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Games crashes ati x1950 pro 256mb agp8x

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December 7, 2010 4:11:08 PM

only battlefield 2,battlefield 1942 and emulators works on my pc. itried avp2,call of duty 1 and hunting unlimited 2009 they crashes, and they did work 4 months ago like a charm.

things i have done but not working.

updated all drivers.
downgraded ati drivers back to those what i had when it worked.
updated directx
tried 2 different 350w psu.
patched games.
tried different compatibility modes.
craphic card wont run too hot only 40-50c.
cleaned craphic cards fan.
screen gets red and green messed pixels around and freezes
(only reset button helps)
tried ati tray tools to get higher fan speed no help.
cheked craphic card from burnt or swallowed "watertowers" those things what swallows if burns.
tried different affinititys tskmangaer cpu usage thingy.

computer works whitout problems if i dont play other games than bf2 or 1942 or emulators.

so please if someone could help me thank you wery mutch!
i hope my psu aint too low for this craphic card and caused damage.

system specs.
Windows Xp Pro sp3
intel pentium 4 3000 cpu
abit sg-72 motherboard
2x 1gb ddr 400mhz kingston ram
40gb hd
lg super multi cd/dvd
old soundcard (not sure what :D )
antec 350w psu
1x atx fan.

I am sorry for my bad english becouse im Finnish.
December 8, 2010 6:42:53 AM

Your card could be defective, try re-installing the OS and see if it helps.
Also is it possible for you to test the card in another system ?
December 8, 2010 10:32:55 AM

Well i cant test it in another system. I tested another craphic card and it worked like a charm 128mb ati dont remember exactly what card it was.
Yeah well i think its time anyway to reinstall os so i get "clean" os.
Alltrought these machines gets all kind of useless crap in them from
long time of use.
Even if you empty temp folders and fixing the registry and deleting unneeded software and fixing hds and stuff like that.
i havent reinstalled this software about an year so it
might be healthy to do so.
only thing what i fear that my hd doesnt work in install gos its old so i get another from friend "just incase" but it runs well attleast now :D 
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December 14, 2010 10:58:40 AM

Maziar said:
Your card could be defective, try re-installing the OS and see if it helps.
Also is it possible for you to test the card in another system ?


I reinstalled os no help. i guess my card is broken somehow... ;(
i have to keep playing battlefield series and emulators...
December 14, 2010 11:11:25 AM

If another card worked fine in your system,then unfortunately your card is defective.
December 30, 2010 8:47:14 AM

Thanks... i really afraid of it but well what can you do when that happens. than a buy new one this time i wont buy that good craphic card for so bad power supply.
December 30, 2010 9:06:12 AM

First upgrade your PSU to something like 550W and you would have a host of options open up in front you for a new card.
December 30, 2010 9:09:58 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
First upgrade your PSU to something like 550W and you would have a host of options open up in front you for a new card.


i allready knew that but i buy 128mb card for cheap or get one from somewhere for free or suffer :D 
becouse of planning buying new computer next year.
so dont want to put money on this crap that mutch but maybe 15-20€ is ok so i can play even something a year :D 
December 30, 2010 11:53:54 AM

Chances are that yes the card is toast, either it is a bad gpu core due to perhaps being overheated in the past or bad vram. So you need to search around for a better replacement. Dots and lines are typical of a physical defect in the card.
December 30, 2010 1:39:58 PM

ok everyone instead of starting new thread i want ask here this question should this craphic card work in my pc even i have 350W psu.
http://www.pixmania.com/fi/fi/492480/art/pny/geforce-62...
its finnish page so its system requirements at bottom says

Ohjelmisto / Järjestelmävaatimukset CD-ROM, virta 300 W
Software / Hardwarerequirements CD-ROM, power 300 W

what i think it should work in my pc but may have little too "close the line" so what you guys think?
December 30, 2010 2:09:06 PM

Yes as the actual consumption is less than 30w. I always try to look for actual power consumption and average figures for any given gpu and it will use less power than the x1950 pro agp. It will be slower but still rock solid and shouldn't give you any trouble in older and less demanding games. Also it has up to date driver support unlike DX9 era ATI cards.
April 25, 2011 4:33:01 PM

got 128mb ati card from friend problem solved. (missing my bf2 tho)
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