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ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 series

By Conker100
Apr 18, 2008
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  1. Hi, im having troubles with my ATI radeon 9550 gamecard, ever since i bought my computer, i havent being having the bestes times with it, whenever i play games "warcraft3 is the main problem" my computers gamercard heats up, it's stable when i have no games up, but once i open up a game and have it maximized the heat boosts up o around 59 60 degreeg's then my computer freezes.

    Ive tried keep the computers case open but thats not working, i have a cool flow leaving the computer from the back, and i dont no whats happening.
    This is my dxdiag

    Operating system: Microsoft windows xp Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
    System model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: Award modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHZ
    Memory: 764MB RAM << aint the problem i havnt used close to anything.
    Page file: 329MB used, 1549MB available
    Direct X: DirectX 9.0

    Device.
    Card name: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor AGP (0x4153)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4153&SUBSYS_40501458&REV_00
    Display Memory: 256.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6755 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail

    Please help me ^^
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,838   +164

    Try running games with the computer case open
  3. KearnanK

    KearnanK TS Rookie

    Update your driver even if the card is right out of the box. Get the latest update here -> ati.amd.com/support/driver.html.

    The 9550/X1050 notoriously croaks if you have more than any decent amount of ram with a fast CPU; you're pushing more than the card can handle. With your CPU, I'm sure that if you upgraded to even 1 gig of Ram, your card would burn up. But, that said, opening up the case and pointing a fan in there couldn't hurt. Or, installing an extra fan into your case is always good. I own two Radeon 9550/X1050s, so I'm fairly familiar with their quirks.

    Also, you should be using DirectX 10, you can download it from Microsoft. It's better than DX9 by a wide margin and will help your 9550/X1050.
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