Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Radeon 9600 Pro Game Issues




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    90

    Default

    Hi Everyone,

    I've just bought myself a new Radeon 9600 Pro video card, with a fresh install of Windows XP (SP1), DirectX 9.0b, and the latest drivers from the ATI site.

    When I play any games, it seems to be a choppy/1 sec freeze. I play VietCong, Rallisport Challenge, Delta Force Black Hawk Down, and so on. This happens occasionally, and randomly.

    Is there something that I'm doing wrong here? If someone could help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated.


    Cheers,

    Johnny.
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    114

    Default

    Make sure your Vsync is off. You could try a tweak prog like Rage 3D. Some settings you can't find in the CP you can find there.
    [size=1.5]AMD 2100+ | Epox 8RDA+
    2x256KHX3000 | AreoFlow TMD
    Antec SmartBlue 350watt | 2 TT80mm case fans | WD 120gig
    Maxtor 60gig | FIC 9800pro | Apex Thermally enhanced case [/size]

  3. #3

    Default

    What was your old graphics card? Did you uninstall the old card berfore installing the new one. Its a common error that can cause problems.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,790

    Default

    It is not going to be Vsync, all that does is synchronize your frames with your refresh rate and smoothen out the image and prevent "tearing". At worst it will limit you to 60-85fps which is by no means low.

    Normally problems with a new card come from conflicts with previous drivers.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    114

    Default

    DOH! :o Your right I got that one backwards.
    [size=1.5]AMD 2100+ | Epox 8RDA+
    2x256KHX3000 | AreoFlow TMD
    Antec SmartBlue 350watt | 2 TT80mm case fans | WD 120gig
    Maxtor 60gig | FIC 9800pro | Apex Thermally enhanced case [/size]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    315

    Default

    I had that same problem when I bought my Radeon 9700 Pro. The problem turned out to be my joystick. I was running it through a powered hub along with a few other things and it was drawing too much power. I hooked it directly into the computer and the stuttering problems went away. So, if you're running a keyboard/mouse/joystick through a hub try hooking it directly to the computer.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    90

    Default

    I installed the video card with a fresh copy of Windows XP (SP1). Could you also be related to the motherboard?
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Which Catalyst drivers are you using? If you're running the latest try going back and trying some older versions. Try the drivers that came with the card also and see if it is any different.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •