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Need proper video card driver


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Angelboi

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I have a Sapphire Radeon x1600 PRO.
I have had it for almost 3 years, and since i've had it, i have always had this issue where lines flicker across the screen.
It isn't consistent in general, usually appears where graphics are being pushed.

The smallest effect occurs when i'm watching a video using Windows Media Player. My monitor might flicker a hairline thin line across the center of the screen.

Most noticeable effects is when i play games. Not all, such as Starcraft and Warcraft, never have problems with those.

It's when i play FPS games, such as FEAR, CS, DoD, Battlefield -any version-

The screen is constantly distorted, but only at the line running across the middle, which affects visibility while playing.
I figured, spending $200.00 on a graphics card should've been beneficial.

I have constantly tried to search for drivers, and have the latest ATI drivers installed already. Nothing seems to fix the problem.
Is there a chance that the card is not compatible with my PC?

Or if anyone can find a better solution for me that would be swell.
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mazuk

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If you say you have tried various drivers then it could well be a damaged rows of pixels on your monitor can happen on anything pda', phones,monitors try a different monitor and see if the problem persists.
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It does.
Ive used a regular monitor, and an LCD.
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Angelboi

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Anyone?
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well if you have tried all kinds of different drivers and have "always" had this issue I'd say the video card is bad.
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Get a new video card, your video card is a budget card, so try upgrading to the ati 2600 series or nvidia 8 series. That should help you out. You did say that u tried it on an lcd and crt monitor so it sounds like the video card is bad, did you overclock the video card? Try using aquamarks to see if u get any artifacting and if so then its your video card. Good luck.
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That's retarded... i bought it brand new and its useless?
I'll have to invest in a new one then...
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