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If you arent overclocking then most likely the problem is due to heat, does your video memory modules have heatsinks on them? Dust can really wreck havoc on a computer. Buy a new fan or a new card. I have been struggling with this card for 8 months now. http://todayspec.com/ati-radeon/ati-radeon-9800-pro-cs-problems.php

Most of the cards purchased off of dealers on eBay for example turned out to be Knock-Off cards not manufactured by ATI. The card is a component in a Gateway PC, so i assume they send me real ATI cards. , Jan 20, 2006 #10 me Guest how big is your power Also, I've installed the sensorview program on the computer. In a bad mood? http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ati-radeon-9800-pro-artifacts.1552/

It has worked without fault for hours at > a time. > > Yesterday the dreaded artifacts came back, within minutes of turning > the PC on. > > Any ideas? stroudja View Public Profile Find More Posts by stroudja stroudja's System Specs Apr 8, 2005, 10:53 AM #2 stroudja Newbie Join Date: Apr 2005 Posts: 11 oh, and have DekuStick on March 2008 Steam | Live0 Daedalus Registered User regular March 2008 edited March 2008 It is almost certain that the fan is either clogged or broken. It was only after about 5 minutes of using the computer (and testing out a game) that artifacts started appearing again (which is the longest I've been able to use the

if the case has poor airflow then the fan on your card is simply circulating hot air around a hot chip. Hooray for Conforming! It wasn't long before the artifacts returned to the desktop. 04-20-2006, 02:41 PM #6 rationalBean Registered Member Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Melbourne, FL Posts: 17 OS: I'm wondering if this is preventing it from reaching the speed that it needs to to cool the heatsink enough (since it's an manually set voltage).

Next, I rearranged the case fans to have one pulling air in the front, one pushing it out the back. After I tried this I played a game for about an hour with no poroblems but sure enough it started again. Gordon Scott, Jan 18, 2006 #3 First of One Guest Try card 3 in another PC and see if the artifacts appear. I could play a game for about 3 hours after that so I though i had it solved (the heatsink is no longer lose) Some days after that I tried giving

Also, install/update motherboard chipset drivers. Join the community here. Please Help, I'm Canadian and it's a pain in the ass for me to have to return stuff to newegg. Are there any ways of removing artifacts from an Ati radeon 9800 pro?

ajb, Dec 25, 2003, in forum: ATI Video Cards Replies: 15 Views: 557 Hervey Cleckley Dec 28, 2003 Xp 2400 2 Ghz and a Radeon 9800 Pro will i get ll http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33811514 I moved it to the main slot, so yes, the fan you're seeing on the screenshot is my CPU fan. Almost immiediately started showing artifacts. That was 2 months ago.

But when i got my replacement card, I could play games again without artifacts for about 7 weeks. http://todayspec.com/ati-radeon/ati-radeon-9800-pro-problem.php I just redid the thermal paste, and it lasted about 2 > hours before going nuts. I say all of this only as a matter of information. I mean, Newegg doesn't have them.

More About Us... You can use a program like speedfan to check the voltages on each line. 2. It has worked without fault for hours at > a time. > > Yesterday the dreaded artifacts came back, within minutes of turning > the PC on. > > Any ideas? this contact form Regarding the noise the side fan is now making, make sure the power wires are not too close to the fan and make sure everything is screwed nice n tight.

That was 2 months ago. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... It has worked without fault for hours at > a time. > > Yesterday the dreaded artifacts came back, within minutes of turning > the PC on. > > Any ideas?

As for that, it's pretty much the same as it was before, so I actually don't think there is much difference in temperature when we started, unfortunately.

The fan in my power supply had died. Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Oct 12, 2006 #3 NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245 Post pics of your card and I can help you. When I turned my computer on the first time after applying the new thermal compound, it seemed to be running ok without underclocking.

If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. I had a sapphire radeon pro 9800 256 meg video card that did the same thing. Sleepy, Jan 18, 2006 #7 me Guest have you checked the fan in the power supply? navigate here Similar Threads ATI Radeon 9800 v.

Thing is, it continued to slowly get worse, forcing me to underclock it further and further to eliminate the artifacting.