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    How to install a Radeon?

    I'm expecting a Radeon LE in the mail soon. Can any of you Radeon owners recommend an install order along with recommended driver versions for VIA 4-in-1s, Radeon Drivers, and DirectX (8.0 I presume). I'm still hearing too many stories about people not being able to get a Radeon to work. I've got a KT133A-based board (Epox 8KTA3).
    I went through the failed install mess some time ago but now I have a new box and hopefully ATI's drivers have matured a bit since then.

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    ALWAYS, install chipset/storage drivers first. ALWAYS, install video drivers next. Then go to town with other hardware, updates to DirectX, and tweaks. Personally, I make sure my video card and game-controller(if I have one) are installed before updating directX.

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    Nothin better than www.rage3d.com for anything ATI related.

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    Yeah, I've been to Rage3d and get alot of conflicting answers on this. Many people say the install order should be:

    4-in-1s
    DirectX 8.0a
    Radeon drivers

    Which to me is a little weird.
    Also, I'm a little disappointed in the number and quality of Radeon fan sites - even Rage3D. Well hopefully, my Radeon will work ok and I won't need to use them that much.

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    4-in-1s
    DirectX 8.0a
    Radeon drivers

    This order has worked for me much better too then any other order and I have tried them all.

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    Here's a link from Rage3D. Very detailed and with some tweeks. Good Luck. http://www.geocities.com/radeontech/Mart/

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    Thanks for the feedback. 4-in-1s, DirectX8.0, and Radeon drivers it is! I've been to that new guide, Ebok - that's what I'm going use. I wanted some firsthand experience though.

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    By the way every time you update the drivers you should always uninstall the older drivers then restart and then install the new drivers. This way you get all the performance out of the new drivers and yes I have seen better performance then just instaling the newer drivers on top of the older.

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