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video card, fried?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by B1u3, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. B1u3

    B1u3 Thread Starter

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    well, my somewhat new Ati Radeon 9800 pro, with a 3rd party fan and little brass heat things added to the card, has fried, i think.. i started it up today, and i looked at the boot screen and it was really bad looking, like pixelated, then when i logged in to my desktop, all the icons and my mouse, has these little black lines behind them, like the transparent background of the icons were showing thru.

    Plus when i launch a game, prey for example, it is really bad, here look at a screen shot:
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    i have updated the driver 3 times, uninstalling and reinstalling, same outcome.

    Can i fix this? or is it dead?

    i would also like your opinion on wich video card to get, i might just get another 9800 pro, if i can..

    thanks in advance-
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Have you checked all the connection to the video card?

    Made sure the monitor is connected tight, and the video card isn't coming unseated.
     
  3. B1u3

    B1u3 Thread Starter

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    hello, sorry for the late reply.

    i just got done looking inside my computer, all the connections are solid, and it doesnt look like there is anything wrong with the card its self, but i dont really know how to check the connections of the chips and stuff like that on the card.

    i should also let you kno that when i try to watch somthing on windos media player, or any other media player, its really bad.. but watching somthing in flash, like on youtube.com, it does nothing, strange huh.

    what might the problem be?
     
  4. B1u3

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    ok so after reinstalling and trying somthing new to solve problem.

    i have just got done messing with the hardware acceleration, and the strange thing is that when its set to none, apps that use it open, but give error about open gl ect., however, when hardware accleration is on full, nothing that require opengl and direct 3d ect. opens, or launches, i look in the task manager, and it shows it running...

    plus, when im on firefox, and i scroll down, it lags, and its bothersome.

    is my card finally dead?? someone tell me please, thanks.

    oh, and im considering buying a Ati Radeon x800 xl 256mb/256bit. one review said it was good, your opinon?
     
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