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    130F = 54C now if that temp is under full load then its not to bad but if that's an idle temp then that's most likely ya prob. Those retail HSF's that come packed with Athlons are only any good when used in cool or aircon rooms in cases that have a reasonable airflow. Give us the room temp and load temps of the PC with the side closed and then with the side off.
    Another thing is that when ya reinstalled MEss did ya load the missin' .vxd files? These files could also cause ya some headaches.

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    The cpu temp is 130F when the system is idle and the cover is off. I'll get a new fan and also pick up a fan for the board.

    The system has been upgraded to Win2000 (probably should have gone with XP, but this is what I had available). I have not installed the sp4 yet, but will try that next after the fans.

    I had a 250watt psu when I first did the upgrade, and now have a 400watt psu, but it didn't seem to have an effect on the problems.

    Regarding the ATI card, I only saw a download for Catalyst. Should I also be looking for updates to the Control panel as well?

    Thanks.

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    Like I said before, there is a procedure for things to work like they are suposed to. On ati's 2000 download page they specifically state that service pack 4 is needed before trying to install drivers for them to work properly or at all. They say this for one reason only and that is to keep people from bumbling around with gfx problems. The instalation tips, fixed in this driver notes and release notes should be read to avoid problems, thats why they are also there.
    Download the 24.3mb package. And there is nothing wrong with win2000.
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    It looks like ATI's catalyst contains the display driver and control panel together, so I only need to install catalyst, right?

    What would you recommend for removing a previous nVidia 5200 installation? I'm not sure it's been cleaned completely.

    Also, the Gigabyte monitor allows adjustment of the 9000pro. Is there an optimum setting without OC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drets
    What would you recommend for removing a previous nVidia 5200 installation?
    A clean reinstall of windows 2000 would do the trick.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
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    mushkin 550w

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    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
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    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
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    I installed the sp4 for Win2000, removed the fx5200 drivers, and installed the latest ATI catalyst (for the 9000Pro 128mb card). I didn't have a chance to try out the Generals game, but the system locked up on a kid's Lego game ('3d' type puzzle game) at various points (once as long as 10 min before locking up).

    Should I look into getting a oem cpu fan/system fan?

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    A reformat and fresh install of Windows is a must when switching from Nvidia to Ati hardware.

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    If I understand correctly, I'll need to start from scratch by formatting (erasing everything) and doing a straight install of Win 2000?

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    Before you format maybe try driver cleaner http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/ . The program is pretty much self explainitory and does come with helpfull information in its "readme" file. By the sounds of things it prolly can't hurt and may be far less painless than a reformat for you.
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    I tried some thermal paste on the cpu fan and when I started up, the temp dropped to 116F, but quickly rose again to 134F.

    Plan to try the driver cleaner.

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