Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:10 AM
I own an asus p4v8x-x motherboard and also a new ati radeon 9550, which I just bought recently to replace my older card, just for normal gaming purpose.
But I've several problems after I tried to install the card.
As before I install the card, I first uninstalled all existing drivers before I continue, and plugged off the power and just replacing my graphics card like normal.
Then, after I've installed the latest ATI Catalyst [as my card is supported by the drivers], and restart the computer, and this is where the problems arise.
I can load properly to windows, but when I tried to play some 3d games such as warcraft, my screen will gone blank for like 1-2 minutes, then VPU crashing messages pops up, then the system will hang, and I've to hard reset the system again.
Once I've restart the system, I've experienced some major graphics corruptions such as the colors and lines just gone bit haywire and I thought it was either that I've installed the drivers improperly so I uninstall, restart, reinstall and restart the system again.
After that, I tried to run some games again like Warcraft, and again I experienced some major graphics corruptions then blank screen again, for like 1-2 minutes, and then my system will hang.
So I start suspecting that my graphics card spoiled, so I unplug it and installed it at other computers that have different motherboard [but with VIA chipset], and the card works perfectly fine.
So I suspect that my motherboard bios probably out-of-date, so I've used Asus update tool and installed the latest Beta bios, but...this doesn't solves the problem...yet another problem arise.
After I've flashed the BIOS, now is that there's an error says "The device cannot start (code10)" at VIA CPU to AGP 2.0/AGP3.0 Controller, I've tried to change the AGP mode, but it's FIXED at AUTO, and I've even set the AGP Aperture size to 256MB, and it won't help.
I even tried download and install the latest VIA Hyperion chipset drivers, but that doesn't solves the problem much. I don't know what to do now, and I'm confused why the motherboard AGP mode can't be set and my graphics card won't work with the system.
My PC specifications:
- Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
- 1GB of RAM
- Asus P4V8X-X motherboard
- 2x SATA 250GB HDD
- ATI Radeon 9550 256MB 128bit graphics card.
I hope it can be solved ASAP as I need this computer to do my other works soon.