Visiontek 9250 PC video card problems on XP

I've got a Visiontek 9250 PCI video card.  See the link below for the exact model.
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2563229&CatId=697

I'm running XP Sp3.  I found "Visiontek Xtasy Radeon 9250 PCI" drivers for it through Windows Update, and I've also tried the drivers from Visiontek's website but neither one of them allow me to go 1920x1080.  With the drivers from the Visiontek's website loaded it doesn't even try to go that high resolution but with the Xtasy driver from Windows update it will go that high and higher but flickers badly without any real picture.

The card listed on Visiontek's website doesn't seem to be the exact one. Again see link above and compare to whats on Visiontek's site here.
http://www.visiontek.com/dms59-sff/9250-dms59.html

Can anyone shed light on this.  Everything I've read seems to suggest it can do 1920x1080.
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Vontech615Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Well, I got it working although I'm not totally sure it's the proper setup.  Under device manager it installs 2 drivers for the graphics card each time.  One labeled Radeon 9250 PCI and one labeled Radeon 9250 PCI - Secondary. I was assuming that the secondary meant the second adapter of the "Y" DMS59 to DVI adapter and maybe it does but the display cranked right up to 1080 when I plugged the big HP into the secondary.  No flickering, no problems and connecting my older VGA monitor on what I would consider the "primary" adapter works fine as the second monitor. Confused yet. Who knows but it works and that's all I care about at this point from this old machine. :)
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
can you test the card in another PC?
can your power supply handle the extra load?
you can calculate the power needed :  http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The card is spec'ed to go up to 2048x1536, so it should be able to handle 1920x1080.

Try the WinXP driver from AMD: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/radeon-prer300-xp.aspx - it seems to be a question of getting the right driver.
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Vontech615Author Commented:
Callandor,
I'll give these drivers when I get back to the house.  I agree I think it's a driver issue.  The 225w power supply is rated to handle this card and even higher.  I'll keep you posted.
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nobusCommented:
>>   The 225w power supply   <<  that is a very small power supply -  i suggest to use the calculator..
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Vontech615Author Commented:
Nobus, I agree it is but I've spent a long time on the Dell forums and trust me it runs this card.  It's also enough juice for a 512 card.  This has been confirmed by several people running this same exact rig.  Normally, I would def check this but this time around I don't think its power conumption causing the issue.
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nobusCommented:
are you also aware that power output lowers with aging?  up to 20% even
i don't say it is the power supply -  but it is a possibility
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Vontech615Author Commented:
Well.  That's a no go.  It appears thats the same driver as the one on ATi's site.  I still think it's a driver issue possibly but I can't find any other supported drivers.  I just won't go above 1280x768.
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Vontech615Author Commented:
I guess it might be important to mention that it's hooked up with a DMS59 to dual DVI adapter and the monitor is a 23" HP2311 full HD.  I had a DVI>VGA adapter on the other one with a small 15" monitor hooked up with no problems but it also doesn't require high resolution.
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nobusCommented:
good to see you've found a solution
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Vontech615Author Commented:
Me too.  I appreciate your input as always Nobus.  Thanks for linking me PSU calculator site I'm sure that will come in handy at some point.
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nobusCommented:
tx for feedback
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Vontech615Author Commented:
While Nobus and Callandor gave helpful information, the solution I came up with fixed the problem.
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