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hi,

I bought a 9800 PRO 128MB and after reformating to get rid of all the old dirvers etc. I installed it. Worked perfect until I attempted to play WOW and SWG. I got crazy tearing and after exiting the game, the tearing including vertical lines remained on the desktop.

I bought a artic cooler for it (not saying it is or isn't a heating problem) and it seemed to reduce it. After about a week it returned to an unplayable condition. I tried several different drivers and no luck.

Please help....if u need to veiw my divx versions just say so and any other type of scans.

I don't know everything about PCs obviously so plz try and make directions newb understandable

Specs:
AMD Antholn™ XP 2200+ 1.80 GHz
512 MB DDR RAM
Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB
Gigabyte 7N400 Pro II nVidia Socket A ATX Motherboard / AGP 8X
/ Audio / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID
300watt PS
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Do you have an LCD monitor? Try enabling v-sync for your video card.
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Hey Admin,

I would move this topic if needed to be, but unsure of the location it belongs in.

What is tearing... :tazz:


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I attempted to trying running the games in Vsync but the only option i could find was "wait for Vertical Sync" withe following options:
Always On , Alwayz Off, Default On, Default Off I trying all of them and the problem keeps occuring.

Oh and the "tearing" is pixel distortion, vertical lines stretched across the screen, and some people call it artifacts I believe. This only happens once I open a grphic demanding game, on start up it runs perfectly fine, try and play a game and I get trouble.
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sry about spelling
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If you're not overclocking your card and getting artifacts -- then it's defective. I'd warranty it.
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k thanks...ill send it in
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long time no talk. i just got it back from ati, and im getting same problems, could a power problem cause this, or driver problem(ive tried both omegas and catalyst and get same problem not matter wat settings). Besides those 2 im really clueless, ive reformatted twice in attempts to fix it...plz HELP =(

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change the resolution of the game-i get a similar problem in cod when my resolution is too wide.

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it helps a bit, but it still haapens enough to mess up eventually
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I would get a better power supply 300w is the minimum Ati recomends get a name brand at least 400w and you will be ok.

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After a little research, I found that the mb could create problems. I don't know more than that, but try memtest and make sure there is no physical damage.

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my PS is in the mail on its way..and im looking at a new mb. would pci express be the better way to go..if i plan on getting a new vid card to?
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Yes pci express is the way to go now
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k kool ty
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