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Windows 7: x1950 agp, nforce3, x2 athlon 4000 -problem

21 Jun 2009   #1

x1950 agp, nforce3, x2 athlon 4000 -problem

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26 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM

AGP? Hmmm dont know here is a simmilar post
X1950 working driver

maybe it will help you...
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

There is my instruction of installing Ati driver for X1950 AGP which I use on nForce3 chipset and athlon X2 3600+:
1. On the Driver list of your graphic card select driver update, find a driver on your computer, choose from the list and there you will se the 2 drivers: Raden X1950 WDDM and second Standard VGA drive. So select the standard VGA driver which disable the original driver.
2. Download Catalyst driver 8.11 for Windows XP and extract them by interupting the instalation process after extracting.
3. Repeat update procedure up to window where you need specify the folder with extracted XP catalyst driver and then click next. Windows automaticaly update your VGA driver to Radeon X1950.
4. Finally install nForce GART driver (I use nForce 5.11 for Win XP) which improve performance of graphic card.

I don't know if the XP driver working properly but in 3DMark05 and 06 I have the same score as in Windows XP Professional. Also in some 3D games the FPS were very similar.

I think this instruction will be more useful than my english.

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17 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

New graphics card, new motherboard = new system

Problem solved, with Aero.
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20 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

Yes, it is another solution but my reason for installing new system was better network compatibility. On my home PC with winXP I can't establish connection with my notebook with Vista Bussiness. Furthermore there were other minority resons for upgrading. I use my PC especially for office, net and movie. This is not a primary gaming PC but for Diablo and NFS like game is sufficient.
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20 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

I understand but the nForce3 does not have support from NVIDIA for even Vista. This means out of luck.

Users have claimed, and I take this with a huge grain of salt - so I will provide you the info in case it is true (I dunno) -

They claim that if you install Windows without being connected to the net, then install the correct video driver too before connecting to the net (meaning auto Windows Update) - then it will work.

So if you attempt, get the Vista driver and install that through the device manager before ever letting the PC online.

Good luck. But unfortunately, I think you'll need it with that mainboard.
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21 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7

Thanks for your advice but I also tried installing W7 in offline mode but the same driver version was installed and the same procedure described above I needed to properly install XP version of Ati driver without CCC.
All other installation procedure leads to code 43 error.
Today it is 7th day of W7 running without any systems errors. Yes, some additional programs I used haven’t fully compatible yet, but it is common when the new operating system is releasing.

Good luck to others which have the similar hardware-software incompatibility.
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 x1950 agp, nforce3, x2 athlon 4000 -problem

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