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Anonymous
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May 7, 2005 5:22:56 PM

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I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.
ATI help desk is useless.
Thanks.
Anonymous
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May 7, 2005 10:42:22 PM

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Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
> I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
> for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
> Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
> can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.

I think first we must determine the root of the problem.

Have you tried a different screen or video card to pinpoint the problem?

Do you use an LCD or a CRT?

If CRT, have you tried moving it to the middle of the room? (seriously, to avoid unknown sources of interference).

What do these vertical lines look like?

Ben
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Anonymous
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May 7, 2005 10:42:23 PM

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Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
around.

On Sat, 07 May 2005 18:42:22 +0100, Ben Pope
<benpope81@_REMOVE_gmail.com> wrote:

>Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
>> I am not a gamer, but would like a dependable video card
>> for general use with my P4C800E Deluxe. ATI or
>> Nvidia ? I am having vertical lines with my card (AIW9700Pro) and
>> can't seem to resolve it. I've reinstalled drivers but no use.
>
>I think first we must determine the root of the problem.
>
>Have you tried a different screen or video card to pinpoint the problem?
>
>Do you use an LCD or a CRT?
>
>If CRT, have you tried moving it to the middle of the room? (seriously, to avoid unknown sources of interference).
>
>What do these vertical lines look like?
>
>Ben
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Anonymous
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May 7, 2005 11:25:18 PM

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Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
> Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
> found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
> identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
> very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
> the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
> all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
> around.

Yes, well... that might be it!

If you want, I can try to find out what it is (if you send me a picture).

Otherwise, grab a cheap ATI card, I mean, if you don't use 3D, anything from a 7500 will do.

Ben
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Anonymous
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May 7, 2005 11:25:19 PM

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Thanks, will have a photo sent to you. I am planning on buying a Tv
card later on, and use the computer for the occassional photo editing.
Will your recommendation still stand ? Is there a Nvidia equivalent ?
Thanks.

On Sat, 07 May 2005 19:25:18 +0100, Ben Pope
<benpope81@_REMOVE_gmail.com> wrote:

>Okoidogo@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Have found the cause..I think. I took the card out to examine it and
>> found that I had mistakenly broken a component on the board. I can't
>> identify the component except that it has 1.0 and 1.6 written on it -
>> very small about 1/8 inc by 1/8 in. Looks like while I was replacing
>> the motherboard, I was careless with the video card. I remember I had
>> all the cards pilled up on my desk for a couple of days and kids
>> around.
>
>Yes, well... that might be it!
>
>If you want, I can try to find out what it is (if you send me a picture).
>
>Otherwise, grab a cheap ATI card, I mean, if you don't use 3D, anything from a 7500 will do.
>
>Ben
Anonymous
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May 9, 2005 7:55:12 AM

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Hi, If u want a really good card use a Radeon X800 XT Platinum. A bit
pricy but very decent

j
Anonymous
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May 9, 2005 11:24:05 PM

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hilly22 wrote:
> Hi, If u want a really good card use a Radeon X800 XT Platinum. A bit
> pricy but very decent

You seem to have sniopped the bit where he says he's not a gamer.

Tell me what advantage an X800XT Platinum has over, say a 9600 for a non-gamer.

Ben
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