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andy platt May 02, 2004, 04:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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have purchased the above g-card and installed it in pc- spec as follows.
wind xp (sp1)
amd athlon xp 2600 (2.09ghz)
epox nforce 2 mobo
512mb corsair ram
300watt power supply

installed the drivers (catalyst 44 drivers from ati). working perfect for 2 days, then-
everytime i load a game up the pc just hangs-freezes.
reinstalled my g-force 4 and it works perfectly.
any ideas folks its doing my head in.
bodman


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ROY G May 02, 2004, 04:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: powercolor radeon 9800 pro 128mb games locking up.
Go to the video card forum and you will get help. I know you will find your answer there the powercooler cards give a lot of trouble for some reason,maybe because it is set up wrong.You have a small PSU for that system !!

Michael C May 02, 2004, 11:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: powercolor radeon 9800 pro 128mb games locking up.
that is probably the problem! My friend had a 300W power supply and a 9800pro. the performance drop greatly, almost down to a TI4200 level! also there was screen flashes. i think thats the problem. should have a 400w in that rig. otherwise, dont buy from powercolor again, they arn't the most trusty.

j m May 03, 2004, 01:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: powercolor radeon 9800 pro 128mb games locking up.
well you should read our latests posts on the 9800xt forum.. your problem lyes in the fact that your psu isn't pushing enough amps out of the psu on the 12 volt wire.... my old 460 watt psu ran 12 volts at 18amps... then i proceeded to hook a second psu directly to the video card and ran it fine.. cuz frankly it had enough power being sinlged out like that.. then i bought a A+GPB 550 watt psu that was rated at 24 amps on the 12 volt wire.. so far my computer runs faster with graphics, and does not crash or anything anymore... you can find the psu on mwave.com for 105.00 thats with shipping included.. best of luck and thats the only answer that will fix your problem.

Michael C May 03, 2004, 07:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: powercolor radeon 9800 pro 128mb games locking up.
yep thats it


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