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I can't fix my Radeon 8500 !!!

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SkyHook

Senior Village Idiot
Joined
Jan 24, 2002
Location
York, Pennsylvania
Please Don't Flame Me

Just reporting my experiences!

I aquired an 8500(retail package) from a friend who said it wouldn't work for him. I installed it in both of my machines and also had all kinds of trouble. Not liking to give up I tried everything including three different OSs(98SE Win2K WinXP), with each try the results were the same, so I thought about what it was that all my tests had in common. The only answer was of course the video card(with many different drivers) and my Logitech mouse drivers. So I dumped the Logitech drivers and just used Windows vanilla PS2 mouse driver, and voila! I have not had a single problems since. I called my buddy who had originally bought the card and discovered he was using the exact same mouse driver. I don't know what the problem is all I know is dumping those drivers straightened out my problems with the 8500 video card.

SkyHook
 

Randy

Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Location
Sedro Woolley, WA.
Skyhook, I had the exact same problems with a Nvidia Geforce 2 mx 400 in a system I just built for a friend and after hours and hours of screwing around by trial and error I came to the same conclusion as you an dumped the Logitech drivers for keyboard and mouse
and all my problems went away as well.
Randy
 

Kingslayer

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2001
Location
Port Charlotte, Florida
Oh dont tell me that. My 8500 comes Wednesday and I WILL NOT give up my Logitech trackball. I have bought 4 of them so I can use them until the day I die....

I can't game without my trackball....
 

SkyHook

Senior Village Idiot
Joined
Jan 24, 2002
Location
York, Pennsylvania
I use mine!

I still use my Logitech Trackman Marble, I just use the vanilla "PS2 Mouse Driver" that comes with Windows. The only thing that not using the Logitech drivers cost me was the ability to assign "double-click" to my middle button. I will never give up my trackball either, but I can certainly recondition myself to use two taps on the left button for the sake of having a great video card and system stability.

I realize some people demand other features from their input device drivers, and to them I have no answer other than I hope I am completely offbase with my observations, but for me dumping the drivers for my trackball appears to have solved all my current problems.

SkyHook
 

RoadWarrior

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Location
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like it could be a problem with how the mouse drivers use a hardware cursor on the card instead of using software, there's possbly something you can hack in the system.ini file or registry to force it to use a software cursor, that's all I know though, don't know the exact value or place. I think if you knock the video slider down one notch in system properties performance it does this. That only applies to 2d SVGA features, so shouldn't affect your gaming, you probably won't notice the diff in 2d either.

Road Warrior