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 Post subject: Graphics Card 8X Problem
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:03 pm 
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I just rebuilt my system with a new Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus v1.0 motherboard with Athlon XP 2800+ and XFX Geforce FX 5700LE 256 MB graphics card. The AGP slot is capable of 8x, but if I try to run at 8x my system is sluggish and unstable and 3D apps have distortions in the graphics. My system runs great at 4x and can't complain about how games and other apps run, but would like to use the full potential of my system.

I did clean out my old drivers and installed new ones. When that didn't fix the problem, I erased my hard drives and did a fresh install of XP Pro and all the latest drivers for my motherboard and graphics card (and all other hardware for that matter). My other hardware is the usual optical drives, hard drives, floppy drive, faxmodem, extra USB 2.0 card, Soundlbaster Live 5.1 audio, broadband modem connected via usb. Any other suggestions?

I run Windows XP Pro, System Suite (utilities with PC-Cillin antivirus) and Zone Alarm. I had Norton Systemworks 2004 and Norton Firewall 2003 running before swithching to System Suite 5.0. It acted the same with both. I stayed with System Suite and Zone Alarm after doing the fresh install of everything (I've found I like these better than norton). Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:13 pm 
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I'm having the sam eproblem with my 9600 pro. I just leave it in 4x and it seems to be workign fine, getting upwards of 80-90 fps on UT2004 with details on normal and 1168 x 840 res.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:16 pm 
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Yeah, I'll leave well enough alone if I have to. It would be nice to use it to it's full potential if possible.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:48 pm 
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i heard about this problem being with the via kt400/600 series of chipsets. you'll have to run it at agp 4x; i dont know if they have a fix for it. search your motherboard's website to see if they fixed it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:01 am 
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try and see if there is a bios fix for it. you can try flashing your bios and see if that fixes the problem. good luck


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:18 pm 
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Yeah, I did flash the bios as well. I will try SOYO's web site, though and see if I can find anything there. Thanks for all the suggestions.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:47 am 
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Did you ever fix your problem? I'm having the same exact problem as you except I can't play any games at all. Funny thing is I have the same specs as you. I checked XFX and SOYO for updated drivers and bios, but nothing fixes my problem. If you have fixed it could you please post a reply to me on how you did it, thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:31 pm 
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Haven't had a lot of luck yet with the Soyo site. I haven't had time yet to email them my specific problem (they want a lot of info I didn't feel like entering at the time). Nothing in their database of questions/answers exactly matches this problem. I'm quite happy with how it operates at 4x, but if I figure it out I'll be glad to let you know.


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