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    Weird display problems with new G450

    Hi everyone...
    I've been using G400 cards on 3 machines with no problems for the past year. I just installed a new G450 card on a machine at work to replace an ATI Rage Turbo Pro card. It appeared to install correctly... but when I run Photoshop 5, the display becomes garbled and stays that way until I reboot. This machine is a homebuilt P3-600E@630 running on a Soyo 7VCA (VIA) mobo. This happens with both the installation CD drivers (dated 8/2000) and the newest drivers I downloaded from Matrox (dated Jan 2001... 6.23?) I've never seen this happen before. Are there any issues with the G450 and VIA? My 3 G400 cards have been rock solid from the start, so I'm a bit surprised. Can anyone point me in the right direction here? I've removed the G450 for now and re-installed the ATI card, but I'd like to get it going.... thanks.

    Dennis



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    Make sure to use the latest BIOS for your mobo. Reinstalling Windows is the best bet when installing a new vid card. Try and see if that works.

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    I may give that a try when I have time...

    Another thought occurred to me...

    my BIOS reported 4X AGP. I've never had much luck running _stably_ at that rate. I'll try AGP Switch or a similar utility to force it to AGP 2X and see what happens...


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