into the
    start up problem! I've fitted the 9800 back in and it boots up without a

    My system specs are Asus K8N-E deluxe mobo, AMD 64 3200+, 1 gig ram

    I've updated the mobo chipset drivers and the bios... neither of which has
    helped. I've changed AGP aperture/voltage settings, disabled fastwrites,
    sidebanding etc... still nothing!

    This is seriously beginning to p*** me off right now, aside from a complete
    XP re-format, does anyone have any other suggetsions?!

    Any helps appreciated!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Can you tell us a bit about your power supply? It almost sounds as if your new card is not getting enough love juice from it.

    How many watts is your PSU, what brand, and how many amps on the 12v rail? You can find this info on the sticker on the PSU (inside the case).
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Had the same exact rouble installing my 800xl. Only way i could get it to work, was a repair install....im not saying there is not other way..but its the only thing i could get to work..
  4. Dannyg81

    Dannyg81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a Hiper Type R 480w power supply.... as for the 12v rail, it says: +12v1 = 18a, +12v2 = 16a and -12v = 0.8a

    It's a high performance power supply so I'll be quite surprised (and miffed) if it isn't upto the job!

    As for a repair install.... I was going to try that, as well as attaching a brand new sata drive, disconnecting my old drives and installing a fresh copy of XP, to see if it works that way! In effect it'll be like popping it into a 'new' pc. However, I seem to have mislaid my XP disc so that'll have to wait for now.

    Thanks for the replies... hopefully we can find a solution for this!
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