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Graphic Glitch - ATI Radeon 9800pro 128

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by boredatwork, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. boredatwork New Member

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    Hi there,

    I was hoping someone here could shed some light on this horrible graphical error thats invaded my machine recently. Sometimes I get this gumf on screen right from when I startup(a quick jump to standby mode then powering up again usually clears it a bit but not totally)

    Videos and games get totally messed up by it. I was originally running the latest ATI omega drivers but since have reverted to catalyst to see if this changed anything (it didn't) so i'm getting a bad feeling the cards on its way out.. :(

    Any help would be appreciated! i've included a couple of images below.

    Further info:
    1gb ddr ram
    amd 64 3200 processor
    asus k8v-se motherboard

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    rick22 New Member

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    thats what my screen did just before my video card blew up..
     
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    My current one does this when opening MSN's main window, but I've got transparency turned on, using a MSN Live Plus or sumat, so I've accounted it as just a simple transparency quirk
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    The two most common problems that could be causing this, IMO, are either a power supply failing, or the video card failing.
     
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    you checked the fan on it as those fans on those cards are not all that good.
     
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    Hi all, thanks for the speedy replies!

    I've checked the fan on the card, which is still working fine, so i'm hoping it's my PSU as i don't want to fork out for another graphics card! I had this error appear during the bios this morning so its certainly some kind of hardware prob. Again cheers for the advice!
     
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    Chances are your 9800PRO is dying. If you used it a lot, and used a stock cooler in addition, then definaterly... it should fail around now.
     
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    yea its dieing thats what mine did then the monitor went into standby and never returned
     
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