X850 PR0 AGP - does not seem compatable with Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by boe, Feb 5, 2007.

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    boe Guest


    I have an MSI motherboard 965p - I have the latest firmware 2.5. I can run
    XP Pro with no issue but installing Media Center 2005 and Vista has been a
    bust. I'll begin the install and very shortly before it get's into the
    real install, the monitor goes black. I've tried several times with each -
    no luck. I thought it might be a DVI issue so I connected a CRT to the VGA
    connector - same bad luck. I used an old underpowered nVidia card and was
    able to install without issue. I was hoping that if I switched the cards
    after the install I'd be OK but it goes black during boot up and never comes
    up - waited 10 minutes. I booted in safe mode with the ATI card installed
    and it works in safe mode - even recognizes the card. I used the ati vista
    drivers - replaced the Windows drivers - same issue - black screen. I
    have an ATI 1900 card that seems to work fine.

    Anyone else have an x850 pro agp and try to install with Vista? Any luck?

    Again I'm really only looking for people with X850 Pro AGP cards - you don't
    need to let me know you got it to install with an x1900, 1950, 1350, matrox,
    onboard intel etc. I'm really just looking to see if it can be done with
    this specific card as I don't want to use the card I already have and yes I
    am aware that I can buy another card for a reasonable price. The key is to
    find out if I can use this specific card.

    boe, Feb 5, 2007
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    chinolam Guest

    Just wanted to say I have the same video card and mine goes to black too.
    Hopefully this will be fixed, but just wanted to chime in and bump this back
    chinolam, Feb 6, 2007
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    boe Guest

    boe, Feb 6, 2007
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    boe Guest

    I still haven't received a response from them. Hoping they'll give me some
    The x850 is listed as supported for Vista on their web page but considering
    it can't be installed with this card, they would have to come out with a
    bios fix or give us replacement cards.

    Just in case they remove this now that they are aware of the issue.

    The following products support Windows VistaT:

    ATI Store
    ATI Upgrade Advisor
    ATI Radeon® X1950 Series
    ATI Radeon® X1900 Series
    ATI Radeon® X1800 Series
    ATI Radeon® X1650 Series
    ATI Radeon® X1600 Series
    ATI Radeon® X1300 Series
    ATI Radeon® X850 Series
    ATI Radeon® X800 Series
    ATI Radeon® X700 Series
    ATI Radeon® X600 Series
    ATI Radeon® X550 Series
    ATI Radeon® X300 Series
    ATI Radeon® 9800 Series
    ATI Radeon® 9700 Series
    ATI Radeon® 9600 Series
    ATI Radeon® 9550 Series
    ATI Radeon® 9500 Series
    boe, Feb 7, 2007
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    Ron Miller Guest

    Regarding the list you pasted, I'm guessing that ATI is referring to the
    PCI-E versions of those cards -- unless there are some that don't have
    PCI-E versions. The reason I say this is that I had a PCI-E version of
    the X800XL, a card not as "advanced" as the X850 under discussion here,
    and it worked just fine with all the Vista betas. (I upgraded to an
    X1950 Pro before installing the RTM.)
    Don't you think it's likely that the problem with your card is more
    likely to lie with the AGP feature than with the GPU version?
    Ron Miller, Feb 7, 2007
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    boe Guest

    While it may be that the PCI version works and the AGP version doesn't,
    their web page makes no differentiation as to which support vista. I am
    able to use AGP cards from other manufacturers to install Vista on this
    machine so the firmware on my motherboard certainly supports vista.
    boe, Feb 8, 2007
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    Ron Miller Guest

    Do you by chance have any other video cards installed -- e.g., a video
    capture card or a TV tuner card? There's a fellow posting in the
    "hardware" forum who couldn't get his PCI-E X850 recognized at all. It
    turned out that he did have a tuner card installed, and as soon as he
    pulled it out, Vista recognized the X850, and he was able to install the
    Vista driver for it.

    Ron Miller, Feb 9, 2007
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    boe Guest

    I don't have any other video cards but I removed all cards - e.g. sound,
    network, etc to make sure it was just my video card. It is the nature of
    the card from what I can tell. Still no reply for ATI.
    boe, Feb 9, 2007
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    boe Guest

    I tried calling them this morning - after 25 minutes on hold - hadn't spoken
    to anyone, I heard a ringing and the phone went dead.
    boe, Feb 9, 2007
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    cold Guest

    My Radeon X850 XT Platinum AGP works just fine.Even better with the new
    drivers. 5.9 in the graphics index.
    cold, Feb 10, 2007
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    boe Guest

    Good to know - too bad you don't have an X850 Pro to test.
    boe, Feb 10, 2007
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