Questons ref an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro

In anticipation of the arrival of my new ATI Radeon 9600 Pro,
I have been doing some research. While looking the user
manual at the ATI website I found the following information,
"Install AGP Drivers for non-Intel Chipset Based
Motherboards. Several AGP motherboard
manufacturers use non-Intel AGP chipsets. Chipsets
include those made by Acer Laboratories (ALI),
Silicon Integrated Systems (SIS), and VIA
Technologies, Inc. Each non-Intel chipset requires
the installation of a custom Virtual GART (AGP)
Driver. This driver is required by your new ATI card
to function correctly with your motherboard. It is
very important that the correct AGP driver be
installed before installing an AGP video card in your
An incorrect or missing GART driver can
result in AGP memory not being detected or a
black screen after Windows® loads."

Thinking I have a VIA chipset, I ran BIOS Agent, which gave me the following report.

Program: Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 3.2
Program: BIOS Detect v1.1 June 4, 2003
BIOS Date: 10/02/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 10/02/2001-8363-686B-6A6LMS2AC-00
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 3
Superio: VIA 686 rev 64 found at port 7h
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 SE Version: 4.10.2222 A
CPU Type: AMD Athlon(tm) XP
CPU Speed: 1100 Mhz
CPU Max: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 384 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB
Memory Slot 01: 128 MB
Memory Slot 02: 128 MB
Memory Slot 03: 128 MB
Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
My current specs:
| AMD Athlon XP 1700 | Speeze HSF | Soyo K7VTA Pro Mobo | XFX GeForce MMX400 64MB | LiteOn 52X CD Rom | 24x10x40x LiteOn CD-RW | Zerus Cooling Fan (rear expansion slot mount) | 384MB PC133 SDRAM | ENERMAX EG365P-VE(FM). 350W Power Supply | WD 40GB 7200 RPM | Window 98SE

Now, my questions:
1) Do I need to download new AGP Drivers?
2) What is a GART driver? I couldn't find anything about it at the Soyo website.
3) BIOS Agent reports my CPU (an Athlon XP 1700) speed is 1100Mhz, and CPU Max is 500Mhz. Does this mean my CPU is only running at 500Mhz? Is there something messed up in my BIOS settings?
4) Did I get the wrong video card? Will it work with my Soyo K7VTA Pro motherboard?

Sorry the post is so long....
but thanks for any help you can give me
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  1. I can't answer your main question, but as long as you have a board that supports 4x agp, then you can run the card.
    Also, if it helps, my board is a via board as well, and I never downloaded any agp drivers. I just threw my 9600Pro in and it works fine.....of course, every board is different :)
  2. Definitely download the Hyperion drivers from VIA it's simply it's quick and it's better than regreting it later. I DID download them before I installed my R9600P and everything went smoothly.

    The VIA 4in1 Hyperion drivers can be found <A HREF="" target="_new">HERE</A>

    They are also availible at <A HREF="" target="_new"><i>the</i>GURU<i>of</i>3D</A> who's a partner (they should appear on their page).

    Isn't it worth a few minutes download to make sure you've got the best you can get out of your mobo and card?

    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! <font color=green>RED</font color=green> <font color=red>GREEN</font color=red> :tongue: GA to SK
  3. Hi all...

    i have this basic config on my old computer, and im determined to solve problem...

    graphic card: ATI Radeon 9600 pro 256mb
    cpu: AMD Athlon XP 1800+
    Motherboard: Asus A7V8X-MX (VIA chipset KM 400-8235)

    I have same d3d problem...all software graphic works well but when i start 3d app like SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer they freeze...

    i installed Hyperion drivers and it is still the same...
    any suggestions?

    i tought someone could help coz i have this problem almoust 3 yrs now...

    People suggested on other forums to try to march voltage or something like that...
    i really think that this is the driver conflict problem (more software nature, not hardware)

    thanks for trying,

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