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Old 10-02-2006, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Problems installing a x800 xt AGP graphics card/drivers

Hello everyone I have recently purchased one of the ATI cards, have connected it to my motherboard etc and have tried to install Omega drivers in order to run it, as well as ATI drivers.

Basically it is not working properly, the screen is shimmering, the resolution is poor and the quality is terrible - worse than my budget geforce card.

I uninstalled the Omega drivers before installing the ATI drivers and vice versa.

I am a total novice when it comes to dealing with computers, am really stuck as to what to do to get this thing to work, please could someone give me some easy to understand advice on how to set up this graphics card and drivers!

Many many thanks!

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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System specs please.

Graphics cards aren't my expertice, but check online for dif drivers and read the manuel for now. I know ATI's drivers aren't always the best, but someone here should be able to help you better (never had an ATI card).

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe this is my system spec, my friend built the computer so I don't know myself.

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I have a AMD Athlon Mp

950 hz 1gb ram
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The X800XT requires a 300W PSU or better, and also requires its own power connector (it has to be plugged into the PSU via four pin connector [molex]).

All the drivers in the world won't help if it ain't getting enough juice.

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yes its plugged into a 400w psu
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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from the looks of it you either aren't getting enough juice from your PSU...make sure all the connections are hooked up and make sure your PC is recognizing it. it could be your system is not supporting it. im not sure on what will work with it or not, but that 950mhz doesn't look to shabby for much nowadays.

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