New 8500 on the way...? Questions...

CurtCold

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I just ordered a new 8500 from newegg, and before it gets here I need to know a few things. First off I know I need to get the catalyst 2.2 drivers. But my question is this, I have a Asus gF2 mx400 right now, do I need to completely uninstall it, the det40 drivers, and un-install regestry entry's in XP, to insure that I don't have any conflicts? Also I need to install catalyst instead of XP auto detect driver right? I just wanna make sure I get this right, so I can make my buddies gf3 look bad LOL Any suggestions woul be cool, as this is my first ATI since my 8mb back in the day.
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Tates

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Do a thorough uninstall of the Detonators.

Turn off the system. Install the Radeon 8500.

When the system boots up, cancel Windows Hardware install.

Install the Latest Catalyst drivers. Reboot. Viola!
 

CurtCold

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Thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure that I get the ATI going right. Appreciate the suggestions/help
 

VSEKH

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The latest Catalyst drivers are really solid for the 8500 card. You should have no problems whatsoever. Good luck with the 8500 card. I personally have moved on to the 9700 pro card. There are still a few bugs with this card. Awaiting driver updates for this card.
 

Muadib

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Originally posted by: VSEKH
The latest Catalyst drivers are really solid for the 8500 card. You should have no problems whatsoever. Good luck with the 8500 card. I personally have moved on to the 9700 pro card. There are still a few bugs with this card. Awaiting driver updates for this card.
What sort of problems have you had with the 9700?
 

CurtCold

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Hey I just got the Radeon in tonight, and MOHAA, NHL2k2, MaxPayne, Q2,Q3 are running like never before. Thanks for the reply guys. Also how much should I be able to overclock this badboy? Says it's @350mhz right now. Just wondering
 

Ranger8P

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350 Mhz! That's darn impressive, seeing that I've only heard of a Radeon going to around 310 stably for core. If you have it stable at 350 core, don't mess with it, you struck gold. I wonder what your scores are.

Here's an example of overclocking overkill for the 8500...

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