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Neptune

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2001
Hey guys, a friend of mine in Arizona has got an Abit KT7A and a Radeon 64 ViVo and has been having nothing but troubles with it. He seems to have a lot of crashes, especially in D3D games.
To the best of my knowledge, he has tried the latest Radeon Drivers.

I've recommended that he do a fresh format of Windows, install the latest 4-in1's, then install Direct x 8 and the Digital Vid Update, then the radeon drivers, then the individual PCI cards.

We need help on BIOS settings and those details. Any help would be appreciated so i can forward him the information.
 

thestramel

Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2001
Location
Somewhere in Colorado
What additional components does he have in his system?

Make sure you're using the v.4.13.7075 drivers. There are some other things you can try as well.
(1) Adjust AGP driving strength to 68
(2) Change AGP aperture size to 128 (play around with this and see if you achieve stability)
(3) Disable P2C/C2P Concurrency in the Advanced Chipset Features section
(4) Try installing the card in the following manner:
1.Fully remove the previous ATI driver set using uninstall. Choose PCI Adapter and reboot.
2.Load DirectX 7.0a or 8 - reboot
3.Load latest VIA AGP driver - reboot
4.Load ATI driver set - reboot
5.Reload latest VIA AGP driver - reboot
6.Reload DirectX - reboot
(Note: this is a suggestion from Paul's KT7 FAQ site at ViaHardware)
(5) Make sure you use DirectX 8.0a and the digital video patch
(6) Try less agressive memory settings