Graphics issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RedDragon870503, May 8, 2007.

  1. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2006
    I have a FW800 PM with a (presumably flashed) 9700 pro. The card has worked flawlessly for over a year; a few days ago artifacts have been appearing on the screen.

    Any explanations other than a fried card? :(
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    sounds like a card on the way out, but to check i would;

    1. re-seat the card. agp connectors are known for getting weird over time.

    2. check to see that the cooling fan is running, and heatsink is secure. heat can cause the same artifacts. if it happens from cold/boot, then hope the re-seat fixes it...

    best of luck.
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Check out the ATi overclock util to see of it was overclocked.
    If it was, maybe setting it back to its original values will help.

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