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    xp64 - graphics drivers

    soo.. i got my shiney new a64 shuttle, with its shiney xp3000.. but the gfx drivers wont install. i've only got a radeon 7000 in there at the mo (pci) but when i try and install the gfx drivers i get a random error.. something about inf not found. anyways - i cant seem to get the card to pick up the drivers at all, however i send them.. any thoughts? i've tried beta 3 and beta 4 of the drivers, but no luck
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    your running XP64bit ?

    Did you get the 64 bit drivers ? I doubt that the error message is random.

    More details please
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    xp64 needs the xp64 cat drivers.



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    using those drivers

    i found out that its just because the oldest card the drivers support is a 9000, so my 7000 isnt supported - however i managed to blag it into working by 'forcing' the 9000 drivers onto it.. problem sorted, i now have a very slow 3d card running my rig (but its a bit faster than running it with the standard vga drivers..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    ...Athlon 64... ...3000+... ...Radeon 7000...
    Hi 5lab !

    One of the things that we cover a lot in here is 'balance'

    I am not saying that you should ditch your current PCI-card immediately...

    But, for any kind of gaming action, pairing an Athlon 64 with a Radeon 7000 dos not make a whole lot of sense

    There are some very good cards on the market

    Here are some ideas (depending on budget) - but PLEASE treat these prices as 'starting from' and 'excluding tax' because (a) I am only doing a quick scan to see who has what in stock right now at low-low prices, (b) some of these offers may not last and (c) I have no idea what tax is like where you live :-
    - 128MB X600 Pro £49
    - 128MB X700 Pro £89
    - 256MB X800 Std £148

    I feel obligated to point out that ATI is not the only choice - and - much as it pains me to say - you might actually find a suitable card from 'the other guys' as well

    Good luck with your upgrade - whenever you decide to do it !
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    aye i know that..

    basically i used to run 3 screens and my tv off a 8500 (agp) and a 7000 (pci) - then one of my monitors died, then the whole pc did (inc the 8500). alas my budget couldnt stretch to >£500 this month, so i was stuck with my old pci gfx card for now, until i can stick something beefier in there. When the time comes, it will probably be partnered up to something like a x700 pro, and then i'll get another tft and be back up to my former glory no games for me till then though

    i prefer to stick with ati cos i like the quality of the output (i have *nice* screens) and the drivers - particularly useful for me is the 'cinema mode'. admittedly, you stole that from matrox, but they sadly dont make anything worth buying for a gaming pc these days, so i'll stick with ati one of my pcs had 3 matrox cards in it, and the quality was awesum..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    aye i know that..

    basically i used to run 3 screens and my tv off a 8500 (agp) and a 7000 (pci) - then one of my monitors died, then the whole pc did (inc the 8500). alas my budget couldnt stretch to >£500 this month, so i was stuck with my old pci gfx card for now, until i can stick something beefier in there. When the time comes, it will probably be partnered up to something like a x700 pro, and then i'll get another tft and be back up to my former glory no games for me till then though

    i prefer to stick with ati cos i like the quality of the output (i have *nice* screens) and the drivers - particularly useful for me is the 'cinema mode'. admittedly, you stole that from matrox, but they sadly dont make anything worth buying for a gaming pc these days, so i'll stick with ati one of my pcs had 3 matrox cards in it, and the quality was awesum..
    Matrox did some interesting things. They actually made a card that supported surround video gaming.

    http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/p...und_gaming.cfm

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    i know, but the price/performance ratio for matrox these days is just plain silly
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    Matrox are amazing at 2D, but since the G200, I've never trusted them with 3D. Personally.
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