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Hi,i have a radeon x600 hypermemory 256 pci express video card.Recently i upgraded the firmware on it to go from 256 video memory to 512.Well since i did this if i try to play a 3d game my pc freezes and goes black.Then ati screen comes on and says graphic accelerator is not working with it.OR something like that
Any help what i can try Did i kill my graphics card?
Is there any way to reverse the firmware?
The computer seems to run ok in normal use.Just when i play a game its crashing
thanks for any help.
Also if it is shot was thinking about upgrading this card.Can you give me a good card
that would be good for 3d games that wont hurt the wallet?
This is a dell dimension 5150/e510 with intel pentium D 2.8
And has 3 gb of ram.

Edited by sammy18, 30 July 2009 - 01:08 AM.

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Upgrading the firmware does not give a card extra memory unless it's physically present. Unless you can re-flash it to the original video BIOS (which you did save, right?), the card is effectively toast.

Upgrade wise, there are better cards than your X600 but the machine is the best part of three years old, and three years in computing is a very long time.
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