Ati Radeon 9600 Series Agp Driver For Mac
. Friday, August 19, 2005 - '1. This is not the first cross-platform card. Most 3Dfx cards were cross-platform.' A Mac specific firmware had to be on the 3dfx cards starting with the Voodoo3s. The Voodoo3s were unsupported but you can flash them to run in a Mac.
Ati Radeon 9600 Series Agp Driver For Mac Free
You had to reflash them to run in a PC. The Voodoo 4s and 5s had Mac specific firmware. They had to be flashed to run in PCs. You couldn't take a PC version and put it in a Mac and get it to run without flashing it.
The Voodoo1s and 2s were just pass through cards which only did 3D so they didn't need Mac firmware to handle the 2D 16 bit Mac OS issues (5551 (Mac) vs 565 (PC)).
I just installed Zalman's passive cooling system for my Club 3D ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. The installation itself went fairly smooth, but after I put the card back in the slot and booted up, I got these strange graphical errors. Everything seems to work fine, even the games run, but everything that's in someway connected to DirectX(?) seems to be messed up. I took a few screenshots, they're at and If I turn the 'acceleration'(I've got a Finnish XP) of the card down a few notches everything seems fine, but DirectX-games still give trouble. Also, changing the desktop to use 16-bit colors gets rid of the problem on the desktop, but it comes up in games etc. Did I mess up something? Is there a shortcut somewhere on the card or is this driver related?
I tried 3 different drivers and each had similar, though not the same problems. Just a thought.have you checked display properties, settings, advanced and then troubleshoot tab. You can turn the accleration down to diag the issue. Another spot to check is, right click on computer, then properties, then advenced and visual effects. Try using best performance then click apply, or try best apperance and click apply. See if that makes a difference. And I think someone before said reinstall your drivers and run most recent service pack again.
Also check Microsoft update for latest driver for ATI. Regards, Dan. This is the site for 9600 drivers from ATI. ATI has some prerequsits. XP SP 2 are you running xp home or professional?
I run the catalyst in the bottom right corner and right click on it for settings. Now I do see this is a hardware issue and probably not a driver thingy but for giggles do the new driver thing. The hardware thing the only thing I can think of here is your PC is not grounded correctly. Three plug in wall or two plug? Three means it is grounded - two your not. Now I did notice on that cooling thing something from outside attaches to the pc? Depending on its placement you may have some static issues.
Touch the radiator to discharge. Is this sitting on carpet as well?
Carpet is a great conductor of static. Since you said it disappeared when you took the cooling unit out I am thinking some strange placement related to the card electro static thing may be the issue. I had some issues with my previous version of the driver for ATI and the new driver seemed to resolve alot. ATI has some prerequsits. XP SP 2 are you running xp home or professional?
also looks like you are running an older version driver for ATI 9600 pro the latest is 12/13/04 your current version is dated 10/27/04 I had the Omega drivers, not ATI's own. I'll try the new version again. Three plug in wall or two plug? Three means it is grounded - two your not. Now I did notice on that cooling thing something from outside attaches to the pc? The PC is grounded. depending on its placement you may have some static issues.
Touch the radiator to discharge. Is this sitting on carpet as well? Carpet is a great conductor of static. It's not static, the PC is on a wooden shelf. Since you said it disappeared when you took the cooling unit out I am thinking some strange placement related to the card electro static thing may be the issue. I never said that.
The problems are still there even if I use the fan. I'll try different drivers, but I think it's more likely a problem with the card ans some sort of shortcut caused by the installation of the cooling system. I don't suppose you have the facility to try this card out in another system? Or another card in this system? I know its asking a lot but it would really pin down the cause of the issue (eg card or system).
It seems like the faul is in the card. The computer works fine with my G400.
btw when I mentioned the 2d overlay, this would be stored in the VRAM of the unit. You definently aren't using radClocker or anything like that? Nope, no overclocking. Just wondered if I might have smeared the thermal paste onto it and caused a short. Did you put thermal paste when you installed the cooler? Otherwise, they should have generic thermal compound, which should be fine too.
I got 3 bottles of the stuff that came with the cooler and believe me, I've used it.:) Z. I think you are pretty close to saying it the card. Can you return to store for exchange? It is the holidays and you don't need a receipt. Couple remaining questions but I don't want to beat a dead horse here.
Are there Bios updates for you mother board? And this driver omega you have loaded is it beta? I would be interested to see the info when you load the ATI driver. Did you flash the bios on the ATI card with Omega driver install?
Just a couple of fresh thoughts here. If you get a new card, which at this point I would. And if the problem persists when you install new card, I think we can troubleshoot some more. Can you look very carefully at the circuit board and check if there is any damage on it from the installation of the cooling kit. I see no damage other than the thermal paste had been smeared over the cpu but is now cleaned. I think you are pretty close to saying it the card.
Can you return to store for exchange? It is the holidays and you don't need a receipt.
The card itself is about a year old. Are there Bios updates for you mother board? Probably, but I updated in the summer so I don't think it's necessary.
And this driver omega you have loaded is it beta? I would be interested to see the info when you load the ATI driver.
Well, they are 3rd party drivers so. I could install the ATI drivers again, but the last time I did that I couldn't even boot to refular Windows. Did you flash the bios on the ATI card with Omega driver install? Nope, just drivers. The Omega drivers are meant for ATI's cards.
If you ask me, it definetly looks like graphical distortion due to high heat. Did you make sure to follow every step in the installation of the passive cooler?
Is there enough thermal paste - or too much? I wouldn't know. But I've installed CPU's in the past and they've worked fine. Plus I tried the card with the fan too but it didn't change the situation. Too much thermal paste will act as an insulator, you should only have a paper-thin layer applied. Also, check airflow to the card.
Airflow is fine, it's got two fans blowing on it all the time. ZDevil, I hate to 'give up' on a problem but I honestly have to say at this point: Get a new card. Its too much of a coincidence that the card worked fine, you put on a cooling kit, and the card stopped working.
As you are sure you haven't updated any drivers or firmewares or anything like that, either you somehow broke the card, or broke your mainboard, putting in the cooler. This is further supported that when you turn down the accelration, the problem stops. As you have not changed the driver then it must be the hardware function (anyway, Hardware acceleration is driver independant!) so the card is faulty. That's my professional opinion at this stage anyway. You can buy a new Radeon 9600 Pro over here in Ireland for about 120EU now, so it shouldn't break the bank to replace it. Good luck,and happy new year! Z to be sure we are on the same page did you follow a proceedure like this for installing the drivers?
To be sure when you load the Omega drivers did you follow this install proceedure? Before you start this full uninstall procedure, make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Driver Cleaner; if you are using drivers from then a special version of Driver Cleaner is already included. Go to the Windows Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs section. Uninstall the ATI Control Panel or Catalyst Control Center, don’t restart. If uninstalling the Omega Drivers, uninstall Radlinker. Uninstall the existing driver set, restart. Boot your PC in safe mode.
Run Driver Cleaner, restart afterwards. If uninstalling the Omega Drivers, now uninstall the Setup Tools from the Start Menu.
Now you can install any driver you like! Guys, please note the early comments: I just installed Zalman's passive cooling system for my Club 3D ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. The installation itself went fairly smooth, but after I put the card back in the slot and booted up, I got these strange graphical errors. Everything seems to work fine, even the games run, but everything that's in someway connected to DirectX(?) seems to be messed up. I'm puzzled about how Windows system files or DirectX could get corrupt by installing a passive cooler on a video card, after all, I didn't install any drivers or programs, and everything worked fine before. Sorry, but this is not a driver issue!
All he did was put a lump of metal onto the card. This has nothing to do with software. It worked fine before the addition of the heatsink, but directly afterwards failed. Ergo, the card is faulty. Btw I'm not trying to undercut anyone's efforts here, in fact I would feel completely confident in recommending replacement of the card just from reading everyone else's extensive troubleshooting.
Dano0o, I do know how to install and uninstall drivers, and like I said, I would be really surprised if this was a driver issue. FatalXception, I went and got a new card. 139€ it's a 9800SE with 265bit 128MB. Not the best card around, but a bit better and still afordable. I will install it later today and let you now how it went, but I don't expect any problems, after all, the G400 works fine.
I still can't see any visible damage on the card and don't remember scratching or bending anything while installing the cooling system. Anyone want to buy practically unused cooling system for 'any VGA card'?