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Video Card problem-9800xt

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 2, 2008 3:57:36 AM

I have a 9800xt. Had it for several years with no problems. I tried to play everquest and suddenly i started getting a scrambled screen. Geomtery all over, squiggly lines etc etc. I downloaded the newest drivers, no luck with that. Downloaded directx 9.0c, no luck there. Then I removed the card, cleaned it out with a can of air, no luck with that either. Finally, I reinstalled windows and all the drivers again. No luck still yet.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me to try? Is it likely the card has just quit working? If its your opinion the card is broke, can you suggest a new card? I have about 150.00 US to spend. It would have to be a AGP card.

My machine specs.

P4 3.0
1gb memory
420w ps
Radeon 9800xt AGP.

Thanks very much in advance for any help you can provide.

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March 2, 2008 4:36:30 AM

First you could try removing the heatsink from the card, clean it up, and re-apply new thermal paste to see if that helps. If not, see if you can find a 3850 agp, or something like a x1950.
March 2, 2008 4:38:03 AM

Thanks, ill give it a try, i think:)  Not sure what a heatsick is or thermal paste. But ill do some homework on it.