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radeon X850 xt, wierd broken lines on screen

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    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4353/brokenscreen.png

    that is a screenshot.

    i didnt do anything, i was actually away for a day with the monitor off and the computer running like i allways do.

    it really doesnt do anything special but while i was searching the web it went black for a couple secs and came back, never use to do this, i tried installing their newest legacy driver thinking maybe the old one is corrupt, but it isnt the case. anyone know whats wrong, is it fixible or quarantinable like a broken pipeline i can turn off or something?
     
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    Broken card, probably a bad memory chip.
     
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    so it would probably be worthwhile to spend 100 bucks and get a sapphire hd 3850 agp 8x card? i really dont have the money atm to build a new rig, i had a new one and i sold it for more then i built it for, probably a bad idea but i did it
     
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    if you got some time pull the card out and remove the HSF, give it a good cleaning and re-apply some fresh TIM and cinch the HSF back down and try again, worth a shot ;)

    :toast:
     
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    HSF would be heat sink fan?, and TIM i guess would be a thermal compound like AS3
     
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    First try a different Monitor cable.GL
     
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    see i would say it isnt the monitor cable only cause, when it switchs from bios boot screen, to where its verying my dmi pool or whatever, they dissappear
     
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    Whens the last time you cleaned the dust from the GPU cooler?
     
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    about 4 months ago, i have a filterd case, i can see there isnt hardly anything in there
     
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    its been running at like a steady 95 degress, the gpu that is
    wow now i am getting something saying direct3d functionality is not available
    am now updating direct x 9
     
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    95 is too high ..use atitool to turn the fan up.
     
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    i used to cringe when my GFX card's got over 50! :laugh:

    i love watercooling :cool:

    steady 95 is a sign of something bad! poor HSF contact, dead fan, clogged fan, poor case ventilation, etc..... etc.....
     
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    95 fahrenheit is too high? my ambient temperature in my house is 72, i think thats pretty good for a hepa filterd case
    i orderd a hd3850 i reseated the heatsink and it only dropped to 90, and i have 5 vantec tornado's (yay for noise)
     
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    When talking computer degree's, it's almost always in C. 95F is fine, the card is dead if it's showing artifacts like that.
     
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    yea i mean wow, i didnt even know a video card could cause lag like this, when loading things, sometimes it goes to a blackscreen for a few secs then comes back, its ok i got a better card coming in the mail
     
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    could also be a driver issue, it has happened to me with all of my ATi card's at one point or another :laugh: 9600/x850/3850 :confused:
     
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    thanks guys for all your help, atm my bios is fucking me, my highest option for video card memory is 256mb, im trying to find a bios flash upgrade but seems soyo went out of business or something i havent been able to get on their website.

    if anyone would know where to get drivers for a soyo p4i865pe plus dragon 2 mobo, i would greatly appreciate it, i meant bios upgrade
     

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