Ati 9800 pro problem, windows crashes

By andro2000
May 22, 2008
  1. hi,
    i have an older system and since my graphic card died I have bought an old radeon 9800 pro card.

    I am using normally linux where I had no problems with the 9800.
    Then I have tried to install windows which ended always in a frozen black screen after the winlogo when I installed the drivers, but works on vga mode.

    So i tried different drivers but none has worked.

    Then I tried to use 3d games in linux to check if the card is ok.
    It crashes also in linux when I open a 3d application.

    The glxgears command which shows 3 3d gears turning and shows the 3d works in a small window but crashes in a bigger window.

    So is it possible that the 3d acceleration is somehow defect but works with 2d and small 3d windows ?

    or is it a overheating problem ?

    Or is it the PSU, which is also a new one with 350 W.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    The card simply may be defective
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