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 Post subject: Power Color Radon 9600 XT 256 Mb
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:40 pm 
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I bought a pc from Cyberpower and it has:
3000+ XP
80 G hd
512 PC3200
Radeon 9600 XT 256 Mb
Asus A7NX-X mobo
I play Everquest and every time I am in a fight it either freezes up or my monitor turns black.
I have read that these video cards are no good. I think the card is getting to hot. I have not called Cyberpower yet.
any help.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:18 pm 
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Do not do anything to your PC until you call your vendor!! You might blow the warrantee !

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i second what nasty said.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:02 pm 
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Those video cards are pretty good. Ive used quite a few of them in the past for systems ive built. Have you updated the drivers from ati yet?
http://ati.com/support/driver.html

Make sure you have the latest drivers and then post back and let us know. I have the same card in my gaming computer and the only issue i have is memory speed, but that has been fixed. I have never had a problem with heat on these cards. As for the warranty, make sure you talk to them before you crack the case so you dont void the warranty like the other guys have said.


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 Post subject: Power Radeon XT 256
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:07 pm 
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I have teh latest drivers installed. I have a digital temp gauge on the front of my pc, and when ever my pc hits 88-89 degrees it freezes in game or my monitor goes black and I have to reboot it, but when I have my AC near the pc on it does not happen and I can play forever. That is why I think I have a overheated video card. Do you guys think I may have a resource conflict.
Thanks guys.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:39 pm 
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update all the drivers and the whatnot

that will probably solve some problems


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 5:43 pm 
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ive always been told that it is very rare for video cards to overheat but, you may want to make sure that your fans are all blowing. you can also check in the BIOS to see what the temperature settings are.


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 Post subject: Radeon 9600 XT
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:50 pm 
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I have all my drivers updated and my fans are working. I just do not know why I crash or freeze up. Maybe my proc is heating up?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:24 pm 
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freeze ups usually occur because the cpu is overheating. i know this because my old p3 700mhz froze when i played [the not so cpu intensive] gunbound (save the laughing for later, fun game considering its free). i touched the part of the heatsink that was closest to the proc and it was pretty hot.

first, do some cpu intensive things like folding or prime95. if you experience any hiccups or freezing, the cpu is overheating. if not, after the cpu excersize, check the bios.

the motherboard should let you dip into its hardware monitoring. if you dont know how to get to the bios, just press the delete button during post.(im sure cyberpower wont know, just dont change any settings.) just look through the motherboard until it shows the cpu temp. if it shows any high temperatures, (high 50's and beyond), the proc is probably overheating. if its at a good temperature (~52c and below) then its probably something else.

make sure you have good airflow over the videocard. videocards are harder to overheat, and can handle higher temps. if this fails, call up cyberpower.


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