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Radeon X1300 Pro Trouble

By james190293
Jul 10, 2008
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  1. Hi, I bought my computer just under a year ago and it ahs been working Fine until now, whenever i start playing a 3d game my screen will start flickering, and when i close the program a mesage comes up saying that Display Driver ATIkmdag has stop responding and successfully recovered, im really not sure whats causing this problem, any information would be helpful, here are my specs:
    4GB NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667Mhz SDRAM Memory
    Vista Home Preimum
    Dell Inspiron
    500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive With Native Command Queuing
    256MB PCle(TM) x16 ATI Raedon(TM) X1300 Pro w/TV-Out, VGA and DVI
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550
     
  2. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if you need any other information just tell me
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    Start by installing the latest graphics driver. Be sure to uninstall the old one first through Add and Remove Programs.
     
  4. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry mailpup im no computer wiz, would i just find these updates by google? if not could you please tell me how i would go about finding them
     
  5. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i just installed the lastest graphics drivers and un-installed the old ones, the problem persists
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    Was the driver Catalyst version 8.6?
     
  7. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it was
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    Try opening up the case and clean out the accumulated dust. Pay close attention to the fan (if it has one) and heatsink on the graphics card. Perhaps the card is overheating. If there is a fan, is it even working?
     
  9. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cleaned out all the dust, took the cae off yes there is a fan and yes its working so i dont think its overheating, ill post you voltages and temps when im not in a game and when i am
     
  10. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Temperatures
    Motherboard - 35 Degrees
    CPU Core 1 - 13 Degrees
    CPU Core 2 - 16 Degrees
    Aux - 28 Degrees

    Fans
    CPU Cooling Fan - 1683 RPM
    Power Supply - 1566 RPM

    Voltage
    CPU Core 1.14v
    +2.5V - 3.01v
    +3.3V - 3.34v
    +5v - 5.03v
    VBAT Battery 3.17v
     
  11. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hope that helps and thank you for yur time Mailpup
     
     
  12. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    While in Game as the Flickers Start Occuring,
    Temperatures
    Motherboard - 37 Degrees
    CPU Core 1 - 25 Degrees
    CPU Core 2 - 27 Degrees
    Aux - 36 Degrees

    Fans
    CPU - 1667 RPM
    Power Supply - 1581 RPM

    Voltages
    CPU Core - 1.31V
    +2.5V - 3.01V
    + 3.3V - 3.34V
    +5V - 5.03 V
    VBAT Battery - 3.17V
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    I'm not sure if your power supply fan is thermally controlled but your CPU fan should be and it doesn't increase in speed while in a game, in fact, it decreased a little. What are you using to report these values? It doesn't seem accurate. At idle can you check what voltages and temperatures are reported by the BIOS?
     
  14. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was using a program called Everest Ultimate Eddition
     
  15. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    And how do they compare to the BIOS readings?
     
  16. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 454

    You can download GPU-Z here and look under Sensors to find your GPU temperature, more useful in this case than the CPU temperature.
     
  17. james190293

    james190293 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    GPU Core Clock - 594.0MHz
    GPU Memory Clock - 391.5MHz
    these readings dont change when the flicker starts to occur, i hope this helps
     
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