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Problem with my card

By Dario
Jun 19, 2005
  1. I have an ATI ALL IN WONDER 9700 pro card and I have problem with it. I have different lines and dots "matrix" style all over my screen when I play games and a little when I am not. I had this problem before, but it went away by its own by a couple of months. I do NOT want to wait again, and need to know what to do? The card isnt overclocked....please help i want to play GTA SA..lol
     
  2. Dario

    Dario TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can anyone help me out please?
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    It may be overheating. Is its fan working?
     
  4. Dario

    Dario TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it works... i think my problem is what is called artifacting which i dont know what to do about it
     
  5. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling with the latest Catalyst Drivers? They can be found on ATi's website or by going to www.guru3d.com.
    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Dario

    Dario TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i have, that doesnt do anything....


    other suggestions?
     
  7. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    For straters try cooling ur card down as this could be overheating problem as MAilpup says use some third party GPu fan before going for the new card. :grinthumb
     
  8. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    videp card

    Darion when you have artifacts then it's belive it or not time to get a new video card :knock: .

    Sebastian
     
  9. PhilC2005

    PhilC2005 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I got a fx5700le card off ebay for no guarantee that came with that kind of thing, tried everything but nothing worked, u can get little utilities to check that it is actually artifacting (although i am not sure what else it could be), and if it is, as Sebastien says, it is time to get a new card.
     
  10. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Are you overclocking this card. Too much OC can also cause artifacting.
     
  11. Dario

    Dario TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nah im not overclocking it....

    would a geforece 6800gt be a good replacement?
     
  12. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Actually, I would recommend the ATi X800 XL. See the review in this months Computer Shopper.
     
  13. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    Dario yellow picked a awsome video card I would stick with that.


    Sebastian :darth:
     
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