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R9600Pro and those damn artifacts

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July 10, 2003 10:28:42 PM

I just bought a new powered by ATI but manufactured by Gigacube Radeon 9600 pro. at first it worked just fine but after playing a game from a few minutes certain objects started to flash on the screen. when i returned to the desktop i saw it was covered with small (about 15px wide and 4px tall) light blue rectanglers. I did the following: rebooted, reinstalled drivers, non-quick format and installation of win2k, installing all the drivers on the new OS. after i took out the card and cooled it a bit (although it was already pretty cool) then put it back the problem went away. so i reinstalled winxp installed all the drivers again and everything was great until i played a different game for 10 minutes, then it came back.
i dont know what to do, i read here that i should check my memory, but it's fine.
if you give me an email i can send a screenshot
my system (1 day old):
P4 2.4GHZ HT
Abit IS7-E mobo
2x 256MB 400MHZ Corsair LL
Maxtor 40G HD
Radeon 9600PRO by Gigacube

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July 11, 2003 2:06:52 AM

overheating? psu ?
did u try to run everything under Win2k?
July 11, 2003 7:44:56 AM

RECTANGLERS!?

Ah damn, I had those little bugs runnin around here too one time. I killed em with a flame-thrower:) 

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July 11, 2003 8:23:44 AM

We recommended to the guy with similar problems on the R9800 to check all hardware connections (agp slot and monitor). If all drivers are up to date (also BIOS flashed to latest rev.) and ram/cpu/system core is okay, then this is probably a hardware issue. Sometimes I've seen this problem go away by changing RAM brands...any ultra techie out there know if certain system RAMs can clash with GFX performances?

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July 11, 2003 8:26:28 AM

also, make sure your card isn't overheating; this could certainly cause artifacts and could explain the overall wierdness several minutes into gameplay (card could be slowly overheating)

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July 11, 2003 8:44:50 AM

its getting too hot. make sure you have good unobstructed airflow around the card.
July 11, 2003 9:02:14 AM

I here a lot of things particularly in this forum about graphical anomalies with radeons...hence my decision to stay with Nvidia's FX5900 Ultra.

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XP2100+, 1Gb RAM, ASUS A7N8X, 64Mb Ti4200.
July 11, 2003 9:02:15 AM

I here a lot of things particularly in this forum about graphical anomalies with radeons...hence my decision to stay with Nvidia's FX5900 Ultra.

Give a lazy man an easy job and he'll find an easier way of doing it.
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XP2100+, 1Gb RAM, ASUS A7N8X, 64Mb Ti4200.
July 11, 2003 9:16:08 AM

Quote:
I here a lot of things particularly in this forum about graphical anomalies with radeons...hence my decision to stay with Nvidia's FX5900 Ultra.


reason: people don't buy gfFX because they just suck:D 


btw: i think, too, the card gets too hot. then again, my card is in a freakin small freakin stupid case, and has no problems, and is a radeon9700pro..

possibly the card or anything else in your configuration has a technical problem..

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July 11, 2003 9:21:11 AM

I used Sandra to check everything concerning the AGP, I reinstalled the chipset drivers (although it was the same version) and I did no overclocking to anything. also, I dont think it's heating cause even after letting the computer sit with no case the whole night, there were still rectangels...
Speaking of memory... when i ordered it I asked for CMX256A-3200LL, and the website said the timings were: 2-3-2-6-T1. My Bios says it's something else, a lot worse. could it be that the heat spreader says one thing and under it theres a different memory and I'm getting screwed? could it be that this is affecting my AGP connection?

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July 11, 2003 10:06:12 AM

Had the same problem with a 9700 Pro I bought last week from eBay. Spoke to the guy I bought it from and he sent me a small patch to run in DOS - looked like it flashed the cards BIOS - which cured all these probs. Don´t know how to link files in here, so send me your e-mail address and I´ll mail to you. No guarantees, but it cured my prob straight off. Had the same as you, random squares on the screen after a few minutes in games, and a strange triangle effect all over the screen.
July 11, 2003 10:36:20 AM

my e-mail is ytoleda@inter.net.il, appriciate your help!

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July 11, 2003 12:25:44 PM

Just mailed it to you.... Let us know if it works...
July 11, 2003 3:44:16 PM

It didnt, sais that it could not find adaptor 0, probably because we have different cards

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July 11, 2003 5:28:09 PM

Freakin GigaCube, I f'in Hate Their stuff! Their Cardz suck! RMA it ASAFP! I have posted many links showing the poor quality of their cards, and the 'issues' surrounding even their naming scheme (differes from ATIs)

Ok after saying that, I'll add I've never seen that on my 9600Pro. I've seen something similar on my friends computer but it was a monitor driver issue. HE re-installed the proper monitor drivers and all the 'highlighting' disappeared. He was running an origianl ATI Radeon but it all came down to the monitor drivers. Now this MAY not be the case here, just telling you what I've persoanlly seen.


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July 11, 2003 6:24:58 PM

I took a screen shot and viewed it on a different computer and there still were artifacts, so it's not the monitor, right?

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July 11, 2003 6:37:55 PM

No what I'm saying is it may be a monitor DRIVER issue and a screen capture of the same conflict will look the same on any computer/monitor.

What I'm saying is make sure you have the latest drivers FOR YOUR MONITOR, it may be causing issue, especially if you haven't loaded ANY monitor drivers and it is running as a plug-and-play monitor. This may not be your issue, it's just the one that I've personally encountered that sounds exactly the same.


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July 11, 2003 6:44:05 PM

Don't worry your memory is fine. Words and names are escaping me at the moment, but there is a chip on the ram that sends out information as to what timings should be run at default. These are very conservative, and the ram is rated for faster timings, which you should be able to adjust manually in your BIOS.

What you got screwed with was that GIGACUBE (pos) Radeon.
RMA it and either give GIGACUBE (pos) another chance, or go with another brand.

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July 11, 2003 11:02:44 PM

exactly!

You can't solve current problems with current thinking... current problems are the result of current thinking. -Albert Einstein
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