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Old 11-01-2004, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 9600xt dead????

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my problem is that i was about to sell my 9600xt to my friend and i took the card out of my board and put it in his board and i installed the drivers and it was working. Then i took it out of his board and i put it back in my case. When i turned on my pc i start seeing lines on my bois and on my screen and through windows. Why is that? Please help me
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your card is dead, you probably handled it wrong or shocked it or something. when you see lines in bios, its not fixable... hope you got a warranty
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i can go into windows and i can still see things and when i change the resolution, there are less lines appearing on the screen. i can watch movies but i see artifacts. when i play a game like halo, i see the menu but background is kinda messed up
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah man, the card went dead. Same thing happened to me...I was surfing the web then all of a sudden the whole screen went to lines...restarted it fixed it..then 5 seconds later they were back...restarted...and then it was showing in the BIOS and I knew the card was a goner =/ But yeah check your manufacturer warrenty because I bought my card in April, it died in June, I sent it back in September lol and they still sent me a replacement.
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so you can get into windows with it still?
well then it is prolly not dead, maybe part of it doesn't work though
try it in your friend's PC again
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hey guys

i fixed the card. I had to downclock it though, so i cant go back at the normal speed. i can still overclock the core but not the RAM. So if i put the ddr back up to speed, i see the lines again. Do you think that some ofv the ddr blocks are dead?
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you should just get rid of the card and sell it to your friend for around a hundred.The DPA has probaably some damaged transistors.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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im selling my card for 130 dollars.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Now i have another question: which video card should i get for around 200 dollars?
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wait until some reviews about the 6600GT and X700 come out. Those cards should be coming out soon and are supposed to be the most bang for your buck. I'd wait a little to see what kind of reviews they get, because they could very well be worth it and are going to be in the $200 range...most 'bang for your buck' is what they are going for, so I believe the 9800PRO will be dethroaned....MAYBE....
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