October 31st, 2006, 02:15 AM #1
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Ati Radeon x800 XT Crashes and Glitches
Okay this is really lately starting to bug me more and more.
I havea Ati Radeon x800 XT with AMD64 3000+ Processor and 1024mb of kingston match stick ram.
I game alot Warcraft 3 tft Diablo 2, WOrld of Warcraft, Guildwars and, all shooting games.
Well this problem started about a month ago...
During games i get random colored blocks ALL over the damn screen, and or the screen freezes the audio loops (somtimes) and it goes to a black screen and restarts.
Ive noticed this problem happens mostly when i play High level Graphic games such as, Warcraft3, World of Warcraft, Counterstrike Source, and Scarface.
This is really agitating me, ive tried SEVERAL things. Reinstalled drivers, tried older versions, formatted TONS of times, disabled vsync, set AGP to 4x, set display too diffrent settings, changed Refresh rate to every possible setting...
Games such as Counterstrike 1.6 and Diablo 2 work, but like i said i think its because the graphics dont require as much as the others do such as 3d, and opengl.
Gah...this computer used to work FINE and i dont know what the problem could be..anyone help me?
October 31st, 2006, 12:22 PM #2
How's the cooling on your system?
It may be as simple as taking the side cover off your tower, adding some fans, etc... At least with my own experiences-- graphical glitches in games usually mean some kind of cooling issue or memory issue.
I'd start by:
1) Cleaning your computer- case, fans (blades), heatsinks (CPU, GPU, chipset) and any fan filters w/canned air.
2) Re-rout and cable-tie cables for max air flow.
3) If your case has extra mounting spaces for additional fans, buy a few and add them in.
Test out your games and see if that helps. If it does not, you may have to look at other options, perhaps a better CPU cooler or checking the memory and or the memory slots...New Dad since 07/06/2005
October 31st, 2006, 07:34 PM #3
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That is called artifacting and is usually cause by one of the following...
1) Defective card
2) Overheating card
3) Insufficient power"Opinions not based on knowledge are ugly things"
December 25th, 2008, 08:28 AM #4
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I had the same problem, not due to overheating or anything. It was to do with the incompatible hotfix with the catylist driver. If you go to add/remove programs and remove Microsoft Hotfix 2.0 it will work. Although leave 1.1 there. =)
December 25th, 2008, 08:52 AM #5
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