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Is my card dead?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 2, 2006 10:08:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could help me, I have an ATI All-In-Wonder 9600XT video card and it has had kind of a meltdown. I came back to my dorm from spring break and my computer, which worked fine a week earlier, now was showing a bunch of drivers failing in Decive Manager. The four that dont work are:

ATI WDM Rage Theater Audio
ATI WDM Rage Theater Video NSP
ATI WDM TV Audio Crossbar

All of them have a "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" error message, which seems to be a very generic error. I have tried reinstalling the Catalyst drivers many times (and many versions) with no success. Does anyone know if this is more a hardware or software issue? The card is fairly new (4 months) and I didn't make any changes to the drivers before it went downhill. Any help is appreciated, thanks.


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April 2, 2006 11:02:07 PM

I have the 9550 since is the same chip but at 250/200 I think the inactivity could damage the chip at restart (¿400/300?)
BTW I use the Omega drivers but I don´t know if works in all-in-wonder
April 3, 2006 12:31:46 AM

Hey emd, thanks for the reply. I don't know much about the details of these kinds of things, but I didn't even think leaving it off and then booting would fry a chip like that.

The only thing is that the video card works for the most part, I am using it now. But, when I try to use any feature like the TV it doesn't work and I noticed games doesn't seem quite as smooth. Is it possible that just a part of the board got fried? Thanks.

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April 3, 2006 5:32:07 AM

are u sure the heatsink is seated properly? sounds like a gpu-heatproblem to me. full of dust maybe?
April 4, 2006 12:00:06 AM

I actually have found someone else with the exact same problem here. He tried everything imaginable and got no results until he got a new card. Looks like it's a hardware problem, so now I get to RMA the damn thing....
Thanks for the advice along the way though.