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  Driver Question and also Overclocking Question 9800pro 
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Jessica Lewis Jan 08, 2004, 04:11pm EST Report Abuse
i have a radeon 9800 pro sapphire atlantis 128 meg, and with any drivers other than the 3.8 that ships with my card i get system lockups constantly, can anyone help figure out why? oh and i can overclock it stably to 425 // 351 is that good? i get like 1400 more 3dmarks in 2001se:) also athalon xp 2200+ 512 meg ddr333 and my radeon, is 17thousand with 4x AA and forced 8x AF at 800 x 600 a good score on my rig?

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Omniscient Jan 09, 2004, 06:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Driver Question and also Overclocking Question 9800pro
That o/c seems to be fine for the nine eight pro, score's decent enough but for a 9800pro you shouldn't be running anything less than 1024x768 - :) waste of the card if u do.

About your driver issues, what's the rest of ur machine specs? First suggestion would be to remove ALL installed ATI files from the C.P Add/Remove. Install the Catalyst 3.10 Drivers (Stoopid revision number as 3.9 is numerically higher than 3.10 DUH ATI!). Make sure DirectX 9b is installed and see what happens.

If you still get lock ups, then try disabling fast-write for AGP in BIOS.
Does it still lock with the other drivers if you run stock speeds?
Other thing to do is try disabling VPU recover in the 3.9 or 3.10 drivers - see if that stops the crashes.

What cooling you running on that card out of interest?

Hope something here helps. G'luck



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