Dell 8300 MCE Computer: ATI 9000 AIW ==>ATI AIW 9600 Pro Upgrade ...Can It Be Done?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by adkinsd >cox >net>, May 22, 2004.

  1. I have a Dell 8300 MCE computer with an ATI AIW 9000 video card. I would like to upgrade to an ATI AIW 9600 Pro. I really want to have 2 features that the ATI AIW 9600 Pro has: (1) dual displays with monitor rotation capability (for flat panel display rotation) and (2) FM-On-Demand

    Can I swap video cards? I've tried to install the AIW 9600 Pro card several times, but I can't get all of the drivers to load properly. Once, I got everything to work except the FM radio and FM on demand once, but it developed a Live TV video problem and when I tried to reinstall the drivers all I got waas a bunck of unrecognized devices

    i've heard about a ATI hack, but don't know where to look for it. I sure would appreciate some help

    I've contacted Dell and they didn't provide me any useful information and ATI didn't respond at all

    What can I do

    Sincerely

    Danny
     
    adkinsd >cox >net>, May 22, 2004
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  2. with the SW encode driver stack available for purchase on the ati.com site,
    you should be able to perform this swap.

    like to upgrade to an ATI AIW 9600 Pro. I really want to have 2 features
    that the ATI AIW 9600 Pro has: (1) dual displays with monitor rotation
    capability (for flat panel display rotation) and (2) FM-On-Demand.
    several times, but I can't get all of the drivers to load properly. Once, I
    got everything to work except the FM radio and FM on demand once, but it
    developed a Live TV video problem and when I tried to reinstall the drivers
    all I got waas a bunck of unrecognized devices.
     
    Philip Taylor [ATI], May 23, 2004
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  3. adkinsd >cox >net>

    Alinds Guest

    I also have the Dell 8300 with the 9000 AIW, would there be anyother advantage by this upgrade, besides the features? Would the quality improve


    ----- adkinsd wrote: ----

    I have a Dell 8300 MCE computer with an ATI AIW 9000 video card. I would like to upgrade to an ATI AIW 9600 Pro. I really want to have 2 features that the ATI AIW 9600 Pro has: (1) dual displays with monitor rotation capability (for flat panel display rotation) and (2) FM-On-Demand

    Can I swap video cards? I've tried to install the AIW 9600 Pro card several times, but I can't get all of the drivers to load properly. Once, I got everything to work except the FM radio and FM on demand once, but it developed a Live TV video problem and when I tried to reinstall the drivers all I got waas a bunck of unrecognized devices

    i've heard about a ATI hack, but don't know where to look for it. I sure would appreciate some help

    I've contacted Dell and they didn't provide me any useful information and ATI didn't respond at all

    What can I do

    Sincerely

    Danny
     
    Alinds, May 23, 2004
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  4. Philip

    Thank you for your response. I found the AiW MCE SW Encode Kit you referred to on the ATI site. What will the kit do for me? The only description I found was at: http://www.ati.com/products/mce/mce.htm

    Will this help me overcome my driver install issue

    Sincerely

    Danny
     
    adkinsd cox net>, May 27, 2004
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