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Graphics card artifacting (ATI Radeon 9800 Pro)

rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
All the games I play have this grainy, almost TV tracking like thing going on, white pixels popping up all over the screen (I can post screen shots if you want).

What's going on? I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, latest drivers, and am running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Do you have any way to check the temperature? Overheating can cause artifacts.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It is almost certain that the fan is either clogged or broken. Buy a new fan or a new card.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    DekuStick wrote: »
    Do you have any way to check the temperature? Overheating can cause artifacts.

    There's probably a program somewhere I can use, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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  • bbmartinibbmartini Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The fan wasn't spinning, so I took it out and put in my FX 5200 untill I can get it fixed.

    Hold me D: ...

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    rayofash wrote: »
    The fan wasn't spinning, so I took it out and put in my FX 5200 untill I can get it fixed.

    Hold me D: ...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835110102

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  • GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I had the fan on my 9800 die as well; I'll have to look up what I bought to replace it (I feel like it was something like http://www.xpcgear.com/vgasavcat1r2.html, which was probably overly excessive but has worked well for another year and a half now)

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gdiguy wrote: »
    I had the fan on my 9800 die as well; I'll have to look up what I bought to replace it (I feel like it was something like http://www.xpcgear.com/vgasavcat1r2.html, which was probably overly excessive but has worked well for another year and a half now)

    I got one of those, because I wanted to be damn sure that it wouldn't overheat any more, but I think AC stopped making their coolers for cards as old as the 9800. I mean, Newegg doesn't have them. You might find some at some less-well-frequented online store, but the one in the link is charging like twice as much as I paid a year and a half ago.

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  • zanetheinsanezanetheinsane Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    One of these fits on there perfectly:

    Gainward_GF_TI4200.jpg

    Came off an old GeForce4

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