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Big New Card, Big New Problem !

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January 23, 2003 9:14:35 PM

So, here's the deal:
when I install my new Geforce 4ti 4200 AGP 8x(leadtek) my system gets instable as hell. I can not boot up normally, but I get a freeze up anywhere from the RAM count up to the XP desktop. I installed a shiny new 550 Watts PSU and my MB doc. says it's AGP 4x compatible. When I reinstall my old but trusty Geforce2 MX (Hercules) everything goes as smooth as...er..(can't think of anything)
What is going on? and is it serious?

Biostar M7VKB + 550W PSU + athlon 1GHz
384 Mb RAM
XP Pro

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January 24, 2003 3:23:37 AM

Well i went through the same thing you went through..When i upgraded to a better Card,My systom went to crap..After looking around in Toms Place,I was told to upgrade the driver on my chipset..When i did finaly do that the card went in without a Hitch.Im not Familiar with that MOBO,If it is Via Based,Lets say,mmm,,A few years,you will need to upgrade your 4in1 drivers..I might be wrong,,but in my case it was the ticket.....<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Helpmostimes on 01/24/03 00:30 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 24, 2003 9:05:39 AM

Thanks for the tip.
I will do it now.


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January 24, 2003 1:34:47 PM

Did it, but installing new 4 in 1 drivers did not resolve my problem.
This is getting really frustrating. This shiny new monster of a card is just lying here doing nothing at all.

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January 24, 2003 3:19:18 PM

How are you doing this? Are you just swapping cards or are you deleting the drivers, shutting down, and then installing the new card and drivers. Or are you starting with a fresh install of windows?

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January 25, 2003 11:38:02 AM

I'm deleting drivers first, rebooting after with the new card in place. I'm not even contemplating reinstalling my OS since my problems appear from POST onwards, way before XP loading.
It's driving me nuts !

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January 25, 2003 7:15:29 PM

Well try this..Did you install the New 4in1 drivers before you insalled the drivers for the video card?You have to do this..4in1 does not work very well puting them on top of the Video card drivers..I dont know..You might try posting in another forum..Ive found that tring in more than 1 gets more results..Not all people scan all the rooms..They just stick with a few they know....Good Luck........
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