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Gigabyte KT333 board and Radeon 8500 problems.

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April 11, 2002 2:18:54 AM

I just got my PC yestarday and installed everything. Problems occurred immediately when trying to run games.

My config:
AMD XP 1700
256 MB DDR PC2700 RAM
Gigabyte GA-7VRXP KT333 Mobo
Radeon 8500 64 MB retail
SB Live! Value
Win 98SE
etc. etc.

I get flickering and lockups (have to reset) in 3D apps. Any game seems to have the flickering and always locks up within about 10-15 minutes.

I've tried a lot of drivers, BIOS updates, monitor updates, latest sound card drivers, BIOS settings etc. Nothing works. Is there something to do with the Radeon settings?

Anyone seen this problem and know how to fix it?

Thanks.

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April 11, 2002 3:54:59 PM

Bump. Help I'm screwed! :( 
April 11, 2002 4:18:44 PM

Install the latest VIA 4-in-1s and then try the 9021 and 9023 drivers. Unfortunately, the latest drivers for the R8500 are only available for Win2000 and WinXP at the moment.

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April 11, 2002 4:52:44 PM

Tried that. Didn't work :( 
April 11, 2002 7:39:36 PM

Could be a weak power supply...

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April 11, 2002 8:20:53 PM

I have a 300 watt supply. Landmark 298 300W.

Maybe I need to boost the voltage or something.

thanks.
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April 11, 2002 8:26:44 PM

If available, try another Mobo.
April 11, 2002 10:54:03 PM

Pull the soundblaster and see how graphics run. Might be a soundcard issue.

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April 11, 2002 11:10:00 PM

I disabled it and it made no difference. I *never* play with hardware. I haven't the slightest clue.

Do you know of a site that has good instructions w/ pics?

thanks
April 12, 2002 4:58:43 AM

Some good news. I bumped the voltage for both the CPU and AGP slot up by .2 and the flickering lines seem to be gone :) 

Unfortunately, when I run 3DMark2001, it still locks up after a few minutes :(  (better than after a few seconds, though).

Progress! Though not exactly what I paid for :( 

Friggin slow, too.
Anonymous
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April 12, 2002 8:37:09 AM

Are you using the 8500 or the 8500 dv? I read in the 8500dv manual that it does not support win 98/SE, win95. I am using it ok on windows me, but kt133A chipset.
April 12, 2002 11:28:06 AM

Yup, if that's the case then you need to get yourself a new higher-quality power supply. Your current one can't handle the load.

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April 12, 2002 4:44:50 PM

No DV.

Damn. I cannot just increase the voltage in my current one? The guy who helped me configure my PC said that the Landmark 300W would be plenty.

If I have to go back, do you think I have enough cooling? I had thought that the Radeon 8500 ran cool, but apparently it does not. I have the Volcano 6u fan.

thanks.
April 12, 2002 7:41:35 PM

The R8500 does run cool but it does consume a good amount of power.

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April 12, 2002 9:16:06 PM

What do you recommend? A good 350 Watt or 400 Watt?

Does the Radeon OC well?

thanks.
April 12, 2002 9:22:30 PM

Hmm, I have a 430W Enermax PSU, myself.

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April 13, 2002 12:29:12 AM

How about this:
Enermax Power 350W with two fans ( EG365P-VE) $60

S'Okay?

There is also 400/450W, but they're getting up there.

thanks.
April 13, 2002 12:32:10 AM

Looks good.

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April 13, 2002 12:47:05 AM

If/when I get that PSU, will I have to up the VCore Voltage or AGP and DDR voltage in my BIOS?

thanks
April 13, 2002 1:33:04 AM

See if it works before doing that. If it doesn't then try upping the voltage.

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April 13, 2002 1:43:15 AM

Last question :) 

VCore Voltage or the other two? I haven't tried upping the VCore Voltage on this system, ether, 'cause I'm not 100% sure what it does.

Thanks for your help.
April 13, 2002 1:44:41 AM

VCore voltage increases the voltage of the processor.

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April 13, 2002 2:04:10 AM

Don't increase the core voltage unless you are trying to overclock and have a really good heatsink/fan.

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