Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

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Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by hillp78 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:12 pm

I have a 128mb Radeon 9800 pro video card and I have a mild addiction to Sid Meier's Civ games. Civilization 4 used to run fine on my system, even just after installing the video card. Now, I can't get a full game in to save my life. Here's what I've tried:

Updated drivers for video card
Installed the Catalyst drivers for the same update as video card
Enlisted extra cooling on video card
Checked for patches for Civ 4
Double-checked settings on Catalyst Control Center to make sure graphics settings were defined by program

Here's what I get:

Message from Catalyst saying that my graphics accelerator is not responding to the graphics card drivers
(after un-installing Catalyst) Computer locked up completely while playing!

I don't get what's going on at this point and need help really badly!! Please and Thank you!!

Patrick

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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by InspectahACE » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:42 pm

In my opinion, it sounds like the video card wants to kick the bucket. You've done everything I would have suggested other than trying another video card, which at this point would be the best thing to do. If the other card works then yea the 9800 is probably kaput.
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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by Sttm » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:25 am

Yeah that would be my guess too. Probably have to spend $80 and get a new card.
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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by pwcmed » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:27 am

I might have a 9800 pro laying around. Let me test it and it's yours for the cost of shipping.

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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by hillp78 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:22 am

That would be fantastic! Any info you need from me to make sure it would be the right card?

Thanks everyone for you help!

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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by pwcmed » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:59 pm

Well I lied it's a X700 Pro is you still want it. PM sent

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Re: Radeon 9800 Pro(blems)

Post by hillp78 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:42 am

No, that's okay, but thanks again for your help.

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