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Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2000 - 7:39 am:   

I have assembled a new PC with a ASUS A7V motherboard, AMD 900 MHz processor, SB512 sound card, 256MB memory,acer16x dvd drive and ATI rage fury pro agp card. After system assembly the system starts up and I am able to see the video display. On installing win98, and when the system restarts for the final time, the screen goes blank. The mother board beeps with one long beep followed by three short beeps indicating that the video card is bad. On pressing reset a couple of times, the screen works. I installed the latest version of the rage driver, but that did not help.
After installing a tnt riva card, the system works fine. I need a video card with tv out for my system. Is this ati rage fury pro incompatible with a7v chipset? or It was my luck that the card I was installing was a defective card. Could anyone kindly let me know.
Which other agp card with tv out would be compatible with this system?
thanks in advance.
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2000 - 12:43 pm:   

i have a fic pa-2013 m/b with 256 pc-100 ecc ram. i have never really gotten an ati to work on this board. i'm using a tnt stb4400, monster 12meg for 3dfx, a creative labs dvd card dxr3, wisecom modem 56k v90, soundblaster gold sound card. oh, i'm running an amd k6-II processor 550mhz. got the scanner, usb: zip drive, drawing tablet, intel camera. an hp 722c deskjet printer.2 floppies, 3 haddrives 15gb, 20gb, 15gb, and the creative 6x24 dvd drive. lots of fans for cooling.

that'll give you an idea what i have. i also have a twin for this if this computer breaks. hehehehe.

when i install the drivers for the ati, when i had one, it crashed. it's a resource conflict that the video card wants an address or irq that the motherboards also wants. without the ati drivers. using the standard pic or agp drivers, no problem except i can't raise my resolution.

i don't know if this will help, but that's my experience. i use nvidia, the heck with ati on this kind of setup.
Lance Lindley
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2001 - 1:05 am:   

I've learned from experience that ATI cards do not work well on motherboards with VIA chipsets, which both the FIC mobo and all Athlon-ready mobos are based on. The problem seems to be with the mobo's AGP drivers. Try reloading the VIA 4-in-1 patch after the ATI drivers have already been installed and see if that helps. Also, Microsoft has a patch for ATI vid cards running on VIA motherboards if you use Win2K. This solved the problem on my Win2K platform, but there is no such patch for 98 or ME. On two of my machines I just kept hitting reset, restarting in safe mode and deleting the hardware from device manager and reinstalling both the ATI and VIA drivers until it mysteriously started working. On one machine, however, it insisted on mis-recognizing the ATI Rage 128 Pro as a Rage Fury 2000 and I finally had to downgrade to an Intel 440BX and go with a slower processor I had lying around just to end the ATI/VIA conflict. Since I went back to the Intel board, I have had no problems.
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:15 am:   

I have a setup similar to yours, K-7/600 with Asus K7M MB, Rage Fury Pro AGP W/32 meg ram. No problems with the setup or operations (have run Win98SE, Win2K and Mandrake-linux 7.2 on this box) but in the bios, make sure you have AGP specified as default vid. card type, it defaults to PCI.
Gary Martin
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2001 - 6:27 am:   

Well I sure have hardware hell. After 2 weeks of dealing with Dell, and ATI I cannot get my system to recognize a new installed radeon 32mb agp. I thought this was a bad card and sent it back to ATI for testing. The card was ok but they sent me a new one to be safe. I lso tried to install a voodoo 4500. Same results. I can put my 8mb xpert back in and it works fine. I have tried every trick in the book including reformatting my hard drive and clearing NVRAM. Am sick of looking at device manager and safe mode. Any help out there? Im not prticulally computer literate but Im not stupid either. Help!!
V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2001 - 8:13 am:   

is your 8 mg xpert card a pci or agp?
warren barnhart
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 7:37 am:   

Similar problem, different parts. ATI Xpert 2000 32Meg oem on a Tekram P5MVP-B4 motherboard (VIA chip set) Win95b 2.1. Everything "loads" ok but windows says configuration is wrong at reboot (yes, there is a resource conflict). Win thinks it is a VGA wonder. Latest drivers. Any suggestions? (I don't need this hardware configuration it is now a mater of pride).

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