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Problems with PEAK Radeon 9800 SE

Q: Problems with PEAK Radeon 9800 SE


Does anyone know how to contact PEAK? I've tried googling them to no avail and they're not listed on the ATI site either.

I bought the card 2nd hand and when it boots into windows it has artifacts in the shape of pale vertical lines across the screen. Underclocking doesn't seem to remove this either.

I've got a 350W PSU but I've ordered a 400W incase it's a power problem (but surely underclocking would solve that?) and I've also ordered a fan in case it's a heat problem but the artifacts appear even after a cold boot so I'm wondering if the card has been broken.

If anyone has any advice or knows how to contact PEAK that would be most appreciated.



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I have a custom built computer. Below are specs

AMD Duron XP 3200+ (Athlon XP 2.2GHz)
ASRock K7s41 Motherboard
512mb Ram
DVD Dual Layer ReWriter
80 GB Hard Drive
Running Windows XP Home SP2
Norton AntiVirus

I later added a CD-RW and a PEAK ATI Radeon 9800SE 128MB Graphic Card.

The card worked fine on the first day. Later on i notice that the monitor would switch of and i would have no control of the computer. This happened to me many times as i was playing DOOM3. A couple of the times it brought up a message saying something like this:

Your graphics accelerator settings have been reset as they were no longer responding to you commands.

I have had no luck on the peak website.

I just want it fixed because it is really annoying.

A:Solved: Peak ATI Radeon Problems

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ive been playin call of duty for a long while now with my ati radeon 9500 pro. i recenty got the 9800 pro and its extremly laggy. also, i have updated drivers... so whats the problem. i have an hp 512 mb 60 gb

A:ati radeon 9800 pro problems ....

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I just got a new ATI Radeon 9800 PRO Graphics card.

Heres my problem, when I try to run Neverwinter Nights the monitor goes into the yellow light mode, like when I turn off the computer. The computer does not freeze or quit, I can push the windows button and it will go back to my desktop.

I installed the driver software that came with the card. My computer specs are listed in my sig.

A:ATI Radeon 9800 PRO problems.

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Greetings all. I have a problem that is bugging me. I recently upgraded some parts of my pc to have speedier gameplay, but I am not getting that. Specifically, its my FPS in games that a problem. Here are my specs:

Athlon T-bird 1.2 266mhz
GA-7N400 Pro Nforce2 mobo
Generic DDR333 1GB ram (2x512 running in DDR mode)
Sapphire OEM Radeon 9800 128 non-pro
Maxtor 40 GB 2mb 7200rmp HD
Gigabit ethernet card (intel 1000/Pro)
300watt Generic Power Supply.

I have WinXP SP 1 installd
DX 9.0b
Catalyst 3.7 installed - All grapics card settings for ATI are at default
1024x768 32bit 85Htz
Latest Nforce drivers

Bios Settings are set for AGP 8x
Fast Writes enabled

Now. With a configuration like that, I dont expect to get extreme frame rates (as my cpu is the main limiting factor). But, here are some of the numbers that I am pulling in Games. I used FRAPS 99 in most games to get fps.

No One Live Forever 2 - approx 24-30 fps
Wolfenstein Enemy Territory - approx 30fps indoors, 24 outdoors
Quake2 OpenGL - 100fps
Warcraft3 Frozen Throne - 15-27 fps in movies, 35 ingame.
Unreal2 (lowest detail possible) - 20 indoor, 15 outdoor.

Aquamark3 - 15.85 fps - GPU score of 2448, CPU score of 2248

Does anyone have ANY idea why I am getting such low scores? I checked comparable scores in Aquamark3's database, and my score is the lowest of my category. The next lowest is a user with an Athlon 1.1 with 768 ram and a radeon 9800 reg, and he got 24 fps as his average.

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A:Problems with New Radeon 9800 128 (non-pro)

What card did you have before hand?

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I recently put in a 9800 pro to my 2.4ghz. I set all the qualities on full yet when i do the graphics look great but the text in counter-strike (chats, frags, etc) have this dark black outline to the text and makes everything look bad. It really takes away quality. Can someone help me with this? its the best card out but i have been able to enjoy its performance because i dont know how to set everything..


A:Ati Radeon 9800 Pro & CS Problems

most of the important settings for video cards are in bios, first make sure your mobo has 8x agp slot as your card is 8 x agp,
then go it to bios and under agp settings crank every thing up,
then boot up into windows
right click on any area on the desktop that doesnt have a shortcut,
and seclect properties,
settings, advance and crank up all of those settings

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ive recently jus up graded my graphic card to a 9800 pro from and geforce 4 6000 ti
my pc is currently running 1gig of ram
p4 3.2 cpu and has a 24mg/ps internet speed
when the card first came everything was runing as it should but slowly it has began to get slower and slower and now my pc cant even run games like warcraft 3 wich should be well in the peramiters of my pc's performance level.
can anyone suggest to me why this may be happening

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Hi all I need some real bad help with my 9800. I ran a dx diag and I whent to use the direct 3d test but when it starts the screen goes blank then says that the test was cancelled by me pressing a button but this wasn't the case. what is stange is that this is the same problem that I am having when trying to launch my games the screen goes blank and returns to windows desktop just like when the dx diag failed. I have dx 9.c but have had no probs in the past but now my games seem to have just stopped working. PLEASE help me as i am so frustrated. :hotbounce

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First off here are my specs.

P4 3.0mhz
4 Fans - 500Watt Power supply
1 gig RAM
15gig available space
Up to date ATi Drivers

Ok for some odd reason when i try to run a "new" game such as, well 2 of them I just purchased.

F.E.A.R and Age of Empires III

I get the same problem with both, for some odd reason I keep seeing White dots all over my screen and then eventually my whole PC crashes and Im forced to reboot. I mean I meet the requirments and + to play the games but I dont understand. I've even lowered down the in-game efftects to their lowest option and I still get white dots but not as bad and then get a crash also.

Could someone please help me? >< is there something I dont have updated or something I dont get it =/ I'm going to have to try to return the games if I cant get this problem out of here ><

A:Radeon 9800 Pro Problems

Could very well be a simple overheating issue.

As a quick test, take your case's side panel off and play the game with a house fan blowing at the insides of your case. If this stops the problem, you know you need better cooling.

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Hello, please could someone help,i have a problem with my ATI RADEON 9800 graphics card.
I have a P4 3.4,1gb RAM with WIN XP. When attempting to play a game i.e Joint operations,command and conquer on/offline, my computer shuts down and reboots by itself or just shuts down.I have the latest Catalyst control centre and drivers from ATI. I have tried adjusting the video settings for these games but to no avail.If someone could even give me an idea of what it might be i would be most appreciative.Thanks

P.S dont know if i have giving enough info,if not just ask thanks again BEE.

A:ATI RADEON 9800 Problems

Did you remove the old drivers before installing the new ones?
If you only have problems during gaming it may be a heat or power supply issue. What brand and output is your power supply? Are your cooling fans working? Some 9800 cards can run incredibly hot.

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Ok wasn't sure where to post this as I'm a total noob and have just about reached the end of my tether with my pc. I would really appreciate any advice (other than hitting my pc with a sledgehammer) that could help fix my problem.

To cut a long story short my PC locks up during any one of the following activities;

1. Burning a Long DVD (i.e. more than 2 hour long film)
2. Playing 3d Accelerated games (i.e. GTA San Andreas)
3. Playing Visualizations in Winamp

I have spent a lot of money on various hardware upgrades and still the problem doesn't go away, my spec is as follows;

Asus A7V880 Mobo
Athlon XP 3200
Antec Neopower 480W PSU
Zalman CNPS7000B CPU cooler
1 GB 3200 Ram
HIS ATI Radeon 9800 Pro GFX
1 x Lite-On DVD RW 16X
1 x Artec CD RW 52X
1 x S-ata Seagate 160gb HD
1 x IDE Western Digital 80gb HD

I can't actually figure out what the problem is, I've tried re-installing windows in a different directory as well as upgrading the bios and doing virus and adware scans. Still I get the same problem I can play visualisations in Winamp for maybe 10 minutes solidly before the whole thing locks up, pretty much the same thing happens with games such as Half life 2 and GTA SA. The comp also locks up round about the 68% mark when burning a long dvd, maybe there is more than one problem but this is starting to make me lose sleep!

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A:ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Problems

Most 9800 Pro's run extremely hot. Mine would get so hot it would lock up a few minutes after a game starts and it heated up the case causing the processor to run hot. Putting on a Arctic VGA Silencer solved the problem, I was even able to overclock the card. You can get one for about $15.

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Yea, so
I've had my radeong 9800 pro 128MB 256 bit for about 5 months now
I've never had a problem with it till the last 2 weeks
This is what happens,
So it's at stock speeds and everything, and when i scroll up or down on a web page, lots of white lines apear on my monitor,
when i try a game, it starts artifacting on me, crazy colours and everything
i restart and everythings fine
then 10 - 30 mins later, it starts all over again
I found that if i lower the clock + memory speed it goes away
but it's a reduction of like 50 MHZ!
This is really bugging the hell out of me?
I've updated drives and stuff, damn whats wrong with it
could it be overheating?
but i used to work fine
I dun get it,
Thx to anyone who has suggestions!

A:Radeon 9800 Problems! HELP


Yeap, sounds like overheating. Open the case up and clean out any dust etc. in the fans, case etc. that's in there. That'll heat things up and slow down fans.

If that doesn't fix the problem:

Try adding a case fan or run the system without the side of the case on to be sure it's overheating before you go spend the money on a case fan, though they aren't expensive. Check the ambiant temp. in the room. Above 25 C? Try bringing it down, that should help things.


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recently when playing games my graphics have been screwing up,
in one game little mulit coloured squares appear on the walls, when i exit to the desktop there are horizontal lines across it.
just playing css and the player models of the CT look like all cut up and i just experienced random big gray boxes on the map.

i have a AMD 64 3000+
128MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
with the catalyst drivers,

im thinking i might need to try new gfx drivers,

i dont know much about this so can soeone please explain what i need to do to install new drivers, and maybe offer alternative ATI radeion 9800 fdrivers

edit, im also scared that i may have fried my card, is there any way of checking this

hopefully this should fix my prob..

regards, method / scott

A:ATI Radeon 9800 Problems i think

dont know much about pc's but should there be so many "svhost" running and there is also 2 process called "ati" something..

i also have a spare ati radeon 9200 se, i could possibly put that in instead and see if that works, if so can someone explain the processes of putting in a new gfx card, like i know how to put it in the slot just anything else..

edit, my pc also seems to be making weird noises, something which should be spinning smoothly seems somewhat stuck just not right if you know what i mean. not sure what it is puke:


method " feelin =( "

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I recently installed a Radeon 9800 card into my PC, and it's been shutting my computer down everytime I go to play a game.
I can't even start up the valve launcher, Steam, to play any of those games either.
I reformatted my computer to see if that was the problem, and I put in a 400 watt power supply, but the problem is still there.
Any suggestions?

A:Radeon 9800 Problems

Interesting. Last year I picked up a 9800pro and it did the same thing. I had a second power supply laying around that I got to turn on and power the 9800 alone, while the main power supply took care of the rest of the computer. I don't necessarily recommend that method, but it showed me the card definitely needed more power. After I put in a 400w power supply, it still ran fine. Perhaps 400 is the grey area where it may or may not be okay, based on what other system components you have. If you're able to try a higher grade PSU, then maybe that'll help.

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I can't play games anymore. I used to play them without a problem, but out of the blue I started getting an error. Whenever I try to start up a game, it would tell me that I need a Directx compatible device to play the game, even when I already had one. I tried reinstalling directx 9.0c, installing new video card drivers, and even omega drivers. When I do dxdiag it says I have directx 9.0c installed, but under directx features DirectDraw acceleration, Direct3D acceleration, and AGP Texture Acceleration are labeled Not Available. What might be the problem?

I was able to run Age of Empires 2 but there were lines of white dots across the screen. Additionally, there are small lines surrounding the cursor when at the desktop screen and internet browsers run like slideshows when I scroll.

A:Radeon 9800 Pro Problems

Sounds like your card has fried. If all of your drivers are up to date and you are running the latest version of DirectX 9.0c then I would say the card needs to be replaced. The OS is not recognizing the adapter for some reason preventing you from running any video-demanding apps. Check that everything is good in the Device Manager and maybe look in the BIOS for any incorrect settings.

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Read on if you have a radeon 9800 and it crashes a few seconds whenever you play any 3d game or application.

(short version:Try changing your agp voltage to 15.5 to see if the card will not crash, read on for more details)

On my old mother board (an ecs 640fx-a) I used to have the aforementioned problem, and I was able to make the computer usable and playable by going into directx and disabling agp texture acceleration, which made the computer completely functional for gaming and work EXCEPT the radeon 9800 (xt in my case, but it also failed when I used to have a pro) worked at (rough estimate) 70% full speed. I tried nearly everything mentioned here that I could except for altering the agp voltage, which on my old motherboard was set to an unchangeable default of 15.0 V.

Now I upgraded to a new a-bit V17, and the radeon 9800 xt works perfectly with agp texture acceleration enabled, and I can totally see the difference in performance (though I see that I will need to upgrade from 512 mb ram to 1024) in doom 3.

So I looked into the bios settings for the agp voltage (which is a changeable feature on my motherboard) and I noticed that the agp voltage was set to a default, of not 15.0 V or 16.0 (as some people advised to do on this forum), but it was set to 15.5 V. Now I am practically convinced that this is the root of the problem so many people have been having, (not smartwrite or anything like that) and after classes I will set the voltage to 15 to see whether th... Read more

A:Do you have problems with radeon 9800?

I believe there's a slight decimal error, voltages should be divided by ten.

Hopefully no board has an option to set AGP voltages that high.

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Hello everyone,

My Radeon 9800 All in Wonder Pro video card is completely messed up, and always was. I was never unable to uninstall the drivers completely and reinstall them so my TV Tuner etc. would work properly. During start up I always get a "ATI Multimedia Centre was unable to load properly, please re-install". I've tried uninstalling with little success. It seems the drivers that were reccommended to me way back when are completely incorrect. The first time I installed everything though (this was when I first bought the card), it worked 100%. Then it prompted me to update my drivers, and ever since my Multimedia Centre has not been loading properly and gave me an error at start-up. I've attached the error I get when trying to install from the CD after uninstalling everything ATI related. If anyone knows what the problem is, I'd greatly appreciate the assistance.

Thanks for your time,


A:Radeon 9800 All in Wonder Pro Problems

i had the same card and it gave me issues, after uninstalling your ati drivers you should go into safe mode and clean out the registry and then restart and install the updated drivers fresh (with the multimedia stuff and the remote control.) I believe that is how i got around updating it and installing it successfully. microsoft as some of its own ati drivers i think that xp installs automatically (i could be wrong.) So just download all the software from ati.com and then follow that procedure and you should be fine. its a really good card, i personally really liked it, and i still used the remote afterwards, so even when you move on you will still have that for when youre just too sleepy to pause married with children reruns.

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I NEED HELP! Heres the problem: My ATI Radeon 9800 Pro worked fine and dandy until one day i took all the cards out of its slots and put it back in (because i was putting the Zalman VF700-CU Fan/Heatsink + VGA Ram Heatsink) and then, CHAOS (screen blanks after XP loads)! After reformating/reinstalling comp...

My card starts Windows XP and runs fine (in VGA Save mode).. well, it runs fine before I install the drivers for it and when I do install the drivers, the screen goes blank after XP loads. The only way back is to System Restore through safe mode and uninstall the drivers to let it run under VGA Save mode. I am forced to live with WinXP SP1 because SP2 installs ATI Drivers and then same thing, my screen will go blank. I have read that numerous other ppl have experienced this problem, but I have yet to read a solution about it. One more thing to note, my monitor says Signal Failed when I have the power cord plugged into the card, hence, it wont run with the power going through the card.. but will run without it. Boy, im in for a mess..I shoulda just stuck to GF cards. Should I just get a new video card? Here's the details

Display Properties ==> Settings ==> Advanced ==> Adapter ==> Properties ==> Resources

Input/Output Range 03B0 - 03BB used by:
Intel(R) 82875P Processor to AGP Controller - 2579
Input/Output Range 03C0 - 03DF used by:
Intel(R) 82875P Processor to AGP Controller - 2579
Memory Range 000A0000 - 000BFFFF used by:
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A:HELP! Problems with my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro!

i desperately need to know this too, since i have the EXACT same problem (but with a geforce 6800)

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Howdy folks,

Last night i decided to upgrade my catalyst drivers to 5.1 because of some minor bug fixes and since then whenever i try playing games or watching tv i hear a wierd noise inside my computer then it stops/crashes with no error message(sometimes it may lock up just before it enters windows)I unnistalled the 5.1 catalyst drivers(i used driver cleaner 3.3)then i installed my old drivers but that did not help at all,the computer still crashes and i still hear that noise.I took the card out and now my computer uses the onboard graphics,that seems to have sold the problem.Any indeas or help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks

My system is

P4 3.0 ghz Ht
1ghz of ram
80 gigs
Asrock p4s61(uses 8x agp)

A:Ati Radeon AIW 9800 problems

Can you describe this weird noise? Maybe the cooling fan on the graphics card went bad. That would explain the instability.

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I bought my radeon 9800 pro back in May, everything was working good till about a week ago. I was playing game called City of heros which I have been playing since may. My 3d graphics started going weird, intially thought it was my game, then it started messing up my desktop graphics also. I've done all the update the video card drivers, checked to make sure the fan was working on the card, make sure the cpu fan was working. I blew compressed air on the card and everything and got some dust out. Does anyone else have any ideas, the card goes back and forth from working correctly to werid blocky graphics and all, sometimes restarting to computer fixes it?? HELP

A:problems with radeon 9800 pro

If under warranty, have it replaced!

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The last couple of weeks my Radeon 9800 128 mb video card (or at least I think it is the cause of my problems) has been acting up. I have had the computer for close to two years with no problems up til now. I get 4 yellow streaks that run vertically down my screen equally spaced out. In computer games objects will be stretched and connected to other objects. There is also discoloration in what seems to be random tiles. I have the latest drivers and I have not installed any new software or hardware. I've cleaned off the fan, and i'm pretty sure it is running fast enough. The streaks will appear on my screen whether or not I play a game, but they appear much faster if I do. If I restart my computer sometimes they go away, but usually I have to turn the computer off fully and restart the computer (and sometimes they don't go away then). Sometimes the streaks will go away on their own, but then come back. Any suggestions on what my problem might be would be greatly appreciated.

A:Radeon 9800 problems

sounds like your monitor. if you have another computer you have access to try putting your video card in that and see how it comes out. my monitor sucks and if i leave it on too long the picture gets distorted and stretches out so i can barley see my icons on the side. if it is your video card then go to newegg.com and get a new one. they have great deals.

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About a month ago my system was becoming increasingly unstable and kept crashing. It seamed like it was overheating so i lifted the side off my case to find that the graphics card(radeon 9800 pro) fan had melted off and fell to the bottom of the case.

I removed the heat sink and fitted a artic cooler nv silencer and it seamed things were ok.

Then over the past week or so i keep getting a loud clicking from the hard drive(maxtor dm10 200G SATA)and the system keeps locking briefly then continues as normal.Ive noticed this is more apparent when using media player and viewing any graphics.Games will not play at all and just lock up and the screen turns blue!!!.At first i thought it was a problem accessing the HDD so id a low level format of the whole drive and reinstalled.However the problem continues!!!

The sytem will only run relatively stable if i lower the graphics card acceleration to almost zero.

However this is not good and will not allow me to play games.

Can anyone help me out?


A:Problems with radeon 9800 pro!!!!!!!!

How did your video card melt the fan? Did you overclock it? SATA sometime make FREEZE/CONTINUE features so ignore it, not big deals. BIGGEST DEALS is you need new video card since your game wont run on it. Go get replacement


P.S. Modding Video Card Third Party Source Heatsink instead OEM result worst damage possible, im still scared to change my FORSA GeForceFX 5200, this card can take me from 250mhz/400mhz to 310mhz/475mhz but i had to bump back to 300/450 because it overheating

:EDIT: OHOH, did you update your video card drivers or you still using the outdated OPENGL drivers? UPDATE IT!

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Having some problems with my system, comp restarts or locks up when i start up any game. I first thought something was wrong with my RAM, pc3200 so i dropped down to pc2700. I have a matsonic board p4 2.6 w/ 800 bus, so pc3200 should work. With the pc2700 ram the comp continued to restart apon running any game, so i started wondering if my video card was acting screwy. I threw in my geforce4 and now everythings working fine. My whole system is new and i tested the ram and video card in other machines and they seem to work fine something just must be clashing in my system or perhaps my board is crap?? I'm not sure any help/advise would be great. Thanks

A:Radeon 9800 Pro Problems

Oh, i first thought it was a RAM problem because when i was installing windows xp the comp kept restarting/locking up and thats when i switched to the pc2700 ram. After windows was installed i put the pc3200 ram back in and windows seems to run until any game starts up.

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hi. i have just upgraed from a geforce fx5200 to a radeon 9800 pro.

I have a pentium 4 3.gz
512mb ram
120 g hard drive

now i have just taken the fx200 out and put the radeon in. i also hooked up to the fan to my power supply.
when i go to play cs or cs source some of the textures turn bright pink and green and sometimes there is black lines coming off the gun??

i have directx9.0c and the latest catalyst drivers.

can someone please help me as its making me sad

A:PLEASE HELP!!! RADEON 9800 pro problems

Did you remove the driver and software for the old card before fitting the new one? If not, then that could be the reason for your problem.

You will probably need to boot into safe mode and remove all graphics drivers and software and start again.

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I am new to this board so please bear with me. I've only owned nVidia boards previously, but I'm coming across a very odd Direct X problem when I try and play any games with the new Radeon 9800 Pro card and my new Sony SDM-S74 LCD monitor, hooked up via DVI.

When I use the monitor normally it works like a dream, but when I try to play any assortment of games, from C&C Generals Zero Hour or Far Cry, the game appears to start loading, but then I get an error message saying something along the lines of "You need to have at least DirectX 8.1 or else your hardware might night be up to the minimum requirements to run this game".

I have installed DirectX 9.0b (the most recent version) as well as updated the newest Catalyst drivers from the ATI website and still get this issue.

Before I started with the LCD monitor, I was using an older Trinitron monitor (analog connection) and everything worked just fine (even with the Radeon and drivers), but when I switched to the LCD, the problems started up.

I've search the ATI FAQs and can't find anything about this other than "Make sure you have the most recent DirectX files installed", which doesn't do me a lot of good.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


A:Radeon 9800 Pro Direct X problems


Make you sure uninstalled your old moniter properly and have your new moniter installed with the latest drivers. If the system worked fine with the old moniter then the video card shouldn't be the problem. Give that a shot.


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The card perfectly works fine, but then when you open a game, runs like run threw it. example below

For the first few months it worked fine, but now it does that, what can the problem be? :chef:

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My setup:

AMD Athlon 2400+
(Motherboard Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18G Pro)
1024 DDR Ram
Onboard 64mb Nvidia GeForce 4 graphics
Win XP Home

Realising that I would need to buy a better graphics card to play the latest games, I bought an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro from www.lowestonweb.co.uk (affiliate of Evesham Micros who built my PC).

I installed the AGP card, connected to a spare power cable and moved the VGA monitor cable from the onboard to the AGP VGA connection.

It managed to get past the initial boot check but as soon as the black XP Home screen with the load bar is displayed, the graphics distort and it freezes. Subsequent restarts only display a black screen. There is no problem starting the PC when the card is removed and when using the onboard VGA port.

The motherboard is 8x AGP compatible, the BIOS as well as PC Diagnose confirm this, I have read in depth on the ATI website on installation problems and also the Nvidia websites, as well as speaking at great length on the technical support line for Evesham and have concluded the following:

- I probably need to disable the onboard graphic card but there doesn’t seem to be any option for this in the BIOS, the motherboard website has downloads for BIOS updates and a manual, but I can’t seem to download them.
- A power supply of 300wt is recommended but I have 230wt
- I am not the only person to have problems installing a graphics card when onboard graphics already exist

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A:Boot problems with Radeon 9800

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I just recieved and installed my Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb....

When the drivers aren't installed everything is fine and dandy.

When they are, right as the computer gets to the windows login screen it either goes black right away, or has a few seconds of 'working time' and then locks up. Then like 30 seconds later - the moniter acts as if it lost all signal.

I also notice than the bottom left hand side of the screen kinda flickers a little... (only when drivers are installed)
Could this be the card overheating? I had a temperature sensor hooked up at one point - it idled at like 145*F (like when the drivers aren't installed or when its booting up), and then when in windows with the drivers installed: it goes up to around 150ish.. It has a heatsink and a fan (working), both which came with the card. I just have no idea what temps should be for vid cards, so I dont know if this is an issue.

Its a refurbished card that I just bought (because im cheap).

A:Problems with my Radeon 9800 Pro (256mb)

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Hi guys,

Im running a dell sc400 2.8 gigs/ 1.5 gigs of ram with the radeon 9800 256 pro.

I am an avid gamer and since I bought the card a few months ago, there has been no problems. However, recently, after a period of having the power on - especially playing games such as unreal/world of warcraft.. little dots start appears/blurring on the screen... they arent so bad that I can't play, however, I can tell the display is flickering back and forth a tiny bit (about 0.5mm jumps).. I have opened up the case while its running but it has not helped. I have uploaded the newest catalyst driver as well.. still a no go. After a while, I see these 3-4 mm squares on the game screen with little dots in them as well.. and the dots/flicker only happens during the games.. not in regular windows display.

I have played around with troubleshoting option in which I decelerated the graphics card a bit, however, when I try world of warcraft/unreal 2004 - the cursor just flickers really badly. I tried playing around with every setting on the display options (ati control panel) to no avail..

I just wrote an email to ati 2 days ago but they still have not returned my email.. any ideas what is wrong? Or what I can do to make this better?

The computer is shared by me and my gf so it has been played on sometimes for 12 hrs at a time .. but then, shouldnt it be ok for the graphics card?

Thanks in advance for all your thoughtful input - anything would help!

A:Radeon 9800 Pro Problems - please read

Your situation could be 3 possibilities.

#1 Does your Dell have a powerful enough Power Supply to handle adding a 9800 Pro in the first place, [Look on the P/S for a wattage label] most Dell packages come with just enough wattage to cover whats in the system, Why? Because you usually end up going back to them for any upgrades, and you do have the P/S plugged straight into the video card Right?

#2 The ATI 9800 Pro runs hot it needs good case airflow, in the Dell case is it getting good airflow? How many cooling fans are in the case? Are there any places additional fans could be added? You should never have to open your case, you loose the airflow design when you do.

#3 And more than likely your problem is the sorry GPU cooling solution that comes on the 9800 Pro, I changed mine to a Vantec Iceburg 5, and used Artic Silver 5 on the GPU die itself.

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Has anyone any immediate thoughts on the following problem?
I have been looking at a Dell pc that had a 9800 card fitted but was showing very distorted graphics - dominant vertical striping. I took it out and replaced it with a pci card that worked fine. I have since tried the 9800 in another machine which gives similar problems.
I received a 9600XT card today and fitted it to the Dell and everything seemed to be working Ok, drivers loaded and booting into windowsXP. After a while the screen went blank and monitor was not receiving a signal from the card, I rebooted the machine a couple of times and the same thing happened. I took the card out a couple of times and reseated it in the agp slot but to no avail.
Has anyone quick thoughts as to what may be going on?
I intend to try the 9600 card in another machine just to confirm that it does work OK.

A:Radeon 9800/9600 problems.


Did the agp slot ever work correctly? Is the computer recognizing it?

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Recently I put a VGA-Silencer(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186110) on my radeon 9800 since I was getting alot of artifacting and they were known to run hot. After installing it, I turned my pc screen on and the monitor won't turn on neither will my saitek keyboard lights. I was guessing it was my power supply, Anyone got any other ideas. I think I'm running a 250 watt power supply but I can't find out for sure since it was a cheap power supply and the monitor won't come on. Help would be appreciated.

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I recently installed a new radeon 9800 pro and came to see i started getting a little bit of loss and a ton of choke while playing counter-strike with it. I didnt before with my radeon 8500v. I was wondering how i can fix this Thanks!

A:Radeon 9800 pro Gaming Problems

Search through Google for Open GL updates for your card that should fix the darn thing.

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I have a radeon 9800 pro (agp) and it was working fine. then i reformatted my hard drive and installed windows xp. i then installed ccc and the latest 9.1 drivers. it was doing great(except for the overheating, but i have a fan on it now) until i installed Medal of Honor Pacific Assault. This card was running doom 3 on low and no lag, even though my mobo is old and with dual pentium 3's. so i installed moh pa and started playing. it went fine until it was loading a level and it went white, so i exited. then when i tryed to restart the app, it said "your video card does not fully support Direct X 8.1 . Supported video cards are.......Ati radeon 9800 pro". i rolled back to 8.1 driver and same thing. if i restart the application, it always says it but it will do it and doom 3 on startup. also, my direct 3d tests and everything else has failed because i "pressed a key" and it will go into 16-bit on 640by 420 res. please help is it a failing grapics card?

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I recently got a "Medion Radeon 9800 XL" (wich is the old core, the 350) and it has a floppy drive connector instead of the molex. I have a 400W PSU, somewhat generic. Never really gave me any problems, until now, when I installed this new GPU. The problem is that this GPU gets very hot, and I does not have a temp sensor so I check that by touching it, I guess that would be okay, if it worked at all, 'cause I have a 8cm fan blowing directly to her, so temp should not be an issue, given the fact that I don't have it OC'ed nor flashed to a XT, and if temp is an issue I can get a Zalman VF 700, but I don't want to spend money in that cooler if it's that my GPU is half dead.

The wierd part is that it works "fine" UNTIL I install the drivers (I tried 3 diferent versions, with and without CCC), when I do that, my PC freezers, or if I reboot, it never enters Windows again. I also formated twice to make sure is not a WIndows-related problem. ¿Could this be a IRQ related problem?
The EXTRA wierd thing was that it worked, actually worked as in I could play a few games, before I formated my previous Win install, where I had an NVIDIA driver-mess. So I formated to have a clean install for her alone and this is how she repays me!

I was using the a GeForce4 MX 420 and I have no problems whatsoever. My system is:
Celeron D, ECS P4M800Pro-M, 2 512 DDR2, a GeForce4 MX 420, 2 HDD's, 2 CD/DVD-ROMS, 3 8cm's fans and 1 12cm fan... Read more

A:Radeon 9800 XL problems - power-hungry GPU?

It could be any number of things. Likely the GPU is defective. I've always thought that more Radeon 9800s are defective than any other series of video cards. Of course, it could be just a driver issue....

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I had to send my ASUS P4P8X motherboard back to the company for them to fix the on board LAN (which, incidentally, they didn't fix). I had my vid card running in it before I sent it back and had no problems with the card at all. Now, I am getting all kinds of lines and polygon shapes with all my games. I uninstalled old drivers, reinstalled the latest drivers, and no luck. Aside from reseating the card (which I'm about to do), does anyone else have any ideas?
I'm mad as hell at ASUS for not fixing the problem in the first place, and now I'm wondering the either the mobo is hosed or the vid card is hosed.

P4/2.8 GHZ Pentium IV processor
ASUS P4P8X motherboard, just returned from ASUS for a LAN problem, got my BIOS fixed (which I didn't think need fixing, but oh well)
Kingston 512 MB x 2 PC3200 DDR memory
On board audio
Sapphire RADEON 9800 PRO Card
Thermaltake 480 W power supply

The vid card worked just great before ASUS got it. Could something have happened to the motherboard or BIOS that is causing the vid card to act like this? I've had the problem with FS 2002 and Madden 2005.

And how do I set up a footer so I don't have to type in my specs every time?

A:Sapphire ATI RADEON 9800 Pro suddenly giving problems

foycur said:

I had to send my ASUS P4P8X motherboard back to the company for them to fix the on board LAN (which, incidentally, they didn't fix). I had my vid card running in it before I sent it back and had no problems with the card at all. Now, I am getting all kinds of lines and polygon shapes with all my games. I uninstalled old drivers, reinstalled the latest drivers, and no luck. Aside from reseating the card (which I'm about to do), does anyone else have any ideas?
I'm mad as hell at ASUS for not fixing the problem in the first place, and now I'm wondering the either the mobo is hosed or the vid card is hosed.

P4/2.8 GHZ Pentium IV processor
ASUS P4P8X motherboard, just returned from ASUS for a LAN problem, got my BIOS fixed (which I didn't think need fixing, but oh well)
Kingston 512 MB x 2 PC3200 DDR memory
On board audio
Sapphire RADEON 9800 PRO Card
Thermaltake 480 W power supply

The vid card worked just great before ASUS got it. Could something have happened to the motherboard or BIOS that is causing the vid card to act like this? I've had the problem with FS 2002 and Madden 2005.

And how do I set up a footer so I don't have to type in my specs every time?Click to expand...

As mentioned in an other thread yes its just a on going headache the 9800 cards,Some may work for just a little while and then come back with problems and not just one problem,Its in the build of the card they should be t... Read more

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Everytime I plug my monitor into the back of my graphics card, nothing displays on the mointor and the light on it just starts blinking. The graphics card I was using was a GeForce 2 Integrated, and I uninstalled it then tried to install my Radeon 9800 Pro. I don't know if my AGP slot has to be turned on or anything, but if it does I do not know how to do it. I tried to download the drivers from www.ati.com and then it wouldn't let me install them because it said I didn't have a device that required them.

My Specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
1.7 GHz
512 RAM
Windows XP Pro SP 2

A:Problems Installing Saphire Radeon 9800 128meg Pro

Thats strange did you try going into the bios of your motherboard and setting up your display priority as agp try that and see if it works?? :wave:

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Installed the Radeon card as stated in the installation guide, removed my old video card from the AGP slot, and installed the new radeon agp card
connected the power cord provided by powercolor to the power cable that was connected to HDD and connected one of the power connector to the HDD and the other to the Radeon 9800 power connector slot.
I reconnected the monitor cable to the Radeon 9800.
Started the computer.
The computer started and it gave one beep and then nothing came, it was blank screen. I could hear sound from the HDD but nothing came up.
I though it was a power supply issue so disconnected all the drives and only connected the 120GB HDD. But I get the same problem.
Then I shut down the computer and waited for around 1hr and restarted the computer,it booted now but then reached till the windows login screen and then froze. I tried changing the AGP Power supply setting on the BIOS from 1.5V to 1.8V, but I get the same results.
The computer starts if I shutdown and wait for around 1hr but then it freezes at the Windows login screen.
It got through only once and then I installed the ATI drivers, but when again I tried to do a Hard boot by completely switching off the PC and then restarting it the screen goes blank at startup.
Only after long wait I restart the Computer then it boots completely. But it freezes on the windows login screen.
The Computer starts fine when I install my old AGP card.

Any help will be appreciated,

Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.

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A:problems with Radeon 9800 install on a SOYO p4x400 Mbo

What's the size of your power supply?

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how much faster is it than the 9600 Pro and XT.

and how much slower is it than the 9800 Pro and XT

my buddy owns a Radeon 9700 non-Pro...i wanna tell him how much faster my card will be, and how much faster his is over the 9600's

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Hey, here's a simple question. Though.. I don't know the answer clearly, could someone clear this up?

The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB is almost exactly the same price as the ATI All-In-Wonder (AIW) 9800 Pro 128MB and I'm wondering why. (Edit, BTW, both are manufactured by ATI and both are retail, non-OEM)

Does the regular 9800pro have advantages over AIW? and vice versa?

Are there no differences at all besides the fact that the AIW comes with a bunch of cool features and stuff including a remote?

Will order tomorrow, input GREATLY appreciated.

A:Radeon 9800 Pro vs AIW 9800 Pro

the clock speeds are the same as the 9800pro. i compared the size of my AIW 9800pro versus my friend's radeon 9800pro and my AIW is slightly smaller. his 9800pro also has ramsinks whereas my AIW does not (i am not sure if all radeon 9800pros have ramsink or not). anyhow, my AIW runs games the same as my friend's radeon.

if there is not that much of a price difference and you are willing to spend a bit more, i would get the AIW because it's pretty much the same as the radeon, except with all the goodies.

note: i am sort of bias because i do own an AIW.

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Hi guys, having a problem with my radeon 9800 pro card. Windows xp sp3

I installed the card and hooked up my moniter and my tv (tv using the s-video output) When I fired the computer up for the first time I had tv output all the way into windows...and then the found new hardware thing popped up (not the wizard just the notification) as soon as that popped up I got no display on the tv. I went to the device manager and under the display section I've got two: radeon 9800 pro, and radeon 9800 pro SEC. I uninstalled the latter one and rebooted the system, now I get tv right up until the windows logon screen. It doesn't matter which one I disable or uninstall it is the same. I downloaded and installed the latest ati catalyst driver (and bundled software) and now I don't get any tv out except the odd flicker...even in bootup. So I uninstalled the newest drivers and I'm back at square one

Am I missing some important step here? I had tv out until windows automatically installed the driver

A:radeon 9800 pro no tv out in xp

Thats normal behavior. You should have two entries for the card since it supports dual outputs. Install the latest drivers and software for the card: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...px?type=2.4.1&product=
Once you install that it installs the Catalyst Control Center. Access it through teh All Programs Menu or the System Tray, or by right-clicking on the desktop. Thats where you can enable the secondary display and TV-Out. You need to keep the resolution for that output down to 640x480 as thats all you'll get through S-Video with a TV.

Catalyst Control Center info: http://ati.amd.com/products/catalystcontrolcenter/index.html

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Thinking of buying this card but a few questions to help my decision.
Main question: is it a good card delivering high end graphic demands of current games? mainly, Half Life 2 - anyone running this game using Radeon 6800 pro 128mb DDR and getting great results?
Second point, as my computer comes with the the usual fan, I hear people saying they need another fan to keep the temp' down or they end up crashing their computer. Is the fan built into the card not enough? I am not a great gamer in that I spend hours over a game, more like an hour - so I wont be running it hours on end.
Third point is that has there been any problems with the cards voltage needs? if so, how do I find out if my PC has enough power to run it sufficiently?
PS. Should i just go for a 9600pro at nearly half the price?

A:Radeon 9800 pro

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To all who read this and offer support thanks in advance,

I recently just purchased this card and installed all the drivers and got it up and running but when i play games it doesnt want to go higher then 60fps. I was wondering if there is some setting i am missing that i can change to make it higher or it is possible just these games are holding it back. One of the game CS i even got up to 90fps on my old video card (radeon 64mb ddr with vivo)(without tweaking anything) but now it doesnt want to go higher then 60fps.
Sorry for rambling on in some garbled messed :S


A:Ati Radeon 9800 Pro

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Is the 9800 pro worth the 60 dollars more then the 9600xt?

A:Radeon 9800 Pro

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I play unrealtournament 2004 alot and i have a radeon 9800 128mb, 512 ram in my comp and a 80 gig hard drive but yet i only get a avg of 10-30 fps in the game. is that right!? any ideas tell me

A:Radeon 9800...

What processor do you have? Have you installed the latest Catalyst drivers? What resolution are you using?

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My Radeon 9800 pro 128mb
has been running for about 6 months now,
and it's consistantly overheating on me
i get funny colours in games, and artifacting,
then a wait a while
and it goes away, when i'm outta the game
so it's obviously overheating
anyway, it wasn't like this for the first 5 months
should i just replace it with my warrenty? but it will take 10 days...

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this is a cost and effect issue

I was going to buy a Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

because it was cheaper.

but now im not sure.

i read a reveiw (toms hardware)

that currently the 9800PRO 128 is no different than 256. in speed.

but in FUTURE games, when texture resolutions in games will be higher, the 256MB model will push ahed

and i won't have to buy a new card as soon if i bu ther 256 mb model now.

it might seem like it a waste of money, but is it? cuz in the future, it wil be worth the extra dollars.


A:ok...Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB vs. 256 MB

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