Ati 9800Pro won't register on computer

kattykaty

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Hello all.

First, I am running a Dell gx270 with 1.75 gb DDR. Have 2 40gb Hdd running Win Xp Pro sp3.

I am trying to swap up from a Nvidia Geforce 5500(256 mb) to an ATI 9800pro (256mb). The Geforce was running OK but we want better graphics.


My problem is I install the ATI and the os can't see it. I made sure it is seated and that my mobo can run 4x/8x. Made sure to connect power from PS to it.

Is it absolutely a bad card or am I forgetting to check something?

Thank you
Katty Katy
 

rickzor

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Of course it's agp... its an ati9800pro.
What are you going to play on it?

You are probably installing the wrong drivers. Which driver versions did you try ?

The ati is a good improvement over the previous card, but in our days, i'm not sure if it is good enough, it all depends on what you are going to play on it.
 

kattykaty

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I am sure that its agp. I am trying to play EQ2 and WOW. I am using the drivers from the ati website. but doesn't matter which drivers iffen i can't get the system to recognize the card is installed and therefore install said drivers.


And I figured that it would be assumed from my name but I am a girl.