I used Driver Detective to download the latest...so I assume its correct?
According to Device Manager its version 8.780.0.0
I noticed something odd ...if I look at Dxdiag\Display\Drivers its says Version 6.14.0010.7131
Some more information .My machines spec's are
Some more information
-From Device Manager the ATI Video driver is 8.780.0.0
-Windows XP SP3
-i5 Processor ( Quad Core @ 2.7 Ghz)
-Asus Premium p7p55D-E Motherboard
-I bought a new case just for this card .Its a Cooler Master ,Centurion 2.It has 4 Fans
-I checked the Bios and the Temperature for the Motherboard and CPU is both less than 50 C
I- have a 550 w power supply called Super Power
I have tested this issue and in an older game like Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic there is no issue but in the newer games that require better graphics and 3d like Dead Rising 2 and GTA4 it starts flickering and grey lines appear. after a few minutes This sometime causes a crash and sometimes I can ALT-TAB out of the game
Any ideas ?
I can get the card replaced if required
I've never heard of a "Super Power" PSU, what are the ratings listed on the sticker on the side of the PSU? That's a pretty power hungry card at load, especially if you are running multiple screens, chances are slim that an off-brand 550w PSU can adequately power the card during heavy loads.
Im only running one screen ,also this card ran fine for 2 days and only yesterday started giving issues .Now the situation is any new game crashes after 5 minutes
I can check the specifications of the PSU and post them now
Okay stupid question but what specifications do you want from PSU
I can see the sticker on it but there are several availible options
Also the actual make is EuroTek
Something else I want to clarify as Im wondering if it could be the PSU
I am only seeing this issue in high performance games but not in Windows or older games .Is that because the high performance games require better resolution and 3D effects and the GPU on the card would require more power to generate the required picture
So what is happening is that the PSU isn't distributing enough power ?
"Is that because the high performance games require better resolution and 3D effects and the GPU on the card would require more power to generate the required picture"
Exactly. The harder the GPU works the more power it's going to need.
The spec that matters for GPU power on a PSU is the amps or total watts on the 12v rail. The minimum recomendation for that card is a 550w psu, but when they list that they assume it's a modern PSU with most of the amps on the 12v rail, and some old and cheap ones inflate there ratings by putting useless amps on the 3.3 and 5v rails.