X1950 Pro 256 agp Desktop Problem

By Agemo
Aug 28, 2007
  1. Hello.

    I recently purchased a GeCube Ati x1950Pro 256mb agp video card for my amd athlon 3000 with 1 gig of ram and a 550 PSU

    I currently have the newest Omega drivers installed.

    Games (such as Counter Strike Source and WoW) run fine on high settings

    But my desktop icons have lines going through them ( they appear static-ey)

    The Omega drivers reduced the problem the most, I used the Ati Catalyst and several icons would not show when using 32 bit color along with poor desktop drawing and performance.

    Other text, such as notepad, word or webpages is normal.

    I was wondering if this problem is common and if there are any known fixes.

    Thanks for any help
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Depending on the monitor, you may be overloading the refresh rate on it?
  3. Agemo

    Agemo TS Rookie Topic Starter


    The monitor is a 22 inch widescreen MAG Innovision connected with a vga cable using a converter

    The refresh is set at 60
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Check the spec for the refresh rate and then check the graphics card output - maybe 60 Hertz? Don't overclock this as it can ruin the monitor.
  5. Agemo

    Agemo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have been using Ati Tray Tools and I just stumbled across the vertical sync.

    I turned on vertical sync and everything is now normal appearance.

    I was not able to change vertical sync previously because I was not using ATI Tray Tools

    I believe my problem to be fixed. Assuming vertical sync has no ill effects.

    Thank you for your help
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Glad to have been able to help!
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