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Thread: Graphics corruption with GA-7VRXP 2.0




  1. #21
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    Well, I'm posting this message from the new computer!

    I took out the GeForce4 Ti4600 (Golden Sample) and put in an older video card from my sister's computer (Diamond Stealth II G460) and everything is working fine!

    I also noticed that my motherboard bus frequency now says "133". It used to say 100 with the GeForce4 card.

    Why is that?

    Is it safe to assume that there is something wrong the the GeForce4 card, or could it be an incompatibiliy issue? I had the board reworked to 2.0 specs from Gigabyte.

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    I would say its either a problem with your actual graphics card, or your board not liking it. Also you should be running your board FSB frequency at 133 instead of 100, otherwise your XP 2100+ will be running at 1.3GHZ instead of 1.73GHZ

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    Yes it could just be an incompatibiliy issue between brands which if ya used another brand of GF4 ya may have no probs at all. This does happen and I've seen it plenty of times before. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    I had the same problems and on another forum I decided along with another guy that was having the same problems that it was due to compatability issues with the GF4 4200 that I was using. I had to RMA..... I hope you don't but I had no other choice.

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    nraval,

    As you know I have the same hardware setup as you but I'm not having this problem. Does NOT appear to be a compatibility issue between the MOB and Graphics Card.

    I think something get screwed up when that heatsink was put on wrong originally. I think the CPU may have overheated causing some of the issues your seeing now.

    Pics below of my machine (same screen as your pic above).

    Note: I'm still setting up my machine but I would think I would see the same problem by now and I'm not.

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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    Folks:

    Long time, no post. I've given my GeForce 4 Ti4600 Golden Sample Ultra 750XP vid card to Atlas and have him install it on his computer (we have the same specs except for the RAM, optical drive and monitor).
    If he doesn't run into the graphics corruption issue like I did, then I'll know that the problem is NOT with the video card and is most likely being caused by the Athlon XP that I might have fried.

    Question: If the Athlon XP chip is overheated for a while, wouldn't that make it totally unusuable, rather than cause some weird graphics problems?

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    1. It's been my experience that the Gainward golden sample cards are of excellent quality.
    2. My guess is that the card wasn't seated properly because: the computer didn't start to boot until you jiggled the monitor connection (which jiggled the card in the slot too). The machine won't boot if it does not detect a video card. The older card may well have worked in a sloppy AGP slot because it was smaller and lighter than the new one (the new one has heatsinks, fan, more ram, etc. on it). A sloppy slot test might have been to put the case on its' right side (looking at the front - making the mobo face up), and then see if the problem goes away.
    3. When the machine wouldn't boot, it should have sounded some error code. Was there any beeping from it then?
    4. I have seen a couple of Duron chips act pretty flaky instead of just dieing after getting pretty hot. Replacing them made everything stable again.

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    nraval,

    Just got done testing your Graphics Card.

    It's NOT the problem. I installed the card in my machine and had no problems. Also tested your monitor connector you had given me that was fine as well.

    Looks like it's your chip? Or like "bigjackusa" stated....perhaps the card wasn't seated right?

    P.S. Also, put my Graphics Card back into my machine and everythings still running great (knock on wood).

    Pics attached of the BIOS screen and Windows XP Pro screen while your card was in my machine.

    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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    Another pic with your card in my machine:

    :cheers:

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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    final pic (BIOS screen) w/ your card in my machine.

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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