View Full Version : Radeon 9800 pro failure!!
01-11-2005, 10:43 PM
Hey everyone, ive been having some issues with my Radeon 9800 pro's. My first card was defected and constantly overheated in my "icecube pc". So i sent in my card to ati and they replaced the card, so i replaced my old power supply and case to a thermaltake tsunami. Now my problems are system hangs durring gameplay. Some times i can play for 10 min but it crashes at random times, in counterstrike source and in soldner ect. I have done alot to attempt to fix. I have tried my old drivers that the card first came with and the new drivers, have reinstalled windows many times, and i have updated chipset drivers and the directx drivers. Agp is enabled and I have tested it. nothing wrong in bios. my system is a p4 2.8 800fsb with a 1024 of pc2700 ddr ram with 2 80gig hard drives and lcd NEC 1765 monitor
does anyone else have this problem?
01-11-2005, 10:48 PM
did u uninstall the drivers when u installed the new card or just left them on ur hard drive?
01-12-2005, 12:19 AM
hey there. Mebvis, just open your pc tower, look a the agp dlot and clean it. after you dothis, be sure your power supply is enough. you have to pay attention the way the cable is relied to you GPU in the rear of your pc case. sometimes it may be bad screwd in. tell me when you're done
01-12-2005, 02:45 AM
Yeah ive cleaned my agp slot a few times, i have a 400 watt power supply.
01-12-2005, 03:28 PM
Mmm... have you tried in another PC...? What happens...? Btw, what power supply do you have, because if it is a 400W "No name" it may be the cause. :suicide:
01-12-2005, 04:38 PM
wow, your setup is very similar to mine. Im not saying this will help you, but ive had no problems since I disabled Hyperthreading in my bios. Sometimes when I started FarCry or certain games, my computer would randomly hang and shut down. After I went into my BIOs and disabled hyperthreading the problem dissapeared completely. No joke. Give it a try and tell me what happens...
01-12-2005, 08:20 PM
i just tried turning off hyperthreading but i got an half hour of gameplay in cs source and it hung up on me. I was also wondering if perhaps valve is having issues with though i have had problems in far cry, ghost recon, and soldier of fortune wich arnt that demanding games
01-12-2005, 08:20 PM
i just tried turning off hyperthreading but i got an half hour of gameplay in cs source and it hung up on me. I was also wondering if perhaps valve is having issues with though i have had problems in far cry, ghost recon, and soldier of fortune wich arnt that demanding games.
01-12-2005, 08:33 PM
The card calls for an 300 watt, the powersupply in my Thermaltake case is oem from Thermaltake 400. no i have yet to try it on another motherboard. Ive had one defected card my luck cant be that bad.
01-12-2005, 10:17 PM
what is the trade of your card,
Sapphire, ASUS, ATi itself...
i know some people who have problems with the Sapphire 9800 Pro 128 MB
so it might be a videocard problem, because Sapphire is the most worthless trade there is
dont know if you have 1 but ok :P
01-13-2005, 07:47 AM
I have the Ati card. Im ready to stick my gforce 4 back in, i know the graphics arnt as good but maybe i wont crash every 10 min in gameplay, now in windows aswell.
its says vpu bla bla bla card not responding. Im almost wondering if my motherboards agp slot is toast or something.
01-13-2005, 09:28 AM
my sapphire 9800 pro runs perfectly fine on a 350 oem psu from a no name brand case, the day i got the 9800 i had the computer on all day and played CSSource at all max settings with 2xAA and 16xAF and a good bit of warcraft3 on EotA maps, which are really "demanding" as far as warcraft goes... i havent had a single "hangup" and btw noobman whats wrong with sapphire and why would u say it is "worthless" ... and where did u get the word trade, i beleive a trade refers to a transaction or a skill, perhaps the word you were looking for was "make and model" .. you know as in make-saphire model-9800PRO
then again i have an amd 64 3000 and avoid intel like the plague... seriously... amd 64 2800+ is cheaper than a 2.5 ghz pentium 4 and is waaaaaay better in performance, the 3000+ i have is a dream and overclocks with ease.
havent tried overclocking my 9800 tho, only have one case fan that sort of hovers directly over the processor as a good exhaust, i dont trust my stock cooler for overclocking that 9800.... not that i need any overclocking.
01-13-2005, 10:04 AM
embrace death i just gotta say that ur sig is awesome... kinda simple... but badass.
01-13-2005, 11:51 AM
a radeon 9800 pro shouldnt have 40 fps in cs source. im a cs newb and serouisly handcapped with this peice of crap videocard.
01-13-2005, 01:31 PM
Mebvis , did you over clocked your card or your CPU ?
If not, try uninstalling the drivers and get the new ones out there for ATI (i don't know which, i'm Nvidia user sorry :) )
01-13-2005, 03:01 PM
Has bad as this sounds, I'd just do a complete format. Save yourself a lot of time and aggrivation looking for the problem.
01-13-2005, 04:49 PM
Ive formated my drive a few times, and even tried it with suse 9.1 under cedega point to play. The mb is out of the icecube vl67 i took the board out of the small pc cause it gets way to hot for the 9800 pro. Never buy the icecubepc not for gaming. Ive actually put my gforce 4 4200 back in and it runs better than my 9800 pro did, not as nice graphics mind you but atleast it doesnt crash ever 10 min
01-13-2005, 05:12 PM
Is it poor circulation inside your case? Maybe the 9800 gets to hot for the little case, and the computer crashes? I could be way off, just some ideas since you already formatted. I also have a problem with my 9600XT not working in a pc ( a7vn266 motherboard).
hulabaleet, my sig was made by AKA Deadly, all props go to him.
01-13-2005, 11:20 PM
Yeah putting my geforce 4200 back in resulted in assive fsp loss causing me to get my ass kicked in cs source. um i had a case with very very poor cooling i believe it to have caused dammage on my first radeon 9800 pro. i had the card replaced and when i got it back i got a great case costed me 250 $ the cooling is great so thats completely ruled out as a possibility.
I called ati costumer service and they told me to update my chipset drivers because my agp controller version was 5.0.1006.0 1/15/2003. i have updated the drivers with intels latest update and the driver remained to be the same even after a complete reformat 1st thing installed. Yeah it didnt help. I do not overclock.
01-17-2005, 07:37 AM
Hey everyone im glad to say i have resolved the problem by replacing my motherboard the fic vl67 icecube pc. The boards agp slot wasnt working well with my Radeon 9800 pro. Dont buy a smallform factor pc if you plan on hardcore gamming. thanks for your help .
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