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.
GA-7VAXP Rev 1.21
AMD 2600+ (CPU temp normally about 42C)
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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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!
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.
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?