View Full Version : Win2k and ATI all-in-wonder pro(Rage pro)
10-20-2000, 03:49 PM
I have an ATI All-in-wonder pro, its based on the Rage PRO chipset. I spent the past few days updating the drivers for my video card, and have noticed that the processor is pegged at 50% with no apps showing in the task manager.
Ok, I know it is old, but I like the VIVO and TV stuff, and I dont play too many games. ATI released new drivers just last week, and new multimedia center. The new drivers have openGL support. I want my processor back, but dont want to give up the features of my new drivers!
Anyone having similar experiences? I am going to try to figure out what it is tonight. Last night I took out ALL the services, jsut to make sure. this is a problem because my DVD playback is horrible, and this performance is not what I was looking for when I went to WIN2k.
These are the top two ATI fan websites. If anyone can help you they can:
10-20-2000, 04:24 PM
sweet! Thanks, I am reading them now.
10-20-2000, 09:57 PM
I installed the drivers and no significant change in performance from the native Win2k drivers (with the exception of added feature and new multimedia stuff) I haven't had any OS problems at all with my AIW-ever.
How does your CPU/MB config look?
10-21-2000, 12:12 AM
I tried uninstalling the ati drivers, and yes, it didnt effect my 50% utilization. Again, my performance tab of task manager never really dips below 50%, even after shutting down ALL services(that I can), and giving the computer ample time to settle down from activity.
Thanks so much for any insight someone might have; I am thinking ATI isnt my problem here.
ati aiw pro, 8mb agp 2x
SB AWE 64
I just installed win2k from scratch a week ago, so Ill list all that I have installed(not too much):
service pack 1, all critical updates from winupdate
nero cd burning software
smtp, ftp, telnet, iis services(have stopped them)
microsoft visual studio
10-21-2000, 02:28 AM
Our computers are almost identical!
P2-400 (o/ced to 470)
ati aiw pro, 8mb agp 2x
Aureal A3D 2.0
The only things of significance that you have installed that I don't is:
nero cd burning software (prolly not your problem)
perl (don't know what this is)
microsoft visual studio (this may be your problem)
I suggest getting Ontrack's Fix-it Utilities (ver 2000 or 3.0) and running a registry fixer.
10-22-2000, 12:22 AM
Wow, we do have the same sys. I am having some second thoughts about the accuracy of the task manager performance mon. Do you have trouble with DVD playback? That is really the only place I see the performance struggle.
dev studio is a programming environ, and I dont think it puts anything in.
I am more likely to reinstall win 2k and keep a closer eye on the performance after I get the geforce mx card I have had my eye on, http://www.ocie.com.
10-22-2000, 07:16 PM
I use Win2k for most things, but I dual boot (2nd HD-using Bootstar) to Win98 for games and DVD playback. The reason is software-I like WinDVD, and the version I have doesn't like NT (year and a half old). So, I haven't used my DVD player in Win2k.
One other thing...I too am looking at the Innovision GeForce MX cards at ocie.com, but can't find one with a good feature-set at a good price. I need Video Out (at the very least).
10-22-2000, 08:18 PM
Ill let you know if I see a card somewhere with video out in this price range. I just isntalled powerstrip, which lets you overclock the ati card. I am also thinking over overclocking my 400mhz to get a little more life out of everything. If you would like I can get you the ati dvd player.
10-22-2000, 08:37 PM
...but I don't advocate software piracy. (I do it, but I don't advocte it) :heh: :smash:
10-23-2000, 08:34 AM
It isnt piracy, the ati dvd player came with your card!
It is when you stole the ATI All-in-wonder pro like Bires did. http://www.geocities.com/sbp7777/files/wink2.gif Now why he took that videocard and not the gefarce 2 sitting next to it we'll never know. :hmm:
http://www.geocities.com/sbp7777/smashmirror.gifBires the software pirate:smash:
10-24-2000, 08:35 PM
Ok, whatever it was that inspired me to start this thread about my processor pegging at 50% utilization, has stopped. I can only guess that the aliens inside my computer have finished with their calculations!
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