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Old 04-30-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question radeon x800 pro performance

ok, so I finally got this new radeon card working thanks to kage and setishock, but I'm experiencing some picture breakup/distotion while playing Morrowind III. I've tried both the optimal performance and the optimal quality settings in catalyst but the problem is unchanged by either of them. any suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: radeon x800 pro performance

correction, it's actually an XT, I don't think that would really matter though
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Yeah, it would matter performance wise XT or Pro, since XT kicks Pro's ass. Anyways....

First off, don't use the catalyst drivers. Use the DNA drivers, they are MUCH better. Secondly, if that doesn't work, you might want to try and switch the GPU out, the pixel or texture engine might be damaged, and if it is, that will occur.

Here is how to find out

Go to START BAR, click RUN, type in dxdiag in the run bar, and hit enter. Then go to video, then test Direct 3D and look for artifacts or breakup. If there isn't any, call ATi.
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:42 AM   #4
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There is nothing wrong with the official ATI drivers, though some people do find 3rd paarty ones give them more support and speed... The new ATI ones are as fast as anything on newer cards.

As for that video card problem, I'm afraid it could be bad news like Eastern Digital thinksm Yeah run those tests and if there are no problems, it might be the game, so test another. If it does occur, i'm afriad it will be something to do with your card...

I hope its not though, and I hope you get it sorted.
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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thats probably why it was selling on ebay
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:08 AM   #6
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Yeah but you've got to admit that most ebay auctions are oaky. If it didn't actually say there was a real problem with the card before you boguht it somewhere then I'm sure you can contact ebay to get something back from them, because that sort of thing is not allowed without clearly stating otherwise.

People should note that before buying in an auction, they should check the user rating before bidding. If its any lower than a certain amount because fo what people said about them, they should not be trusted. Just a warning to you...
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yup. i dunno i've never bought anything from there...my step-mom cant figure out how to get paypal...pff anyway i wanna start buying from them so i can get 4 square kicker subwoofers for my car when i turn 16. around here they like $1500.00 each and yet on ebay u can get 2 for like $500.00.

but yea contact the selling. when my old card pixel engine died i started seeing purple and green dots and then stuff was "dragging" kinda.
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I don't think the card is damaged I was told that it is unused, and I was just playing halo and I wasn't having the same breakup problem, I think I'll try that DNA driver. Yeah and ebay is sweet, I'm never buying anything from a store again, exept cigarettes and beer
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LUNG CANCER!! lol j/k but not really. how easy is it to buy off of ebay? anyway yea if its not happening in other games its probably just that game
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:34 AM   #10
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Hey I ran those tests and everything checks out, drivers it is then
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if those dont work right download omega drivers, either performance or quality
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I'd assume it would be the game if everything else works perfectly.
The default drivers should be fine since it comes from the people that made the card but yeah again, I said that 3rd party drivers can be better in some circumstances though i don't know if the DNA drivers will be up to the version ATI is with there catalyst which offers superior performance in new cards like X800's, like 10fps more in games and stuff.
So i'd watch for that
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a lot of the things for sale on ebay are being sold by online stores with ebay certification and thousands of good feedbacks, just buy from them and you're pretty much guaranteed if your item happens to be doa(which hasn't happend to me yet)
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whoa! i should check some prices on 6800ultras. although everything i have looked for no ebay hasnt been much cheaper than what i can get in a local store.
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Yeah, usually the drivers are the cause of the problem.
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Maybe the latest ATi Cataylist drivers have a problem with that game. You could contact technical support to see if they could fix it in the next version, if other people see the problem. I find Omega Drivers to be quite good too, though they are for overclockers mostly who demand full control
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well yes but they also have a quality one which is supposed to be better than the stock drivers..although lower fps
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #18
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really? I got my X800 XT for $250! didn't you read the first post, those go for like $500! I basically paid $250 less for a card with no manual, cd, or cables
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So not better then?
I'd want extra fps more than anything on my card... seems important for new games...especailly if you have an oldish card
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oops i was thinking of the other post, i didn't put how much i paid for it on this one duh
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