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Windows 7: Ati Radeon 4800 Series stuck in 1x

06 Sep 2012   #1

Window 7 Proffesional 32-bit
Ati Radeon 4800 Series stuck in 1x

Hello, I've spent nearly 20 hours trying to fix this issue and so far I have not made any progress on it. I will list my spec before I go into further detail.

Os: win 7 professional 32-bit
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ 2.70Ghz Socket AM2
Mobo: BIOSTAR Group NF61V-M2 1.0: NVIDIA Chipset
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies ver. 6.00PG (11/03/2006)
Ram: DDR2 channels Duel 2gb
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series 1gb GDDR5 PCI-E 1.1x16

So I'm Assuming I've had this problem for a while and never pay much attention. because I know older games I played at Max settings, while some games I had bought I couldn't even run at min settings even though I was at the recommended.

But I came to noticed this problem when more people were investigating there GFX after he terrible FPS they had in Guild Wars II.

While playing Guild Wars 2, I Heard some people having 30-50FPS on machine of similar builds and some having terrible FPS with higher end PC. I notice even if i lowered all setting to low or off in GW2 it made no difference in FPS stay at 8-20fps depending where I was in-game. The only 2 setting that drop my FPS to 1-2 was reflection/shadows with those off i had the 8-20fps even with the other setting on max.
So I began updating my graphics card than I use GPU-z and CPU-Z to deteremine if I a bug with my PCI-e that other people where having and sure enough I did.

But the only solutions I was able to do was

re-seat/clean gfx with no improvement at all.( I ensure it was in pci-e x16 slot. my mobo only has 1).
reinstalling drivers no improvement.

GPU-z show that when my graphic card is not in load or on a heavy load it remains at x1 instead of x16

Here is a site with a list of solution for setting in the bios that I can not find in my cmos utility

Tech ARP - How To Fix The PCI Express x1 Bug Rev. 4.1

if there is any other solution they did not cover or something I miss that may work. Please help.

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