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Gigabyte 9600xt rainbow colors?

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January 25, 2004 4:36:22 AM

Several days ago, I recieved my Gigabyte 9600xt video card. I was very satisfied with the quality when gaming, as my older video card was a 9200 64 mb. After having it for about a day and while I was online playing Medal of Honor, I came accross an insteresting thing. As the server was almost max out in users, whenever a greneade would blow up the color of the whole game would change. They were all bright rianbow colors. First green, then blue, red, yellow, orange. It just started out of now where like serveral minutes into the game, but once the next map loaded it all became fine. I had the lastest drives installed. First time hearing about anything like this, any ideas what might have happened?

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
January 26, 2004 4:41:10 PM

So can someone help me out?? Is it the graphics card, drives, or software bug? Because if it's the graphics card I'de better RMA it.

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
January 26, 2004 6:03:50 PM

In Neverwinter Nights, I had some floor tiles like that... I actually solved it by maxing out the AA setting... from 4 AA to nice 4 AA... weird. I tried lots of different things... slowing down my card worked, too :) 

Hmm... I have also seen a small rainbow checker board in 3DMark03 on the floor of the Troll cave... it was at the feet of one of the trolls... slowing down my gpu fixed that...

Is your card overclocked? Do you have a fan blowing directly on it? Are you still using yout stock heatsink/fan?

It happened the other day in the Far Cry demo... the inside if the geep had some rainbow spots... they are always symmetrical in some way... I just assumed that my card was too hot...

<font color=red><b>To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n.</b></font color=red>
John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, II 262-263
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January 26, 2004 9:37:32 PM

Interesting. No everthing was and still is stock, there has been no overclocking done to it. The card comes with a heatsink and fan installed, which blow directly to the card. I have 2 fans installed in my case 1 intake and 2 exhuast, so my cooling seems fine. I can see that it might make wierd colors overclocked, but not if its stock.

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
January 27, 2004 4:17:58 PM

If the XT is an overclocked Pro, then it is overclocked, perhaps a bit too far for your system... slow it down and see if that helps. You might need to cut a hole in the side if your case and add a side fan blowing directly on your video card... a 120mm neon fan cooling your video card looks awesome, too...

Take the side off all together and see if that helps...

<font color=red><b>To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n.</b></font color=red>
John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, II 262-263
January 27, 2004 7:06:38 PM

Sounds like your fillrate is blown. Either software or RMA. Put back the 9200 and reinstall the drive to see if the problem duplicates. Also do a complete reinstall of windows with the updated mobo (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_udp_winxp_3.13) and AGP drivers only. Afterwards RMA the Radeon.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
January 27, 2004 8:19:40 PM

Hmm. Well I've been playing Medal of Honor and Call of Duty within the last few day and nothing hasn't happened similar to what has happened ealier. Is it possible that it may be like a one time thing?

I was also wondering what the best way to stress my video card would be. Maybe something like running 3dmark2001 over and over for a few hours. Any ideas appreciated.

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
January 27, 2004 8:44:02 PM

Use 3DMark2003 and AquaMark as well, especially for the DX9 cards... turn AA on as well...

<font color=red><b>To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n.</b></font color=red>
John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, II 262-263
January 27, 2004 9:44:18 PM

3dmark03 will stress that card out pretty well.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
January 27, 2004 9:55:35 PM

Wow what a quick response! Ok, but how long to I run it for in hours, or how many times should I tell it to run the demo/benchmark.

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
January 27, 2004 9:57:19 PM

Also you mention to run on AA. What speed should I have it running at and what about turing on FA.

Barton 2500+@2090 MHz , MSI K7N2 Delta-L, Corsair PC2700 512 MB, Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128 MB, Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache, X Dreamer Turbo Case 350w
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