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Blank screen on Sapphire 9200 AGP 8x, normal on 4X

post #1 of 9
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Hi, i get a blank screen on Sapphire 9200 AGP 8x, normal on 4X. I'm using catalyst 6.5 as ati does not support my card anymore. It can work on 8x in win me but in win xp it works only in 4x. Here are my com stats.

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ATI Sapphire Radeon 9200 AGP 8X

Why is this so? I'm sure it is not bugs or spyware or virusses. It's been an ongoing problem and the guys at AMDzone has never given me an answer. It's already been 1 yr. Haha. Hope you guys can help. The mobo is second hand and has no leaky capacitors, no burnt components etc on it. I really do not know how to solve it. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
I think that your motherboard cannot handle AGP 8x. Which is why it goes black when you try to up the AGP speed.
    
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post #3 of 9
He said it worked on WIN ME..

Try checking the bios if its set to AGP 8X and disable AGP fast write (no loss in performance but more stability).

Even if you cant get it to work dont worry, I ran a 9700Pro on 4X without any performance loss. I dont think the difference is noticible with a 9200 series.
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post #4 of 9
it doesnt matter if it runs at AGP8x actully, your card is the RV270 or an AGP8x Radeon 9000 which losses about 2% of its preformance if run in an AGP2x slot, i promise you 8x support is just for show and offers your nothing
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post #5 of 9
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But is that the problem of my video card, mobo or windows xp drivers itself? it works fine on me. And let's say i have a new videocard, a x1050, which can only run at agp 8x,will it work?
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post #6 of 9
As you said it worked in ME, must be something with windows then.

If it was anything else it wouldnt have worked

If you arent shure explain the problem when buying the new card. See if you can take it back if it doesnt work.
But like I said the performance difference is minimal for these budget cards. It doesnt matter on what AGP speed they run, you wont notice the difference anyway!
A x1050 will run fine on agp 4X, any AGP 4x card will run fine on a lower AGP speed, like I posted before with my 9700Pro that ran on 4X as well.
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post #7 of 9
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A sapphire radeon x1050 states that it can be only run at 8x. They did not put the 4x option there.
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post #8 of 9
Just run it at 4x, as trying to run it at 8x is not going to yield any better performance. If it was a 9800 or better then yes it would, but you are fine at 4x as it barely uses that bandwidth.
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post #9 of 9
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Okay, will try it out. Thanks.
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