Hi! Can someone help me?
I’ve got a dell 4300 P4 1.5GHZ, 512MB sdram, some pretty old material (Jul2001) but running quite well under XP SP1a. It had a Radeon rage 128, but it can’t run some of the newest games.
so, i’ve bought a radeon 9550 128M and got it installed with the drivers that came with the board.
now, the problems:
the system is very slow, computer keeps freezing (stop and goes all the times), sometimes it restarts, sometimes “recovers form serious errors”, sometimes gives a “nice blue screen” with some kind of dump and problems reported on ati2dvag
however, it doesn’t give (almost) any error while playing RCT3.
I have MUCH more problems while doing some normal things like using outlook, word, explorer, etc.
I looked at the “CPU usage” and noticed lots of peaks, and a average usage of 80% while doing “nothing” (i.e. just looking at the task manager…)
So, that’s what i’ve tried:
- downloaded catalyst 6.6
- removed ati drivers with add/remove
- restarted computer
- use driver cleaner pro 1.5 to rid of ATI driver
- updated drivers using the install program from ati
- restarted computer…
and got the same problems above
After reading more i found out about Omega drivers for Radeon cards. I installed the latest driver (3.8)and the CPU was cut down dramatically.Whats the best version for this card? i heard some ppl like the older build 2.6… tx for any help