I have an ATI radeon 9800xt AGP 256 video card *the listed is the closest one i could find* . Ever since i upgraded with Catalyst, the video card causes my PC to crash when I play games. In the event log, i get spammed with ati2mtag errors which seems to coincide with the crashing. I have since reinstalled my driver, deleted and reinstalled World of Warcraft, and even reformatted my Pc to fix the problem. Nothing so far as worked. The crashes cause my pc to lock up and the more I play, the more frequent I crash. All of my searching indicates it's my video card causing the crashes. Is there anything I can do to fix it short of buying a new Nvidia card? Please help =/
Same crash/reboot after installing latest drivers to play SPORE.
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Hello gran_capricc, you must remove Ati old video driver from your computer, before installing latest driver, go to Start> Control Panel > Uninstall a program > ATI Video Driver Remove, Restart Computer, i found latest driver for your Ati radeon 9550 agp video card fully compatible with Windows Vista, Xp. Click save driver to your computer, install the driver, don't forget to restart the computer. Here is the link.
Copy and paste link into your browser and press enter.
you can get anything in PCIe If your a mild to moderate gamer or just looking for a replacement I recommend using EVGA brand. I have had very good luck with the nvidia 9800 gts. They are older cards but still have quite a bit of potential. if your a heavy gamer use something nvidia GTX 260 or later they have the newer GPUs.
This error normally occurs if the card becomes unstable due to overclocking, heat or is faulty. The fact that the more you play the more it crashes lends credence to this being an overheating issue with the gpu. The options to resolve this are to make sure the gpu fan is functioning probably on the graphics boards and replace if necessary. While doing that I would look at the cooling setup for the entire system to make sure their are adaquate front, rear and if possible side fans to circulate air properly. Obviously the more a gpu overheats the more it's life cycle is shortened. You may want to take the second option of replacing the card.
You must uninstall the current driver and reinstall the driver for the 9800 Pro first: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html Power supply recommended is 300watt for each, so that is not a factor. It would have to be a driver conflict.
Give this a shot - solves the problem for sure:
Right click-mouse over My Computer Properties Hardware(Tab) Device Manager(button) Click [+] next to System devices right-mouse on CPU to AGP Controller (or whatever your controller is called, mine was SiS AGP) Update Driver(button)
Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) Next(button) Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install. Next(button) Select PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Next(button) Finish(button) Reboot.