video card trouble - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2005, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8
Default video card trouble

Ever since I installed my new Abit Av8 mobo and AMD Athlon 64, my Radeon 9600 XT keeps crashing whenever I play games like HL2 CS:Source and Rome: Total War. And JUST NOW when I was writing this post, the videocard restarted on me. I've installed all driver and windows updates. I'm thinking it got damaged in the process of replacing all the parts. Do you recommend replacing it, or what?

T34R is offline  
Old 01-28-2005, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

well the best way to make sure if it's the card or not is to test it out in another system if you can.

Is it actually giving you one of those Vram dumps or whatever those ATI's do when they crash?

Nubius is offline  
Old 01-28-2005, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432

It could be overheating? Try seeing what temp its running at

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 01-28-2005, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8

it says .. VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands.
T34R is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.