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ATI rage 128 on a PA-2103 -- anyone has trouble?

Old 01-16-01, 11:39 AM
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I have an ATI Xpert128 (Rage 128) on a PA-2103 board (VIA MVP3 chipset), running
Win98SE.

ATI said that with their newest driver
system hangs running ATI TV Player, and
suggested an alternative driver.

I don't have a TV tuner. Still I cannot
use any of the newer drivers (including
the alternative one that supposedly works
with my board and TV Player), as they all
hang running a themed screensaver (Nature,
for example) as well as browsing some random
websites.

So I am stuck with the old driver on the
installation CD. That works, except when
I play DVD (Ricoh M9060) -- then it hangs
at random places. I tried different playing
software and all exhibit the same problem
(not surprising as Rage 128 uses hardware
decoding).

Anyone has a cure?

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-01, 12:21 AM
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Sorry but I cannot really help you. All I know is that I already owned an ATI and that was the last one I will ever own. The 2D quality is bad, the ATI tech support is the worst I have ever seen and the driver support is ugly (isn't the Rage 128 that do not have Win2k drivers? ATI said they worked on them but then cancelled the project.)

Again I am sorry I cannot really help you but warning people about ATI support is always good (when the Radeon 2 will be release expect NO drivers update for the current Radeon!)

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Old 01-17-01, 02:36 AM
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I have a friend who i believe has this card also. everytime he plays a dvd it hangs . usually at the fbi warning. when i went to the ati website to see if they had a workaround. they simply had a small section saying that this was a known problem and they were not sure how to fix it but some people got it to work by reinstalling the ati drivers or updating them. we tried this and of course it did not work. he is trying to get them to help him now. so far no luck.
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