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September 3, 2005 12:21:40 AM

Hi guys,

This morning i updated my catalyst from 5.6 to 5.8 because i couldnt play bet on soldier demo without major freeze and vpu recovers and since then i have problems. Windows keeps hard rebooting at any time. I tried everything even let it run in safe mode and it still hard reboot so i guess it's not software related.

I guess my lame video card somehow over heat now ..it's a radeon 9700 TX. I've heard that those cards hates AGP fast write and i did enable/disable fast write in the catalyst drivers or in the BIOS a few times to test.

Or maybe my cpu is overheating? It's at 51-52 celcius in the BIOS.

Any help?

New fan or new video card?( i bought a radeon x850xt pe yesterday anyway )

or maybe it's something else?

Thanks!
September 3, 2005 12:41:07 AM

First check to make sure the power button is not being held in, under the lip of the case.
Your temps are a little high, since bios suggests idle (unless you are running a prescott chip). Check the cpu fan, make sure it's clean, and turns nicely.
You might want to suspect your psu as well, as a failing psu will often restart the system.
If none of that helps, we could use some system specs, like chip, ram, mobo etc.
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September 3, 2005 12:44:02 AM

It could be a failing video card fan. 9700 TX is an OEM underclocked version of the 9700 Pro.

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September 3, 2005 9:15:37 AM

Yes i know that, i'll open my case and check if the video card fan works tho it might not work properly either.
September 3, 2005 9:17:03 AM

Yes, sorry i forgot to post my specs. Amd 2500 barton cpu on asus a7n8x-x mobo. I will test with a new fan.
September 4, 2005 8:06:37 AM

Computer keeps rebooting, replaced the fan, brand new psu and even borowed my friend's radeon 9800xt and it still hard reboots.
September 4, 2005 8:00:52 PM

amd 2500 barton cpu on asus a7n8x-x mobo, 1gig of ram 3200, 160 and 40gb HDD...first one is made by western digital and second is maxtor. ATI radeon 9700 TX, LG 16x dvd drive, plextor cd-rw, dynex 400watt PSU, creative audigy 2 card and that's about it i think.

I tried to format this morning and got the blue screen saying there's a problem with my hardware.
September 6, 2005 5:16:30 PM

Two thoughts: nudge up your VDIMM and if that doesn't work then post your PSU's voltages.

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