Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:25 AM
I hope I am not flogging a dead horse. I am trying to add a video card to my older desktop. Here are the specs of the sysytem and the card I am working with.
Athlon XP 3000 running at 2.16 Ghz 1gb of RAM, running xp pro SP2 MSI mother board MS-6734
ATI Radeon 9550 AGP 8X 256MB
I have reflashed my bios, and tried every driver I can find both directly from ATI and third party. I have changed my bios settings both 4X and 8X, 128MB and 256MB.
The problem I am having is I can't play any type of game no matter how simple, the monitor will flash black, I will get a beep or critical fault sound, the desktop will come back and thats it. It was running for a while with the bios set a 4X 128mb but even then the games would start, run for around 5-10 min then either lock the game or re-boot the system. I am trying to make this computer usable for my kid to play simple games on, but the on-board chipset won't support some of them, hence the addition of the video card.
I know this system is outdated but I was hoping to get some more use out of it.