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9800 Pro Artifacts


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RoxStar1968

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I've had the 128 mb 9800 pro (rosewill made) for about two weeks now, and 2 days ago, I was dusting my computer, and when I went to turn it back on, the boot up screen had artifacts, and I discovered that all of my games have artifacts now too. I took the card out of the case , dusted the case again, and then dusted the card. I can't get the card back to normal! The artifacts aren't gonig away! Is there a way I can fix this?
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Are you using the latest ATI drivers? Overclocking?
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Just for the people that dont no what are artifacts.
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artifacts are random little items on your screen...sort of like static but more localized.
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I'm using the latest ATI catylyst drivers and I am not overclocking the card. The email I got from Rosewill tech supprot said to remove the drivers in safe mode. That didn't do a thing :tazz: THis is dissapointing because I have already had to replace the card once before.
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Hi,

You could try drivercleaner to completely remove any rements of drivers for the card and then reinstall them, I doubt it will work but worth a shot.

sounds like a bad card

Rick
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Nope :tazz: Second RMA for this card *sigh* Maybe I can convince newegg.com to replace the cadr with a different brand? (powercolor, pny, etc)
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