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Put the new video card in. It works fine, until I install the…

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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run the fuck away
Put the new video card in. It works fine, until I install the drivers. I'm upgrading my motherboard's AGP drivers, and then I'll try again. The website suggested upgrading my bios as well, which might not be a shabby idea.

If any of you want to provide a little "try this" tech support:
The card: AGP ATI Radeon 9100 (essentially a 128MB version of the 8500) that I got dirt cheap.
The OS: WinXP SP1
The BIOS: Award, currently with 4x AGP enabled, and an AGP apeture of 128MB
Monitor: CTX4100 with the latest drivers.
The exact problem: It boots fine after installing the card, but when I install the drivers and reboot, it hangs when logging on. After the first few reboots, it just goes black after I select my account from the logon screen.
  • if what you've been trying doesn't seem to solve your problem, you might want to try setting your AGP speed to 1x.

    --ravyn
  • You bought an ATI? WHY?!?!
    • Because it was cheap, and a video card with comprable RAM and speed from NVIDIA required an 8x AGP slot. Which I lack.

      It's okay though, this card's going away unless it decides to work in the next few minutes.
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