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Windows 7: Radeon 3650 AGP AERO

09 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (crash)
Radeon 3650 AGP AERO

Hello All i am here new but yesterday Windows 7 on my old PC (not too much old but it isnt any suprise)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 3650 AGP DDR2
MB: ECS nForce 3a k8n 250
CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.81GHZ @ 2.25GHz
HDD 160GB Hitachi 7200RPM 8mb cache
PSU: Micasse WR 300 300watt

Here´s my problem. I got an old XP thats are junked (sure i clean it but it isnt be faster as new) That i decide to install Windows 7 when i overclocked CPU it speeds alot i Got 4.2 at WEI. and AERO is not working when i turn it on Graphics will start blink... (after 5min its show it will be recovered. and run Windows Basic) I tried Catalyst 11.1a, 10.9,10.6(all of these show my graphics,as Radeon 2600XT AGP but i have 3650) 9.11 with torrentg method is showing 3650 AGP but when i turn aero its the same and after some while it shows BSOD? What to do? I really want a aero or i go back to XP..

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10 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (crash)

Really Help me what to do????? my all specs are in profile ..
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10 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

BlackRa1nX, welcome to the Seven Forums.

There are a couple of reason as to why you are having problems with your video card,

1. None of the drivers you listed have any support in them for the AGP versions of the HD 2xxx/3xxx/4xxx series of cards. Surprised that any of them would even install. The driver you need is the AGP Hotfix driver,

AMD Catalyst

2. This is a big one, the Nforce 3 chipset on your motherboard. Not sure how much of that thread you read or searching on the forums here, but the NF3 AGP chipset has been very hit and miss (with far more being miss) in getting any AGP card to work on them in Windows 7. The problem is that Nvidia dropped support for the NF3 back in 2005 before even Vista came out, and as a result there is no support in Windows 7 for the chipset. it probably won't work but you can try installing the last XP driver for it,

nForce3 - Windows XP/2000

  • Audio driver version 4.42 (WHQL)
  • Audio utility version 4.44
  • Win2K ethernet driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • WinXP ethernet driver version 4.16 (WHQL)
  • Ethernet NRM driver version 4.82 (WHQL)
  • Network management tools version 4.88
  • GART driver version 4.36 (WHQL)
  • Memory controller driver version 3.38 (WHQL)
  • SMBus driver version 4.04 (WHQL)
  • Installer version 4.46
  • IDE driver version 4.46 (WHQL)
Do a custom install and only select the 3 that are bolded.

Make sure to uninstall the ATI first, then try the above. It may also take compatibility mode to get it to install,

Compatibility Mode

Just don't be surprised if after all of that nothing changes, as I think you will find that most with a NF3 based motherboard ended up back on XP until such a time as they got a new computer.
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10 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (crash)

Thanks when i got home i try it.. :) thanks if it work i will be happy if not i install back XP and work.. later i buy new PC :)
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10 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (crash)

i got from friend a 256 AMI DDR1 RAM and seems that are is more stable (yes there is few crashes but aero is working and thats main i am seeing how much it to work stable
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10 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (crash)

it crashes not but it seems to be much more stable every restart it run aero for few minutes now i try the drivers
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