ati2dvag BSOD - get new video card?


R

Robert

I occassionally get the BSOD (blue screen of death) because of ati2dvag.
I googled this, and is seems to be a much more common problem then anything
else I've ever looked up. One web site says "This is a universal problem
afflicting thousands of PCs worldwide" that Microsoft and ATI won't deal with
-
http://www.modernstreet.com/general/ati2dvag-problem/).
I've tried the recommendations repeatedly - uninstalling/reinstalling
the ATI drivers, and reinstalling the PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge. I
don't have have an AGP bridge listed in the device manager, which is another
thing they recommend you disable or reinstall (the motherboard's manual makes
no mention of AGP in the specs.)
The video component is on my motherboard. It's a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
with an AMD Athlon Dual Core 4850e 2.51Ghz with 2.5 GB RAM.
I'm considering getting a separate video card - one that has nothing ATI
on it (since the evidence is overwhelming that ATI doesn't care about
customers with this problem). I assume plugging in a different video card
will override the one on the motherboard. Is this correct? Can someone
recommend a video card?
I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, with Rollup 2. My TV
tuner card is a Pinnacle PCTV 800i PCI.

Thanks for any help.

BTW - if someone has a suggestion about the ati2dvag BSOD I'm all ears.
I've googled this extensively, and I'm not really expecting to hear something
new.
 
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J

john

Robert said:
I occassionally get the BSOD (blue screen of death) because of ati2dvag.
I googled this, and is seems to be a much more common problem then
anything
else I've ever looked up. One web site says "This is a universal problem
afflicting thousands of PCs worldwide" that Microsoft and ATI won't deal
with

your last sentence sums it up perfectly.
after years of problems with various ATI products, I ditched them in favor
of NVidia and haven't had one single problem since, and they update their
drivers on a more regular basis too.
vote with your wallet.
 
S

SC Tom

Robert said:
I occassionally get the BSOD (blue screen of death) because of ati2dvag.
I googled this, and is seems to be a much more common problem then
anything
else I've ever looked up. One web site says "This is a universal problem
afflicting thousands of PCs worldwide" that Microsoft and ATI won't deal
with
-
http://www.modernstreet.com/general/ati2dvag-problem/).
I've tried the recommendations repeatedly - uninstalling/reinstalling
the ATI drivers, and reinstalling the PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge. I
don't have have an AGP bridge listed in the device manager, which is
another
thing they recommend you disable or reinstall (the motherboard's manual
makes
no mention of AGP in the specs.)
The video component is on my motherboard. It's a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
with an AMD Athlon Dual Core 4850e 2.51Ghz with 2.5 GB RAM.
I'm considering getting a separate video card - one that has nothing
ATI
on it (since the evidence is overwhelming that ATI doesn't care about
customers with this problem). I assume plugging in a different video card
will override the one on the motherboard. Is this correct? Can someone
recommend a video card?
I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, with Rollup 2. My TV
tuner card is a Pinnacle PCTV 800i PCI.

Thanks for any help.

BTW - if someone has a suggestion about the ati2dvag BSOD I'm all ears.
I've googled this extensively, and I'm not really expecting to hear
something
new.

You can always install a nvidia card. Your MB supports a PCI-e 2.0 card, so
any of them should work. You'll have to disable your onboard video in BIOS.
Here's a few for reference:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...305520548 1069633099&name=PCI Express 2.0 x16

I have a dedicated ATI card built in my notebook and have never had any
trouble with it. Before trying to update any ATI drivers, make sure the
Catalyst Control Center is updated first. I found it was better to download
the two separately, install the CCC first, then install the updated drivers.

Good luck!
SC Tom
 
T

Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]

I occassionally get the BSOD (blue screen of death) because of ati2dvag.
I googled this, and is seems to be a much more common problem then anything
else I've ever looked up. One web site says "This is a universal problem
afflicting thousands of PCs worldwide" that Microsoft and ATI won't deal with
-
http://www.modernstreet.com/general/ati2dvag-problem/).
I've tried the recommendations repeatedly - uninstalling/reinstalling
the ATI drivers, and reinstalling the PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge. I
don't have have an AGP bridge listed in the device manager, which is another
thing they recommend you disable or reinstall (the motherboard's manual makes
no mention of AGP in the specs.)
The video component is on my motherboard. It's a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
with an AMD Athlon Dual Core 4850e 2.51Ghz with 2.5 GB RAM.
I'm considering getting a separate video card - one that has nothing ATI
on it (since the evidence is overwhelming that ATI doesn't care about
customers with this problem). I assume plugging in a different video card
will override the one on the motherboard. Is this correct? Can someone
recommend a video card?
I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, with Rollup 2. My TV
tuner card is a Pinnacle PCTV 800i PCI.

Thanks for any help.

BTW - if someone has a suggestion about the ati2dvag BSOD I'm all ears.
I've googled this extensively, and I'm not really expecting to hear something
new.

It may not be an ATI problem. You have updated things like the BIOS
and use current ATI driver, yes? I see some issues were fixed with the
onboard VGA in BIOS rev. F3 and F4. Are you at the current F8 rev?
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2758#anchor_os

You've already tried the 8.522 chipset drivers yes? Updated the other
drivers such as Audio and SATA RAID to ensure they are not
contributing to the issues?
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2758&ost=xp#anchor_os

These issues are even with Catalyst 9.7?

- Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
 
R

Robert

SC Tom said:
You can always install a nvidia card. Your MB supports a PCI-e 2.0 card, so
any of them should work. You'll have to disable your onboard video in BIOS.
Here's a few for reference:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...305520548 1069633099&name=PCI Express 2.0 x16

I have a dedicated ATI card built in my notebook and have never had any
trouble with it. Before trying to update any ATI drivers, make sure the
Catalyst Control Center is updated first. I found it was better to download
the two separately, install the CCC first, then install the updated drivers.

Good luck!
SC Tom
There are 266 different video cards (NVIDIA chipset, PCI Express 2.0
x16) on the link you gave. I don't do fancy gaming. I just want HDTV and a
card that will support an upgrade to a Bluray DVD player. I don't know much
about video cards. What minimum requirement should I look for in a card. I
want a robust inexpensive one with good support if there's a problem.
 
S

SC Tom

Robert said:
There are 266 different video cards (NVIDIA chipset, PCI Express 2.0
x16) on the link you gave. I don't do fancy gaming. I just want HDTV and
a
card that will support an upgrade to a Bluray DVD player. I don't know
much
about video cards. What minimum requirement should I look for in a card.
I
want a robust inexpensive one with good support if there's a problem.

You should get everything you need with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133266

I've had PNY cards in the past, but have never needed to use their support
services, so I can't say how good or bad it is. The cards were very good to
me.

SC Tom
 
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M

Mark Adams

Robert said:
There are 266 different video cards (NVIDIA chipset, PCI Express 2.0
x16) on the link you gave. I don't do fancy gaming. I just want HDTV and a
card that will support an upgrade to a Bluray DVD player. I don't know much
about video cards. What minimum requirement should I look for in a card. I
want a robust inexpensive one with good support if there's a problem.

I have been using EVGA cards because they are CHEAP with the rebates at
Fry's Electronics. I've never had a problem with one, and I have several. The
very first one on the Newegg website should serve your purposes well, as log
as you don't do much gaming. $55.00 you can't go wrong. Watch the Fry's ads
if you live near one (like I do). :cool: See the following link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130378
 

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