View Full Version : Minor Artifacting with x800 xt

Dec 17, 2010, 12:05 AM
Hello I just installed a used radeon x800xt in my G5. The ony problem is some flickering of the cursor and artifacts get left over in a small square around where the cursor was when I close a window or use the scroll wheel. Does anyone know what I can try to fix this?

Edit: and I just noticed, in my displays preferences I can't change the resolution: the only one listed is my monitor's full 1680x1050

Dec 17, 2010, 02:34 AM
flashed or authentic mac x800xt?
if its flashed, could be corrupt ram.. what was in there before? and did you install the ati control panel??
did you do a system reinstall after pluggin in the new card?

Dec 17, 2010, 11:00 AM
It's supposed to be authentic, how would I verify that?
I used to have a 9600xt. I'll install the ati control panel.
No, I didn't reinstall the system.

Dec 17, 2010, 01:59 PM
Authentic will have a dvi and adc plug on the card.

Dec 18, 2010, 11:54 AM
OS reinstallation isn't necessary IMO. But you should install this after upgrade to X800XT: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Drivers/Radeon-Display-Utilities.shtml

Dec 18, 2010, 10:34 PM
Installing the ati utilities seems to have cleared everything up, thank you both!

Dec 19, 2010, 02:33 AM
you know Sheepy and I aim to please :)

youll love that card, i have one in my 2.3DP G5.