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Travis02 04-12-2006 04:08 PM

Graphics Card Trouble
 
Hi,
I have had a ati 9500 series graphics card on my pc for about a year now... When i turn the pc on you can barely make out anything on the screen, it looks kind of like confetti... Thought it might be the monitor, but tried switching them out... Still have the problem.. Then thought it might be the power strip... Changed that out, still have the same problem... Then moved the pc to another room in the house, same problem... The card would work right one day and then the next it would be messed up again... Now it is always like confetti... Could it be that the graphics card has gone out...? Or something as simple as dust... I did take the card out and blew some of the dust off, then put it back in.... Same problem....
If I need to get a new graphics card what would be a good equivalent to the card that I have now? Trying to stay below $150, however...
Any info would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Juanzo 04-12-2006 07:35 PM

First check that you have the latest drivers. If you can barely use the computer, try starting up with safe-mode.

As for the price range, I'd go for a X800, but prices here are different from USA.

William_Wilson 04-13-2006 12:40 AM

I have the ATI 9500 running in this comp as well, it has served me well, and it's going on 3 1/2 yrs.
The problems you suggest could be due to a malfuntion in the card, you may want to contact ATI on this one and see if there have been any other cases of simlar problems.


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