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Help with ATI Radeon X1650 (square holes in screens and icons)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Optatus_Cleary, Mar 28, 2015.

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  1. Optatus_Cleary

    Optatus_Cleary Thread Starter

    Mar 28, 2015
    I have a computer that was given to me by my father-in-law. It had been used for scanning documents in an office, and I don't have all that much information about its history, etc.

    I do know that it has an Intel Core 2 Duo, an ATI Radeon X1650, and is running Windows XP 32 bit. I am trying to use it to play older games: Civilization IV in particular. It has been running fine, though occasionally it will freeze and I have to restart the computer. Recently it started having a bigger problem: the icons on the desktop have little square holes in them, and when I bring up Civ IV all the start screens and the menus, not to mention the actual map, have numerous square holes that move around. It makes the game unplayable, and playing a few old games is really the only reason I want this computer.

    I understand I should get a newer computer, etc. Right now, though, I just want to use what I have to do what I want to do.

    I have tried downloading drivers, etc. Any help any of you could give would really be appreciated.
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    We need more information about your computer, so please do the following in it:

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file to the desktop.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

  3. replay


    Aug 12, 2003
    Could be overheating......have u taken the side panel off and looked at the cpu heatsink and the video card fan ( if it has a fan) check for dust build up
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