bad/ruined/destroyed/faulty video card?

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  1. MrMan

    MrMan New Member

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    I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and started getting artifacts. I searched online and most suggest it was overheating. Bought Arctic Silver 5 (AS5) Thermal Compound and Arctic-Cooling VGA Silencer. Removed Heatsink, applied thin layer of AS5, installed VGA Silencer. Ran 3dMark03 and still have artifacts. (shown on screenshot). Notice under the wing of the plane, and the text on the bottom displaying the fps and other info are not showing properly. Time for a new video card?
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    does it happen in other games?

    have you reinstalled drivers?

    tried omega drivers yet?
     
  3. MrMan

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    Yep, it happens with other games.
    I have re-installed drivers, used latest drivers, used old drivers... same results.
    Tried omega drivers.. did not fix the problem either.
     
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    It still could be heat issues, expecially if it isn't an actual ATI and one of the crappy companies repackageing it.

    Try putting a big ol case fan next to the video card. It was the only fix I could do to get mine to work right.
     
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    It's a standard ATI 9800 pro... made by ATI. I will try that. You also had an artifact problem with standard fan?
     
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    Yeah, some times they just don't work as well as they should, especially if your case runs hot as is or anything like that
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    also check your power supply

    be SURE you are getting full voltage to the card
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    psu tester is $10 at chumpusa, btw
     
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    a psu tester will not help... You'd need to test under load, which a psu tester cannot do.

    99% chance that the problem is faulty VRAM.
     

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