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    ATI Radeon PRO 128 AGP - Snowy graphic

    HI guys, i have an ATI Radeon PRO 128 AGP and it was working fine all along until yesterday when i was play 3d game, the graphic became very snowy. Please Help.

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    What model Radeon and what game was it?

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    Wolfenstein - ET
    It happens on Madden 2007 as well.
    how do I find out what model that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gthotmail View Post
    Wolfenstein - ET
    It happens on Madden 2007 as well.
    how do I find out what model that is?
    He means:

    Radeon 9600
    Radeon 9800
    Radeon X800
    Radeon X1950

    But I think you already answered this:
    ATI Radeon PRO 128 AGP

    Is that the All-IN-Wonder card?

    Some possible fixes:

    Update ATI drivers to Omega Drivers –
    Update motherboard driver
    Tweak windows to bare requirements for processor enhancement (msconfig and service.msc dropped to bare minimun to run Win XP)
    Set AGP x4
    Set Bios voltage to 1.7
    Disable fastwrite
    Disable VPU via SmartGart
    Cleaned registry

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    yeah, forgot to mention it. it's ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128 AGP

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    Is it snowy at all times or only in 3d games?

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    yes only in 3d games.
    it works out fine when i am doing everything else, like surfing and watching movies.

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    Update ATI drivers to Omega Drivers – check
    Update motherboard driver - check
    Tweak windows to bare requirements for processor enhancement (msconfig and service.msc dropped to bare minimun to run Win XP) - I need more info on how to do this.

    Set AGP x4 - check
    Set Bios voltage to 1.7
    Disable fastwrite - check
    Disable VPU via SmartGart - check
    Cleaned registry - check

    still the same.

    I just found out somthing, when I am running a 3d application, the desktop went snowy as well.

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    The ram on the card is getting to hot or you have the card overclocked ?

    Check the fan and cooling.

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    I don't know how to overclock, so that is out of equation.
    I did check the heat sink and it's burning hot, but the fan is running fine.
    How do i fix this?

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    One way would be to buy an adjustable fan that you can situation over the heat sinks to blow cool air over them.

    http://en.qschina.com/html/tradeinfo...1/21/7977.html

    That device should allow you to position the fan in the proper place to allow maximization of cooling over the heat sinks.

    further I would use the ATI tool:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

    to check the temperature and check for artifacts.

    You can also check your core and memory clock speeds to make sure that the card has not been overclocked.

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    Might have to merge the two threads of similar problems...

    but also, for some 3D games, it is driver or game related... i used to get massive corruptions with NFS UNdergroud, that was only fixed by newer ati drivers and the relevant game patch...

    but also, looking more at the overheating problems... overtime the paste between the chips and the heatsinks degrades... might be good to peel them off and put new stuff or new heatsinks too. lots of 3rd party go fast bits

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