I posted a while ago about problems with my video card, an ATI 9800 pro, and I sent it into the warranty etc. Well, the problem was, i have owned the video card for like about a year and 3 months and just recently like a month ago my computer would just start randomly hardlockin for no reason at all in random locations. It could freeze 10 sec of me pushing the power button to like an hour after. So a computer techhelped me out and found out that my computer ran fine on the MOBO graphics and without the video card in. Thats great and all but not for my games.
So I sent my video card into the warranty service and it comes back like a week or so later and I put it in and my computer freezes... So on these forums people had said that heat had killed my card and all this stuff. Well today I let my friend try my video card in his computer and it is working fine : /
SO i really have no idea why my video card isn't working with my computer. My computer worked perfectly for me for over a year and then just all of a sudden started doing this. I don't see how it could do that, I think it might be a problem with my motherboard but I don't know.:uhm:
Try reinstalling the drivers for your MOBO, i particular the ones for the AGP socket, i had a similar problem myself and thats what it was.
It may be a problem with the AGP slot. Try installing an old PCI video card and see what happens.
Do you have another power supply you could test it with? You could be having problems with yours.
game_freak444 is more than likely right on the money. If you run okay with lesser power-hungry video and the card works in your buds computer, your p.s. could be the issue.
Well, my 9800 pro is workin on my friends computer so he traded me his 9600XT. I'm wondering now, should I just stick with this or try to get a new 9800 pro. My 9800 pro is 128 MB and the 9600 XT i have now is 256 MB so I guess this is faster? Should I stick with it, im bigger on peformance over graphics.
Could it possibly be a virus that got onto your pc?
I dont know, but should the 9600 xt be a good substitute for my 9800 pro.
Its a pretty good, althogh its old. Just make sure it got those 256