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Brand New RADEON 9800PRO - PROBLEM!


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HyDekar

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Hello... AGAIN... Sigh...

I just recieved my Radeon 9800 PRO today... Can't even get it to work properly...

I installed the card, used the disc and installed the drivers. Then, after restart, the screen froze... Then went blank, came back on working again. Then it repeated less then 3 seconds later.

I downloaded and installed the latest catalyst drivers, and tried it again. This time it worked for more then a few seconds, but then did it again, EXCEPT this time an error came up saying the card had stopped responding to graphic commands and had to be restarted.

I have found out that it was the error thing on Control Center that let me continue working, however in doing so, had to turn off 3D (I think), because nothing with 3d will work and dxdiag says it's not available...

I'm sorry if this is a bit confusing, I just don't know how to explain it... Except that the screen constantly needs to refresh, until Catalyst Control Center turns the card off... ;)

:tazz:

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makai

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Did you uninstall the previous card's drivers before you installed the 9800 pro?

Vid drivers tend to like to clash. It "always" recommended you uninstall all previous driver files and have windows use the standard vga driver (if possible) before removing the old card and installing a new one.

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HyDekar

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Thanks makai,

Yeah I tried that, but unfortunately that wasn't it...

I got it fixed (de-ja-vu?), yay!
All that was wrong was my CPU Overclocking had caused some problems with it, so I turned it off... No big loss for me...

Thanks again makai for the quick reply.

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