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ATI Radeon 9500, Asus P4B266, Windows XP Home

I tried to install an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro on my Windows XP Home computer. I have an Asus P4B266 motherboard with an Intel 2.0a chip. No matter how hard I tried, it would not load. It crashed the computer. I removed it, removed the drivers and tried 4 or 5 times but it would not load.

I currently have an nVidia Geoforce4 MX 440 that works fine.

When I called the vendor that I bought it from to tell them the problem, they said that sometimes videocards are defective and they gave me an RMA.

My question is, shouldn't I be able to support the ATI Radeon 9500 Pro on my configuration?

I have never really received a name brand, top-of-the-line piece of hardware that didn't work.

Any insight would be appreciated.
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lamc
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SpongeyCommented:
Theoretically, it should work. The again, it could be defective. Did you make sure your PSU can handle the extra load of the Radeon? also, did you remember to plug the Radeon into the PSU to get all the extra power it needs?

I would say the first thing that could be the problem is your PSU, since the R9500 likes a lot of power (A bit egocentric, don't you think ;) )
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knifeslashCommented:
How much wattage is your PSU? I suggest that you get a PSU that is at least 400W and also have u tired downloading the latest drivers from ATI's webpage?

http://www.ati.com/support/products/pc/radeon9500/radeon9500prodrivers.html

hope this helps
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lamcAuthor Commented:
I did plug it into the PSU and I did update the driver. In the user manual it says a 300W PSU is necessary and that is what I have. So, unless there is another problem, I will hope that it is a defective card and wait for the replacement. I hope it is a new one and not refurbished.

Thanks for your support.
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lamcAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your help.
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SpongeyCommented:
Good luck. Let us know what the result is.
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lamcAuthor Commented:
I will let you know.
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