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Old 05-02-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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here is what happened. I was playing a game and all of a sudden the video flickered and computer froze so I restarted and I saw yellow dotted lines on the screen during the bios information and POST. Since then no game will play at all. It freezes and I have to restart. I have an ati radeon x800 xl. I tried updating the drivers for the card but it still has the same problem. Under windows when I try to play video, I see black lines on the image. Anybody has any clue what that is all about. Should I change the card. I have a Gigabyte GA-G975x motherboard. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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It sounds like something is wrong with the card, possibly a voltage issue. It could also be the montior- check your refresh rate.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:15 AM   #3
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It's a PCI Express card so the voltage is obtained from the slot, not an external connection. As for my monitor. It's running at 60 Hz. I actually have two monitors hooked up and they both show crappy stuff. I guess the card just gave out. I'll try to switch it to see. Thanks
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Either the card is faulty or then the temperatures are getting too high. Also a bad oc could be the reason.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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Which card is it and what games you trying to play?
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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It's ati radeon x800 xl. I was cooling it with a zalman vf-900. Maybe the temp got too hi. I have software that can monitor cpu temp but Is there any software that can monitor gpu temp.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:28 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure the X800 chip has a temperature sensor on it... I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it has.

If you right click on the desktop and go to Properties, and go to the Video card settings, isn't there a Temperature Sensor option to check the temps on the card?

If there isn't, oh well, but I do know that alot of Radeon cards do now.

I'm doubting its temps that caused it though. I mean that Zalman fan, unless it stopped working should have cooled the card down!

It seems more likely under the circumstances, especailly since theres ALOT of artifacting, that part of the chips just decided to blow on you, though its pretty weird, considering the cards still found under the BIOS.

As a precaution though, pull the card out of the slot, blow on it, and then place it back, making sure its tightly fit.

I hope you can get a replacement if its new enough
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:06 PM   #8
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I tried to pull it out already and know I don't think the warranty covers it anymore so i'm stuck getting a new one. Any ideas for a good value for money card. It would have to have the ati chipset though since my motherboard seems to work decently with it and is built for crossfire. NewEgg here I come
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:18 PM   #9
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wait is this amish just on a new name??? also go for a 1600 or higher...but i would suggest a 7600gt or higher nvidia...but i guess since ur board is build for ati 1600 or higher...maybe this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102007

or would that be too much??? thx...but just to let u know i saw a 7900 at that same price
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:30 PM   #10
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Nah i'm new here and my real name is Amish (hindu) not a mormon. I'm the complete opposit Anyways why do you say my motherboard is built for 1600 and higher. Just because it is crossfire ready. On another note, is there any way to trace between different video cards without their serial number. I tried to look for an fcc id but can't find out. Thanks
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