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Peter Sturm Sep 05, 2003, 02:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Applying the solution mentioned by someone earlier solved the lockups during 3D gaming too. I enabled USWC in the BIOS (version 1006), disabled Fast Writes in Smartguard (although my PC still runs with AGP 8X), and i increased the AGP frequency to 67.26/33.63 MHz in the BIOS (what seems to be the most helpfull hint :-). The graphics driver installed is the latest Catalyst 3.6. I left the AGP voltage in the BIOS in its default state. I was able to play Tron 2.0 for more than 90 minutes now without a single lockup (without these changes i was used to "play" the game for at most 5 minutes).

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Yahoo man Sep 08, 2003, 08:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Hello guys,

is it possible to turn OFF FastWrites in ATi Catalyst 3.7? I do no see any Smartguard tag.

Thanks.

Paul Sadler Sep 08, 2003, 06:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Yahoo Man,

Yes you can turn off Fastwrites in 3.7.
I had the same problem as well with all the different Catalyst versions with the Smartgart tag not appearing.
Try uninstalling the ATI Controll panel first through add/remove programs then reboot and install 3.7
If not, I uninstalled both the control panel and display drivers, rebooted and installed 3.7.
If all else fails, you can download a program called RivaTuner and turn off FW through that. That works fine.

Paul

badkitty109 Sep 11, 2003, 01:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Here's a question, Smartgart shows I am running in 8X mode with fastwrites off but when I run any of the benchmarks (pcmark, 3dmark etc.) and look in the system info they show that my AGP is set to 4X...what's up with that?

dave

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 12, 2003, 03:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Check Your Bios for the AGP Mode it will either show up as AGP 8x or AGP 3.0 if its not 3.0 or 8x try to change it from what ever it is to 8x or 3.0

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
badkitty109 Sep 13, 2003, 02:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
First thing I checked (well maybe second), it is indeed set to 8x, any other ideas?

TIA
dave

Ajai Murali Sep 13, 2003, 03:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
i have a 9800 pro and im having problems with smartgart (fast write) and an option in dxdiag called 'agp texture acceleration'...though they may not be related to one another..
in smartgart i cannot turn on fast write..no matter what, i hit on, restart, check settings, and its still off, agp 8x works though
in dxdiag in the display tab in agp texture acceleration mine says 'not available' and hell with a 9800 pro you'd think that it'd be available..? anyway i try turning on anti aliasing and it works , but when i turn on antistropic filtering..the textures don't look ANY sharper, even @ 16x..and i have good vision :-/ .. so i don't know what to do..i think the antistropic filtering and agp texture acceleration problem are related to each other but i simply don't know how to fix it...any help appreciaited..i'd also understand if i get no replies as this is going a little off topic

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 13, 2003, 03:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Easy Option is to Reformat system, after backing up Files, and writing down websites where u got some programs, oh maybe u should download the newest BIOS out but 1005 is good too.

This is only for the Advanced user, if ur afraid of doing it or dont know how to upgrade the BIOS or Reformat the harddrive take it to a friend that knows about that or take it to a PC repair shop and they will do it.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Rich Resnick Sep 13, 2003, 04:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
No matter what I try I am still having the infinite loop issues with the Radeon 9800. Here is my system specs:

Asus A7N8X-Deluxe (BIOS NEW VERSION)
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
1GB PC3200 DDR (Set dual channel)
460W Enermax PS
ATI Radeon 9800 (Omega Drivers)

This is what I have tried.

-Regular ATI Drivers
-Disabled FastWrite
-Increased AGP voltage from 1.5V to 1.6V
-Underclocked system FSB
-Underclocked processor
-Tried windows 2000 and windows xp. (All service packs and updates)
-Checked MoBo and CPU temps
-Tried both ASUS A7V8X and A7N8X
-Disabled FSB Spectrum

While running Windows 2k I just get 2 pc speaker beeps and then the system freezes, no blue screens no error messages.

While running Windows XP, I get a "Windows has covered from a device driver error. The device atidiag...," accompanied by an Infinie loop problem in the error log. Anyone have any more ideas? If not, does anyone know of any motherboards that this Ininite Loop bug doest effect? I would like a really good nForce 2 mobo. I checked toms but Im not sure which of those suffer from the infinite loop problem.

Also, the AC in my building is kind of sketchy. Everything runs off of one circuit which is a 30ohm fuse. I do get alot of brown outs. The 460W powersupply does suckup a ton of power, do you think this may be the issue? But it doenst happen at all unless I have the Video Drivers installed for the 9800.

Rich Resnick Sep 13, 2003, 04:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Also, the Asus probe shows a different Processor Temp than the BIOS Hardware monitor. THe BIOS hardware monitor also is jumpy, sometimes it jumps from 20C to 51C. Now it is on 51C, Probe never really goes above 41. Who do I trust?

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 13, 2003, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
BUY a different Motherboard from a Different Manufacturer, oh u should create a New Forum for the Combination of the AMD board and the Radeon 9800 because this one only deals with the Intel Board.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 13, 2003, 07:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Intel Based Board

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
The Rocky Oct 21, 2003, 12:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> AGP Texture Acceleration
I have a Radeon 9500 and Sis 730s motherboard.Whenever i enable Agp texture acceleration by installing the motherboard AGP driver, the system
crashes whenever i run a direct3d application.
So i have to unistall the motherboard AGP driver to make AGP texture Acceleration as unavailble.
The system runs fine without the AGP Texture acceleration, so i wanted to know how much is impact on the video performance if i dont enable AGP texture acceleration, i mean is it really required.

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 21, 2003, 02:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
to all those peeps who have newer vid cards and such, if u have Windows XP, install Service Pack 1 before installing DX 9.0/9.0a/9.0b and installing Drivers for the vid cards and Mobos.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 21, 2003, 02:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Service Pack 1a that is and get newest Internet Softwarebefore installing SP1/1a if u use any besides what is built into Windows XP, and another thing Do not install AOL 8.0 because it has more problems than 7.0 but some people have gotten it to work.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 31, 2004, 01:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
Please stop posting that link in everytopic u get into.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Nathaniel Blood Sep 25, 2004, 12:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 26, 2004, 05:33pm EDT

 
>>  A Question about disabling FastWrite in SmartGart
I'm having trouble with my computer locking up in Doom 3. I have the new Doom 3 patch (Retail v1.05 beta patch), the newest catalyst driver (Sept.2004), and have used DriverCleaner and reinstalled it which helped some. I have a Radeon 9600 and WinXP. 9.0c DirectX.
I disabled PCI write and AGP write under advanced SmartGart and now it would seem so far that my trouble with Doom 3 locking up my computer after 15 minutes has stopped though objects that move really fast in the game aren't rendered well.
I had read that turning Fast write off might help with this issue but I'm wondering seeing I don't have "fast write" per say, which one of these, PCI or AGP write, can I leave on or do I need to leave both off?
Thank you. -Nathan
P.S. I read something about disabling "write combining". I tried just that and re-enabled PCI and AGP write but the 'puter locked again after about 10 minutes into Doom 3. So my main question remains, do I need to disable both PCI and AGP write to accomplish what was suggested by "disabling Fast write" or just one of them and which one. ;P

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Sep 26, 2004, 05:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS P4G8X and Radeon 9700 Pro
there is an official patch out for doom 3, get it.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write

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