Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 20 October 2007 - 02:05 PM.
Video Card Issue?
Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:05 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:13 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:45 PM
Basic installation instructions: http://support.ati.c...uestionID=20870
Ati catalyst does have its own uninstall utility built in. Check your driver version once you finish with new installation to be sure you have 7.7 version installed.
Then be sure to set the fan settings I mentioned in previous post using ati tray tools. You know you have saved profile correctly for fan settings when the fan settings display new setting when hopping back into ati tray tools. you create a profile with some name, click apply then save profile and use that default profile. There is a choice in there to run profile only when 3d in in use. I usually have this checked.
Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 20 October 2007 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:01 PM
This explains catalyst control center settings and also ati tray tool several pages long. Ati tray tools info starts on page 9.
If the 7.7 drivers dont work you may try going back to driver version 6.12 http://ati.amd.com/s...-cat612-xp.html
I say this only because most of the lastest drivers have been aimed at newer cards and much of the revisions are aimed at Vista support.
Here is a general page from ati with common game problems with this card http://support.ati.c....asp?deptID=894
Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 20 October 2007 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:21 PM
Thanks for your instructions and advice. I have already set the fan settings to the values you told me to change but I have yet to install the ATI 7.7 Driver which I will do very soon as alot things have came up lately and I've been quite busy so I don't have time to play games anyways. Back to the point, I will read the instructions and guides you linked me to as soon as possible and install 7.7 as I dont want to rush and make a mistake in any of the procedures. Thanks again and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. I just don't want this topic to be closed. Thanks again.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:31 PM
O yea. One more question. How do i check the version of my display drivers so I can reassure myself that I have 7.7 installed?
Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:42 PM
My ati card runs 43c normal useage, while gaming highest it sees is about 57C max. This just a reference, I have very large case with good airflow and the ati card I have has huge heatsink and large cooling fan.
*Extra note(general info for all) if you live in a cold area and place a computer too close to a heating source you can be sucking in very warm air. A little obvious to most, but I actually had a build for a college student which ran athlon xp processor and they were having heat problems. Found out later they had it sitting right next to heater at dorm inches away, they had no control over heater and it was putting out tons of heat.
Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 23 October 2007 - 03:25 PM.
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:33 AM
Sorry for my late reply. I wanted to test the new performance of my computer for awhile to check for consistency but it appears once again that artifacts appear during a game. First, it starts off light an hardly noticeable artifacts/ little flashes on my screen. Then turns into frequent lines and from there, the huge grid thing that allow the game to continue running but you can barely see what is going on. I am positive that I set everything to all the settings you told me and the video driver is at 7.7. I'm starting to suspect my video card just isn't good enough and does not meet the requirements of the games I am playing. But, I used to be able to play the previous versions of the games im playing without problems such as FIFA 07 (no problems), but FIFA 08, I can't and I am certain that the graphical improvements are scarce. Anyways, maybe its time to get a new gpu?
Posted 27 October 2007 - 04:34 AM
Sorry it took a little while to get back, working 12 hour shifts for six days(very early work hours 5am). It sounds like you are still experiencing temperature issues with your video card. The artifacts will appear and usually worsen as the card temperature increases. Can you post back highest temps seen when gaming(artifacting starts) and a general description of what you have setup for case fans and arrangement in/out of your fans. The ati driver version which works best for your card may take several attempts to narrow down most stable driver.
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