Help Needed With Radeon 9700 Pro

By magpie_1320
Aug 14, 2005
  1. I've got the 9700 pro in my Dell 3.02 ghz 8250. Anyway everything's been fine for just over 2 years - suddenly the other night I turn off the computer and lines appear on the screen. Now, particularly if the hard drive isn't whirring the screen remains ok but when the hard drive starts doing some things I get on screen problems. Sometimes like this...

    Sometimes like this....

    When I try to play any game it quickly goes like this.....

    I don't think it's anything to do with overheating because sometimes it is messing up as soon as switching on while at other times the PC has been on for some time and everything's ok.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. magpie_1320

    magpie_1320 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. Maxïmo

    Maxïmo TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Hey magpie. Im not a computer whizz or anything, but have you checked your monitor refresh rate? Also, do you have any magnets near tthe monitor which could be causing interference (eg in speakers etc)? Those might not have anything to do with your problem, but its worth a check...

    Regards, will
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Try running with your case panel off and see if it still happens. Just wondering if you are having heating problems. Let's try this first just to rule it out.
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