Setting up an ATI Radeon x1600 AGP graphics card in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by jsoftcheck, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. jsoftcheck

    jsoftcheck Guest

    Hi all,

    Currently trying to set up an ATI Radeon x1600 AGP graphics card with 512 MB
    video memory in a clean Vista Home Premium install.

    The error code I'm getting after the BSOD is STOP 0x000000EA

    I've gathered this issue is not uncommon when trying to pair this card with
    Vista for the first time. To complete the install, I had to swap back to an
    X800 AGP card.

    The cards both run vista, but neither card had been recognized in the device
    manager. (checking display properties showed the system was running VGA safe
    drivers instead of the installed catalyst drivers).

    I suspect part of my problem was installing the pci-agp drivers included
    with my motherboard. Uninstalling them brought me back to the BSOD and error
    message. I'll try swapping back to the x800 card and getting catalyst up and
    running before swapping in the x1600.

    I've also heard that Vista takes a lot more juice to run the x1600, even
    though it ran fine on xp. Would I be better off going with a more powerful
    power supply? Any other suggestions I haven't tried?
    jsoftcheck, Feb 5, 2008
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