Ati radeon 9600xt vga lots of pixles

By xbloke100
Apr 6, 2007
  1. Hi

    I have just bought a new radeon 9600xt vga card, I managed to get it to work but when running games or 3d graphics it has alot of interfeance (like snow on a tv). windows isnt effected apart from the icons on the desktop are coverd in little black dots and also the writing on the very top of each page,If I turn the acceleration 3d acceleration then windows has no problems but obviously the games do not work. I have installed the recomended drivers and the older ones, have updated my bios tried some differnt settings for the agp card but its still there. Half life 2 does run ok but its very hard to see anything due to the black and white pixle dots. I have disabled the onboard graphics. I have even tried it on my sisters pc but it stopped her comp from booting all together.

    I am thinking that it is probably a defective card. ???? What do you think??

    My system is

    As rock P4VM800 motherboard
    intel P4 3.2Gh
    1 Gig Ram
    Windows XP pro

    Any info on this matter would be much appreciated as its driving me mad.

    Thanks for that.
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Yeah, I think you need to RMA it. It appears to be overheating, but if you've just bought it, just return the card.
    Anyway, is its fan working?

    Regards :wave:
  3. xbloke100

    xbloke100 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I think I need another one.

    Yeah fan is working ok on it, is there a way I can see the temp of it? its not shown in the bios.

  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Download Everest Free Edition, or ATI Tool. They'll show you its temperature.
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