MSI K8T NEO 2 F Mobo problems with Radeon 9800 Pro

Discussion in 'MSI' started by iceman, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. iceman

    iceman Guest

    Okay I just tried about everything & this is what i’ve done:

    1. Boot windows xp original -non sp1/sp2
    - every driver and hardware peice works good
    - Radeon 9800 pro runs good, no problems here.

    2. Upgrade to windows xp sp2 pack
    - constant crashing of Radeon 9800 pro
    - screen goes black, or blank, or crash
    - did not crash with older radeon 64 agp card

    3. Updated every possible bios, drivers etc.
    - did some voltage tweaking for apg and ddr
    - same results, screen still goes blank running an app.
    - unplug all hardware except video card, ram, cpu, hard drive & still


    AMD 64 3000
    MSI k8t neo 2 f
    2x512 Samsung ddr400
    120gb sata drive
    Ati radeon 9800 pro 128mb 256bit
    450w psu (26a +3.3v/35a +5v/15a on +12v rail)
    changed it to 420w psu @ 18a +12v rail, same results

    I haven’t ruled the possibility of a better stronger psu, but it
    seemed to run fine until I upgraded to windows xp sp2 with my 2
    current psu’s. If i put an older agp radeon 64 card in it runs just
    fine? Weird? But I haven’t tried another newer different card cause
    I don’t have one. Can it be just that Windows SP2 is the problem
    then? Cause it didn’t start crashing until I update it to sp2. If I
    downgrade again then everythings works. BTW, I don’t want to
    downgrade back again.

    One other problem.. no matter what I do I can’t get the bios to run at
    400mhz ddr bus speed in dual channel. It only reads 333mhz, and the
    HT speed is only 1000? I thought the amd 64’s ht speeds were 2000!

    I really starting to dislike the AmiBios, the award bios is so much

    Any help would be appreciated...
    iceman, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. iceman

    iceman Guest

    Okay update on problem:

    I have set the agp speed in the bios to 4x, and agp fast write is off.
    I also have un hooked some power fans and sorts etc. to free up

    It is actually running stable as of this time and looks to be probably
    psu problem. Maybe a 25a @ 12v rail would be stable enough? Anyhow I
    don’t know for sure though because like I said everything ran stable
    under normal oem windows non sp versions.
    iceman, Jul 27, 2005
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  3. iceman

    iceman Guest

    Update again:

    Nope I don’t think it’s the psu now. It simply has something to do
    with windows xp sp2 and the AMIBIOS. Looks like I can’t set the AGP
    speed to 8x. If I do it crashes or the screen blinks and goes black.
    But if I have it set to 4x there is like absolutely no problems what
    so ever. I have yet to test it on another agp 8x card so I don’t know
    about that.

    This is very disturbing... but i think i just solved my own problem.
    One last thing though... I can’t set my memory to ddr400. It only
    reads 333mhz at dual channel...
    iceman, Jul 27, 2005
  4. iceman

    Mikey S. Guest

    What memory slots are you using
    Try 1 and 3.
    Mikey S., Jul 29, 2005
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