ATI Radeon 9800 PRO Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by res1492, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. res1492 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 21, 2006
    #1
    Ok so im having trouble with my Graphics card ..i have posted of a few forums so rather than type out the post again i have copied it ....you will see what i mean...there is an important response have way through from another member



    Hi..
    Please can somebody help me

    Long story short...i think my GFX Card is on its way out and was wondering if some one with the same card would run OpenGL Extensions Viewer an let me know the results

    http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/download.html

    Im running Tiger 10.4.8 on G4 933MHz upgraded to 2GHz

    My Card is
    ATI Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Chipset Model: ATY,R350
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: SLOT-1
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x4e48
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-A07525-130

    Please can you take the same shots as these so i can compare the results

    Screen Shot of the "openGL" window
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/res1492/Picture1-3.jpg


    Screen Shot of bottom half of the "Report" window..its the Extension verification im interested in
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/res1492/Picture3.jpg

    Screen Shot of test results, run the test at the same screen res or as close ot it as you can get...
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/res1492/Picture2.jpg

    I know the results will be different depending which machine it is run on but it will still help

    Thanks in advance

    Your screenshots indicate, that you used the generic openGL renderer for testing.

    To get some more realistic results, in openGL Extension Viewer's renderer menu select the ATI Radeon 9800 OpenGL Engine and try testing again.


    For some reason i dont have the option of choosing ATI Radeon 9800 OpenGL Engine what could be the reason for this?
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    Could you please help...
    A bit of back ground info for you....This is a thread i started in apple discussions when the problems started with my card...

    "
    A few months ago i noticed that the screen saver had frozen on my G4 mac

    At the time i didn't think anything of it so i try to reboot but it wouldn't get any further than the "Blue" screen after weeks of trouble shooting, reading through logs and surfing what felt like 90% of the net i tracked it down to the "ATI Radeon9700 Extensions" in my system folder.
    As you can see from above i have a "ATI Radeon 9800 PRO" and i presume that it runs off the 9700 drivers because there are no 9800 extensions in the driver updates from ATI....
    Anyway this is the strange bit ....if i boot up in "Safe Mode" and delete all the "ATI Radeon9700 Extensions" below

    ATIRadeon9700.kext
    ATIRadeon9700DVDDriver.bundle
    ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin
    ATIRadeon9700GLDriver.bundle
    ATIRadeon9700VADriver.bundle

    Then trash...
    Extensions.kextcache
    Extensions.mkext

    Then put a new copy of the "Radeon9700 Extensions" from the 10.4.8 upgrade back in, it boots fine.
    These extensions come with the apple OS updates so everytime i upgrade the OS i have to go through the above steps again.

    I am starting to think that the openGL capabilities of my card is fooked because the screensaver that im talking about is "Flurry" and it is really jerky now if i try to run it
    I know that this ScreenSaver users openGL
    Also if i try and launch UT2k4 i get a crash log error of "unable to create pixel format.

    This is what the boot up log looks like before i trash the extensions

    13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 962:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 963:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 964:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 965:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 966:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 967:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 968:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 969:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 970:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 971:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 972:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 973:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 974:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 975:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 976:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 977:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 978:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 979:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 980:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 981:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 982:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 983:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 984:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 985:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 986:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:04 localhost kernel[0]: 987:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 988:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 989:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 990:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 991:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 992:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 993:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 994:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 995:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 996:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 997:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 998:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 999:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1000:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1001:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1002:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1003:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1004:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1005:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1006:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1007:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1008:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1009:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1010:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1011:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1012:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1013:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1014:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1015:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1016:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1017:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1018:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1019:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1020:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1021:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1022:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 1023:0xffffffff
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: 0xaeba99b7
    Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: ** ASIC Hang Log End **
    Dec 28 13:13:02 localhost kernel[0]: ATIRadeon9700::wait_for_rb_space: Overflowed block waiting for FIFO space. Have 2, need 5. RBBM_STATUS 0x8401c100
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: ** ASIC Hang Log Start **
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x01004e48 4f000207 00000007 20080178
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x13c280a4 c0003a0c 00000002 00000008
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x80000003 0000001f 00002a2a 8401c100
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x00000002 00100000 51b3a220 40000000
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x60000000 0002000a 0008bbbb 00000000
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0x00000003 0000444f 10031004
    Dec 28 13:13:12 localhost kernel[0]: 0:0x000101ce


    There was a lot more of this but i dont want to spam the thread

    This is the interesting bit...
    " Dec 28 13:03:05 localhost kernel[0]: ** ASIC Hang Log End **
    Dec 28 13:13:02 localhost kernel[0]: ATIRadeon9700::wait_for_rb_space: Overflowed block waiting for FIFO space. Have 2, need 5. RBBM_STATUS 0x8401c100"

    Any ideas ...please dont just say"Buy a new card" i would really like to get to the bottom of this...if it turns out that my card is fried then fair enough


    i have spoken to someone that has exactly the same problem as me so its not just a one off
    This is his thread

    http://macosx.com/tech-support/radeon-9800-pro-256mb-hanging-at-blue-screen/19554.html

    This guy bought a G5 in the end and the card has been working fine ever since

    So you see things are a bit strange....as a last resort i got hold of the original roms and flashed my card in the hope that it might sort it out but had no luck
    If you can suggest anything i would be most grateful
     
  2. rodonisle macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    #2
    Radeon 9800 PRO problem - colorful artifacts

    I too am having a Radeon 9800 PRO problem. I went to the site you posted and got the same problem there that I am having with other sites and some graphic displays in applications too.

    I was using this 9800 in my G4 DigAudio for a year fine - but put the OEM card to replaced my cpu and now get colorful archives that even become part of jpgs that I have photoshoped and saved as a new file.

    I suspected an overheat - but that was eliminated by testing cold. Low voltage was suspect as the red positive contact on the power extention supplied with the card was discolored - so I flipped the OEM plug's wires over so it would plug into the card - no help.

    So any cure you come up with may help me. Good luck.
    - Rod
     

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