I own a radeon 9700 pro and it works great in my sony oem pc with(agp 4x, limited bios settings etc, etc. ). Anyway I built a system ( see specs below, pc 1) with an asus p4s8x mobo that has some real good features such as ddr400 (which dont work, I can only get a little better that ddr333 speeds) and oc features (which I dont use). This board does have a history of problems with the radeon 9700 pro but I really think its a compatibility issue between mobo and 9700 pro. Although buying another mobo is cheaper (which may not have all the features I want) it is easier to swap video cards. So here I go spending $400 bucks. Im very tired of all my games either freezing which they mostly do or kicking me back to my desktop. I cant take it anymore so I bought one of the geforce fx cards (oem ) from newegg and im hoping it will get here by this friday. Whats important to me is agp8x, directx 9 card and high clock speeds. Unfortunately I cant run any games longer than a couple of minutes w/o freezes or crashes. I have every current driver for my mobo, sis chipset(agp & ide), video card, sound card you name it including a rage3d tweak for my ati card. All has failed me. The weird part is that I can run 3dmark 2003 fine so why does my games freeze after a few minutes????? Anyway I hope I get it and it solves my problems. Ill keep you guys posted.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core CPU/Winxp Pro 64 Bit Edition on 2x76Gig Raptors Raid 0, 32 Bit on 2x36Gig Raptors Raid 0-both on NFORCE4 chipset/Asus A8N32 SLI-Deluxe MB/PC Power & Cooling 510W SLI PSU/4X512MB Geil PC3500 DDR433 Ultra/2X MSI 7800 GTX 512 MB SLI PCI-E/SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS e/w Creative 6.1CH 575W speakers/Thermaltake Tai Chi Water Cooled Case/Samsung Optical drive 52-24-52-16x cd rom-cd rw-dvd player/Sony 3.5" 1.44mb floppy/BattleChair e/w Eastern DSP surround amplifier/EluminX keyboard/KDS RAD-23 23.1 Inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor/Logitech cordless Laser MX1000 mouse