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I get lock ups and VPU recovery warnings and basically locking up completely every 5 seconds when using X8 AGP mode on Smartgart..
if i turn the AGP OFF(, i have no problem but it seems i might be running the card in PCI mode and that might explain the low performance.

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AMD 1800+
RAM 512
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT800
RADEON 9800NP

Running latest 6.1 drivers.

I tried installing VIA AGP 3.0 driver.
I do not have X4 option on the smartgart. I only get OFF or 8X.
the system boots well on X8 but it locks up every 3~5 completely and gets VPU recovery warning ( rebooting/resetting warning) on any 3D game.

I just bought this card and i see no real improvment over 9100 i had.
and running the card on PCI mode might explain it.

The computer boots into 8X no problem.. it doesn't reset it to off like some ppl but the problem is i can't run the 3D applications as i get totally locked up and gets VPU warnings.

HELP PLEASE!!!
 

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Go to your motherboard manufacturer's website and install the latest drivers for your system. If that doesn't work see if they have an updated BIOS that you can flash to. If that doesn't work then you might have a bad video card or a problem with the motherboard. Try to get an RMA on the video card if you can (after trying everything else).
 

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I had that problem with an old card of mine also, I switched drivers until it worked at AGP 8x. Problem is I don't remember which ones I used...maybe 5.10, try an older one anyway since it's an older card.
 

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy

I had that problem with an old card of mine also, I switched drivers until it worked at AGP 8x. Problem is I don't remember which ones I used...maybe 5.10, try an older one anyway since it's an older card.

i am gonna try using omega on 5.13 or something.

btw lil update on the issue. i can put the AGP on 8X the only problem is i can't use any of its feature. agp write, read, fast write.. none of that works. and PCI setting is still on.. so i guess its still on PCI..

FCK..
 

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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701

Make sure in your bios that the agp settings are set to ''Auto'' or AGP 8X if its on AGP 4X then change it..Then once back in windows i reccomend that you get the 6.1 ATI omega drivers.

hmmmmm?
it was initially on 8X on bios.
the mobo automatically detected by the mobo as soon as i plugged in the card.
I am very doubtful that 6.1 omega is gonna solve because i tried forcing 4X on it and AGP settings work(this advise from guys at rage3D for same topic i posted)so that brings me more closer to the theory of mobo having something to do with it.
i had other problems before.. it seems folks on here oc.net seems to be most vague in replies..
I better get some cool and hip stuffs where majority can fix eh?
thanks all for your efforts.
i'll remember to work hard for some new purchases..
lol.
 

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Originally Posted by nukie

I get lock ups and VPU recovery warnings and basically locking up completely every 5 seconds when using X8 AGP mode on Smartgart..
if i turn the AGP OFF(, i have no problem but it seems i might be running the card in PCI mode and that might explain the low performance.

I am using
AMD 1800+
RAM 512
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT800
RADEON 9800NP

Running latest 6.1 drivers.

I tried installing VIA AGP 3.0 driver.
I do not have X4 option on the smartgart. I only get OFF or 8X.
the system boots well on X8 but it locks up every 3~5 completely and gets VPU recovery warning ( rebooting/resetting warning) on any 3D game.

I just bought this card and i see no real improvment over 9100 i had.
and running the card on PCI mode might explain it.

The computer boots into 8X no problem.. it doesn't reset it to off like some ppl but the problem is i can't run the 3D applications as i get totally locked up and gets VPU warnings.

HELP PLEASE!!!

a 7800gs would give u the same performance as ur 9800np because ur cpu bottlenecked. but to your question did your old card work on x8 ? if so maybe your card is faulty
 

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Originally Posted by m0rph1n3

a 7800gs would give u the same performance as ur 9800np because ur cpu bottlenecked. but to your question did your old card work on x8 ? if so maybe your card is faulty

You are right on the bottleneck issue. probably i expected too much jump from 9100 to 9800 when my cpu is in fact so old..
the 9100 was 4X only.. so i wouldn't know for sure.
I came across this http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/44076/
yesterday at 3 AM ! on google.
You can safely bet that i am never buying ASUS ever again.
and that pretty much seals the deal so far..
 
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