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AGP slow down

by houtt / March 26, 2006 12:16 AM PST

I upgrade from a ATI Radeon 9200 (256MB) AGP card to a ATI Radeon 9800 (256MB) AGP card. I followed instructions closely for installation. Now my graphics load much slower. For example when surfing the web moving from site to site the pages unload & load in patches or blocks and are very slow. Everything else seems to be working fine except for the graphics, which are way slow. I realize there are updates for chipsets, bios etc, but did not want to do any unnecessary updating until I was pretty sure this would help with this problem I have encountered. I have all the current window XP Pro updates, SP2 etc.
My system information is listed below:
OS=Windows XP Pro (32-bit)
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
MB info:
Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080009 08/20/2003
Socket-478
Bios REv-1010
Intel chipset=i865
Ram info:
1024 Megabytes Installed Memory (Dimm)
Display adapter now installed:
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (256MB)
DIRECTX9 on 6/9/2004
Monitor Info:
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1''vis, s/n H9NY977848, September 2005
Virus software:
Latest Mcafee Security Center
Processor info:
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Drive info:
_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5'' format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IOMEGA ZIP 250 [Hard drive] -- drive 2
ST3200822A [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3LJ067JK, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Healthy
ST3200822A [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 3LJ03GVX, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Healthy

Any help would greatly be appreciated, Gary

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What I do is..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 12:26 AM PST
In reply to: AGP slow down

Latest BIOS, chipset and video drivers all around since each works together.

Bob

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AGP slow down
by houtt / March 26, 2006 12:56 AM PST
In reply to: What I do is..

Okay I do each one and see if this cures my problem, thanks for your input Bob.

Gary

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Back in Business
by houtt / March 26, 2006 10:50 AM PST
In reply to: What I do is..

I spent all day doing the updates to be sure I did them correctly. I now have latest chipset drivers/software, latest bios update & the newest drivers for my Graphics card (ATI Radeon 9800 Pro) Thanks again for the advice, Bob.

Have a good day, Gary

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One last advice (a keeper...)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 9:12 PM PST
In reply to: Back in Business

And now that it works... Don't fix it.

Wait till you have a good reason or its busted again.

Thank you for reporting back.

Bob

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