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Radeon 9700 Pro Clock Speeds Problem

Q: Radeon 9700 Pro Clock Speeds Problem

I just received my 9700 Pro that I ordered this past week and I have a few problems. The default clock speeds on this thing is 324/290. What is wrong with that? The 9700 Pro's default clock speeds are suppose to be 325/310. The site I got it from advertised those clock speeds but that is not what I have on mine. This pisses me off for one.

Anyway. I will be contacting them about this Monday, but is it alright to set my memory to 310 anyway?

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A: Radeon 9700 Pro Clock Speeds Problem

IDK, radeon's usually have an overclocking utility, and maybe they advertised the overclock peak speeds.
In that case whatch your temp and performance, but try and overlock it. Little at a time though.

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Hi, I have an ATI Radeon 9700, 768 RAM, and a P4 2.4 ghz processor. Anyways, when I try to play a game above the resolution of 1280 x 1024, the game exits and says

"...hardware acceleration found
...PIXELFORMAT 3 selected
...creating GL context: succeeded
...making context current: succeeded
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...setting mode 9: 1600 1200 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: failed, bad mode
...trying next higher resolution: failed, bad mode
...restoring display settings
...window already present, CreateWindowEx skipped
Initializing OpenGL driver
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem "

Anybody know what's wrong and/or how to fix it?? Thanks alot


A:Problem with ATI Radeon 9700

It does occur in all games and I do have XP.

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Whenever I try to put my 9700 Pro in, everything loads just fine until after it loads Windows XP. Then when it going to try to log me in my account, it just goes black. I can see the mouse cursor and even move it around, but it doesn't go any farther. I've tried just about anything, I tried to disable my on-board video card on BIOS, but it doesn't even show it in BIOS, I have tried to disable it by right clicking on the desktop and going to the settings, I have reformated the computer, is there anything anyone can think of, cause I'm really annoyed of it right now. I don't really know anything about computers so if anyone explains something, be sure to be really descriptive. Also tell me if I left anything out that you might need to know and how to check it. I would really appreciate the help from anyone.

P.S. It's also AGP if that helps any

A:RADEON 9700 Pro problem..

Do you have the 4-pin power connector from the PSU directly to the video card plugged in?

Assuming you do...

-Boot up in safe mode.
-Go to your device manager and find the integrated graphics. Delete the driver.
-Turn off computer
-Insert new card
-Attach monitor to new card
-Turn on computer
-It should find the new hardware automatically and ask you for the drivers.

If the above does not work, check in your motherboard manual. You should be able to download it from the maker's website.

Some boards have jumpers that need to be adjusted to disable onboard graphics. But we can only guess unless you give us your motherboard make/model number.

Good luck!

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When trying to play basically any game (Guild Wars, Unreal Tournament 2004, Republic Commando) eventually my computer will always go blank and freeze. I'm not sure what exactly is the problem, but I get the feeling its my Radeon 9700 Pro video card. As soon as I got my Shuttle cube pc, I transferred the Radeon 9700 Pro from my old computer to the cube pc. Is the small case of the cube pc causing it to overheat and freeze? And why is it only during games that the computer usually freezes? Why not any other time? UGH! so frustrating. This is an SOS. HELP!

A:Radeon 9700 Pro is the problem - but what does it MEAN?

As a test to see if it is an overheating problem, try running with the case open and have a house fan (if you have one) blowing directly on it to cool it. With a shuttle case, it could very well be a heating problem.

And the reason this is ONLY happening in games is because games are VERY demanding on your system (and also when the most heat is produced....)

Couple of other things to consider if it is NOT a heating problem.

1. Do you have the latest drivers installed? Not just the video card, but also the chipset drivers for your motherboard?
2. How many watts is your power supply rated at?
3. Try running www.memtest86.com on it to test your ram
4. Try running a hard drive diagnostic to test your hard drive. I believe that the maxtor software "powermax" works on all makes of hard drives. (confirm before trying, or if you are unsure, give us the details of your hard drive first, i.e., make/model) You can download it HERE

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Well, about a month ago I was having a problem with my new Radeon 9700 Pro with Direct3D display corruption. I finally fixed that later on by disabling AGP4X in my bios and turning AGP down to none and Fast Writes off in settings. I messed around a little bit this morning before I got to work and moved it up to AGP1X, AGP2X, etc.. turned fast writes on/off trying to get it to work with higher settings. If I use anything other than AGP at lowest speed and fast writes off then I get the same problem I had before. Although my graphics still look pretty dang nice the fact is I would at least like to be able to get AGP4x on my K7S5A motherboard (which supports 4xAGP).

Not sure what else to try other than wait for new ATI drivers. I tried every combination of everything possible last month trying to fix my card and finally got it to work.

For now I just set it back to AGP at lowest speed and fast writes off.

A:Radeon 9700 Pro, AGP speed problem

I think you are more knowledgeable than me, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Do you have your card overclocked?

Also as far as drivers, if you think that might be the problem, have you tried the Omega drivers. I've had pretty good luck with them. I've heard that ATI will release new drivers next week also.

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Searching ATI's site, I'm finding that too much system memory may cause screen problems.
When cold, I get garbled code like characters at my startup screen and then lines on the windows xp splash screen. Sometimes I get lines on my desktop. However once warmed up the display is fine.
Any solutions out there.

A:9700 Radeon Pro startup problem

I have the same problem although I've never known the cause...

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P4 2.66
120 GIG HD
350 PSU

I just got this new Radeon 9700 128 mb pro the other day - right now it's causing some major heartache. I discovered that my previous 250 PSU was too weak so I upgraded, temporarily, to a 350 just to see if it would work. It got rid of the slow slow refresh speed, but now I'm getting blue screens. Various blue screen msgs include:

DRiver_irql_not_less_or_equal in ndis.sys
Page filling in nonpage filling(? something to that effect)

Now whats happening, is that my CS is good, i'm getting good fps, but it feels not as smooth yaknow? And then also, the game quits after 10-15 minutes of playing. I've tried to update my SiS Accelerated Graphics Port driver, I've got the newest ATI driver (minus catalyst control thing), I've upgraded my network card...and now i'm down to the wire as to what else I can do. I've read so many posts on this subject, but there seems to be no distinct agreement on an answer. Should I try to go for a 450-500 PSU? Should I flash my BIOS? Should I get new RAM? Should I get a new CPU fan? Should I get an additional cooling device for my RADEON 9700 card?

Additional Info:

The video card itself has an additional cable for a connect to the PSU. Apparently, it wants you to connect the cable to the PSU through the harddrive...so right now what I'm doing is I have a cable connecting betwe... Read more

A:Radeon 9700 Video Problem!

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OK so I bet you get a ton of the same questions over and over again but I hope this one isn't that much of a repeat... I play a game called City of Heroes and one day while playing the game the graphics start acting strange, and when I quit and reboot and log back in on the bottom of the log in page it says that my graphics card does not have the updated version or something like that. So I go out on line looking for an update. Little did I know what this would lead me too. I find one...or so I thought and downloaded it and installed it. Then my computer goes crazy and my display/monitor gets reset. I try to change the display back to 1280 by 800 because I have a lap top but I can only go up to 1024 by 768?? So I do some looking around and find the my ati mobility 9700 video driver is no where to find on my comp. So I think no problem I'll just go to Dell and see if I can get the original driver downloaded. Well I find that Dell has it's own most recent updates for my video card driver....and I felt really stupid for not looking there first. I download it and start to install but half way through this pops up:

INF Error, Video driver not found
Setup was unable to complete the instalation. Try to sset up your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup.

But being very computer illiterate I have no idea what that means. And I don't understand what happned to my video driver?? Or why my computer can't find it? Ple... Read more

A:ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Problem!!

it's possible that you have corrupted or deleted something with your actions. if rolling back your driver or system restore doesn't fix it, try uninstalling the graphics card in your machine and rebooting. upon reboot, install the dell driver.

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i got Gericom Radeon 9700 1680 xl+ laptop, and i m trying to install ATI graphic driver, but it is giving me error every time. The error is "INF error", video driver not found. When i click ok, its says "try to setup your display adapter with Standard VGA driver before running setup". Currently It is working on window default display driver. The operating system is Win xp professional sp2.

A:Display adapter problem Gericom Radeon 9700 xl+

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WindowsXP Home SP1
AMD AthlonXP 3200+ (New install, upgrade) 400MHz FSB
Gigabyte MB
512 MB pc2700
NEW Radeon 9700 PRO 128MB 256-bit


First off I am in the process of updating and upgrading my PC. I have installed a Hitachi 160 Gig HD (still running off of 80 Gig), two new case fans, AMD AthlonXP 3200+, Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 fan with all copper heat sink rated for up to AMD 3400+ and using the thermal paste which was included with fan/heatsink and finally a new ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with 128 MB DDR....and that is where my problem starts.

I replaced my Sapphire 9000 Pro 128 MB which played all the games I own. I recently purchased MoH Pacific Assault, which also played well on old card as well as Sims2, Call of Duty:Unified Offensive, all no problems. After I installed with my new card I am seeing triangular boxes flicker wildly all over with no texture to them, just a sky'ish color, cant see anything beyond them. Definitely cant play any of my games under these conditions. Also, when I close the game my wallpaper will have horizontal, static-like lines from top to bottom of my screen which affects my icons as well.

I went to the official ATI site and downloaded the most recent drivers with no change. Then downloaded the latest Catalyst Drivers, no help. I even reinstalled DirectX 9.0c. I tried multiple setting changes and I am still having problems with my Video.

Is there a certain setting that I am not trying?...or worse yet, did I get a crappy video card... Read more

A:Solved: New Video Card, Radeon 9700 Pro Problem

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For some reason while playing WarCraft 3 The Frozen Throne or other games utilizing 3d graphics... my graphics go crazy to where you start seeing ridiculous colors everywhere as seen in the screenshots I attached. I have the latest BIOS, updated drivers and everything, and it still won't cease to stop doing it. This leads me to believe it is a bad video card, but I'm not sure, please help if possible.

My setup is: Windows XP Corp with Integrated SP2 / 1 GB Ram on 1 DIMM / AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (2.2ghz but equivalent to 3.4 ghz on intel) / etc. etc.

A:Sager-4750 / 3D Graphics problem with Mobile RADEON 9700

i assume u got latest drivers right. did u check u connected your vidoe card to a molex connecter if it requires one.
i dont think its a video card problem. run prime95 for a a couple of hours. that would rule out ram cpu, or psu as a problem.
has this happened before? when did u get this problem? did you do something before that? is anything overclocked?

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how much faster is it than the 9600 Pro and XT.

and how much slower is it than the 9800 Pro and XT

my buddy owns a Radeon 9700 non-Pro...i wanna tell him how much faster my card will be, and how much faster his is over the 9600's

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Mine show

Core: 324
Memory: 290

Which seem like the same ones that were on my 8500LE 128mb videocard that I replaced today. I just installed Omega Drivers today, but I don't think those are the right clock rates.

A:9700 Pro Default Clock Rates

See here:

GPU is 325Mhz
Memory is 310Mhz (620Mhz DDR)

Your Memory is running a little slower then it should be; you can adjust this with RadLinker in the Driver settings of the omega driver.

For the 9700 non-pro:
GPU is 275 MHz
Memory is 270Mhz (540 MHz DDR)

Also each manufacturer can vary the speeds to a degree for value or performance.

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ok i wasnt sure if this goes under cooling or under audio and graphics. But i just got my A97 ati 9700 pro graphics card. It is amazing.

the thing is its right above 1 of my pci cards. Well im just wondering if the fan is ok. Because the fan has very little clearance on the graphics card board. Shoud i move the pci card so that it has space to breath?

A:Radeon 9700

Personally I would move everything down to give your vid fan room to breathe and cool off. I try not to put anything even close to the top PCI slot, unless I have to. I think others will feel the same way.

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I have a problem with my ATi card. It doesn't seem to be "right".

In Counter-Strike, the ends of the guns seem to be extra rounded, not a pretty site and doesn't look normal. Everything else I play or do looks fine.

I'm not sure what could be causing this.

A:ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

What set of catalyst drivers are you using? I know ATi has been having a lot of trouble with counterstrike, particularly with the cat 3.2-3.5. There is a possiblity that the 3.6's fixed a lot of the problems with the game, but I'm not sure.

You could check the forum over at www.rage3d.net (warning) try not to get a headache from all the whinning there. :rolleyes:

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Will my current CPU do this card justice? I mean I would love to get one bad, but I worried my CPU will end up being a bottleneck.

Would It be worth it?

A:AMD 1.33 and Radeon 9700

well I understand that all the eye candy is handled by the video card sure....

Although as the games become more advannced, like the new UNREAL game. That has a lot more calculating to do.

The rag doll physics, the AI and drawing all the texture maps. At the moment though, all I would see is huge increases in FPS, and with all the AA, and Ansio filtering.
Nice, thats enough for me.

Would you suggest a format before I install it? I mean for drivers and things like that?

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Thought I'd see if anyone else has had a similar problem before I get it replaced. I just splashed out on a new graphics card (Sapphire Radeon All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro) so that I can use it as a Tivo, as well as to play games.

The card arrived yesterday, so I fitted it, but forgot to attach the extra power connector. My PC booted, but wouldn't POST, and instead beeped continuously whilst displaying a message informing me to connect the extra power connector to the card. After attaching the extra power connector, my PC fails to start, and all I see is the case fans spin a couple of times before the PC dies completely. The only way to get things to work again is by disconnecting the power at the wall socket.

It seems as if the graphics card is short circuiting my PSU (431w Enermax) and causing the protection circuits to kick in. I've tried fitting it to another PC with the same results. This is the first time I've ever had anything completely dead on arrival, and doesn't say much for quality control.

I'm open to suggestions, as its quite possible that I may have missed something when installing the card. Has anyone else had similar problems in the past?

A:Radeon AIW 9700 Pro - DOA

Me, too

I am having this exact same problem. I purchased a Radeon AIW 9700 Pro with all new parts for a sweet machine, and it does the same thing with my Antec SmartPower 400W power supply. If I unplug the power to the card, the fans go on, but as you said, if the card is plugged in, it fails, and must be unplugged before it will try to start up again.

PLEASE help! I NEED this machine, so if anyone has anything to offer, please let me know ASAP.

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I was just wondering how much of a difference is their between 8x and 4x modes on t his card..right now the motherboard i have does not support 8X,but is their a big enough increase in preformance to warrant a new MB..Thanks

A:Radeon 9700 Pro

all the test I have seen so far show the difference between 4x and 8X AGP to be negligible.

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My computer recently died and when i tried my graphics card in another pc it wouldnt run any games but it would run in windows fine and i don't know how to tell if the card is fried.

A:radeon 9700 pro

Does the fan seem to run fast enough? I know it might be hard to tell how fast is fast enough.

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Hi all....

Yesterday I purchased a Radeon 9700 Pr0 and wanted some tips that may help it run a lot better.

First thing my PC Stats..

AMD 2.2 XP Cpu,
1 GIG DDR Ram,
Radeon 9700 Pro,
SoundBlaster Live,
MSI K 3 Ultra 2 Mobo,
Direct X 9
The latest ATI Radeon Drivers.

I installed the latest ATI cataliyst drivers and the Control Pannel etc. How ever I have some small problems. Its running fine but its not running as expected considering its running slower than that off a G-Force 4 TI 4600 which was my previous card.

I just wondered what can I do to improve performance but still maintain a good quality Image with hight FPS wilst gaming. My FPS are around 80 - 90 On Games like MOHAA, but even my G-Force was better.

Also do you have this problem:-

If I right click on my screen and go to Display Properties/ Settings then click on Advanced my monitor goes blank wile it opens the Control Pannel for the ATI card "Does yours do this" if not then any Ideas why my screen goes blank for 2 - 3 seconds etc.

Any other info regarding the ATI Radeon such as help full links would be great...

Thx Troops..

Pvt.J.Rhyan @ Sifter

A:Help, Any Radeon 9700 Pro users in here...

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Ati Radeon 9700 pro. Need Help!!

I recently formatted my harddrive and since ive been experiencing some problems.
When playing CS these instances appear after a while of playing
(they are sometimes red, blue or yellow too, and sometimes sticks around after exiting the game).
I have the latest version of catalyst and I never had any problems before the formatting,
havent touched anything in my computer either.

My system is from dell:
2.53GHz P4
Ati Radeon 9700 pro 128MB

Could someone please help me with this? Im going crazy here!

A:Ati Radeon 9700 pro problems

Is it a pure ATI vid card? (or a Sapphire, or other brand)
Does it have the stock ATI HS and fan?
Did you install the Motherboard AGP drivers? (Provide the MoBo version for further assistance)
Could the card be overheating?
Are you overclocking?
What is your power supply?


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I searched alot to find others who have this bug, and was unsuccessfull... well here it is, it happens usually when I play games, but sometimes happens when im simply surfing the net or chatting on msn.... look at the screenshots and be amazed

This occured on my ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128 MB card


I also downloaded all the new drivers and catalyst
pc info=
AMD Athlon 2400 Pro 2.0 GHZ
1 GB ram
Asus A7V8X Motherboard

A:WOW FIRST radeon 9700 GLITCH?

Check and make sure the heatsink is firmly secured on the video card. Also, make sure the fan is running on the heatsink, and that there is good air ventilation in the case. Oh, and check the monitor cable too, sometimes there's a bent pin or something, that messes up the display.

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I don't think my 9700Pro, on a Asus P4S8X board is running an 8X AGP speed. The Bios is set to 8X, but the ATi Catalyst Driver software says it is running at 1X, and SisoftSandra 2003 says it is running at 2X.

Is there any way to REALLY know what it is running at? Also, why might it only be running at 1 or 2X?? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Newbie post:

I'm considering purchasing a Radeon 9700 pro with overclocking in mind. My question is, for those who have direct experience with this card, which manufacturer should I go with in order to have the greatest chance of a good overclock?

I've read the reviews, but I'm wary because often reviewers get a card from the manufacturer that may not be indicative of real world overclockability. Of course, I'm aware that just because somebody had good results with a particular card doesn't mean that when I get one in my hands that I'll get the same numbers.

So the major manufacturers that I've seen are: ATI (obviously!), Sapphire (Atlantis [heatpipe] and regular [active cooling] versions), Crucial, and FIC. The Sapphire seems to be the cheapest ~230$, and price is a concern (otherwise I'd get a 9800 pro!).

According to the reviews I've seen, I'd say that the 9700 pro should go from the 325/310 stock speeds to somewhere around 380/350.

Any opinions? I'm open to suggestions for other cards as well in the 200-250$ price range.

P.S. I plan to use stock cooling for the overclock, then eventually upgrading to the Zalman ZM80C-HP Heatpipe VGA Cooler + ZM OP1 Fan, or something similar.

A:Best radeon 9700 pro overclock?

$253 can get you a 9800 Pro 128MB and Sapphire provides a free overclocking utility! It's what I have, although I haven't tried overclocking yet...

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I have an ATI Radeon 9700 pro graphics card, and recently I installed world of warcraft after taking a break. When I started playing it, it would freeze, then my screen would go black and there would be a clicking noise from my monitor, then the game would come back up. Then usually about a half hour into it, the game will freeze, my monitor will click and my screen will go black, and I will have to turn off my computer and restart.

Getting quite frustrated I did some research and would a ATI driver cleaner. I uninstalled my drivers, ran the cleaner and deleted everything it found, then I reinstalled the drivers using the cd that came with the card. Now when I start up my computer I get the following error message:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enables graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI adapter using the Displays Manager."

I ignored it and ran WoW again, and now it'll run for about 3 minutes, then freeze and go to black. Once it went back to my desktop and everything was huge and grey and it said my card stopped working.

I have turned off every single graphic enhancement in the game, and it still does this. Can someone please help me? It did this before when I used to play WoW but it just stopped one day and played fine, but it doesn't seem to want to work this time.

I have an IBM Thinkcentre with Window XP and plenty of RAM and hard drive space. If someone could... Read more

A:WoW keeps crashing with my Radeon 9700 pro

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Hi all...

I just bought the new Radeon 9700 graphic card. Took the old one out and bam... those damn power cables! Now, I don't know much about fixing these kind of things. I've tried a few different setting, but the computer doesn't even begin the boot process.

Could anyone explain how to connect the cables? In layman's terms, please?

Thanks in advance,

A:Connecting Radeon 9700

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i cant find anything that will make my performance better. I want to be able to make sure im getting the best performance out of my card, without making the graphics look like garbage, but my fps on windows xp isnt too great. Got any ideas?!?!?

A:Tweak radeon 9700 pro?

What system are you running this card on ? That card has some pretty incredible performance out of the box so I'm wondering how you can feel disappointed about its performance.

The R9700 Pro really flexes its muscle in high resolutions ( above 1024*768 ) & on high end systems ( 2GHZ & above ).

I remember the days where review articles would say "This card really shines in high resolutions so anyone with a 15" monitor doesn't need to buy it". When browsing on a few forums, I was amazed at the amount of people that used GF4 style cards with such monitors.:rolleyes:

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I recently installed the AIW Pro video card with no problems other than the hard lockups with high graphics applications.

I had a 4 yr old 250W power supply and thought it I needed to replace it with a 350W. I tried to different brands (AGI & Codgen) brand new 350W power supplies but my system won't POST unless I unplug the fan to the video card. put the old 250W back in and there no problem. Why are these new power supplies giving me a headache?

A:AIW 9700 Pro radeon No POST

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(P.S. - my first post )

I am currently having a problem with my ATi Radeon 9700 PRO when AGP is enabled to 8x. It is not a major problem as I can just turn off the AGP, but I am demanding the true performance and quality of my graphics card so it can make gaming a better experience. The problem with my graphics card is that whenever I am playing a Direct 3D game (Joint Operations, Call of Duty, etc.) and the AGP is set to 8x with Fast Write enabled, the game will unexpectingly hang at random points of the game, and the VPU of my Radeon 9700 PRO will recover my graphics card (most of the time) without crashing the system itself. Not a major problem but it sure is annoying me. The game will be able to run for about a minute and thats when the graphics card will hang and reset itself, thus crashing the game (luckily not the entire system). I do have the latest graphics drivers and DirectX 9.0c drivers available, and I also updated my CPU drivers so that it knows how to handle AGP settings. Right now, I have the RADEON 9700 PRO on an ASUS P4P800 Motherboard and a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz w/ Hyper Threading as the CPU. If you want more information about my computer, check out my user profile (SiNz). If anyone can help, please feel free to drop in suggestions. Thanks! :grinthumb

A:RADEON 9700 PRO AGP Problems

1st of all, WELOCME!:giddy:

When you say you've upgraded to the latest "cpu drivers" do you mean either your chipset drivers or mobo BIOS??

Anyway, as long as it's stable at AGP4x, you'll notice no discernable difference in perfomance, but if it really bothers you "just because," there are a few things you can try, if you haven't already....

Update chipset drivers
Update BIOS
Update GPU driver

Try turning off fast writes
Try turning off "write combing"
Up the AGP voltage to 1.6v

Good luck

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Okay here's my problem. When I fire up a game and I finally get to either the main menu or somewhere else Direct3D is used, the screen is all garbled, flashes, and appears to be a rendering issue to me. The games I tried it in were GTA: Vice City, Dues Ex 2, and Warcraft III TFT.

Here's the System...

Asus A7N8X mobo (nforce2 chipset)
512mb RAM Corsair XMS 3200DDR (Just 1 stick, should be 2 i know...)
Radeon 9700 Pro 128

incase you need this...
350 watt power supply
Western Digital hard drive, 80 gigs
Windows XP Professional

I have the NEWEST:
bios flash
Catalyst Drivers
nforce2 drivers

and Im running pretty much the default settings on the motherboard AND under the video card settings in the display control panel.

I've been scouring the internet for days and I've tried almost everything without luck so any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance =)

A:Radeon 9700 Pro 128 Won't Render

First off, dont flash your bios unless it is preventing you from using a feature you need. If your computer worked fine with the bios you have, no sense in upgrading it. I think you may have a corrupt DirectX install. Run dxdiag from the command line and see if all of your files are installed. Then run some of the basic DirectDraw and Direct3D tests, to see if they work. If that doesnt help, try earlier versions of the catalyst software. When I upgraded from 3.8 to 3.10 I could no longer control AA and AF in any of my games. I think older drivers may be the better way to go, just so you know if that is the problem or not. I've had the best success with catalyst 3.7 drivers, which may seem old. I use the same board you do, and had a Radeon 9700 pro at one time (9800 now) and had a few probs with artifacting and poor frames in certain games, battlefield was the most noticeable. Also, does your computer lock up, or just not play those games right. You might want to check the heatsink for attachment. And the last thing I can think of at the moment is the SMARTGART tool that ATI integrates into their drivers. dont uninstall this, if you did, reinstall your drivers. This can be helpful in troubleshooting.

If you can post with a few more details I willl help out further.

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I recently bought a Radeon 9700 Pro off of Ebay for $273 (after shipping). The card was taken out of a Dell I believe. I am sure it is an underclocked card because of that. I don't know the actual ramdac speed yet but will know about sometime next week. Anyway, the point is, if it is indeed underclocked, what are my chances of being able to clock it up to the normal speed? How hard would this be?

A:Radeon 9700 Pro Underclocked

If your card is indeed underclocked, you shouldn't have any problems at all clocking it back up to the correct speed. All you will need (if you even need it at all) is a simple piece of clocking software. I would recommend PowerStrip, but its up to you. Good luck.

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I've got the 9700 pro in my Dell 3.02 ghz 8250. Anyway everything's been fine for just over 2 years - suddenly the other night I turn off the computer and lines appear on the screen. Now, particularly if the hard drive isn't whirring the screen remains ok but when the hard drive starts doing some things I get on screen problems. Sometimes like this...

Sometimes like this....

When I try to play any game it quickly goes like this.....

I don't think it's anything to do with overheating because sometimes it is messing up as soon as switching on while at other times the PC has been on for some time and everything's ok.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Help Needed With Radeon 9700 Pro


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What is going to be the difference between buying the retail version of the Radeon 9700 Pro versus the OEM version??

A:Radeon 9700 Pro Retail vs OEM???

extra software, free games, and a pretty box and a bigger price tag come on the retail, also usually a longer warranty.

Also sometimes adpater cables - such as s-video out and such will come with retail.

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Hopefully many of you will find this survey useful and it might provide some insight into the problems that many users have had with the ATI Radeon 9700 series of cards. We all know that these cards are excellent performers, but for those of us that have had problems it has been an absolute nightmare. Please give us feedback on your own experiences so that others can benefit from any information we gather.

Please do not vote that you had no problems whatsoever, unless you are running your card at its full spec (e.g. you have not had to lower your AGP settings from 8x to 4x etc. just to get your card to work).

EDIT: My specs

System #1
Jetway 663AS Pro mainboard
CWT 450w PSU
Athlon 1.3 GHz CPU
SB 5.1 Live Value Soundcard
Promise Ulta100TX2 IDE Controller
Fujitsu 40GB Hard Drive (x2)
Maxtor 80GB Hard Drive (x2)
Teac CD540 CDROM
Teac CW512EB CDR
3com 905TX NIC

System #2
Abit NF7-S v2.0 mainboard
Enermax 431w PSU
Athlon XP 1700+ CPU
512MB DDR Ram
IBM 180GB Hard Drive (x2)
Teac CD540 CDROM
Teac CW512EB CDR

My Radeon 9700 Pro (sent back) refused to work in either system.

A:Survey: ATI Radeon 9700

It might be a good idea if users could also post their system specs, such as mainboard make/model and PSU make/model/wattage, just so as we have some useful info for those that are considering buying a Radeon 9700 card. Feel free to comment as much, or as little, as you feel suitable, and remember that all info should be accurate, so no fan boys misreporting their experience please.

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I have a dell Inspiron 9100 with CPU ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and will not work with Windows 10, I am looking for a replacement CPU that will work with Windows 10, I heard that ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 might work but not sure, any one have any thing on this.

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I've had a Dell 9100 Inspiron laptop for just over a year. I upgraded the video card at purchase to the Radeon Mobility 9700. Just recently, the card has stopped working. The screen will shut down unless I start the computer in VGA mode. No matter what resolution I try to change to, the screen will turn off. I ended up disabling the 9700 and was able to use whatever onboard video the original motherboard came with. I can now change my resolution and function fine surfing the net and such but of course, none of the games I play will work on it now.

I searched the net furiously for a replacement "card" but was unable to find anyone that carries ANY laptop video cards. Dell has sent me a replacement after raping me for 230 dollars. The best part is it says "Refurbished". Does anyone know where I can get either the same or a different model that can handle gaming? And even if I can, is it something that I can replace myself? I'm fairly handy with computers, but laptops are a little foreign to me...

Thanks for any help...

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Hello there everyone

I have a alienware 766 SN3 laptop and yes it is a pretty old laptop . There is a problem with the video card . Its a ATI Radeon 9600/9700 series card ( checked in device manger - this was the name given ) i would like to know the cost of this card and also of where i can buy it from .

Thanks a million for you time.

A:ATI Radeon 9600/9700

I did a long serch on this.

I am sorry to say i couldn't find anything on the mobility card of that model but it also suggested it could use a nvidia card Go5600 amd yet again came up short

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I'm really frustrated about my ATI Radeon 9700 pro agp card. everytime i start some game, like Doom 3 etc. the agp heats up and crashes. I've got an Intel865PERL mainboard. I thought about tweaking the voltage or other settings like 8x or 4x through the BIOS but didn't get any option like that over there. Then i updated the BIOS, but to no avail. I even downloaded the latest GPU drivers. And I don't think this is happening due to some lack of ventilation in the casing. I've got a thermal casing. A few days back i was playing doom 3 and it crashed and 'out of curiosity' i opened up the casing. i touched it and my index finger almost burnt!!! proper ventilation or not, this card is heating up abnormally and i've got a bad feeling that it might blow up and ruin other components in the casing. HELP!!!!!

p.s. the fan attached to the agp is working fine.

A:ATI Radeon 9700 Pro - Heating up & Crashing

odd... is it new? go get another one..

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Crucial RAM and a Crucial Radeon 9700 Pro card are currently being bundled with $40/£25 off the price of the video card.

See here -

US - http://www.crucial.com/promo/radeon9700.asp?AID=9938358&PID=1087277

UK - http://www.crucial.com/uk/promo/radeon9700.asp?AID=10274278&PID=1087277



A:Crucial RAM and Radeon 9700 bundle

There's a frontpage news post about that.

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I posted the info here actually:

My original post

Hope this helps.

A:Newest Radeon 9700 Pro Drivers

If anyone needs "Special Purpose" drivers...Beta type for gaming purposes, be sure to check out RAGE 3D

They have tools, tweaks, drivers, and a message board for "ALL THINGS RADEON!"

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I have a powerstrip for my ati card...what do each of these commands do...they are enabled and disabled by check boxes, they are in exact order as seen on my screen...im guessing that opengl is used for games like first person shooter/counter-strike and direct3d is used for games like rpg style/warcraft 3....my first person shooter cs game is perfect...nothing wrong with it...but warcraft 3 freezes everytime i try to play...what differences would changing that stuff make...if u know anywhere i can find definitions for all of these phrases please let me know it'd be much appreciated

-enable vertical sync [opengl]
-disable 32-bit z buffer [opengl]
-use triple buffering [opengl]
-force full scene anti-aliasing [opengl]
-enable trueform [opengl]
-force anisotropic filtering [opengl]
-disable vertical sync [direct3d]
-force full scene anti-aliasing [direct3d]
-disable 32-bit zbuffer
-enable fast z buffer optimization [direct3d]
-disable texture compression [direct3d]
-enable trueform [direct3d]
-disable hierarchical z optimization [direct3d]
-enable fog table [direct3d]
-enable surface color fill [direct3d]
-force anisotropic filtering [direct3d]

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I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my nearly 6 year old ECS Elitegroup G556E laptop. Impressed at the performance on an old system (res 1400x1020), i wanted to see how it dealt with Aero. So I opened device manager, right-clicked the display devices and then "update driver" for my graphics card (Mobility Radeon 128mb). I then chose to let windows search the internet for this card. It found a driver called Mobility Radeon 9700/9600, and installed it. "Great, that was easy enough" I thought. Time for a restart. Problem was, after the windows logo and "windows loading/starting" screen, the display went black, but I could hear the windows sounds, so it seemed like windows 7 loaded, just without me seeing it. I searched the forums for solutions to this problem, and most people seemed to fix this by hitting F8 after reboot and chosing to load windows i VGA-mode (640x). This did not work for me, however i managed to get windows running in safe mode. No problems running safe-mode in 1400x res either. So, I thought the problem was the driver, and sure enough, removing the device from device manager helped and Windows 7 once again started in normal mode with a generic VGA driver.So my conclusion to this is that the driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is still not optimized for Windows 7.My question is: does anyone know where I can find a driver for this card that actually works?

A:ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 and Windows 7

The question of driver availability for video chipsets/adapters should be directed to the video chipset/adapter manufacturer -- in this case ATI (AMD).It's not unlikely at all that the driver has not been updated for Win7, as Win7 uses a newer version of the WDDM (v1.1) standard, Vista used WDDM v1.0; however Vista-compliant drivers should install and work, albeit at reduced performance as a result of not taking advantage of the newer WDDM v1.1 capabilities.The key question here is whether the drivers you auto-detected are, in fact, WDDM-compliant (Vista) drivers, or if the drivers were misidentified in the detection process. My recommendation would be to directly search the ATI website for the latest WDDM drivers for the specific model of Mobility Radeon you have installed.Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

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hi there,

so, i have a P4S8X mobo and a radeon 9700 non-pro graphic card, and whatever i do it hangs with almost every recent game. believe me when i say ive tried everything and every configuration of bios, drivers, etc.

ive found on the net many users having these both components and all having the exact same problem, and none knows hot to solve it. ive found many web sites and forums saying that that combination of mobo and GC just dont work, and thats because of the sis chip of the mobo that is uncompatible with the radeon 9700. so, i guess the solution is to buy a new mobo.

asus as this new P4V800-X mobo with a fsb of 800mhz, agp 8x, fast write, ddr 400 support, the works.. and it is rather cheap, only 60 euros (im european).

so the question is, will that work with my graphics card?
and btw, will it work with a p4 2.5 cpu? it is 552 mhz fsb i think. and 333 mhz ddr will it work too?


A:P4V800-X + radeon 9700 non-pro, will work?

answer to all your questions is, yes.

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I cannot view video file on my TV. The desktop appears just fine, I can play games using the TV Display just fine, but if I open a video file in Windows Media Player, Quicktime, or REAL Player, nothing appears. But the video plays fine on the moniter. Anyone know a fix to this? And by the way, I have tried numerous screen resolution.

A:Ati Radeon 9700 Pro Display Problems HELP ME

Did you get the latest update for the WMP? I've seen problems here in the real world (hehe, I live in Hawaii get the joke?), that folks are having the same trouble as you. I don't think MS is aware of it. I didn't see any posts there on it.

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well...it seems that even though i ran my driver cleaner and got rid of all ati drivers and reinstalled it still freezes with the noises and still screen...i dont understand what the hell is wrong with this dam card...ever since ive had it i have had nothing but problems with it...ive recently formatted...cleaned out the drivers and reinstalled new ones..still having the god forsaken problem...any suggestions? btw it only freezes in warcraft 3...pos

A:Radeon 9700 pro problems reoccuring

Have you checked for an patches for Warcraft?

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My card has just broke. I think.

I've been having a lot of trouble with my Hercules 3D Prophet RADEON 9700 PRO 128 MB.

Every time I start a game (and sometimes in Windows) I get artifacts on the screen. It is hard to describe them, but bassically it looks sometimes like a chess board, or vertical lines, or magic pictures.
At first I thought it was the drivers, so I got the latest ones and it still does it. I've even tried some older drivers that I had since before the problems started, they made no difference. I got to the point of reinstalling Windows, since nothing would work. That didn't help. I've even turned the heating off one day thinking that it was overheating for some reason, and opened the case, and still the same problems.

I've looked up the issue on the internet in search engines, and found message boards with a lot of other people are having the exact same problem. Some say it's some kind of inherent defect with the memory?
This problem isn't limited to the Hercules brand. I've seen complaints from almost all the other brands.

It could be worse, apparently Sapphire card users are totaly enraged at Sapphire because they won't reply to their emails. Probaby overwhelmed:

Mine lasted well over a year, others only a few months. A friend's cousin also has a Hercules 9700 PRO and he's got the same problem, just under one ... Read more

A:Faulty RADEON 9700 PROs??

An issue such as that surprises me (that its not a one-off). If Hercules replace the card they are a true company

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