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Ati 9800Pro won't register on computer

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September 26, 2009 12:08:53 AM

Hello all.

First, I am running a Dell gx270 with 1.75 gb DDR. Have 2 40gb Hdd running Win Xp Pro sp3.

I am trying to swap up from a Nvidia Geforce 5500(256 mb) to an ATI 9800pro (256mb). The Geforce was running OK but we want better graphics.


My problem is I install the ATI and the os can't see it. I made sure it is seated and that my mobo can run 4x/8x. Made sure to connect power from PS to it.

Is it absolutely a bad card or am I forgetting to check something?

Thank you
Katty Katy
September 26, 2009 7:33:08 AM

You sure its agp? how old is the card does it even work? maybe its already dead.
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September 26, 2009 7:41:35 AM

Of course it's agp... its an ati9800pro.
What are you going to play on it?

You are probably installing the wrong drivers. Which driver versions did you try ?

The ati is a good improvement over the previous card, but in our days, i'm not sure if it is good enough, it all depends on what you are going to play on it.
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September 26, 2009 7:45:21 AM

ahem' that was my sarcasm. I mean maybe he can only play that on his system. Dam should said drivers.
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September 26, 2009 3:18:19 PM

I am sure that its agp. I am trying to play EQ2 and WOW. I am using the drivers from the ati website. but doesn't matter which drivers iffen i can't get the system to recognize the card is installed and therefore install said drivers.


And I figured that it would be assumed from my name but I am a girl.
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September 26, 2009 3:29:26 PM

Newer ATI drivers dont support that card anymore you need to use older drivers personally i thing the 8.12 drivers were pretty good.
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/previous/...

Mactronix
PS i think its anythink after 9.2 wont work (Edit for this info)
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September 28, 2009 12:14:33 AM

thank you mactronix. I had to use 8.7. it was the only one i could find on the list that said for xp pro. but it works now. YAY!!
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September 28, 2009 7:53:40 AM

Glad your sorted and thanks for posting back, i shall now recomend trying 8.7 to others in your position should it come up again.

Mactronix
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September 29, 2009 1:18:07 AM

I still doubt it was agp

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September 29, 2009 11:01:30 AM

kal20mx said:
I still doubt it was agp



And you still dont know what the hell you are talking about.
Problem fixed. Move on

Mactronix
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