Radeon 9250 256mb PCI - strange problem

By surplomb ยท 4 replies
Mar 2, 2005
  1. Since i dont have any agp slots I got the 9250 2 days ago (going up from on-board intel extreme 2, which i disabled). Problem is, whenever i play any recent game (such as half life 2) i get weird colored shapes that move around on objects depending on how i look at them (they often dissapear when im really close to the object...). Ive tried changing drivers, settings etc, nothing works. i know the card isnt defective since i already exchanged it :p

    heres my system
    dell dimension 3000

    intel p4 2,8 ghz
    768 MB RAM
    windows xp
    phoenix ROM BIOS plus version 1.10 A02
    soundblaster live
    250 w power supply (not sure what make)
    dx 9.0c

    help would be nice... thanks
  2. surplomb

    surplomb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hope this helps... attached a few pics

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  3. surplomb

    surplomb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could it be that the card is underpowered with a 250W power supply?
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    video problems

    It seems like it's using textures in the wrong places. I don't know what does that though. I doubt a low power psu would cause that, it likely would either work, work but crash when running at high power consumption, or not work at all. Possibly some setting? The 3000 has integrated graphics right? Are they disabled in the bios?
  5. surplomb

    surplomb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes the 3000 does have intergrated video, i disabled it through windows already...

    i checked the bios, heres what i found:

    primary video controller : AUTO (only other choice was 'onboard')
    onboard video buffer : 1mb

    and about power consumption, i have 2 hds, scanner, drawing tablet and 768 mb ram... may need alot of power, but as you said it wouldnt affect textures and such... :(
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