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Prepping for my new video card!

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August 11, 2003 2:18:21 PM

Hey yesterday was my birthday and on thurs my dad ordered me a radeon 9600 pro so what are the exact steps i need to do to install this and get it working. Please use detail. mainly on unistalling drivers.

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August 11, 2003 2:36:06 PM

That depends. What kind of video card did your machine used to have?


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Radeon 9500 w/256 bit memory bus @ 367/310
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
3dMark03: 3439
August 11, 2003 2:42:01 PM

.............must i tell.....dont laugh ill just give my whole system specs

amd athlon2100
512mb ddr
80gig hdd
SIS 315(can u belive the guy put this crap in my machine
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August 11, 2003 3:59:53 PM

Not a problem, not a problem.

The first thing you do is download the latest Catalyst drivers from Ati.com. There will be 2 files you need... the driver, and the control panel.

Once their downloaded, put the card in.

When windows boots up it'll probably give the card a generic driver. Not a problem, just install the Ati catalyst driver as soon as it's up and running. It'll reboot.

After it reboots, run the second file you downloaded, the control panel. It'll reboot again.

You're done & good to go!

- Cleevey

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Radeon 9500 w/256 bit memory bus @ 367/310
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
3dMark03: 3439
August 11, 2003 5:50:28 PM

CLEEVEY?????? heh heh heh. Maybe I'll start calling you Cleevage. Yes, awesome.

And you have fun with your new 9600Pro, I have one too; it is a great card.

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
August 11, 2003 5:56:28 PM

(in homer voice:) 

Hmmmmmm... Cleevage...

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Radeon 9500 w/256 bit memory bus @ 367/310
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
3dMark03: 3439
August 11, 2003 5:58:43 PM

Thnx guys i heard that certain drivers wield better performance so which do i get thnx it shud ups guy shud be at door any minute now! i cant wait
August 11, 2003 6:00:21 PM

also will i be able to set everything to quality and and aa and fsaa in games like bf1942? and get decent frames?
August 11, 2003 6:01:26 PM

There is a driver suite known as Omega, which are tweaked. Give 'em a shot, they really yield a big difference for some people. If not, just unintall them and reinstall Catalyst.

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
August 11, 2003 6:02:06 PM

Also how far do you think i can overclock it? i lost the link but if the card matters ill tell u what it is when i get it and also what will i use to over clock it and stuff do they have something specfic for ati cards or do i just use powerstrip?
August 11, 2003 6:24:23 PM

Powerstrip is a fine utility. Some people have managed to overclock their stock-cooled 9600 Pro's core by 150mHz and the memory by 60mHz or so. Quite a substantial boost. Ask TheGreatGrapeApe overclocked the living HELL out of his. It's on this forum, somewhere...

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
August 11, 2003 6:24:31 PM

ya i was just about to ask shud i get omega drivers imma use rage3d to over clock hope i can take it high
August 11, 2003 6:26:03 PM

how do i uninstall my old drivers from my other card?
August 12, 2003 2:16:03 AM

It didnt come today how long is 24 buisness hours supposed to be?
August 12, 2003 2:19:28 AM

Frek i just noticed i my dad ordered the ez version wuts the difference ?
August 12, 2003 4:10:42 AM

Well, its made by Power Color, and its clocked lower than a 9600 (non-pro), its like a non-non-Pro, hence its low low price of $130. Youll be able to overclock it of course, but dont expect huge gains, especially with the memory.

Still a decent card, but if you think your dad just didnt know what he was getting you can tell him "hey you got me the cheap one, wtf was that?" and get him to cough up another 30 bux and get a real 9600 Pro.

"Mice eat cheese." - Modest Mouse

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
August 12, 2003 4:27:11 AM

i picked it out didnt notice the ez part i better be able to overclock the **** outta this ***** im a little ****in pissed off over this ****.
August 12, 2003 4:29:00 AM

Also will i still be able to run this games in max settings and do u think ill be able to pull off antistropic filerting 2
August 12, 2003 4:40:15 AM

Well, power color just changed their website (amazingly they managed to make it even sh*ttier than it already was!), and so I cant find the exact clock speeds, but I know theyre less than a 9600 non-pro... 190 is ringing a bell for the memory, not sure bout the core. Youll have to see when you get it.

I wouldn't expect crazy overclocks from it. Being a power color, it probably uses Inferion (read: inferior) memory like 3.6ns or something dunno, but not only that this one being clocked so much lower almost certainly has lower voltages. You definately wont be playing new games like UT2k3 maxed out with AA and aniso on, BF1942 probly 1024x768 4xAA 8x aniso or something, but that game looks like crap comon, I run it at 1600x1200 6xAA 16x quality aniso, but that dosn't save it from looking like crap.

I recommend returning it and getting a sapphire 9600 PRO for around $160.

"Mice eat cheese." - Modest Mouse

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
August 12, 2003 4:52:06 AM

arghhhh i dun have that 160 ill ask my dad to re order and suggestions around the 140 sub price range and will i be able to open it and still send it back?
August 12, 2003 5:58:03 AM

Will i still be able to play games at max settings without aa and af cuz if thats so ill just buy a 9700 pro when i get a job and put this in my old computer
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August 12, 2003 11:29:37 AM

Whoa, Whoa, WHOA!

Cleeve's instructions are missing on thing. Be sure to downlaod your MOBO's latest AGP/VGA or 4in1 drivers BEFORE installing your card. Especially on an older board. This is a vital component as the R9600P is not fully backwards compatible like most other cards.

Just a heads up, be sure to do that first, it's a quick and easy step, and the downloadable drivers are likely availible either from the MOBO makers or the Chipset maker.


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August 12, 2003 2:13:46 PM

got the via hyperion 4 in 1 drivers a few days ago w00t w00t and got a new mobo a week or 2 ago w00t w00t so can i still run games in highest settings without af and aa on
August 12, 2003 2:21:28 PM

also on running games at max i can only use 1024x768 res thats the highest i can go and the res i will play on
August 12, 2003 5:45:26 PM

Yes you'll be able to play ut2k3 at 1024x768 max detail no aa no aniso (actually probably with some aniso), but is that really the point? Point is if you got the 9600 Pro you could be enjoying AA and AF in more games, and u could overclock it alot more (probably)!

"Mice eat cheese." - Modest Mouse

"Every Day is the Right Day." -Pink Floyd
August 12, 2003 11:54:21 PM

tru tru piece of [-peep-](can i say that) still hasnt come yet...........but i dun feel like going thru the whole process of getting my dad to order(hes in lousiana)and crump but ill see what card do you suggest for me? price ranger 0-140 give or take a few well u can add 20 dollars maybe cuz ill help him pay for it
August 13, 2003 1:28:47 AM

You can get a 9600 Pro for $160, which is $20 more than your limit. It's DEFINITELY worth it.

<b>Who dares, wins. </b>
August 15, 2003 9:50:53 PM

w00t w00t got it about 30mins ago installed drivers and all that but some of my icons look ugly as crap at the bottom like my aim and realplayer one ewwwwwwwwwwww they make me wanna throw up well imma get rage3d restart and guess wut its clocked at! 400/400 well 200 but its ddr so 400 w00t w00t imma run benchmarks then overclock see ya and thnx for help
August 15, 2003 10:00:23 PM

nvm a restart after installing new drivers fixed it so wut so what settings shud i set it and and what about refresh rate? i have it on 75 now(lcd monitor) so anything else i shud do

thnx again for all the help
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