I'm in a bit of pickle and would like a bit of help on this one,
A while back I bought a Visiontek Radeon HD 2400 AGP to replace my Radeon 9200. From the moment I put it in it had issues, it was buggy and would barely work only half rendering most of my games, so I replaced it with my old one, but by then my computer had then taken to restarting frequently, with the amount of time between restarts slowly diminishing. I thought it must have been that I damaged my old card in the removal process somehow.
So after saving a bit more cash I bought my current card, an ATI Radeon 2600XT AGP. It looked to be a great card with 512MB GDDR 3. However when I put it in it works even less then the 2400 did and restarts even more frequently. On top of that it slows my computer down and I can no longer play video without forcing it to crash several times until it asks me if I wish to restart, then I can play video, with a bit of a lag. I also cannot use my original card anymore and the computer refuses to boot with it inside.
I have tried everything driver-wise including using a different guy's, using driver removal software to eliminate all traces of the driver and reinstalling, modding patches to work with my card) except reformat the hard drive. Note: I am aware that you need to uninstall drivers before use of a new one and they should not overlap.
I have no idea what it might be except a serious hardware issue or a strange driver issue. So any ideas?
(Sorry for the lengthy explanation)
Quick system information
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Pentium 4 2.4GHz
Windows XP SP2
2 GB of RAM
160 GB Hard Drive
Edited by Micheal Haverbrook, 15 March 2008 - 12:09 AM.