Screen going blank for a second or two while video freezes then jumps.
I have recently installed a ATI Radeon X1650 Pro IceQ 512MB DDR2 AGP8X replacing a Winfast 3D AGP graphics card. System requirements for the Radeon are: At least a 450W PSU Intel 4, AMD Athlon or compatible with AGP 8x, 4X or universal AGP 3.0 bus 256MB RAM CD Rom DVD playback Windows XP, Windows XP x64 edition.
My System is: 600W PSU (upgraded to suit) AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ GA-K8N nForce 3 Mobo 2GB RAM AGP 8X/4X and the latest drivers I can find for Radeon.
The problem is the screen is going blank for a second or two then coming back. Video starts the freezes but sound continues.
I used to be able to play Age of Empires III on old system although graphis a little slow. Now only get a flash of graphics through the start up screens while sound continues fine and then no graphics for the main screen.
Have played with refresh rates cureently set at 60Hz but have tried all. Upgraded the PSU thinknig that could be the problem but no change. Uninstalled all previous drivers for winfast prior to installing Radeon. Have tried several uninstalls and reseat of card still with same problem.
Any fixes or suggestions would be appriciated thanks.
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If you have on board graphics try removing video card and reboot when computer rebooted turn it of and refit card and restart when restarted computer should recognize new hard ware and should find the already installed drivers if not try installing drivers again Sometimes windows does not recognize new hardware until its refitted had this problem with modems alot and the above method solved it
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check if the games take too much memory so that the card not able to work, if you used to play it before without problem, check the card fan if its working,and at the same time check your computer cooling if its cool enough.
You need to install the drivers.
Go to: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Fill in the fields, download the full package of drivers, and install them. Now your games should work.
I hope this helps,
Yes the card does support the screen. If you have blank screen right from turn on, chack that you have not plugged the monitor into the onboard graphics port instead of your Radeon. If you have plugged it into the right port then you have hardware problems. Could be any of the following:
2. Video Card
3. System memory
Try a different monitor and get back to me if you want troubleshooting tips.
firstly you need to make sure *********** board has a PCIe slot or a AGP... this is where your ATI HD3650 will go...see the graphic 512mb has nothing to with your main system RAM which is also 512mb.. so they wont be any problems as such and both will work together without any problems... but i suggest you to add another 512mb to your system RAM.. the difference between DDR and DDR2 is that... DDR2 is a bit newer and is faster in terms of memory read/write/access... do let me know if u have any futher problems....
For this card they recomment at leat a power supply rating of 450 watts. If you have lower than this then I would suggest upgrading the power supply. A 550 watt psu is reasonably priced and should give you plenty of power for future use. Hope this helps.
If you think the Radeon card is overheating you can check this by simply touching the card after it's been running for sometime. Some Radeon cards (high end) do have this problem. PC cases that do not have sufficient fresh air flow cause problems not just to video cards but to everything inside the case. The design of the HIS Radeon X1650 is less than sufficient. Keeping air flow contained. One way in & one way out. This issue is so important many companies creat sites to help you cool your card. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=196
Your Radeon X1650 Pro IceQ II runs ATI's chips. Installing the latest software is recomended. Download from here: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
Pick your OS. Than pick Radeon. Scroll down to your X1600 series. You can also update through HIS. Their software is twice the size of the ATI software. http://www.hisdigital.com/html/driver.php?id=64
Maybe this post is a bit old, but on last deceber I bought an AGP 512MB ATI Radeon X1650 PRO for my Foxconn motherboard and I must say that it's simply awesome!
I can play most games on mid-high settings on reasonable resolutions (most on 1024x768) with good FPS (except with Crysis... but let's face it, did Crytek bought a time machine to warp a 2010 game??).
So, if you already have it, then congratulations, and if you still are thinking on buying it, then what are you waiting for!?
Also, it's AGP x8, if your motherboard support x8, then it should run perfectly fine.
Also, I have a bit of problems trying to run Prey on the X1650...
It always appears an error... it's not of much importance, as I have much better games, but I haven't tried it with high fancy graphics... :P