funny thing is, i pulled the card from a 1500+ athlon xp where it was working perfectly (i actually felt the card wasnt being used to its full potential so i pulled it). i upgraded the board, processor, and ram speed and now its having all the problems. does that make any sense?
oh and that power shortage mode myth results from a reaction of the gfx distortion. after the 3d acceleration completely gives out, and the game ure playing freezes ure monitor? or gfx card goes into something called "power save mode"... you shouldnt rule out a lack of power. However there was no need to upgrade your power supply. i have alot of extra crap running on my computer (extra fans, and little display lights)... off a 450 watt psu i dc'ed a couple of the ones i could spare. still have the same problem. as far as im concerned the psu is not an issue (although for some ppl it may be)
maybe there is some thing restricting power within the circuits of these gfx cards?
For those of you just tuning in to this problem
1. unless ure running a 486, upgrading ure processor wont do anyhting
2. it isnt a driver issue (im almost 100% sure)
3. if you think your power supply is more than sufficient it probably is (im running 420watts)
4. not running enough ram? i got the bsod several times today... i forgot what i did to let that happen. i think it was after i disabled the secondar driver... if you have at least 512mb im sure that its fine. just make sure the drivers are installed correctly
hope that helps some.
asfnlkajflnsfafa. i think im gonna go geforce from now on. nonetheless i still have this one, so help me if you can.