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ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series constant problems

Q: ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series constant problems

Hey guys as the title states I am having constant problems with my graphics driver crashing with the following message quot your graphics driver has stopped responding to commands quot something along ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 problems series constant those lines anyway lol I am using an AMD Athlon processor With the ATI Radeon X series MB VGA graphics card MB DDR RAM I recently tried updating to the latest drivers from ATI but had severe installation problems and ended up having to do a system restore So i am using the standard driver I can play counter-strike and battlefield reasonable consistantly Wont crash out for a few hours or ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series constant problems so Which points out this cant be an overheating problem But when i try to play WoW i get about - minutes game time before it stops responding If anyone has any knowledge about how to fix this it would be great Edit Since doing the system restore my CPU speed has gone from ghz to mhz wtf is up with that nbsp

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A: ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series constant problems

Try "undoing" system restore. You should get get back your 2.4ghz processor speed. Since you are running only 512 mbs of ddr ram, you are operating with minimum ram. Try doubling that, it will help and might stop the crashes. Does your "paging file" (virtual memory) have at least 1 or 1.5 gigs? You have to have that. Good Luck.

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A:ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series

Try running games with the computer case open
 

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ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series Resolution Problem.
I have an ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series card. On VGA I can reach 1280x1080 however on DVI I can only reach 1280x720. I am using a Sony DDL-32ex500 as my monitor. I have the most up to date drivers from Ati. All I get from my tv above 1280x720 is a black screen. Any ideas?

A:ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series Resolution Problem Help!

In device manager is your card listed or does it show standard VGA?
Fabe

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I am trying for the first time to put together a system. Yeh I know...I need help. First of all is this a usable card. It is comming out of an existing system.
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A:Is the ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 graphics card compatible with a Dell Vostro 200?

If the card will fit in the box it'll probably work for you. When I looked up Dell Vostro 200 they were built into two kinds of cases. There was one type built in a slim case and the other type built in a mini case. The mini case is much wider than the slim case. It looks like both types of cases sport motherboards with X16 PCI-E slots for adding an aftermarket video card. Trouble will arise if your 9550/X1050 video card has an AGP connector instead of a PCI-E connector, or you have a full size video card and a slim case.
 

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A:Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series

Well i found the driver finally but is giving this problem at graphic driver
ATI Display
DriverFinal Status:Fail
Version of Item:8.591.0.0000
Size:90 Mbytes

and the link is this one file:///C:/Program%20Files/ATI/CIM/Reports/Report.xml#errmsg and is showing the same thing , anyone could know why?

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any help whould be awesome i just want to have my dual monitors and tv like i do in xp please also see my other post nvidia galaxy 7200gs i have this card also it wont work either i would prefer to use the ati because the nvidia heat sink is huge and in the way of my tv card

please help

A:ati radeon x300/x550/x1050 series

See your other post as it probably is the same answer. Fabe

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Either stick with Windows 7 or make your computer compatible. For the latter you would have to find out what hardware aspects are incompatible but mostly hardware changes will not be cost effective.If you use Google there are folk around who appear to have sorted out Win 10 issues with driver (software) fixes, such as:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byc...However it cannot be guaranteed that these will work.Windows 7 Security updates will be supported by Microsoft until 14 January 2020.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I turned off all open GL and Direct 3d options and ran my games with the lowest display settings but i'm still getting that everytime i run a 3-D application.I tried the latest drivers from ATI , some other moded drivers ,and know i have omega drivers but nothing seems to change.
 

A:Having problems with my radeon 9550

Have you tested to see if this is an overheating problem? Try running with your case open and a house fan blowing on your parts to see if this stops the problem.

Another guess is that your power supply isn't handling the needs of your card. Can you give us the specs of your system? Including motherboard, ram, CPU, and power supply?
 

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A:ATi Radeon X1050 400w psu ?

If the minimum is a 420W power supply and all u have is a 400W and it is not a top quality PSU then that could deffinately be u're problem. What is the manufacture of the PSU?
 

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It shouldn't be my power supply. I have a new 500watt Ultra X-Connect...not really sure what the problem is.

I really need some help.
 

A:Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Still Problems

my borther has the exact problem, also try omega drivers at www.omegadrivers.net


list all your specs but i think that the 500 watt should be more then enoph
if you feal confrtable, clean your card and make shore it is properly seated
your card doenst need an extwernal powersupply does it
 

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When I start up my PC and logon to Windows everything goes screwy. There are a bunch of lines and colors. I am not sure what is wrong, I checked the connection and whether or not it was in securely...I have the ATI Radeon 9550 256MB. I had some problems with this card a long time ago, but never had this one. Any help would be much appreciated.

I have an AGP Radeon 9200 128MB and that works fine, just cannot use DX9 which stinks.
 

A:Radeon 9550 Display Problems

Boot into safe mode then look in device manager to see if you have multiple graphics drivers. If you do, remove the lot and reinstall.
 

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whats the deal??

*in reading Firegod03's issue -
Problems with my ATI Radeon 9600 AGP

i have come to 3 conclusions

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2. my computer is too old, (preety much as No#1)

3. i had a problem with my old nivida RIVA TNT/2, soon after i had xp loaded on the computer, in the divice manager section in control panel, when i clicked on the display adapter sub section, it did list the graphics card (TNT2) but had a error code 10 beside it. could this problem be interfering with insatalling the new one??


please help!!!!!!!!
 

A:Problems with insatlling RADEON 9550

Doooooood!!! <-- translate as "hello and welcome to techspot"

Can you tell us a bit about your system? What make/model is it? What kind of AGP slot do you have etc.

Thanks!
 

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PS I am using a Liquidvideo A150x1 screen.
 

A:Just installed Radeon 9550 and am having problems

Looking at the specs for your monitor, I think this is the highest resolution that it can support. Maybe in Halflife 2 it's just running at this or a lower res.

Just to be sure, just have a look at

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Liqu.../99355753/oid/94998/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

and see if it's the same as your monitor.
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 gaming problems

What does dxdiag say?

Just in case you don't know how to run it - Click start- run, type dxdiag and press enter. Click on display and run the tests.
 

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A:Re: N2U400-A and Radeon 9550 problems

nForce boards have alot of problems with Radeon 9600's. Im not sure if the 9550 has the same core. I have the N2U400 in my spare computer and havent had any problems with Radeon 9800, 8500 and FX5200. The beep code you're getting is a video error code. Have you tried clearing the CMOS?
 

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A:ATI radeon 9550 256 mb installation problems

Did you remove all traces of your o9ld card first? Boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 after you power it on ... a menu will come up) and remove all Display Adapters that show up in Device Manager. Also, remove any old-card specific software (Do this through Add/Remove Programs).

Reboot, and have your drive CD ready.

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A:Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Installation Problems

It sounds like you might have double installed two different versions of the graphics card driver, unless I misread your post. When you installed the graphics card using the disc that came with the card, that should have installed the graphics card driver, abeit an old version. Try uninstalling the driver and reinstalling again (use the latest version).
 

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Severe
Setup was unable to complete installation.
Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup

When I try installing it with Windows New Hardware Wizard, I get the message:

An error occured during the installatioin of this device
- The data is invalid

I really need help, what should I do?
 

A:Problems with Radeon 9550 driver installation

This is the data invalid solution - Data invalid solution
For modem read video/graphics/display That might be allow you to install.

You might have toboot into VGA mode(tap F8 AT Startup,select VGA mode) and then try installing.

Further possibilities if that didn`t work -Make sure your system is free of any remnants of previous video card drivers
use this - Driver cleaner If necessary.

If you get problems look here - Helpful link and Helpful link and Helpful link

Don`t say you haven`t got enough information
 

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Currently I am using my old 128MB Radeon 9200.
 

A:Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Card Problems

It may be your power supply actually. That would be my first guess. Do you by chance have another computer in which you can test that 9550 card in?

Welcome to techspot by the way!
 

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all advise needed, however ive tried EVERYTHING!! updated drivers, the lot!

setup is:
Asrock k7vt4a Pro
sempron 2300+ chipset.
512mb DDR400 Ram
Sapphire ATI radeon 9550 Gfx card
soundblaster live 5.1 s/card
usual bits and bobs obviously.
OS Windows XP pro,

HELP ME!!! i miss my games
 

A:Sapphire ATI radeon 9550 graphics problems!!! HELP!!!

While it is possible it is the card it is also possible it is your ram. you might want to test your ram with memtest.
 

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A:Radeon 9550 dual display problems...

Please help!
I still can't get it to work...
I'll take any help I can get! :dead:
 

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hi everybody, so here is my problem i just bought sapphire x1050
but it does not work with my pc, i placed it on another and it worked.
My pc is old and i am hoping that it is compatible with this card.
My previous card was nvidia fx 5200
my motherboard does not have an on board vga card.
So any solutions?

CPU:Intel Pentium IV 1.7Gh
RAM: Rambus 512mb four sticks 128mb
Video Card:Nvidia Geforce Fx 5200 Agp
PSU: Max 420 Frequency 50Hz model: LC6420H
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A:Impossible Problems: Sapphire Radeon 9550 256MB. PLEASE HELP!!

Hi Phil and welcome to techspot



I wiped every trace of ATI off my system in safe mode using many programs suggested and tried again with the drivers from the CD. Same problemClick to expand...

did you remove the old drivers prior to installing the new card? also, you don't need catalyst. try with just the drivers alone and see if it works.



Because it's mid summer, and crashes due to overheating are common, I've done most of this with my case open, and monitored the CPU temperature. It's stayed well below 40 degrees. However I have no way of monitoring the GPU temperature. Still, it has a big fan (that came with it), and a free bay beneath it, so surely with the case open that couldn't be the problem?Click to expand...

well first off, crashes due to overheating are not common. if your system overheats frequently than that it a major problem in itself and needs to be addressed.

running it with the case open can be even worse than with the case closed if you don't have a fan blowing into the case (like a desk/table fan for example)



Then there's the PSU, which I've learnt from these forums could also be the cause, yet my system needs a max of 360W and I'm using a 500W supply (admittedly only by a manufacturer called Magna - I'm not sure how to test if it's causing the problem though, what voltages etc shold I be looking out for?)Click to expand...

the fact that it says "500W" means nothing. the amperage of the +12v rail is what really determines a PSU's power output. cheap PSUs often have low amperage 12V rails. and even if it's rated high, it likely will only provide 50%-70% of what their label says they can do under normal conditions. there is a very good chance that your PSU isn't powerful enough for your rig.

1. so first off you should address your overheating issue, either add fans or replace them with more powerful fans. if possible, position a fan to move air to/from the video card area that in most cases gets very little air flow. at the very least have a table fan blowing cooler air into the case if you wish to leave the side panel off.

2. secondly, even if it's not the cause of the problem, it's never a bad idea to replace a generic PSU with a quality unit from a known reputable manufacturer. not only for system stability, but for hardware protection as well.

good luck :wave:
 

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A:Problems with Radeon 9550 Graphic Lines/Trails

Please folks, I really need some help here, anyone has any idea what causes my problem? Any suggestions?

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A:Visiontek Radeon X1050 Line Problem

Try installing the latest driver from here: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

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A:infinite loop, cannot install, Radeon X1050

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Redwisher


Hi all,

I have attempted to do a clean install of Win 7. When it gets to the point to restart for first use, I get the BSoD and "The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop". The machine just keeps rebooting itself, getting the same message, then repeating over and over.

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And since I am now without a workable operating system, how could I replace the suspect driver even if I found a Win 7 driver?

Any help would be much appreciated!


Well 2 workarounds possibly

Boot from the dvd and attempt a repair install

Clean install win 7 again
The thing I would try first is to boot from the dvd and while in safe mode dont try to complete the install but instead go to the device manager (type device manager in search) if sucessful go to the display tab and uninstall the driver. see if win 7 finds a working one on reboot

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Listen

Justin make sure that the video card you have is agp or pci express.Because if your bus type is agp and you get a pci express then your motherboard wont read the video card and give you problems..... I hope this info helped you let me know what happens.....

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A:Radeon 9550

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Welcome to Techsot :wave: ! Look at my guide in my signature and try to find out how many amps you have on the +12V Rail. You could have a 2,000,000 watt power supply unite, but if it has 1amp, you wouldn't be able to run a video card.
 

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If you right click on my computer then click properties then click advanced it will bring up the advanced section.

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Direct X cant send data over the drivers to your graphics hardware

1)Uninstall Catalyst software (Drivers, CCC)
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A:ATI Radeon 9550 crashes a lot

Go ahead and update XP to Service Pace 3 and where did you get the video drivers from? If off a supplied CD go to AMD/ATI's support website and download the latest XP Catalyst and video driver from there
 

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A:Radeon 9550 OVERCLOCKING !! <3 <3 <3

ooo kl, i already have one. so im guessing theres no problems?
 

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A:Re: N2U400-A and Radeon 9550 help

have you made sure that your motherboard contains support for it? you might need to flash the bios to make it work. all of which making it alot harder for you.

"from a person's perspective"
 

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A:The Sims 2 and Radeon 9550

Probably the game is trying to start running at 53hz refresh rate, and the monitor only supports 60hz+. If you have an older CRT monitor you can hook up, try it and see if games work with that.
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 reboot

Could there be some other cause? What was the cause of your PC dying before? When you reformatted and reinstalled windows, did you reinstall all your motherboard chipset drivers?

While we're at it, what are the rest of your system specs?
 

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I see on the net forums that this is one problematic lump of ATI rubbish.....please correct me if some of you out there can ACTUALLY use one of these ?
 

A:Radeon 9550 Card AGP

Happy I am not

Sure did.....checked heat and was barely warm.....set an 80mm fan directed straight at it and tried again...same thing...the vid card was cold as hell.....I see that these cards can be a pain with some games......it's off to the trademe auction with the Radeon as I have picked up an FX5200 64mb for $20 and thats cheap here...
I suspect this card has been o/clocked at some point and now has a faulty chip somewhere on it....
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A:Sapphire Radeon 9550 and OpenGL

Hello Fjtorsol

Welcome to TSF

The first thing i would do as this has solved similar issues in the past, is to update your drivers, there has just been a new release of your Radeon 9550 which can be downloaded from the AMD driver Support page. Install this driver, try again and let me know if it has helped or if the message has changed

Regards




Craig

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It's like any component .what are you going to do with it ? and how much money can you spend ?
computerpoweruser.com has an article in special issue v2.0 just out ,about sub $100.00 vid cards . take a look at their website.
 

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A:radeon 9550 on Intel motherboard

It would help if we knew which mobo (motherboard) you are using.
 

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A:im having trouble with games using my ati radeon 9550

Did you remove the drivers for your old graphics card?
Are you using the latest driver?
What is your pc?
What opperating system are you using?

We need all that information before we can help!!!
 

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A:Radeon 9550 graphics card

Is your new card AGP, PCI or PCI-e?
 

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A:Direct3D Failure for ATI RADEON 9550

Try System Restore to a point before you Alt-Tabbed out.
 

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A:Need help with Radeon 9550 128MB VSync

memory sizes will not impact which drivers you use on your card. I would recommend using a driver cleaner program like driver sweeper or something like that to remove any and all traces of old drivers. Then go to amd.com and on the side select desktop graphics, which OS you have, Radeon 9xxx series, and 9550 for the model. Download full catalyst package with control center and driver built into one. Install, reboot and try counter strike again.

When you graphics card shows up as default device you computer is giving it a general driver that will allow you to use basic functionality until you get the full driver installed.

Hope this helps!
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 Compatible with Motherboard?

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A:No Aideo New Card Radeon 9550

can you please elaborate more on the problem? are you saying that when you installed the videocard and its drivers, the volume control and sound all of a sudden wouldnt work anymore?

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A:Solved: Radeon 9550 Problem

If it is an lcd monitor,try hitting the adjust button on the monitor.
 

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A:I have a BIG problem with Gigabyte Radeon 9550 if you can't help me then who can :(

Try a few basic steps first,

Check the card is securley in

Check you've plugged your monitor into your graphics card and not any onboard ports.

When teh comp does boot up, check to see if the card is conflicting with anthing else

Find out if the card is compatable with your motheroard
 

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Winlin
 

A:Diamond Radeon 9550 AGP 256MB ram

What games are you trying to play?

That card is..... well..... how nicely do you want me to put it?

For the newer games out today, that card just isn't powerful enough. Not even close really. You can turn down all the graphics settings in the game, and that will help a bit.
 

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A:Diamond Radeon 9550 AGP Problem

Try the older 4 in 1 drivers. Also run Windows Update and see if it lists any hardware drivers you need.
 

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What other options do you have besides "AGP/ONBOARD"? Since it is set to your onboard graphics, your new, installed card is not recognized.
 

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Running Windows XP SP2

I've just replaced by old Radeon 9200 (128Mb) for a Sapphire Radeon 9550 256Mb AGP card and when the card is seated and the PC re-booted, I get no signal to the monitor at all.

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I removed all previous drivers before I installed the card.

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A:HELP !! No Signal to LCD when installed Radeon 9550

Seems doubtful but your PSU might not be up to the task of powering that new card.

What's your PSU make and wattage, also amperage on the +12V rail.
 

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A:radeon 9550 sapphire 256 problem

By hang up do you mean the pc freezes(non responsive), or it reboots, or just acts "jerky"?

You could try testing your ram to see if it's ok.
This program can test your memory from windows.
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

Do you know what type of power supply you have? It's the box in the pc that a whole mess of wires go into, usually at the back top of the case. It should have a brand and wattage/amperage ratings.
 

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Just bought a ati radeon 9550 graphic card to replace with my abit siluro nvidia geforce4 mx 440 64mb graphic card. Everytime i finish installing the k-lite codec pack and play some movies or animes, my computer restarts. I did remove some of my programs from my old card, but not sure is this the reason. Really need help here.
 

A:Problem with ati radeon 9550 AGP(4x/8x) 256mb

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Hello all...

I have just upgraded to Win Vista Ultimate and have been trying to play World of Warcrfat.

It used to work fine on XP but now it will just suddenly freeze about 5 mins after starting. It will either completely freeze or, the monitor will display 'No input' and will switch off along with the sound. Just like the computer is in standby.

I have a little less RAM than needed (512) but the game is not actually choppy at all, this is why I think it's something to do with the video card.

I have the newest drivers (7.2) but it still does the same thing, requiring a restart when it crashes.

Any help?

Thanks a lot,

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A:Radeon 9550 - Vista Ultimate

I would certainly get more ram and try again, minimum requirements for Vista to run smoothly 1G
 

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I recently installed a Radeon 9550 into a Dell Dimension 5100 and used the digital cable etc. Now, DVDs video is garbled - just a mess o' squares. The audio is just fine! I've tried quite a few things but let's start over with any thoughts from out there.

Thanks
 

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Hi Guys,

U just purchased a new screen (19" Widescreen) for my young blokes computer, so I had to upgrade his graphics card to display widescreen (1440x900). So I bought a nice new ATI Radeon 9550 128MB graphics Card, took the current graphics card out of my machine ( Aopen 32MB Geforce 2), and put it in his. Perfect.

Then I installed the ATI card in my machine. (MSI 6330 lite MB, Duron 900 ). Now the display on my machine isn't as good as the Geforce !!
On the desktop, you can see a faint 'shadowing' of each icon, just to the right.
Same goes for everyting else, any icon or text. It's driving me mad!

Now I think I have done all the right things - removed the Aopen Drivers (Driverclean).
Downloaded and installed the latest drivers from ATI.

Anyone got any ideas before I try a reformat ?

Cheers

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I bought this card today,a visontek radeon 9550 128mb 4x 8x agp installed it and booted the computer, the computer booted in 600X800 and when I install the video card drivers I get a "video card support error in a box that only has ok then it asks me to restart when it restarts the quality is poor and the card doesn't refresh leaving the arrow on the screen and bluring text to the point I can't read it I dont know what to do...
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Dell 4600c (with modified case)
Pentium 4 at 2.66 Ghz 400mb fsb
256mb ram at 333mhz
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WinXP Home SP P AGP Aperture is MB I installed catalyst but is not 256MB 9550 Installation Issues Radeon AGP stable as Microsoft Driver Someone wrote referring your article quot In the Device Manager System Devices find the quot CPU to AGP Controller quot and manually update it Update Driver Select from list Don t Search- I will choose etc etc to quot PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge quot But I couldn t do it - I could go as far as Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Installation Issues quot CPU to AGP Controller quot and right click and get quot Properties quot - that s as far as I can go My issue is still present - at times it boots into regular mode always boots fine on SafeMode with display on the screen but when I click quot Display quot from the control panel display disappears and once it might re-booted Previoulsy tried catalyst and the DVI didn t work but the analog worked fine Also tried the catalyst but it is worse nbsp

A:Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Installation Issues

Did you have a different card previously?

Have you got the latest DirectX ?

**From memory {sometimes a bit dodgy}, the Catalyst Control Center needs .NET 2.0 to run, though the Drivers will work AOK.**

go into the Control Panel & remove any Display Drivers - ATI and - or NVidia.

Reboot.

let Windows install the standard VGA drivers, then run the LATEST ATI ones.

Reboot.

That should solve it.
 

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I have an ATI Radeon running at AGP X In certain instances All D applications the Windows is now loading animation there are a number of graphical anomalies displayed including Erraneous pixels lines tears jitters stretched polygons and on Graphical errors/glitches Radeon 9550 text Graphical errors/glitches on Radeon 9550 discolorations anomolous spots and colors in textures missing or broken Pixel shaders etc Normaly I d associate such anomalies with overheating but they appear immediately on startup the Windows Loading screen and I m more than confident that the card is recieving more Graphical errors/glitches on Radeon 9550 than it s factory cooling The System is as follows Processor Celeron in ECS Elitegroup PM -M Mobo VIA PM chipset RAM One Samsung DDR PC one extra DDR Video ATI Radeon AGP X MB DDR Catalyst D version Windows XP Home SP DirectX A few things I m wondering about Catalyst doesn t seem right but I just got it from ATI s webpage and they say it s the newest The Motherboard and Vid card are brand new just purchased yesterday All day yesterday until about noon today they seemed to be fine and it wasn t until I played Sims this afternoon that the problem first occured It started in Sims and now is present in every other rendered D application Any help would be great nbsp

A:Graphical errors/glitches on Radeon 9550

Try going into the Display Properties/ Settings/ Advanced and looking around for something that Sims may have changed by itself. There may not be a Default setting on any of it but, you may write down the settings for everything as they are now, uninstall the drivers, reboot, install the drivers again and check the settings against what they were before. Then run Sims and see what happens. Just a suggestion.
 

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I just installed this card and noticed a subtle change in rendition of shading on some pages and in Outlook Express. For instance, where there are slight variations in shading between sections they seem to have almost merged so that I find it difficult to see the difference.
I have Catalyst 6.5 installed and wonder which setting I'm supposed to tweak to get the contrast, saturation or...? whatever to increase. It's like the colours are there and look good but when they become faint on certain pages they almost vanish or are extremely washed out..sorry, I wish I could explain it better!
FYI I had a 9200 before but installed this one so I would have pixel shading v2.0 (whatever it's called) ready to beta test Vista..it's needed for the Aero Glass feature.
Apart from that slight problem the card works just fine.
Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics Card Question

I think I've answered my own question. The answer lay not in the adapter but in the "Magictune" software that comes with my Samsung LCD FSD. Strange that a new video card would cause differences in perception.
 

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Which videocard is better a Nvidia 6600 w/ PCI Express or a Radeon 9550 AGP? Both have 128 MB of video memory I believe. I have the 9550 on my desktop computer and am getting the 6600 on my new laptop. I'm just wondering if one is going to be better than the other?
 

A:Which is better a Nvidia 6600 w/ PCI Express or a Radeon 9550 AGP?

The 6600 is way better. It may be 2x as fast as a 9550. I can't be exact, but it's a lot faster. There may be some benches to show the difference.
 

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