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Video Card Problems

I was playing "Supreme Commander" on my pc (specs below) when all of a sudden the monitor turned off. I rebooted and tried again and it happened again. I figures my graphics card, a ATI X1650 Pro, went bad. I removed my graphics card and placed it in another computer and it worked fine with no symptoms I had from the other computer. I stuck the card back in my other computer and it started acting up again. Then I placed a friends brand new ATI X1950XT in my computer and it worked fine. I have uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled them and still have a problem with the ATI X1650 Pro turning off the monitor when there is any type of load on the graphics card. Could this be a problem on the motherboard itself, like with the PCI Express Slot? And if it is, is there a way to make the secondary 16x PCI Express slot as the primary?

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  • Matthew Arent Apr 05, 2007

    CPU Specs:

    Windows XP Home
    AMD X2 3800+
    2 Gig Ram
    320 Gig hard drive
    ATI X1650 Pro Graphics
    Lite On DVD+-RW Drive
    Lite On DVD Drive



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Sounds like the video card is heating up too quickly and can't get rid of the heat fast enough. Maybe you need to check the fan on the video card or get another fan to circulate the air more within your PC. I currently have 3 fans blowing inward in my PC and 1 blowing outward. 1 mounted on the front, blowing inward 1 mounted on the side, blowing inward 1 mounted on the top, blowing inward 1 mounted on the back, blowing outward I used to have problems with my video card acting up from time to time and this seemed to help keep not only my video card cool, but also my CPU.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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    Joshua Hori Apr 05, 2007

    On a added note...If you want to use it now, open the side of the case and put a house fan blowing in on there...Just make sure that you don't spill anything into the fan...That would be disastrous.




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