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Old 05-31-2004, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently started having problems with my video card and was wondering if anyone can help me out. I have a AIW 9800 Pro 128 ram vid card and for some reason my games are not working properly. The games are very choppy and slow all of a sudden but everything else is working perfectly. I tried many different games and same results. It started doing this since yesterday and i don't know what to do. I reinstalled my vid card drivers, updated them, even reinstalled windows and still no luck. Can someone please help me out as to what else can be done.


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Old 05-31-2004, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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perhaps its some problem with the power supply .. my roomate had a GFX 5900 ultra and it gave him pure hell .. games ran choppy and the pc would even freeze at times .. he did all that u mentioned (even changed 3 different power supplies) but finalyl settled for a 9600xt in the end ..

other then the power supply i gess latest drivers from ati plus settings in bios or sometihng might hafta do with it ..

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Old 05-31-2004, 01:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think its the power supply because i have a 500 watt power supply and everything was working fine couple of days ago and all of a sudden games don't run properly at all. I have had my vid card for over 3 months now so its still brand new and it shouldn't give me problems like that. This is driving me insane. Thanks for your reply.

What settings in the Bios can I make to get the games to play they did before, i haven't changed any settings yet in the Bios at all.
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Old 05-31-2004, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If your card came with a cooling fan you may wan't to check and see if it's still working. Card might be overheating.
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Old 05-31-2004, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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U can try:
1.update latest VGA driver
2.check whether your RAM r sufficient

*I think it wont be PSU problem cause if not insufficient power, your pc cannot startup at all.

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Old 06-01-2004, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When you installed the latest driver, did you completely uninstall the older one (through the add/remove program)? if not, do it since it maight cause driver interference.
Run DXDIAG and check that your RAM is still all good.
In your ATI control panel, ensure that the VSYNC is off.
set everything to application preference.
The 2 options to watch for are Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Anisotropic filtering. These 2 are extremely CPU hungry.
Post your specs and we might be able to help you a bit more.
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Old 06-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If all the above help doesn't work, you should contact the company as u said it's 3 months old it should have a warranty on it.
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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what kind of MB/Chipset do you have?
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You sure it's not overheating? My bro has a AIW 9700 Pro and the beast can produce enough heat to warm his room. No seriously.
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hey guys, So i finally figured it out, it was overheating. What happened was the cpu processor chip fan wasn't working. Sometimes it starts spinning and sometimes it doesn't. I just have to fiddle aound with it a little and then it spins. I am changing the fan soon and putting a better fan in it, i found out that this fan i currently have is **** and i better get a new one soon. How much does it cost to buy a fan, i think it should be anywhere from 20-25 dollars max in cdn currency.

Thanks a lot for the replies, i really appreciate everyones help.


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