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Thread: Having trouble with smartgart setting Radeon 9200




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    Hey Guys,

    Im running
    Dell P4 2.0Ghz
    384 Ram
    ATI Radeon 9200
    Intel AGP Chipset 845

    I keep trying in smartgart to set the AGP Write to enabled as you said in the guide butwhen I restart to apply the setting it pops into smartgart with AGP write set to Disabled.
    My Radeon is an AGP card. And every time I change AGP write to enabled when it restarts, the next time I restart my comp again I get the smart gart popup with AGP write set to disabled.

    Can you tell me why Smartgart or the ATI software wont let me leave the AGP write setting at enabled???
    How do I get around this??
    Also what exactly is it that having AGP write enabled does???


    Thanks
    Jack

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    AGP fastwrite gives an unnoticeable, and completely slight increase in performance, and creates less stability. You are enabling it in BIOS and saving before restarting right?? When you reboot and go back into BIOS, check if your BIOS still says that it is enabled, and if it does, then SMARTGART or ATI control panel is lying to you(maybe).

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    I dont have any options for it in my BIOS, I actually have almost no options at all in my BIOS for video besides Aperture which is set to 64mb and something where I choose AGP or PCI which is of course set to AGP
    Any ideas?
    Jack

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    The options won't be in your BIOS, they are software controlled.

    If you haven't already, install the Chipset Software for your board at www.intel.com

    Otherwise, I don't know what the problem could be.

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    Yeah I already installed the chipset software.

    Jack

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    You will have a hard time getting this setting to work with r9000,9100,9200 and 8500 series cards. The smartgart won't let you.
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    I would just ignore the FastWrite part of the guide.. If it won't work for you, It's not like you will be missing out on a lot. And If Arsenal is correct, having it turned off will give a more stable machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sepherum2ya
    And If Arsenal is correct, having it turned off will give a more stable machine.
    Yeah, Im very sure that that is the compromise with fastwrite, and I have seen benchmarks comparing performance with and without fastwrite, and trust me, you are not missing out on anything, it's like the difference of a mhz.

    I actually have fastwrite option in my BIOS, so thats why I thought he might have it as well.

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    0h boy,

    I just noticed that you guys were talking about fastwrite which is not what Im having a problem with.

    What Im talking about that the problem is, is when you type "Smartgart" into the run prompt and you get a window with read & write settings for PCI & AGP, its there where under AGP settings I cant set AGP write to enabled. I dont thiink its related to Fastwrite at all..

    Thanks for the help

    Jack

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    What exact drivers are you using here?
    Because I'm using the Omega Catalysy ones based off the 4.1 drivers.

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