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Old 07-10-2005, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just got a new video card for my PC, a ATI Radeon 9800SE 256MB (Peak),
well i installed it and got it full working (With softmod) but when ever i play a game like after 5 min the computer restarts or crashs, ive ise different drivers and all, what could this be?

i could it be a heat or power problem?


thanks

PC info
2.4 GHz over clocked to 2.6
1Gb RAM 512x2
80GB HDD
40HDD
DVD-RW
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got the exact same card(came pre-installed in my PC) and have had nothing but problems with it, I'm replacing it soon. Until I looked into it here, I didn't know how much of a bad reputation this card has. Here's a thread I posted about it:-

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=61668

If you wanna keep it, I would advise you to make sure you have a decent power supply - probably 400watts+ and also make sure you have the latest drivers. The catalyst drivers seem to have a bad reputation, but the Omega ones seem to be highly thought of. Don't have the link handy for them but I'm sure someone here will be able to direct you to those drivers.
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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www.omegadrivers.net

IMO the only decent Cat drivers are 5.1s (which i use). 5.6s are okay, but not as good IMO
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