I bought a new PC to assemble. The problem is that my X1600Pro refuses to work in 3D!!!
The system cfg is:
MB ASUS K8N4-E NForce4 754 SATA RAID GLan PCI-E
uP AMD Sempron 2600+ (Socket 754) + Fan
Memory 1 bank 512 MB S3+ 400MHz (PC3200)
HDD Maxtor DMaxPlus 6Y080M0 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 8MB
DVD Writer PIONEER DVR 110 DVD+/-RW 16x 8x 8x Dual Layer
GPU SAPPHIRE ATI X1600Pro AVIVO 256M TvOut DVI PCI-E
Monitor SAMSUNG SyncMaster 710N 17" 1280Ni 12ms
PSU Allied (?) DR-B500E
OS Win XP Pro SP2
All the PCI slot are free!
During the 3DMark05 or during a 3D Game (Prince of Persia Warrior Within) the system hangs and a soft reset doesn't work. I need to shut-down and turn on again. The system hangs randomly, sometimes immediately, sometimes after a few seconds. The best I saw is a 1'17" performance.
Everything seems to work in the 2D/Office, apart some fast-disappearing black horizontal bands when swapping from a screen to another. The DirectX 0.9c test has passed and even the 3D test.
The drivers I used are:
- the ones included in the GPU package
- the last Omega (equivalent to 5.12)
- the Catalyst 5.13 from ATI
- the Optimized 5.13 from ATI/NGO
None of them worked!!!
The MB Bios is the latest available (1.005).
The Monitor has its drivers installed. The connection is via analog connector.
I tried to scan the system with SiSoft Sandra2005 Lite and with Micro-Scope.
The last one told me that the Linear GPU memory test failed.
Now I'm planning to take back the GPU to the shop but I suspect an interaction between MB and GPU.
The strange thing is that when I tried to install the O.S. with the memory bank in the Slot1 the installation failed. I had to put the memory in the 2nd or 3rd slot to complete it.
Please help me cause this card is getting me crazy.