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Old 15th July 2011, 05:19 AM
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You need to open up the box, find the card with the fan on and give it a helping hand. You can see if it is working by simply leaving the box open and starting up the pc. Don't mess around with it while the power is on. You can keep the box panel off and power it up but don't fiddle with the insides until you power off from the mains.
Okay that makes sense.
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Old 16th July 2011, 02:06 AM
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If it wasn't a heater it probably would had to have been like product damage to the hardware or something, bad shipping, or w/e, since of course normally that would never happen.
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Old 19th July 2011, 09:47 AM
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This is what my beautiful ATI 9700 Radeon displays. I have used Dell Live Chat support and they have no idea how to fix. I, myself has re-installed the drivers many times. And yet these wonderful blue lines still show up, sometimes they're pink, like cotton candy .

And you know what? Iv'e came up with three possibilities why this is doing this.

A. Ati ****ed up.
B. My graphics card is a piece of **** and never worked correctly.
C. Dell ripped me off.

I may buy a new one soon, however this one is getting smashed.

Also sorry for the bad quality picture. So what do you guys think about this?
Hey james, your not alone. The problem your experiencing is artifacts.

Similar to this

http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html

What could this be? 1.) Your GPU is overheating and it may have reached past the max safe operating temperature. or 2.) Your NVRAM has gone bad. or 3.) Your video cards caps may have blown out. If you open up your computer and pull out the video card carefully, inspect the capacitors.....

These are caps

http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/echo24237...citors_Kit.jpg

Here is a blown cap

http://static2.davidkennardphotograp...-Capacitor.jpg

If you see one or two caps blown, its likely the problem your experiencing.

If you do not see any blown caps, then it must be bad video ram or overheating. To check for overheating, download GPUZ

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

After you install or run from the zip file, look for the sensors and you should see your GPU temperature.

If the temp is below the max temp when your playing games, your gpu's ram might be the culprit. But as I continued reading your post about when you shut off the pc and let it sit for a few minutes and turn it on and nothing shows, its likely an overheating issue.

If the temps are too high, then you need to check your fan and make sure its not melted (yes my friends ATI 9800gt gpu fan melted on the heat sink literally) and replace the fan and put new thermal paste between the GPU and heatsink to dissipate heat faster. Get AS5 if you decide to put paste.

Hope this helps, and let me know if you need help.

Omar
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Old 15th April 2012, 01:35 AM
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Okay, I have finally come to a conclusion a long time ago, I just wasn't able to post on this forum for some time. Well it turns out the video card fan broke and that's why it was screwing up. Thank you for the help everyone. Everyone was very helpful in this thread.
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Old 15th April 2012, 03:02 AM
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Well it turns out the video card fan broke and that's why it was screwing up.
Wasn't that one of the things suggested? XD
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Old 15th April 2012, 05:25 AM
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Wasn't that one of the things suggested? XD
Yeah, it was. Hopefully AMD can make graphics cards that last longer. I know that one of their best video cards is a lot of money.
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