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Sapphire Radeon X1650PRO Graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lordolly, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. lordolly

    lordolly Thread Starter

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    Hia all
    Annoying problem, bought this card just under a year ago and it worked really well for games like Oblivion, BFME2 and Dawn of war 2. Then about two months ago during games of BFME2 it began to make the screen go blank, the screen would come back up after about a second. Then I recently bought and installed Napoleon total war which it allowed me to play for few days until it just began to again blank out the screen but never come back on.
    Some people said it was the fact that they overheat fast but it has a fan on it, and I have put some fresh thermal paste on the chip and left the desktops cover off but it continues to fail.
    Any idea's?
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    What makes you think its the card and not a driver or software error?

    2) More thermal paste? A thin amount I hope, too much is just as bad as none at all. Also leaving the side off the case is detrimental for troubleshooting heat problems. Cases are designed to pass air through the system across key systems with a fan (or many fans) and the case closed.
     
  3. lordolly

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    I recently updated the drivers but the problem persists. I believe it already had some on it so I cleaned that off and put some new stuff on. Not to much, I do not think. The only reason I persisted with the Idea that it was over heating is because its the only thing I could think of.
     
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  5. lordolly

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    ah, cheers Triple will try that.
     
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