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  1. rasheed New Member

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    Hey so i just got a new motherboard and cpu but now my graphics card isnt working properly, after about 5+ minutes all the games i have tested crash but i can play at low settings just fine with no problems at all its just when i turn settings up.

    What ive tried so far:
    Updating BIOS
    Updating drivers
    Installing windows updates
    Running memtest (no errors)
    Testing 1 RAM stick at a time
    Checking temps
    Reinstalling windows XP


    Specs:
    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
    2GB DDR2 (667 Mhz) RAM
    X1950XT 256MB PCIe
    OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU
    Maxtor STM3200820A
    MSI K9A2VM-FD
     
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    my blame-o-meter is pointing striaght at your x1950xt...
     
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    I could max out all the games i played with it with my old motherboard and cpu
     
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    does look like that your card is somewhat underpowered. What games are we talking about here?
     
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    CoD4, CoD5, Burnout Paradise and some others
     
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    your X1950XT 256MB could max CoD4? Did you overclock it to get it to do that - if yes, could be that you fried your card.
     
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    First turn the fan up to 100% and test and if still an issue clean the dust out of the graphic card cooler and test again.
     
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    the x1950 has VRM problems, check if it is overheating.
    There are lots of dead x1950s on the net these days. just get a new GFX
     
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    No overclock, and i meant with no AA and AF.
     
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    Yh tried that, still the same.
     
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    What are your temps out of interest?
     
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    After the crash CPU is around 30C and GPU at about 60C with fan running at 100%
     
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    and by crashing you mean what? BSODing to desktop? Freezing completely?
     
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    +1 to that!
     
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    What O.S. and what Cats?
     
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    The game just crashes to the desktop.
     
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    To me, it sounds like you are running out of graphics memory.
     
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    sounds like a conflict to me. What games?
     
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    hmmm but with old motherboard and cpu it was fine.
     
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    Halo PC, Burnout paradise, CoD4 and CoD5.
     
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    New mobo should mean fresh installed O.S. so be sure your O.S. is fully updated and then install Cats.
     
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    Yh i did a fresh install after i set everything up. Whats Cats?
     
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    If reinstalling windows doesn't fix it then it's a hardware issue. I'm banking on the X1950.. Sounds like the GPU memory is messed up, when it just closes instantly like that, that's usually a memory miscalculation.

    Cats=Catalyst
     
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    ok
     

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