Radeon 9800 Pro & Athlon 64 issues


Dec 22, 2003
I've just hand-built an Athlon 64 system yesterday, however, I'm experiencing some serious issues with it. I'm wondering if people are experiencing similar problems.

1) Counter-strike 1.6 (Steam), and Quake2 refuses to run but Jedi Academy, Raven Shield, NFS Underground, and 3DMark2003 runs flawlessly.

2) Cannot enable the Cool'n'Quiet feature even though Asus claims to support it. I cannot find the "CPU" under "Device Manager" to install the necessary driver from AMD. I've already enabled the Cool'n'Quiet and ACPI 2.0 options in BIOS.

3) Windows does not automatically shutdown, but instead, it brings me to the "Windows is now safe to be shutdown" screen. And when I press the power button on the case the computer shuts down HARD without any windows shutdown processes.

I'm really having trouble identifying the root of the problem. Could this be a problem be related to my video card? I need your help and suggestions. Thanks! This is my system spec & setup:

-No Overclocking
-AMD Athlon 64 3200+
-Asus K8V Deluxe
-512MB Kingston KVR400X64C3 DDR400
-ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
-Maxtor Diamondmax 9 120GB SATA
-Antec Sonata w/TruePower380 power supply
-Windows XP SP1
-ATI Catalyst 3.10
-VIA Hyperion 4in1 v4.51
-Latest BIOS


Former Staff
Could be just another VIA bug, or 2, or 3.

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While Crashman loves to chaulk up problems to VIA... it does sound like a motherboard issue more than anything. Have you experienced any system instability? The powering down problem is definitely a driver/motherboard issue. As far as Quake 2/Steam not running... I have no clue. They are older games and reason would stand that the Athlon 64 *may* have problems dealing with the games.

Overall, look for updated drivers on VIA's website. Since the board is new, I'm sure VIA will have weekly driver updates.


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