3D graphics problem?

By NickMackey · 7 replies
Sep 10, 2006
  1. Hey,

    Im new to the techspot fourm, and this is my first post. I bought an ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128mb graphic card awhile back and recently ive been having some problems with games that require 3D graphics (basicly every game), and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what the problem is.

    Thanks Nick
  2. Lunato

    Lunato TS Rookie

    It'd be a bit more helpful if you posted what exactly the problems are, like, does the screen go black, whirring noises, game doesnt start, etc.

    And, you might need to post your system specifications, it'll help when they try to give advice.
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Learn to aim better or reduce the difficulty to "Easy" if playing single player.

    (.. tee hee.. love it when they don't specify what problems they are having! )
  4. NickMackey

    NickMackey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol sory, as i said im new to this... the problem is i get random small patchs or colour all over the screen like little square dots.
  5. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Your card is (most likely) overheating.

    Download a program such as Everest Home Edition and right in the middle of gaming, go to it, then Computer and then Sensor. Tell use what temps you're getting for GPU and GPU Ambient (as well as the other temps).
  6. NickMackey

    NickMackey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i did that and i think i know the problem, it seems that only 2 of my fans are operational and i know i have 3.

    here are my results:


    Motherboard 42 °C (108 °F)
    CPU 48 °C (118 °F)
    WDC WD1600BB-00FTA0 34 °C (93 °F)

    Cooling Fans

    CPU 3516 RPM
    Chassis 2136 RPM
  7. NickMackey

    NickMackey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    After playing abit longer i got different reuslts and they are still climbing:


    Motherboard 44 °C (111 °F)
    CPU 50 °C (122 °F)
    WDC WD1600BB-00FTA0 33 °C (91 °F)

    Cooling Fans

    CPU 3516 RPM
    Chassis 2163 RPM
  8. drdisk

    drdisk TS Rookie

    Hi Nick
    Do you still have that hdd WD1600BB-00FTA0. If you do will you sell it as I need it for parts.
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