hrlp! advice please!

  jay9614 14:14 26 Sep 2006
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are the specs ok? what about the psu? i know the graphics are crap, have bought radeon 9800pro but it doesnt work well(dots and blocks on the screen when i play games)

CPU
INTEL® PENTIUM® D 945 (2 X 3.4GHZ) 800mhz FSB/2 x 2MB Cache

Memory
1024 MB CORSAIR DDR400 PC3200

Motherboard
HIGH END ASUS® MOTHERBOARD WITH DUAL DDR, 3 PCI ETC.

USB Options
SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)

Hard Drive 1
SATA 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache


CD Writer/Combi Drive
16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM

CD/DVD Writer
16x +/- DVD WRITER (8x +/- Dual Lyr) (Lightscribe) (40x CD-RW) (£23)

Graphics Card 1
128MB GEFORCE FX5200 8X AGP + TV-OUT (GOOD VALUE)

Sound
HIGH END ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL SOUND (RECOMMENDED)

Network Facilities
10/100 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND - AS STANDARD

Floppy Disk Drive
INTERNAL 7 IN 1 CARD READER WITH 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Case
Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB

Power Supply & Cooling
Standard 350W PSU + 80mm Fan (See Case Info)

OS Required
MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP HOME (inc. Genuine CD & licence) (£59)


Anti Virus
NORTON ANTI-VIRUS 2006 (£19)

Office
MICROSOFT WORKS 8.5 - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, etc (£6)

TV Card
TV CARD (TV/Teletext/Radio/Remote + Schedule TV Recording!) (£20)

Warranty
1 Year Return-to-Base Warranty + 1 Month Free Collect & Return


Price
£547.74

  Meshuga 15:21 26 Sep 2006

The title of your thread conveys nothing to anyone. Try a better description of your problem and you may get a better response.

  Jak_1 15:24 26 Sep 2006

What is the problem?

  Sethhaniel 15:26 26 Sep 2006

looks like he's found a bargain PC and wants to know if the specs are ok ;)

  the pie eater 15:27 26 Sep 2006

makes nice reading, but like jak_1 has said what is the problem?

  jay9614 15:40 26 Sep 2006

ok, the main problem is the graphics. i keep getting odd coloured pixels on the edges of boxes and text and games are unplayable (farcry)becuase of big oblong shapes and dots appearing on the screen.
this is after i installed the 9800 pro
can you tell me if the psu is up to the job, i cant think of any thing else it may be

  rdave13 15:58 26 Sep 2006

Noticed that you changed from nvidia to ati card. Did you uninstall nvidia drivers and install the ati ones.

  jay9614 16:02 26 Sep 2006

yeah, i've rebooted windows since installing the graphics card and the driver is from the ati website.

  Jak_1 16:08 26 Sep 2006

LCD or CRT monitor, is the refresh rate set properly?

  jay9614 16:14 26 Sep 2006

lcd monitor, refresh rate and resolution are ok

  Totally-braindead 16:14 26 Sep 2006

I had this problem with a 9800 Pro card a couple of years ago, I too thought the power supply and changed it. It made no difference whatsoever and it turned out the card was faulty but I wasted a huge amount of time on this. What I would do, if you can, is try the card on someone elses PC. Hopefully you have a mate who has a computer and even better if he already has an ATI card. If so you can just pop it in and try it without mucking about with drivers.
If it works then either your power supply is not up to it, and I am presumming you have connected the secondary power supply connector as well as the card will not work properly without it, or some bits of the previous drivers have been left behind and must be removed before you install the 9800 pro drivers.

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