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Old 09-24-2005, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question ATI Radeon 9800 Drivers

My PC will no longer play games for more than a few minutes without locking up. When i went to check the graphic card driver in device manager, the display adapter shows 128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 and then lists a 128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 secondary driver underneath. Both drivers are in fact the same. Does this read right, or have i got some kind of rogue driver causing me problems?
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your computer might be locking up because its over heating.
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How would i know if the comp is overheating? The fan was given a clean bill of health by a service engineer less than a month ago.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Open the case and set a BIG fan next to it.
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when I first got my new computer, it over heated all of the time. I had to go for a whole week with the side off and a 12 inch fan blowing air into it until my new fans came from newegg.
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The fan does not seem to be overheating ... should the 128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 secondary be showing, or could this be a 'ghost print' of the original driver that was not uninstalled correctly ??? Any idea please ..... H E L P
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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check temps with speedfan or in bios and get more fans if need be.

Also, try uninstalling all old graphics drivers and software from device manager and in Add/Remove programs and re-install the latest ones from ATI's site.
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