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ATI Radeon 9800xl Problem. It runs fine for about a couple of minutes then the screen goes all funny. e.g. lines and green things and you can not see things clearly.

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  • nuxtor Feb 22, 2009

    I've got the same problem.

    Sometimes there's nothing and everything looks perfect.

    Then these lines start comming up, like an surface on the screen. Can be all sorts of colours and often it starts to kinda of "flimmer(?)" everywhere, making it impossible to see anything.

    Did the solution work for you? And what does fan mean? Is it the cooler?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Can you recommend suitable replacements for the Radeon 9800XL. Is there any benefit in upgrading to a 256mb graphics card.

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Have you checked that the card is not over-heating?

Remove the side panel of your computer and then when you can see the inside of your computer and see the card clearly, turn on the computer...

WARNING...observe only, do not at any time attempt to touch any interior hardware parts under any circumstances whilst your computer is powered on, this is dangerous and could lead to serious electrical shock if you touch any parts whilst the computer is powered up!

Observe the following: is the fan on the card working? When the screen goes 'funny' is the fan working, is it running slow etc? If the fan seems to be working perfectly fine then it is an onboard circuit problem in which case you will need to replace the ATI card or go back to using the onboard ATI.

Hope this helps.

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