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Radeon 9800 Pro Problems


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haha congratz!
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I had some good news too I dropped the refresh rate to 85 which is not too bad and still have the oc for the GPU and CPU the only other thing I had to drop is the OC for the memory for GPU I will try to figure out which one of these is the real solution. Any way now I don't have lock ups it might be just that the time I spend let the arctic silver made a better contact. Who knows it works.

Thanks everybody that helped. :tazz:
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mr. rainbow
try running mem test just to be sure that the ram is in perfect running order. it couldnt hurt ^_^

GTG's wonderful staff is kind enough to offer various downloads for people like you and me to use when we have problems.

check under the download tool section of this forum.
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congratz on ure fix
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Dreamslayer and Spiral.

Had the same issue when running Sims 2.

Spiral you deffinately sound like you have a cooling problem. And Dreamslayer.
Honestly with your system specs the way they are I would recommend a 400w PSU.

They are relatively cheap you can usually find them for around 30.00 if you look at places like Tiger Direct and CK Computers.

Anyone running 1800 CPU's or over it just never hurts to have that extra bit of boost.

When developers give you "miniumum" system requirements it has been my experience in the past that those requirements means yes the game will run but very limited.

As for using the 9800Pro ATI card period deffinately go with a strong cooling system and 400w power supply.

Granted I am only giving advice on personal experience.
Once the PSU issues are worked out AND the cooling is worked out ... always
make sure drivers are updated and tweeked to top performance for game use.

Additionally if using a Motherboard that is several years old.... flashing the bios is not a bad idea. THERE IS a reason they make bios updates afterall. Think.
A lot of people don't like doing this because for some reason it can be tricky.
I flashed mine with no problems what so ever ... just make sure you read and understand the instructions.

Usually bios upgrades and updates can be found on the manufacture's main site. I do NOT recomend downloading them from a secondary site.
Alway get bios upgrades from the company that manufactured the board. If you don't know your model number most likely it will printed or stamped on the MB itself.

Good luck to you both

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eh everything sounds good there cozmic
but i think id recommend the OMEGA drivers over the standard ati drivers only because OMEGA makes its drivers specifically for gaming purposes, which has options that allow you to maximize your performace. their layout is also much easier to use when it comes to tweaking options and functions in the properties tabs.

however, if there is ever a problem when you make the switch from the original ati drivers to the omega drivers, then of course im not saying not to switch back to the ati drivers. but as a game, i think the omega drivers are a better choice.

but yes, we all have the right to our own preferences. i guess thats what makes us all who we are.

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I've been following this thread, trying everything from setting my AGP to 4x to off as well. I even sent my card in for the warranty service and got a new one and the same thing is happening. I also upgraded to a 400w psu. I am not having the same problems as most though.
My computer does not crash or reboot or anything. But, as soon as I turn on the computer I get horizontal lines randomly across the screen.

3d apps, such as games, have wierd lines and artifacts everywhere. (the attached pic has an example)
Can anyone help me?

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here are some suggestions:

if your version of the card has to connect directly to the power supply using the 4 prong adapter (the same one that opticals and hard drives use) then make sure its plugged in tight.

Also make sure your case offers plenty of ventilation and has a fan cool enough accomodate it.

check your bios. make sure you the aperature (did i spell that right?) setting on your bios is correctly set to either 128mb or 256mb depending on your card. it may also help to disable any onboard graphics that may be installed. (although usually inserting an agp card will automatically disable the onboard)

also make sure you have the hyperion drivers installed for the agp slot.
these are located on the drivers cd for your motherboard. or you can get them via the manufacturers website for your motherboard.

ummm. give these a try and let me know what happens.

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also make sure you have the hyperion drivers installed for the agp slot.
these are located on the drivers cd for your motherboard. or you can get them via the manufacturers website for your motherboard.

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Checked the bios and it is 128mb, the case is wide open with a desk fan pointed in, (gets worse when I don't have the case open though) and the lines are still there.

I have a dell 8300 with the latest bios revision. However, what are hyperion drivers?
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the hyperion drivers helps your gpu communicate with the motherboard.

umm i guess you can call it agp or gfx chip drivers. i never heard the term "hyperion" drivers until gerryf asked it to me the same way and i was just as lost as you ^_^

haha. download them via the dell website...
this may not be necessary though if you havent reformatted your dell computer or anything. it wouldnt be right if they werent already preinstalled into your computer.

nonetheless maybe theyre outdated or something?
check the website for an uptodate download.

Good Luck
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I used ATI tool to underclock my card and it works. But my fps stinks how do I fix this?
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Looks like alot of people are having problems with their Radeon 9800 PROs, so I thought id tell ya that my machine has been rocksolid, not a graphics-related crash since i disabled the VPU recovery. And whats even more grand that im running it @ AGP 8x and with the hardware acceleration at maximum.

I wish you all the best of luck with getting yer gfx cards up and running cus even if the 9800 PRO isnt the baddest boy on the block, it can still kick some arse. ^_^

Cheers
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Looks like alot of people are having problems with their Radeon 9800 PROs, so I thought id tell ya that my machine has been rocksolid, not a graphics-related crash since i disabled the VPU recovery. And whats even more grand that im running it @ AGP 8x and with the hardware acceleration at maximum.

I wish you all the best of luck with getting yer gfx cards up and running cus even if the 9800 PRO isnt the baddest boy on the block, it can still kick some arse. ^_^

Cheers

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agreed :tazz:

Mines still 100% since changing my motherboard :)

9800 pro rocks!! :)

good luck all :)
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I had exactly the same problems with my Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB. I have a Athlon XP 3000, ASUS mobo, 430W PSU and adequate cooling (idle temp is 34 and max is 47). The problem I found out was the drivers, ATI drivers suck, they are horrible. I installed older I think 3.9 drivers and it has worked flawlessy for the past 5 months. I have played all kinds of intensive games for hours and did not crash or get VPU recover. Before, every 5 minutes I used to get VPU recover message or force reboot of the system. I tried many things, get a bigger PSU, replaced card under warranty, cleaning, cooling, drivers, fresh install of windows and had the same thing happen, with the older drivers everything works as it is supposed to and I have not had any problems.
Good Luck
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