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Asus a7v600 video card problem

I have the asus a7v600 socket a board.  I have been having problems with any agp card I try.  At first I thought that it was my nvidia gefore 4400, so I tried a 6200, and an ati 9550.  I recieve the same problem.  When I boot into windows, the moment I try to anything the computer freezes and then restarts.  When windows boots back up it states that the display adapter driver caused it.  I have tried all of the current drivers.  If I turn off the hardware acceleration the computer is stable.  Any ideas how to get it stable with the acceleration on?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update your motherboard bios
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Here's the link to your board..click on BIOS, locate, download and update you BIOS.. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?model=A7V600&type=Latest&SLanguage=en-us
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crnpAuthor Commented:
I'm already running the current version 1008
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
seems like you going to be stuck at normal mode.
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crnpAuthor Commented:
So are you saying that the motherboard is bad??  'Normal' mode doesn't really give good enough results for the media that has to be played through this pc.

Do you think I would have the same limitations with a PCI gpu instead of the AGP I'm currently using?
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mysticaldanCommented:
Is your windows a fresh install?? Its possible if you are carrying on from your old windows that it could be a driver incompatibilty problem. Before you try anything i reccomend doing a clean install of windows after backing up your data and see if that helps. Make sure you have your boards latest drivers handy and then try.

In case you are trying to overclock the board i reccomend not too and see if that helps. All the same run a memory test on your system and see if all is well with the RAM. Slow/Bad ram can also cause similar problems.

http://www.memtest86.com/#download1

Turn the BIOS settings to both Failsafe and Optimal and see if that helps. However i think the moment you reload windows fresh these problems should get resolved.

Dan
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
your hardware acceleration is software or hardware (BIOS) based?
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crnpAuthor Commented:
mysticaldan-  I already tried the fresh xp install.  I've tried different ram as well.  I will try the other settings
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crnpAuthor Commented:
irwinkpks-  It's the advanced window feature that controls the video card.  Display properties>settings>advanced>troubleshoot>
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
then that is a combination of several things.. video card, motheboard, cpu, ram....

Since we've updated the BIOS..next things are
- chipset
- video card

go get the latest, download and install.  post your results.  if it works..great.. if not, then the answer, based on your configuration of the system is

"you can't"

:-(
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mysticaldanCommented:
When does the system reboot exactly?? After a fresh install the moment u install the display drivers?? I am sure irrespective of what card u use its gonna be the same which hints at 2 things.

1. The board is bad/the AGP socket is bad which means trying a PCI card shud give u the correct answer.

2. There are performance enhancing settings in the BIOS. Check inside ADVANCED CHIPSET FUNCTIONS if you can disable certain features that are set to FAST/HIGH/ENABLE related to the VGA/RAM. Usually settings like VGA BIOS SHADOW are an example and shud be disabled. Also if you have an onboard soundcard just try and disable it and see if that changes anything. Similarily if you are not using the onboard LAN adapter/PARALLEL/COMM PORT then disable these as well and see if that helps.

One last thing however can be the hard disk also although unlikely. I suggest you run your HDD manufacturers diagnostic tools to see if all is well there. If using RAID try not to use it. Anything can make a difference so we got to eliminate all possibilities.

Dan

If none of the above helps i suggest changing the board.
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crnpAuthor Commented:
I have the most current video and chipset drivers.

I tried all of those motherboard settings.  Same thing.
It doesn't crash when I install the driver, it is  as soon as you open anything that uses hardware acceleration (media player, IE, etc.)  Hard drives good to.  Ill try and get a hold of a pci card.
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