Having trouble with Radeon 9800.

By vegasgmc ยท 9 replies
Jul 11, 2004
  1. Twice when Ive turned on the computer there was checker boarding and lines on the screen and the desk top would have missing blocks. The first time I had the remove the drivers and the card in device manager to get it to clear up. The second time I just turned off the computer for a few minutes. I got something like this when I soft modded a Radeon 9500 but this card is stock also running at stock speeds.
  2. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    Are you having heat issues? Maybe you need better cooling or the ambient air may be too hot. Try if the card still gives your problems with the side of the case off.

    Also I would try to reconnect the power connections on the card. Even reconnect the ATX power connector on your motherboard. I got artifacting with my 9800Pro before I reconnected my ATX power connector again.

    Speaking of power, what power supply do you have? If it is a cheapo no-name brand than you may have issues. The PSU might not be giving you enough juice.
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Everything is running cool. I have a side panel fan that blows right on the card. Ive got an Enermax 365w PS. I'll try the power connector. I requested an RMA from Powercolor just in case.
  4. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    oc'd card

    artifacts, so back off the settings............
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Re: oc'd card

    He mentioned that this one was running at stock speeds.
  6. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119


    his hardware string says otherwise.
  7. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    I reset the speeds after this happened the first time.
  8. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119


    then u cooked it.....u may, not recover. maybe, back down on your cpu and memory as well......it just may need to back down to defaults.
  9. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    I dont think 22mhz would do that much harm. I have heat sinks on the RAM and I used Riva Tuner to test it. And it runs 3DMark03 with no problems.
  10. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    just try it

    there may be some inconsistency.
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