Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Radeon 9550 Problems


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
I've just installed my radeon 9550 into my computer two days ago. After I installed it though, the computer just shuts down or displays a certain error message every few minutes.

The error message reads something like this: VPU recover had to reset the graphics accelerater because it wasn't responding to the commands coming from the display driver.
Can someone please help?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Oh yea and the message above comes up very, very often.
I also downloaded the drivers from the ATI website but nothing seems to work.
  • 0

#3
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Oh sorry I forgot to show you guys my system specs:

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon, 1100 MHz (11 x 100)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8363(A) Apollo KT133(A)
System Memory 320 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (09/12/00)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Version 0AAVWP08
Release Date 09/12/2000
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120, I2O
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities PCI, AGP, USB

System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer Gateway
Version 4000711
Serial Number 0023295889
Universal Unique ID C0E7BA1B-D81DB211-8000A6E1-4FE5322B
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Processors / -Athlon™ ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer AMD
Version -Athlon™
External Clock 100 MHz
Current Clock 1100 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V, 2.9 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation F2
[ System Slots / AGP ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation AGP
Type AGP 4x
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

CPU Properties:
CPU Type AMD Athlon
CPU Alias Thunderbird
CPU Stepping A4/A5/A6/A7
CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon™ Processor
CPUID Revision 00000642h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 1101.83 MHz
CPU Multiplier 11.0x
CPU FSB 100.17 MHz
Memory Bus 100.17 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 62-0518-009999-00101111-070199-AMIBIOS$0AAVWP08_07.00.XX
Motherboard Name Unknown

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8363(A) Apollo KT133(A)
Memory Timings 2-2-2-5 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type VIA 686 Internal (ISA C00h)

Temperatures:
Motherboard 24 C (75 F)
CPU 32 C (90 F)
Aux 28 C (82 F)
Seagate ST320413A 51 C (124 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 5000 RPM



Ok Here It is!
I hope that from this information someone might help me with my Radeon 9550
  • 0

#4
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Ok guys I want you to be totally inforemd and I dont know If this info would help but here's some more of my hardware information:

North Bridge: VIA VT8363(A) Apollo KT133(A) ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge VIA VT8363(A) Apollo KT133(A)
In-Order Queue Depth 4

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 2T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 2T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 2T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 5T

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 128 MB (SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 64 MB (SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #3 128 MB (SDRAM)

AGP Controller:
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.t...oducts/chipsets
Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2

[ South Bridge: VIA VT82C686A ]

South Bridge Properties:
South Bridge VIA VT82C686A
Revision 22
Package Type 352 Pin BGA
Package Size 2.7 cm x 2.7 cm
Process Technology 0.35 um
Core Voltage 3.3 V

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.t...oducts/chipsets
Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2


--------[ BIOS ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BIOS Properties:
BIOS Type AMI
System BIOS Date 09/12/00
Video BIOS Date 05/04/13

BIOS Manufacturer:
Company Name American Megatrends Inc.
Product Information http://www.ami.com/amibios
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport....fm?refererid=40

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion Are you looking for a BIOS Upgrade? Contact eSupport Today!
Suggestion System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.


--------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350) Video Adapter
ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350) 3D Accelerator


--------[ GPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ AGP 4x: ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350) ]

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
GPU Code Name RV350
PCI Device 1002 / 4153
Transistors 76 million
Process Technology 0.13u
Bus Type AGP 4x
Memory Size 256 MB
GPU Clock 250 MHz (original: 250 MHz)
RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 4
TMU Per Pipeline 1
Vertex Shaders 2 (v2.0)
Pixel Shaders 1 (v2.0)
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v9.0
Pixel Fillrate 1000 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 1000 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 196 MHz (DDR) (original: 195 MHz)
Effective Clock 392 MHz
Bandwidth 6272 MB/s

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 3T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 4T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 4T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 8T
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 14T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 3T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 3T

Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
Company Name ATI Technologies Inc.
Product Information http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html
Driver Download http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

ATI Registers:
ati-00F8 10000000
ati-0140 00000071
ati-0144 1A291111
ati-0148 1FFF0000
ati-0154 F0000000
ati-0158 31320032
ati-0178 00001017
ati-4018 44CDE962
ati-CLKIND-0A 03253A04
ati-CLKIND-0B 48001A00
ati-CLKIND-0C 0400BC30
ati-CLKIND-0D 00007FFA
ati-CLKIND-0E 0400A400
ati-CLKIND-0F 00000000
ati-CLKIND-12 001F2323


Oh and by the way, I used Everest to make the report of my system so that's why you might see a link or two in there. As a matter of fact, does anybody think that I should visit any of these websites and download any drivers?
  • 0

#5
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Can someone please help?
I wish someone would just reply....
  • 0

#6
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
You've gotta be kidding me!
No one in this godd damm site can help me?

I posted in gamefaqs and I already got responses.

Shows how helpful you people are....
  • 0

#7
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
Other people have problems as well and its just who gets started first and how difficult the problem is to solve. Make sure you have connected it properly. Did you check it is compatible with the computer and the bios. Try getting a bios update for the mobo. And the psu is big enough to power it. Try reinstalling windows if that doesnt work.
  • 0

#8
lt b0ngo

lt b0ngo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 161 posts
Well sayed warriorscot. We're not here because we have to we're here because we want to help people. Look around theres lots of people that need help. Im sure someone will help you in time but moaning isn't going to make them help faster. :tazz:

Edited by lt b0ngo, 09 August 2005 - 01:12 PM.

  • 0

#9
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Well I'm sorry for all that back there and thanks for replying to my message. I have a question though. How do I upgrade my bios?
  • 0

#10
jeebees

jeebees

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Oh and by the way I've re-installed windows tweice already and this problem still persists. I've also upgraded my chipset.
  • 0

#11
lt b0ngo

lt b0ngo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 161 posts
To upgrade your bios you should find out who made your motherboard and vist there website. If your computer was made by someone like packard bell or dell you might want to check out there websites for bios upgrades. Again the only other things I could say is make sure you have the lastest drives for the graphics card, again for this check the manufactures website. The only other thing is what warriorscot said that your psu isn't big enough to power it.
  • 0

#12
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
Well i said its something for him to check, it might not ne big enough. Sp you got the latest drivers but do you also have the .net 1.1 framework i just spent the best part of two days trying to get catalyst 5.7 and did a full reinstall of windows(not for that prob) just to find out i needed the .net framework and its working fine now.
  • 0

#13
The-Raven

The-Raven

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
What I have found about the ATI 9550

1) Overheats - Fan is not to good on it. I had the same problem with my ATI 9800 XT Pro 256meg card as well. Put an Artic PCI Slot fan on it - fit like a glove too and with the DHES blowing the hot air out the back of my PC like an exhuast system - my whole computer is cooler. No More reboots!@!

2) Drivers. From what I have read DO NOT UPDATE THE DRIVERS. Go back to version 5.2 cat drivers or use what came on the CD with the card.


Last night I upgraded my drivers for my card to Cat 6.4 something and in the game EQ2 I begain taking VPU error resets and the like. Went back to v5.2 and the crashes are gone.


Hope this helps you.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP