Help! My Video Card!!!?

My ATI 9800 started acting up today, now the displays all glitchy, anyway to fix this =/???

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Catalyst Control Center CCC 2009.0721.1106.18080

ATI Display Driver Driver 8.593.100.2-090721a-085695C-ATI

Operating System System Model

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

Install Language: English (United States)

System Locale: English (United States)

Processor a

2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP

128 kilobyte primary memory cache

256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Not hyper-threaded

Drives

137.43 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

125.61 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B [CD-ROM drive]

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

HDT722516DLAT80 [Hard drive] (164.70 GB) -- drive 0, s/n VD091DTCEHXUAR, rev V43OA96A, SMART Status: Healthy

Controllers Display

Standard floppy disk controller

Primary IDE Channel [Controller]

Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571

Display

RADEON 9800 PRO (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]

RADEON 9800 PRO SEC (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]

ViewSonic VA702b [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n PSX061627247, April 2006)

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DxDiag

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System Information

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Time of this report: 8/30/2009, 17:55:09

Machine name: ALAA-DKXU9O7SU4

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD

System Model: KM400-8235

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz

Memory: 768MB RAM

Page File: 148MB used, 4574MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes

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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.

Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Music Tab: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.

Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels

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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)

DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices

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Card name: RADEON 9800 PRO (Microsoft Corporation)

Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.

Chip type: RADEON 9800 AGP (0x4E48)

DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E48&SUBSYS_000210…

Display Memory: 256.0 MB

Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: ViewSonic VA702b

Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024

Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6462 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 4/13/2008 19:11:50, 201728 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

VDD: n/a

Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys

Mini VDD Date: 8/4/2004 00:29:26, 701440 bytes

Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0D08-11CF-8C6A-0820A1C2CB35}

Vendor ID: 0x1002

Device ID: 0x4E48

SubSys ID: 0x00021002

Revision ID: 0x0000

Revision ID: 0x0000

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D

Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProce

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  • Melv H
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I assume you tried that on a different monitor, so you're 100% sure that's not happening on the monitor?

    Try reseating the video card. Pull it out, then scrape it around in the slot, as you reinsert it, to make sure all the pins are clean, and making good contact. Make sure it's all the way down in the slot.

    A failing power supply (low voltages, etc.) could also explain a lot of weird behavior. The computer is pretty old.

    You also want to confirm the fan is working properly on the video card. It might be overheating. (Inspect and blow out that heatsink, when you pull the video card out.)

    But, yes, overall, that junk you're looking at on the screen would often indicate bad RAM on the video card, i.e., a failed video card. (You would know for sure, if you installed the video card in another computer, and it did the same thing.)

  • Holly
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Without knowing more about your computer it's impossible to say what the best upgrade path would be. A video card and graphics card are just different names for the same thing. Getting one will increase the performance of graphics on the PC but not overall performance. If you computer is generally very slow, then it's very likely you need more RAM. Getting more RAM will probably provide a bigger boost than a graphics card but it's hard to say without knowing your current PC specs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It could be a bad power supply. Check the voltages with a software program. Card could need the fan replaced or the card itself could be bad.

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