February 17th, 2004, 20:32 PM
Asus Radeon 9800XT
I have an Asus Radeon 9800XT Graphics Card.
I have the latest 4.2 drivers installed, I have had the card for only 2 weeks replacing my Ti4600. I use FS2004 a lot and bought this card for better performance. However, I can only run for around 15 minutes until the screen freezes the crashes to desktop with the following message:- 'VPU recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer reponding to graphics driver commands'
Sound familiar? I would be most grateful for any advice. I e-mailed Asus 11 days ago with no reply. I e-mailed ATI 4 days ago with no reply yet.
P4 2:53 533 ( Not overclocked)
XP pro + SP1
Asus P4S8X mobo
Crucial 2 x 512MB P2700 DDR Ram
40GB Maxtor HD
Samsung 19" Syncmaster Mono
Many thanks - please help!
Last edited by Wem; February 17th, 2004 at 21:17 PM.
February 17th, 2004, 20:53 PM
almost sounds like a heating issue. can you post the temps when idle and when your using FS2004. also you can take the side off and see what the temps are like with the side off.
February 17th, 2004, 20:56 PM
Have you got the latest AGP drivers v1.17 installed your mobo chipset (SIS)
You can download them here
also check you have the latest BIOS Version:v1005 Date:2003/12/11
available from here
February 17th, 2004, 21:43 PM
Did you run a "Driver Cleaner" to remove all traces of your old Nvidia card's drivers before installing the ATI card?
February 17th, 2004, 22:18 PM
I would update everything like Rev suggested, then uninstall your drivers and do as Conan suggest...run Driver Cleaner to remove both Nvidia & ATI traces.
In your bios disable 'FastWrites' then after you install the ATI drivers go in advance settings and disable 'VPU recover' .
Your 9800XT monitors temps so as phishhead suggest, check them out.