For Gigabyte GA-8KNXP users


Feb 15, 2003
Here are my new computer specs.
Pentium 4 2.8c
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP 875P
Kingston DDR400 2x256
Ati Radeon 9500 Pro
Maxtor Diamond plus 120 GB ATA 133
Asus CD rom
Liteon CD-RW DVD combo
Creative Audigy 2 sound blaster
Creative 6.1 speakers

And my problem is i don't have AGP ACCELERATION from my ATI 9500 PRO.

How did I know this?? from the diagnostic tool of direct X 9.0 ... D3D and Direct draw are Ok..but AGP Texture Acceleration is GREYED out!!!!!

And so i can't play any game.

Suggestions please??


Try uninstalling smartgart. It's a feature in the Catalyst drivers that sometimes causes these types of problems.

There is a smartgart uninstaller on the ATI site.

Not a guarantee, but something to try anyway...

Radeon 9500 (hardmodded to PRO, o/c to 322/322)
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ (o/c to 2600+ with 143 fsb)
3dMark03: 4055


Feb 15, 2003
I solved the AGP problem after a thourough search before checking the forum again. I installed Catalyst 3.9 and my card is working fine. I have been trying Hitman 2 for like 5 hours and it seems everything is ok, except for one crash. Anyway we will see.

Here are my specs for the reference,
- GA-8KNXP motherboard 875P
- Intel Pentium 4 2.8C GHz with 800MHz FSB supporting HT
- Kingston Value RAM KVR400X64C3AK2/512 Dual Channel Memory
- Aopen case H500A with Q-TEC PSU 550WP
- Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120 GB 7200 RPM ATA/133 2MB buffer
- Seagate U series ST340810A 40GB 5400 RPM Ultra ATA/100 2MB Buffer (my old hard drive)
- ATI Radeon 9500 PRO 128 MB AGP 8X/4X BUS
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
- Liteon 48x24x48x CD-RW & 16X DVD-ROM Combo
- Asus 52x CD-ROM (my old CD-ROM)
- D-Link PCI 56k Modem
- Creative Inspire 6.1 6600 Speakers
- Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop (Keyboard & Mouse)
- LG Flatron ez T710BH Monitor (my old monitor


Feb 15, 2003
Well you are right about that ... but where i live the only decent RAM available is Kingston (and it is very expensive) and the rest is BULLSHIT. I got this value ram for $140 ... WOW ... Others models such as PC 3500, 3700 were available but i didn't even care to ask about their prices as you can figure out how much do they cost. Besides i am not an overclocker myself so i guess this value ram will do a perfect job.
What do you think?