9600XT power needs and symptoms


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Andrew Barss

I just replaced an nVidia FX5500 with an ATI 9600XT (both AGP).
This is on a Dell 8300, which has either a 250 or 300 watt power supply.

The machine seems to be running slower overall than with the
nVidia, including rendering pages in a browser -- occasionally
the page when maximizing an already opened page, only half
the page appears, then the rest after a few seconds. Could this
be due to increased power needs on the ATI card?

-- Andy Barss
 
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Dirk Dreidoppel

I just replaced an nVidia FX5500 with an ATI 9600XT (both AGP).
This is on a Dell 8300, which has either a 250 or 300 watt power supply.

The machine seems to be running slower overall than with the
nVidia, including rendering pages in a browser -- occasionally
the page when maximizing an already opened page, only half
the page appears, then the rest after a few seconds. Could this
be due to increased power needs on the ATI card?

I only know that my 300 W PSU died after the 9600 XT was in. The new 380 W
is enough though. Second fan only activates under heavy load, and that only
happens when I use the TV out.
 
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Andy H

Andrew Barss said:
I just replaced an nVidia FX5500 with an ATI 9600XT (both AGP).
This is on a Dell 8300, which has either a 250 or 300 watt power supply.

The machine seems to be running slower overall than with the
nVidia, including rendering pages in a browser -- occasionally
the page when maximizing an already opened page, only half
the page appears, then the rest after a few seconds. Could this
be due to increased power needs on the ATI card?

-- Andy Barss

Did you fully uninstall the nvidia drivers? Try driver cleaner from
driverheaven.net.

http://www.drivercleaner.net/
 
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Andrew Barss

: :>
:>
:> I just replaced an nVidia FX5500 with an ATI 9600XT (both AGP).
:> This is on a Dell 8300, which has either a 250 or 300 watt power supply.
:>
:> The machine seems to be running slower overall than with the
:> nVidia, including rendering pages in a browser -- occasionally
:> the page when maximizing an already opened page, only half
:> the page appears, then the rest after a few seconds. Could this
:> be due to increased power needs on the ATI card?
:>
:> -- Andy Barss

: Did you fully uninstall the nvidia drivers? Try driver cleaner from
: driverheaven.net.

: http://www.drivercleaner.net/


I actually had a hell of a time uninstalling them -- I'd
uninstall them, would be promted to reboot, and then
there they would be again. I finally booted in safe mode and uninstalled, and
that seemed to work, but I'll follow your suggestion and see what
turns up -- thanks for the tip.


-- Andy
 
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Dan

Did you make sure you removed all of your NVidia driver before installing
your ATI card and drivers?
 
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Andrew Barss

: : Did you fully uninstall the nvidia drivers? Try driver cleaner from
: : driverheaven.net.

: : http://www.drivercleaner.net/


: I actually had a hell of a time uninstalling them -- I'd
: uninstall them, would be promted to reboot, and then
: there they would be again. I finally booted in safe mode and uninstalled, and
: that seemed to work, but I'll follow your suggestion and see what
: turns up -- thanks for the tip.


: -- Andy

Well, Driver Cleaner found some nVidia files and got rid of them, but
I'm still having problems. Additionally, when I boot up, the
desktop will appear for a bit, then go completely clank for a couple
seconds, and then reappear. Also, after I exit a full-windows
application (e.g., IE) my icons get redrawn one at a time.

Something's off -- this is slower performance than the nVidia 5500 it
replaced.


-- Andy
 
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