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X700 Blackout problems

Discussion in 'ATI' started by misterjerk2, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. misterjerk2

    misterjerk2 Guest

    Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on my problem?
    I purchased a genuine ATI Radeon x700Pro 256M (PCIE) in January.

    Last week the card started acting up suddenly. I was playing World of
    Warcraft for a few hours when the screen suddenly went black. After a
    few moments the screen would return only to go black again a few
    seconds later. The more I played, the more frequent the problem became.
    When I stopped playing the problem continued in windows whenever I
    would move a window or something graphical.

    If I power off the machine for a few minutes, the problem goes away at
    least until I play a 3D game.

    I took a look and the GPU doesn't seem to be getting abnormally hot.
    But it seems like the card is overly heat sensitive or something.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    I have already downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers (yesterday) and
    followed ATIs recommendations here.

    Additionaly, I have not made any recent changes to the system that
    would have caused this problem, it just started on its own.

    To no avail.

    misterjerk2, Jun 28, 2005
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    murph1012 Guest

    See the post topic x700 Dual Display problems on 5/4/05 From: "bigk" for my post on this problem.

    I just got rid of my Microsoft Opticial Wireless mouse and replaced it with a standard wired PS/2 ball mouse.

    End of problem, just got done playin 5 hours of Nascar Season Racing 2005 (100 lap SuperSpeedway race with a full field of cars).
    Shit frame rate @ 1600x1200 with everything on and 42 cars viewed forward. 20-25fps from the 39th starting position of a field of 43.
    I had to turn off shadows to get the fps up to 34-36 to make it even playable. Made it look like shit, I might as well dig out the old 486 DX100
    and play NASCAR 1 (and the AI doesn't accordian pile up on the back straight ala NASCAR 3 + every yellow lap).
    Also played a couple of hours yesterday of DOOM III ROE with no problems at all.

    Another ATI card 'bout ready to hit the bin.
    murph1012, Jun 29, 2005
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  3. misterjerk2

    Mister Jerk Guest

    That is really bizarre!
    I have a wired MS optical mouse. will try the USB/PS2 converter and see
    if there is a difference. I just wonder why this problem came out of
    nowhere! Thanks for the idea.

    Also, does this only happen with the DVI connector? my LCD supports
    either VGA/DVI, will try to switch them and see.
    Mister Jerk, Jun 30, 2005
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    Capt Nemo Guest

    Have similar problems only when using the dvi for 3d gaming (doom3, far cry,
    etc). If I I use vga no problems. Using a 450 antac power supply. Using ms
    wireless keyboard & mouse though .....
    Capt Nemo, Jul 1, 2005
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    Guess Who Guest

    I have the exact same problem with my Radeon x700 256MB PCI-E card. It only
    seemed to crap out when using my DELL Flat Panel monitor. It did not happen
    when I connected my Samsung Flat Panel - both were connected by DVI. But my
    problem was a little different. I didn't have to play any games. Shortly
    after bootup, it would just randomly blink off, then back on and off, it
    would stay like this for about a minute, then just go completely black. The
    only way to get the monitor back was a reboot. It would happen if I clicked
    a link on a web page, or ran the TV app from my EliteWonder TV card. I
    really wasn't doing anything to overheat the card, and my case has good

    I even changed motherboards and it still happened. At the time, I did not
    have the MS Wireless Optical mouse (But now I have the wireless combo
    "Desktop Elite").
    Guess Who, Jul 10, 2005
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    Mister Jerk Guest

    I tried changing the K/B connector.. no go. The only thing that would
    work was setting a large fan pointing into my PC case.

    So the final result was that I did an RMA on the card. They gave me a
    new one (suspiciously with a higher revision #). All works well now. I
    think it was having some heat problems. It was overly heat sensitive.
    Mister Jerk, Jul 19, 2005
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    DDC Guest

    Can you tell me what king of #revision i should be looking for i got
    the same problem here in 3d application my screen turn off by it's
    self and i cant get it back on until i reboot.

    And where is that #revision

    Thank you
    DDC, Jul 28, 2005
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