The specs are all in my sig as they always have been
Not everyone puts the specs of the exact machine they're working on in their sig. If you're like me, or any of the countless other users of this forum, it's likely you have more than one box. It's not uncommon for forum posters to be talking about one box, and have another in their sig. I try not to assume everything.
so sapphire is the card maker and yes i called them...and there is a "querk" and ati knows about it...they have an article on their site about the problem i had...they had no answer, but said they are working on it...
You didn't say ATI knew
about the problem already. All you said was "ATI had no idea how to fix it"
. Not knowing is different from "know and not supporting yet."
That's kinda strange. Your ATI card isn't old or unusual. We have a bunch of different cards here at work, from really old to really new, ATI's and NVIDIA's, as well as a bunch of custom pieces. We ran into minimal (and fixable) problems with all our cards, and the only ones we had to restle with (a little) were our custom cards which needed rewritten scripts in some cases.
Looks like you got the shyt end of the stick this time, buddy.
Sorry I crashed on ya, but so many times I see people run into problems and just say "Shyt, it's microsoft, fyck it!" without ever doing any work. It's mostly unwarranted, not to mention idiotic, so I get a bit fuming sometimes.
I can kinda feel yer pain, though. When I bought one of the first geforce3 cards, way back when...it was getting creamed by my ancient Rage-Fury-Pro with a quarter of the RAM and nowhere near the speed. I was pyssed, especially when I found out it was because the chipset I had wasn't compatible anymore (due to arguments between NVIDIA and VIA). Fortunately, the problem was fixed three months later with a driver update...but still.