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Noises from ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

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April 22, 2005 3:37:31 PM

Hiya. Well I have had my Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb video card for a year now and it has started to make crackling noises when ever there is stress put on it, such as playing games. The video card even makes a lite crackling noise when I press backspace. So far I have been able to conclude that it is not the fan since the noise is only constant once I enter any game, scroll, or use the backspace key. So if anyone has any idea what is wrong please repsond.
April 22, 2005 4:09:57 PM

Is this crackloing noise comming from your speakers from directly from the card?

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April 22, 2005 4:29:57 PM

Its coming directly from the video card.
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April 22, 2005 4:39:07 PM

Oh and I would also like to add that I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the Catalyst Drivers.
April 22, 2005 4:41:52 PM

9800pro doesn't have an onboard speaker, so... if there's any sound coming out of it, it's not right. It should be coming out of the speaker on the motherboard. If so then it's just a simple windows error, nothing to worry about.
April 22, 2005 4:51:22 PM

Assuming that you are mixing it up with the mobo speaker, this is definately not good. None of my 9800s done this before. Would you happen to have another AGP aroung to try? Has the cards been OCed alot or flashed recently? Tried a different PSU yet?

Would this sound be snapping noises as well?

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April 22, 2005 5:25:58 PM

I'm pretty sure it is not the motheboard speaker unless it is right next to the video card (I dont know where it is). I will try puting the card in another computer today. The sound could be described as snapping, sometimes chirping. The severity of the sound really seems to depend on the graphical stress. I believe the problem is not the PSU becuase I recently replaced it (it was making the sound before that). Oh and I my card has never been overclocked and has not been flashed.
April 22, 2005 5:51:47 PM

Hmm damn that is definately not good. Sounds like you got a bad AGP card. Those sounds are comming from bad capacitors. Try to locate the caps on the cards and if any are rounded out, bleeding, or spots on them. You may not see it but does sound you have busted caps. Id RMA that card.

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April 22, 2005 6:16:50 PM

Sorry, I am not experienced enough to identify the pieces you are refering to, or the conditions, could you please clarify what I am looking for in layman's terms. Also, could you please define the acronym RMA.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Mabase on 04/22/05 02:18 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 22, 2005 6:21:57 PM

RMA = get warranty work from the manufacter.

Dont worry about looking at the PCB, just get that card replaced.

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April 22, 2005 6:56:36 PM

Thank you so much for your help!!
April 22, 2005 7:10:43 PM

Always a please to give people an excuse to upgrade ;-)

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April 22, 2005 7:15:04 PM

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