Hi techspot i got a real big problem and i hope you can help me. Listen in, this will be long.............. I've had a problem with my VGA for about 7 months and have gone to every measure to find out what the problem is with the card. I own a Gigabyte RADEON 9700 PRO and it has never worked properly. I started with a problem of it crashing. Any game i went on froze after 5 seconds. The graphics in those 5 seconds were fine. I decided to search loads of stuff about the problem but i had no luck. After a while i realised the fan was making a bad noise so i sent it in for repair. It came back and when I installed it there was a new problem. Now the graphics don't freeze at all. They have black/purple lines dashed all over the graphics display. You can just about see the graphics inbetween the small black blocks but it is bad to look at . I didn't have a clue what was going on untill I realised something the other day. Lately I've been told that the radeon 9700pro takes up a lot of juice. I only have a 300W power pack and I don't think it's enough to hold the card. The fact I have a P4 3.06 GHZ processer doesn't help the power consumption either. Please if anyone can help with this problem or/and find out the wattage on my VGA you are a GOD.