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X1800 XT Not compatible with Core2Duo???

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 2, 2006 2:26:50 PM

Interesting issue I have here...

I had been running my X1800XT (ATI) in my P5WDG2-WS with a Pentium D 840 for quite some time now with no issues...

I upgrade to a P5WDG2-WS Professional with the E6600 Core2Duo and I get a post error naming the X1800 as the culprit... I switch to a handy spare X850 and it boots fine so I check all the normal items like the seating of the card, etc and still the post beep codes prevail.

I started backing off new components, first the ram, which I didnt think would make a shit of a difference, but I did it anyway, and then the processor. I reinstalled my D and it booted? WTF? Install the Core2Duo and schmutz...back on its ass..

Has anyone run into this or know anyone that ran into this somewhere? I have ZERO settings manipulated from default (well, back when I was testing) and have a very good working knowledge of computers, so the easy stuff has been looked at.

Any ideas?

Primary Rig (1 of 7)
Asus P5W2GS-WS Professional
Intel E6600 Core2Duo
Corsair XMS2 2GB 6400C4 PRO DDR2-6400
ATI Radeon X1800XT
Koolance Exos / Polarflo Liquid Cooling
Adaptec 39320R SCSI RAID
Creative Audigy 4 Platinum
(4) Hitachi Ultrastar U320/15k SCSI (RAID-0) - Boot/Ops
(2) Seagate Barracuda 320GB/16Mb SATA (RAID-1) - Storage
Thermaltake Armor Aluminum Tower
HP Lightscribe 16x DVD
Sony 820U DVD
Dell 24" Widescreen
NEC 20.1 WMGX2 Secondary Widescreen

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September 2, 2006 2:57:56 PM

Its most likely because of your motherboard, make sure it has the latest drives from Asus. An Asus P5B whould have been a better upgrade for a mobo w/ a core 2 duo.
September 2, 2006 7:06:12 PM

Well my E6300 and Radeon X1800XT go fine together, haven't had a chance to test them out on a game yet, as the sounds not up yet, and I'm downloading SP2 at the moment first. I only got the OS installed this afternnon, but I'm on a Gigabyte DS3, so I imagine its your motherboard that might be causing the problems.
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September 2, 2006 9:31:06 PM

Yeah, I cant find anything even remotely related to this topic and I did investigate the BIOS route with Asus, but there is nothing mentioned.

I usually dont like updating a BIOS unless I am experiencing the problem the update is meant to remedy, but in this case I think I might just to cover that base.

I dunno...ticks me off since I am in the middle of Q4 that I finally got around to playing and wanted to crunch out on the 1800
September 5, 2006 2:23:47 AM

I run a Asus P5B and MSI X1900XTX on a X6800 (not recommended) and I have to say it works great (when I dont Overclock the board).

I dont recommend any Asus board, for my experiance with the company has been HORRIBLE! Go buy a Gigabyte, I have had GREAT experiances in the past with their boards....

I would also suggest that you make sure you got the greatest and newest drivers... I would suggest that if that doesnt work contact the Mobo company and bitch, then send it in as a RMA, or a Return.