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ATI graphics card 9600XT crashes system

Graphics card crashes system. Tried most things recommended. MOBO is Albatron pm255a pro, it seems to automatically switch to the new graphics card. There seems to be no way to directly disable the onboard graphics card on the BIOS.

Any help much appreciated.


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  • devaghdas Apr 14, 2008

    Thanks Mark.

    Windows loads fine, but crashes after about 5 seconds to a black screen. This only happens when I install the RAdeon Catalyst drivers (tried an older version also, same thing).

    When I boot windows in safe mode and uninstall the drivers, the system runs fine, but its not using all capabilities of the card, for e.g. it doesn't have wide screen etc. I have the monitor plugged into the card in the AGP slot, and it works fine without the Catalyst drivers, but the functionality is just the same as the onboard card.

  • devaghdas Apr 14, 2008

    Thanks, Mark, tried all that to no avail. Still crashes (black screen, monitor goes into standby mode) as soon as Windows loads the first time.

    The only thing that stops the system crashing is to completely uninstall the drivers for the ATI card.

    The card works fine and is stable on the generic drivers but is no better than the onboard card for speed or function.

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 11, 2010

    What is or isn't the video card doing?

    Do you mean by crashes that Windows begins to load then restarts the comp? Or are you seeing nothing on screen at all?

    The onboard video should turn itself off when it detects the presence of another video card i nthe system anyway, so that shouldn't be an issue.

    Any info you can supply will help any of us who come accross the question.



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Ok, If you havnt already (since putting the new card in) Reinstall Direct-X 9 onto your system, then retry the Catalyst drivers.

If this fails, then the next time you boot, go in through safe mode, goto Start - Search For Files And Folders
When the search window pops up, under the search box is an advanced search. Tick "Search Hidden & System Files & Folders"
Do a search for "CCC.exe" and delete all found.

The Catalyst Control Centre (CCC) causes alot of issues for alot of people for no reason. But if that can be isolated it will help.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 16, 2008

    Have you installed the Via Chipset drivers (aka the 4in1's)

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    Peter Thompson Apr 16, 2008

    I should add, that the 4in1's include the agp port driver.

    Also have you checked the settings in your bios as far as the AGP side goes?



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