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Old 05-03-2006, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, im new to these forums, i signed up becuse i have been having a lot of problems with my computer (ibuypower) and i was wondering if you could help me out becuse there "tech support" is a bunch of people who speak broken english (no offense to anyone). i have had to return the computer several times and the latest time was for a video card. when i got the computer back it had a broken video card so i ordered the new one free of charge because its under warrenty and it seems to work fine but when i run F.E.A.R., condemned: criminal origins, and a bf2 this is what happens

^^thats a screenshot from condemned, its much worse in fear

and its barely noticable in bf2 so i wint take a screen.
all of these games used to work before my computer broke
is this a problem with my card or drivers or what? i already reinstalled the drivers so i dont think thats it. and the and the "tech support guy" listened to like four words and said "you need new card" so i dont know what to do because im allways sending back these parts and stuff so this time i decided to ask someone else.
all of these games used to work before my computer broke

specs:
p4 3.2ghz 64bit
windows xp pro (32 bit)
1gb kingston ddr2
ati radeon 9600 xt
gigabyte GA-8IP775-G
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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installed the latest drivers for your video card?
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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over heating?
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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naa definately not overheating this occured like a few minuits after putting the card in, and now like 6 hours later my gpu temp is 32 C and i tested a few more games and CoD 2 runs good. and i definately have the newest drivers, i got them from ati.com and unless they put old drivers up there ive got the newest ones
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looks like your computer has super aids......jk.... anywho, try messin with the ATI settings, make sure you don't have any funky shader options on or stuff like that.
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i checked out all of that already i tried disabling dtx texture formats and disabling catalyst AI and neither worked... i think the card is just trashed even thought i just got it today
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i already ordered the new card because its free anyways, my computer is under warrenty but i would like to be able to solve this problem without replacing the card. any more suggestions?
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Could you possibly try it in a different machine to see if its really the card?
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try a different set of drivers. not necessarily newer ones.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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hmm any ideas fow what driver i should try? are there third-party drivers for ati cards? if not i will just get an older version of the catalys driver.

edit: i found a driver called omega and its based off of catalyst i will give this one a shot.
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