Hi everyone. Just yesterday I tried to install an ATI Radeon 7500 64 mb graphics card onto my Windows 98 SE computer. I got the correct driver, did everything I was supposed to so, restarted to computer when prompted to, and the computer booted up just fine up until the operating system finishes loading. After the boot screen shows it wil finish loading and then the screen goes blank. The graphics card works fine, it just doesn't show anything after all the DOS boot screens. What should I do? (Also if it matters I was switching from a Nvidia GeForce 2 MX card so the sims 2 would run faster )
Sims games like a fast CPU not just a Video card, it will run a bit faster but not by much.
I'd just spend $80-100 and buy a newer P4 system, should be able to get around a 2.8-3 gig P4 that is 10 times faster than your system for that much, running XP. May be able to find one around $50 you look around a bit but it will probably be an earlier generation system with AGP. You should try to find a later model P4 system that has a PCIe slot. I've even seen some dual-core systems for sale around $100.
This is the only ATI card I have. I know it works, it used to be the graphics card for my sister's win98 before she moved out. Maybe I should swap out some of the peices from her computer and put them into mine?
So I need to uninstall NVIDIA? Ok, I will try that.
So this "I got the correct driver, did everything I was supposed to so," is not exactly true. You need to uninstall the old drivers before installing the ones which is not doing everything you were supposed to do. I thought you went through the setup instructions for the card and it was not working after that.