I am having a bit of a problem with a new install of an HIS HD 6770.
This is a replacement for a GeForce GS8400
Windows XP Pro 32bit
ASUS M2N-SLI -- BIOS 0903
AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2x1 gig ram
2x2 gig ram
New Seasonic 650w PSU
So here's the deal...
I am in the process of updating my components and was starting with the video that also required a PSU upgrade. I installed the SeaSonic 650w PSU without any problems. Pop'd it in... booted up... good to go.
Uninstalled the video driver for the GeForce, shut down... pop'd in the 6770... the DVD drive starts to cycle ... shrug... finally boots up and I insert the disk and proceed to update drivers and load software... latest drivers from the web... system message to reboot... shrug... I shut down. Hit the power button the DVD drive begins to cycle about 10 times before the machine finally boots up. I verify that the card is loaded... start up a game and I see a definite improvement... cards working I suppose. Shut down because I want to get a clean boot with the DVD cycling once... Hi the power on... DVD starts to cycle but this time it doesn't boot. Kill the power and when I turn it back on it boots up fine. Go ahead and shut down to see if it'll boot up normally and it cycles the DVD drive a bunch of times and finally boots.
I uninstall the 6770... reinstall the GS8400... system boots perfectly.
I uninstall the 8400 & reinstall the 6770 and I still have the problem.
Thanks, i just checked the ASUS site and I see there is a newer bios (1002) and then a beta (1103) that specifically talks about a problem with the radeon 5850 hanging that it does address.
I will load the 1002 and see what happens.
Cant boot up at all now.
I went with the first update 1002 and it didn't fix the issue.
I then tried the 1103 and it didn't do anything either.
Now I'm getting a NTLDR is missing message.
Trying to boot from my xp o/s disk and it just hangs on setup is starting windows.
There seems to have been a problem with the IDE bus that was bouncing between the master (DVD) and slave (Extra HD) on 2 different ribbon cables.
Unseat all cables and jumpers... reboot without a hitch.
I think also updating to BIOS 1103 needed to be done.