That MOBO handled my 9800 pro for over 2 years :/ Now it will only work with my friends 9600 xt :/ I'm curious though, Ive read of a lot of people who have the same exact problem, could they all have bad video cards as well? O well :bawl:
SquirrelAssassinThat MOBO handled my 9800 pro for over 2 years :/ Now it will only work with my friends 9600 xt :/ I'm curious though, Ive read of a lot of people who have the same exact problem, could they all have bad video cards as well? O well :bawl:
as in my earlier post, the issue is not necesarily that the chipset is not adequate but more likely that the chipset has gone bad and is overheating , chipsets are suceptible to heat and in older mobo designs , specially oem designs, the chipset had poor cooling or no cooling at all. this is due to most of these prebuilt systems being intended to be used with built in video only.
hmm, that sucks. It's too bad that my computer's warrant expired a long time ago. :bawl:
try a pci card, if it doesnt work its the mobo, if it works then it is something else
Well, I took out my video card again and can play all my games fine without hardlocking. Obviously I play on lowest possible settings, but on those same settings my video card hardlocks. It still sucks because on most of the games I'm playing now I only get like 10-20 fps. But something interested I noticed after I took out my video card I was gettn diskboot errors and couldn't get to windows. So I changed the power cord that goes into my HDD with a different free one, and my computer started fine. SO could the problem maybe have something to do with my Power supply? I have an Antex 430 watt powersupply that I've been using for a couple years now that I got to replace my stock PSU so I could put in a video card. But I'm wondering if that could be the culprit? :uhm::confused:
could be, I think we did suggest that it could be your psu
I just had a thought, did you check to see if your video card or north bridge are overheating?
Well with the ATI control panel on the temp monitor the highest it goes is like 37-40 degrees, but usually stays in low 30s