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Old 06-06-2004, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Radeon 9700 series display card and there's a problem with it. When I scroll a page the text gets all scrambled. Also when viewing images or video files there are some errors on the display. And newer games are the worst, they're almost unplayable due to the flickering and dot's and mess I see on the monitor. This problem goes away when I disable all hardware accelerations from the settings of the video card. Also I'm pretty sure the problem is definately in the card since when I connect it to a TV the problems are there also, not only in the monitor. So could anybody help me with this or do I have to take the card to a professional to fix it? Thanks!

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This dosn't sound like a problem with the card itself. It could mean that you have the wrong (Or outdated)display drivers. Update your drivers here at:


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Old 06-06-2004, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it could also mean that the card is getting really hot ( which causes artifacts) check the heatsink and see if it is hot, also, check the mem chips to see if they are hot
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I updated the driver and it didn't help. I've been thinking it might be the heat. For a few minutes after startup everything is fine but then it gets messy again. Is there any way to fix this by myself?
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a AIW 9700 Pro that had heat issues.I didnt see alot of artifacts etc...mine would just lock up like clock work on 3DMark02 nature scene .What i did was replaced the original fan with a fan from a hard drive cooler kit.
The fan is bigger than the original so you need to find the exact length of screws that will hold the fan securely on the heatsink,make sure its centerd also.Use the original fan socket and splice the new fan in.The fan i used spins at 3200 RPM .
Also check your bios and see what the voltage setting is.I have mine set at 1.5v .Go through your bios and make sure your settings are correct.You really shouldnt be seeing alot of artifacts like you described.Definately check for a Bios update.From what you decribed its like your overclocking it.So your voltage setting may be to high.Asus by defualt had my AGP v at 1.6 vMake sure you uninstall the card properly,I would even use Driver Cleaner 2 after you do the default removal to remove any remaining video card drivers.Power supply is important 300 watt or greater is needed(i recomend 400 wattor better).If possible go directly to the PS for your extra Voltage.
Make sure you have good air circulation through the case(very important).Adding the bigger fan requires an open slot below the card.On my setup i actually have 2 open slots and then my
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