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Newbie: Best build & driver combination?

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#2
My recommendation would be to follow this link to a fairly good guide on how to set up ATI drivers on tweakguides.com. Although I no longer refer to it I must admit it is a useful resource to use for people who aren't sure about drivers yet such as yourself. The latest drivers are 6.11 I believe (the CCC numbers aren't the same as the number given to the driver package, it is unlikely your disk has the latest drivers so I recommend you download the latest version from ati.com, but that should be covered in that guide if you aren't sure what to download). If you have any problems please post back here and me and other users will be more than happy to help you.
 
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System Name Jimmy 2004's PC
Processor S754 AMD Athlon64 3200+ @ 2640MHz
Motherboard ASUS K8N
Cooling AC Freezer 64 Pro + Zalman VF1000 + 5x120mm Antec TriCool Case Fans
Memory 1GB Kingston PC3200 (2x512MB)
Video Card(s) Saphire 256MB X800 GTO @ 450MHz/560MHz (Core/Memory)
Storage 500GB Western Digital SATA II + 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA
Display(s) Digimate 17" TFT (1280x1024)
Case Antec P182
Audio Device(s) Audigy 4 + Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speakers
Power Supply Corsair HX520W
Software Windows XP Home
#3
Well the X1900 is a fairly new card so I recommend the latest beta. Although it may not be 100% stable it will have more support for your card.
 

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#4
I spend a lot of time on the Sapphire Forum, and there are many reports of ATI Tool causing high temperatures when used in the X19XX's, especially when CCC is also on the system. The mods advise to uninstall everything including ati tool or ati tray tools, do a registry clean and sweep with driver cleaner pro. Then use just the driver with Riva Tuner for any overclocking. Don't take my word for it, have a search on sapphiretech for X1900+ATITool...
 
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Hi Guys,

ATITool n00b here so please dont bash me if I ask something obvious lol :nutkick:
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In this forum you NEVER have to worry about being bashed for asking a question that the answer is obvious.

In this forum you get bashed if you talk out your ass :) Like RPG711. =D


This forum is great and welcome :)