ATI Radeon X1650 problem

  User-498DB432-30A7-4FC5-B65F3A4738DB7CB4 20:46 19 Nov 2008

Perhaps I have gone wrong somewhere or possibly bought a card that my motherboard is not up to running, but I have tried to upgrade the graphics card to Radeon X1650 on a Gigabyte 7VT600P-RZ (AGP X 8).

The computer freezes, I get a blank screen then message "out of range".
On occassion I get the blue screen.

Could it be that this motherboard cannot handle this card?

  citadel 21:25 19 Nov 2008

if it fits in the slot the card should work. try reseating it.

Done that.... Several times.

Uninstalled & reinstalled drivers.

Tried booting in safe mode but it appears to stop at MAP.SYS

  sinbads 21:35 19 Nov 2008

get the latest catalyst and driver click here

Did that right at the beginning

  GaT7 22:34 19 Nov 2008

Try this....

1. Reinstall the previous graphics card & reboot. Then, in Windows, lower the monitor resolution to the minimum it'll allow you to (usually 800x600, but lower is no problem)

2. Uninstall the card/drivers & shutdown

3. Slot in new card, making all necessary connections, including PSU power to the X1650 if necessary, & reboot

4. Does it make a difference? If yes, proceed to install the latest DirectX 9.0 click here, followed by the latest Radeon drivers click here (link is assuming you're using WinXP).

5. Reboot, & only change the monitor resolution NOW (& if required).

Where did you get the graphics card btw? No need to answer if the above works. G

  CFC23 05:57 20 Nov 2008

I thought that this card was PCI-Express and you say your board is AGP8,or am I missing something?

Also is your power supply sufficient for the card?



click here

400W PSU

  I am Spartacus 10:46 20 Nov 2008

Does your motherboard have on-board graphics and have you disabled it in the BIOS?

  CFC23 13:40 20 Nov 2008

Yes sorry about that! Looks like there are two types, I followed your link for Raedon X1650 without the AGP and it gives PCI-Express.

Your power supply look o.k.

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