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Andre Melcher Aug 03, 2003, 08:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200 256 DDR but can not get it to work. Once the ati driver is installed the pc reboots and then hangs. I have replaced the VIA 4 in 1 to the newest driver and have no luck. Also replaced the mobo bios to fl13. and installed the latest Catylist drivers.

I followed the precise installation procedures for the ati radeon 9200 256ddr

please could someone help.

250Watt PSU
GA-7VAXP Rev 1.21
AMD 2600+ (CPU temp normally about 42C)
1024MB DDR
ATI 9200 Pro 256DDR PowerColor
Catylist 3.1, DX9
WinXP Pro SP1
Hyperion 4.45 VIA chipset driver
maxtor 120gb 7200


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Wildwood Aug 03, 2003, 09:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
I'm not one who says this often, but I really do believe in this case that your power supply is under rated for your needs. You should try a good brand 350watt at least. I never use less than 400watts myself when building. Especially with 3 drives, all that memory and the Radeon with 256MB memory. You only have 250watts. Is it at least a good PSU with good ratings?


Andre Melcher Aug 03, 2003, 09:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
If I disconnect my cd drives and remove some of the memory would it help? I only want to confirm that the power is insuficient before I upgrade the power supply. Thanks for the tip

Wildwood Aug 03, 2003, 10:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yes. That is exactly what you should do. Sorry I didn't come up with that myself.


Rhort Aug 04, 2003, 10:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Andre Melcher Aug 07, 2003, 02:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
Well I replaced the power supply with a 400watt unit and it has not solved my problem. I have come to the conclusion that the Gigabyte board is not compatible with the ATI Radeon 9200 256DDR .
Has anyone got this mobo and display combination? I have searched the forums and have not found any.

My reason is that I have installed this same card into my ASUS P4 PC and it only has a 250watt PSU and it installs easily and works 100%. I have gone to the Power-Color website and they have no answer. this is the feedback they had to offer " Hello Melcher
Should be no problem because the ATI 9200 video card is our best seller and frankly I am not aware any problem like you discribed "
in my book this is a pathetic reply.

The gigabyte website gave a poor feedback on the problem.
" Dear Sir,

First of all, thank you for your kindly mail and supporting Gigabyte.
About the issue you mentioned in the mail, we are sorry that we didn't meet the same after test.
The problem you encountered might caused by damaged components or improper devices setting.
We are sorry that we can't test your devices via emails, suggest that to contact to our local reseller or distirbutor for physical help.
They will try to help you as long as they can. : http://tw.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/WhereToBuy/WhereToBuy_Distributor.htm
However, if you still have any other question or suggestion about our product/service, please do not hesitate to contact with us again.


************* Thank you for supporting Gigabyte *************

So what I think is that I should stick with ASUS, Intel and the Geforce range of display cards. I mean why should it be so difficult in todays Plug&Play world that a person should battle to install a simple display card.

If anyone has some advice for me I will appreciate it.

Thanks for a great forum.

Wildwood Aug 07, 2003, 05:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't blame you for your frustration. And I admit that I would reach a similar conclusion at this point. Sorry no help was found here........yet.


ben woods Aug 07, 2003, 11:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
I glanced through this post so maybe I didn't catch it, however I saw no mention about install chipset drivers or AGP drivers. I had hangs before or during the post all time with my MSI kt4 Ultra and any 8X card. I installed the latest drivers for my motherboard and it has worked flawlessly. Try doing that if you haven't already done so.



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DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3800+

ECS KN1 Extreme / KN1 SLI Extreme / nForce4-A754 / nForce4-A939

2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)

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ben woods Aug 07, 2003, 11:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
my bad - you did try it - sorry for my glance and pointless post.



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DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3800+

ECS KN1 Extreme / KN1 SLI Extreme / nForce4-A754 / nForce4-A939

2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)

Creati
ben woods Aug 07, 2003, 11:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
Try the omega drivers for your product.

http://www.omegacorner.com



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DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3800+

ECS KN1 Extreme / KN1 SLI Extreme / nForce4-A754 / nForce4-A939

2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (256 MB)

Creati
Andre Melcher Aug 08, 2003, 01:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
Yes I installed the latest VIA 4in1 drivers for the mobo and the latest Catalyst drivers for the Display card. I got a reply back from Power-color and they say that I must try and adjust my AGP Aperture size to 256. My question is where do you adjust this on the GA-7VAXP mobo? I have searched the bios and cannot find this setting. Has anyone any ideas how to do this on this board?

Regarding the ATI drivers from the Omega site, what is the difference between the official ATI drivers and these drivers?

I am desperate to get this display going so I will try them.

Thanks

Jim Knight Aug 08, 2003, 08:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Andre, get into the BIOS settings and once there press Ctrl+F1. That will add a new menu item called Advanced Chipset Features. Open that window and you'll be able to adjust AGP aperture size, along with a few other esoteric settings. The Advanced Chipset Features is an undocumented feature of the GA-7Vxxx BIOS.

Andre Melcher Aug 11, 2003, 04:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
Thanks to you all for the help recieved thusfar.but I am still not up and running. I tried the Omega drivers but get the error that it does not support the ATI Radeon 9200 from Power-Color.

I will will try and set the AGP Aperture size as per instructions.

Thanks

Andre Melcher Aug 12, 2003, 01:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
At last I have the ATI Radeon 9200 up and running on my GA-7VAXP board! Thanks to Jim Knight for the Bios tip. I managed to change the AGP Aperture size to 256. By pressing Ctrl and F1 keys in BIOS it brings up the option under Advanced Chipset. Strange that Gigabyte does not mention this in the manual for this mobo. Are there any other hidden features in the bios that we should know?

Thanks to all in this forum for your help.

Jim Knight Aug 12, 2003, 06:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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As far as I know that's the only hidden feature. It's not really hidden actually, some versions of the manual mention it but most don't. Likely a printer's omission.

Anthony Green Aug 30, 2003, 11:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I run a P4 3.0 on a 8KNXP Gigabyte motherboard it also requires ctrl+F1 to activate advanced chipset in Bios and refuses to accept ATI 9200 without this changed to 256 AGP however, until reading your problem I too was unaware that that section of the Bios was accessable. Regards Anthony Green

phil jones Aug 31, 2003, 10:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I too have had a problem with the radeon card, my system is fine after it reboots itself twice and tells me there is a problem with the driver for the card. i run win xp and have had loads of probs with getting drivers for all sorts of diferent hardware. In the end after sorting everything out Ive come to the conclusion. IF IT AINT BROKE DON`T FIX IT!

asdf asdfasdf Sep 03, 2003, 02:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm also experiencing the same problems. I have recently bought a PowerColor Radeon 9200 256mb video card and it crashes just after the XP login, goes black with some colored specs up the top.

I have a ECS K7S5A Motherboard which I have updated the SiS BIOS and the SiS AGP VxD Driver to the latest. Checked all the settings such as BIOS to make sure its the correct memory video 256mb setting, AGP is 4x Enabled and is not fast write.

I have also the latest Video Drivers from ATi.

Still experiencing the same issues.... I have given the card to a friend and they are experiencing the same issues on their 4x AGP board.

There are a few conclusions:
1) The Motherboard is incompatitble.
2) The Video card is stuffed(Its brand new out of the box)
3) The card is 8x and the board only supports up to 4x.

Any Ideas?

phil jones Sep 03, 2003, 01:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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it could be the board?
i only say so because after useing at least 6 of the k7s5a boards in various pc`s i built and found them very relyable, ive built 4 systems since and had problems with that board, could be a bad batch ? dunno but it killed all my faith in them since. i now stick to gigabyte as reliable?

Phil MANMAN Oct 10, 2003, 05:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: GA-7VAXP and ATI Radeon 9200
Hello guys my name is philip and i am from Greece Europe.

I have a GB 7VA mb and a club 3d radeon with 256mb ram.

i have exactly the same problems.

power supply is 350.

i change the card two days ago with a new one and i had no luck.

The Bios in the GB 7VA and VAXP has no option for the agp aperture size.


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