Radeon 8500 Prob????

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Cyphre, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Cyphre

    Cyphre Guest

    Hi guys

    Got a bit of a problem with my Brand New Radeon 8500 128MB video card. When starting a couple games (Q3 engine it seems) my load times are huge.
    My system was faster with my Radeon 32MB SDR!!!!!
    Anyone have any ideas?
    I have updated my MoBo drivers and downloaded the latest driver for the card but nothing helps
    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Cyphre

    Cyphre Guest

    I was thinking of that but that is a load of workfor me to do
    Mabe as a last resort !!!!!
     
  3. Cyphre

    Cyphre Guest

    Guess i got some work to do then
    Thanx Guys

    Okay here is a question?
    I am a bit of a nOOb when it comes to this but do I have to re-install or actually delete my windows partition.
     
  4. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Radeon runs and loads faster in OpenGL.......
     
  5. Cyphre

    Cyphre Guest

    Ok then will i have to reinstall all my program that are on a different partition to re-assosiate them with windows?
     
  6. razor_ro

    razor_ro OSNN Addict

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    Cyphre let me know tyhe outcome!!

    Cyphre,

    after you format and reinstall windows let me know if you got better performance, because i just upgraded from a G2 MX 400 64MB to a G4 TI 4200 128MB :D and i do not want to re-install XP, i have way too much time put into it right now (ie tweaks, home networking, file sharing, etc) that has taking me days to get it the way i want it.....but i also feel that i could get more out of my G4 video card..... my 3dmark 2001SE score is only around 8450-8650, depending on some settings, (i reached 8850 once but i forgot what the settings were, stupid VIA 4in1 4.40's), well thanks in advance,

    RaZOR

    ps... also, do those scores seem right? nothing is overclocked

    AMD ATHLON XP 1700+
    256MB DDR PC2100 RAM
    MSI KT333 ULTRA
    MSI GEFORCE 4 TI 4200 128MB DDR
    30GIG MAXTOR 7200RPM UDMA 5
    30GIG QUANTUM 7200RPM UDMA 4
    CREATIVE LABS SOUNDBLASTER LIVE! VALUE
    PLEXTOR WRITER 16/10/40
    MATSHITA 50X CDROM
     
  7. Cyphre

    Cyphre Guest

    My Problem?????????

    K Guys I formatted and reinstalled everything

    No improvement :(

    But on the upside I now know what the Problem IS
    The VIA 4 in 1 drivers. AND the place i bought it from has a guy that works the counter who has had the same problem.
    He has fixed it and from what he says it run beautiful now

    But I can't get a hold of him till Teuseday!!!
    Will let you know what happens!!!!