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Old 12-27-2005, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick specs:
P4 3.0 ghz
Intel 865GLC
1GB Ram
WinXP Pro
Enlight 420W PS

I had an ATI 9800 pro 256MB and the bearings on the fan siezed up. the card is no longer good.
I bought an ATI 9800XT 256MB to replace it.
I installed the XT (hooked up all cables, seated correctly) and I boot the computer.
the first boot, it just shuts off after checking both CD drives.
If I turn it on again, I get the overheat siren, and it stops booting. I'll get this until I pull the card and start the computer without it.

The computer boots fine without the card, runs at a constant 81 degrees F.
The Mobo on-board graphics function for now, but I'd really like to get back to playing games.

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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return the Radeon 9800XT and try something like a GeForce 6600GT.

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Old 12-28-2005, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya, I'd go for an NVIDIA product too. Every card I've owned from that company has treated me awesome. Overclocked and all.
But thats just my 2 cents.

Oh yeah, and if your gaming, I would recommend a 128mb card. 256's are ment for graphic design.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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prolly defective card

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz || 4GB OCZ 1066 DDR2 RAM || GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard ||
PNY XLR8 GTX 470 || Raptor 300GB 10,000 RPM HDD RAID0 || Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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While I appreciate the consumer information regarding ATI vs. NVIDIA, I have made my choice and stand by it. This is the first ATI card I've had trouble with. I probably won't have any more trouble with NVIDIA since I have no intention of buying another NVIDIA card ever.

that being said, I've had but one actual response regarding my problem. Thank you, mike4realz.
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