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Old October 1st 04, 12:10 PM
Mal Franks
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Default Problems with XFX FX5900XT

About 1 1/2 months ago I upgraded my Ti4600 to the above card and during
games (Doom III and Painkiller) I'd intermittently get green dots
appearing on screen, sometime it'd sort itself out, other times the
system would freeze. Not long after that I'd even get problems when on
the windows desktop vertical lines of dots and it started to cause the
monitor to try to resynch.

Tried various drivers and disabling fast writes but had same problems.

Even though my PC came with a 300W PSU i thought that it probably wasn't
a very good one and as it was powering a cd-rw in addition to a dvd-rom
and an Audigy Platinum drive bay panel it might not be up to the task.

Just installed a 430W PSU by Antec and although the computer started off
fine at the desktop, the same problems occured in the games and when I
rebooted the PC later - it rebooted a few times before windows xp loaded.

Does it sound like the card is duff or is there something else I can try?
(Have already tried re-seating the card, scanning for viruses & spyware)

thanks

Mal


System:
XP2100+
512Mb PC2700 RAM
XFX FX5900XT
Audigy Platinum
Antec 430W PSU
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Old October 1st 04, 06:41 PM
CapFusion
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"Mal Franks" wrote in message
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About 1 1/2 months ago I upgraded my Ti4600 to the above card and during
games (Doom III and Painkiller) I'd intermittently get green dots
appearing on screen, sometime it'd sort itself out, other times the
system would freeze. Not long after that I'd even get problems when on
the windows desktop vertical lines of dots and it started to cause the
monitor to try to resynch.

Tried various drivers and disabling fast writes but had same problems.

Even though my PC came with a 300W PSU i thought that it probably wasn't
a very good one and as it was powering a cd-rw in addition to a dvd-rom
and an Audigy Platinum drive bay panel it might not be up to the task.

Just installed a 430W PSU by Antec and although the computer started off
fine at the desktop, the same problems occured in the games and when I
rebooted the PC later - it rebooted a few times before windows xp loaded.

Does it sound like the card is duff or is there something else I can try?
(Have already tried re-seating the card, scanning for viruses & spyware)

thanks

Mal


System:
XP2100+
512Mb PC2700 RAM
XFX FX5900XT
Audigy Platinum
Antec 430W PSU


From your dscription of what you have done, it sound like [my guess] your
card need to make an appointment with nVidia cementary.
During the meantime, see if your card can function with lower "Hardware
acceleration" in TroubleShooting tap. If you have "Enable wirte combining"
checked, try to uncheck and see if it work without those freeze or obnormal
issue. You might also can try to under clock your card and see if it work
better while deciding what to do next.


CapFusion,...


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Old October 1st 04, 09:13 PM
Mal Franks
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In article , CapFusion.Yo.
@hotmail.Hehe.Com says...

From your dscription of what you have done, it sound like [my guess] your
card need to make an appointment with nVidia cementary.
During the meantime, see if your card can function with lower "Hardware
acceleration" in TroubleShooting tap. If you have "Enable wirte combining"
checked, try to uncheck and see if it work without those freeze or obnormal
issue. You might also can try to under clock your card and see if it work
better while deciding what to do next.


CapFusion,...




Thanks

well i've tried underclocking it already and that didn't seem to affect
it and i suspect the other settings won't have an effect as sometimes
the lines appear over the logo at boot-up and in safe mode.

Probably best to RMA it and hope the company doesn't take forever to
send out a replacement

cheers

Mal
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Old October 1st 04, 10:55 PM
CapFusion
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Ok, I understand better when you indicated you see line while during post.
Then definitely the card need to be replace.

CapFusion,...


"Mal Franks" wrote in message
t...
In article , CapFusion.Yo.
@hotmail.Hehe.Com says...

From your dscription of what you have done, it sound like [my guess] your
card need to make an appointment with nVidia cementary.
During the meantime, see if your card can function with lower "Hardware
acceleration" in TroubleShooting tap. If you have "Enable wirte
combining"
checked, try to uncheck and see if it work without those freeze or
obnormal
issue. You might also can try to under clock your card and see if it work
better while deciding what to do next.


CapFusion,...




Thanks

well i've tried underclocking it already and that didn't seem to affect
it and i suspect the other settings won't have an effect as sometimes
the lines appear over the logo at boot-up and in safe mode.

Probably best to RMA it and hope the company doesn't take forever to
send out a replacement

cheers

Mal



  #5  
Old October 5th 04, 03:08 AM
Squiggle
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The green dots you are seeing usually indicate a Graphic memory problem.
This was always a common problem with some of the old VOODOO cards,the same
technology NVIDIA bought and uses.Either that or you have overclocked your
ram to the max. Another thing you can try is getting RAM heatsinks for the
card.

PAUL


"Mal Franks" wrote in message
t...
About 1 1/2 months ago I upgraded my Ti4600 to the above card and during
games (Doom III and Painkiller) I'd intermittently get green dots
appearing on screen, sometime it'd sort itself out, other times the
system would freeze. Not long after that I'd even get problems when on
the windows desktop vertical lines of dots and it started to cause the
monitor to try to resynch.

Tried various drivers and disabling fast writes but had same problems.

Even though my PC came with a 300W PSU i thought that it probably wasn't
a very good one and as it was powering a cd-rw in addition to a dvd-rom
and an Audigy Platinum drive bay panel it might not be up to the task.

Just installed a 430W PSU by Antec and although the computer started off
fine at the desktop, the same problems occured in the games and when I
rebooted the PC later - it rebooted a few times before windows xp loaded.

Does it sound like the card is duff or is there something else I can try?
(Have already tried re-seating the card, scanning for viruses & spyware)

thanks

Mal


System:
XP2100+
512Mb PC2700 RAM
XFX FX5900XT
Audigy Platinum
Antec 430W PSU



  #6  
Old October 5th 04, 11:59 AM
Leon Smith
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Is its fan working ok? It's not just overheating is it?

"Mal Franks" wrote in message
t...
About 1 1/2 months ago I upgraded my Ti4600 to the above card and during
games (Doom III and Painkiller) I'd intermittently get green dots
appearing on screen, sometime it'd sort itself out, other times the
system would freeze. Not long after that I'd even get problems when on
the windows desktop vertical lines of dots and it started to cause the
monitor to try to resynch.

Tried various drivers and disabling fast writes but had same problems.

Even though my PC came with a 300W PSU i thought that it probably wasn't
a very good one and as it was powering a cd-rw in addition to a dvd-rom
and an Audigy Platinum drive bay panel it might not be up to the task.

Just installed a 430W PSU by Antec and although the computer started off
fine at the desktop, the same problems occured in the games and when I
rebooted the PC later - it rebooted a few times before windows xp loaded.

Does it sound like the card is duff or is there something else I can try?
(Have already tried re-seating the card, scanning for viruses & spyware)

thanks

Mal


System:
XP2100+
512Mb PC2700 RAM
XFX FX5900XT
Audigy Platinum
Antec 430W PSU



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Old October 6th 04, 11:39 AM
Nom
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Mal Franks wrote:
sometimes the lines appear over the logo at boot-up and in safe mode.


Definately dead card. Get it replaced.
 




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