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krichard First Officer

I just got a new ati x1300 pro 256mb video card. In flight simulater x there are little green blocks all over the screen. I checked if my vga calble is in all the way, it is. This happend after i got the video card Any suggestions. Question

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krichard First Officer

I'll try it

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krichard First Officer

I can't find an update

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Bran09 Captain

hmm.. i rember i had an ati cardheres advice reinstall the drivers okay and i dont really trust ati because they f868cked up my computer so beware i recomend Nvidia there the best out there Very Happy

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krichard First Officer

I reinstalled it and it still has the same problem.

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

In ' run' type dxdiag, see if theres any problems, if not, try its help menu so you can track down the problem

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Duncan (Razgr1z912) Captain

Could you post a screenshot? Also, make sure you're filtering isn't set to 'none' under the Customize menu in Graphics.

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krichard First Officer

here it is

(that blue line is part of accidental editing)

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

I've seen something similar, but that was due to a faulty tv card

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GoodisonBlue First Officer

What power supply do you have

I've seen that before when there was insufficent power to drive the card properly

Also check for overheating in your case

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krichard First Officer

The power is set to the highest it goes. It is not overheating because there is a loud fan on it

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krichard First Officer

I still have the same problem Sad

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krichard First Officer

I think it is overheating. What can I do Question

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walesdragon Captain

krichard wrote:

I think it is overheating. What can I do Question

You can open up your computer case and clean it out. I'm not suer if that'll work though...

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

I dont use the covers/panels on my computer, never overheats, have to use an air compressor now and again to clean it out

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walesdragon Captain

warlord40 wrote:

I dont use the covers/panels on my computer, never overheats, have to use an air compressor now and again to clean it out

Yeah, I agree with you, Warlord. I think I'll give my comp a good clean with an air-compressor but I advise anyone NOT to use a vacuum as the end of the vacuum builds up static electricity and it may damage the components inside of the computer.

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krichard First Officer

Before I do something like that, How do I know for sure that it is over heating.

And where do I buy an air compresser

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Check the heatsink for caked in dust between the narrow vanes. Don't blow compressed air (buy can in computer store) into the fans if they are running, put a thin object against the fan blade and then use the compressed air. If you don't you can damage the bearings.

Don't point the can down, keep, it straight.

Add a fan on the inside back grid of the case blowing out, cheap $20.

Radar

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krichard First Officer

My old video card ( Nvidia GeForce 6150Le ) never overheated. Why would the heatsink have to do with it?

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GoodisonBlue First Officer

More chips on the card, more technology, more power user = working harder and getting hotter

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krichard First Officer

I just cleaned out my system yesterday. I am getting better preformance. But i still have some green blocks. Any suggestions

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walesdragon Captain

krichard wrote:

I just cleaned out my system yesterday. I am getting better preformance. But i still have some green blocks. Any suggestions

I think you should re-install the driver that you're using. And check if it's the latest one, too. Drivers make a big difference on how your graphics-card preforms.

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krichard First Officer

Can someone give me a link to it?

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