Radeon 8500 - hangups!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ashboudj, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. ashboudj

    ashboudj Guest

    Does anyone use a Radeon 8500 in their system?

    I have one running on a ECS K7S5A motherboard under XP Pro. When I run games like Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Serious Sam 2 and also the 3D screensavers from the XP Plus Pack the system will just lock up anything from a few seconds to a few minutes!!!!

    I am using the latest drivers from the ATI website and also the latest AGP drivers from ECS.

    Regards
    Dave
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I'm still using the 6025 drivers without any problems (even in Return to Castle Wolfenstein). I got the Catalyst driver downloaded but I refuse to install it since I hear nothing but problems with them. You can check Radeon Rage3D for "tips and tricks.":)
     
  3. ashboudj

    ashboudj Guest

    OK thanks, I'll give them a try.
     
  4. ashboudj

    ashboudj Guest

    Right, fixed now! I downloaded the beta drivers from Rage3D and after installing them played Serious Sam 2 all night without a single lock up :D
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Great! *Does a Charleston curtsey and leaves the room*