Question about ATI RADEON X1650 Xt, (256 MB) Graphic Card

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Help!!! i think i have a problem: when i run a game with good grafic ( FEAR,PREY,....), a red light on the video card (HIS ATI Radeon x1650XT) lights up; i had a source of 400w (a cheap one); might the source be the problem???

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Turn down the settings of your game (graphics) I have found these cards sort of just STOP if overloaded and 'stressed'. Start from the lowest setting and test. If okay go up a notch and test. If okay repeat this... But to be fair, on that card you should be able to get to quite high with the graphics. If this is okay, turn down the resolution on the game from 800x600 and then 1024 x 768 (optimal up to 17") then 1280 x 1024 (optimal 19" and above) and if applicable 1600 x 1200 Have you had it long? You could always get a replacement if still under warranty! I have had 3 X1950's and yours is the second X1650 I have heard about behaving in this matter.

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Re: Help!!!

Hi its unlikely to be your power supply,more like the video card is over heating, vent your case and add an extra fan and see if this cures the problem, Also if you have another pci card beside the video card, move it aside too allow better air flow and less interference to the v/card. Regards mistyman

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