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Help with graphics please.

harryburgundy

FPCH New Member
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Aug 7, 2007
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#1
Hi from a newbie to this forum....and boy do I need your help.
Please excuse my descriptions as I'm not really that knowledgable....but you have to start somewhere!
Last week I bought a GeCube ATI Radeon 9250 on Ebay (think this was a big mistake). Installed it after disabling the on-board card and loaded drivers provided.
Then everything seemed to go pear-shaped. The card seemed eractic, changing screen resolutions, and performance didn't seem very good. I'm not playing any games bty, just basic photo-shop, kitchen-planning graphics and stuff...nothing major. Stuff like playing youtube vids no different to my onboard card.
THEN, and this may be purely coincidental, when on-line I started getting multiple pop-ups, something I have not had for ages. I use NTL's netguard and mozilla.
Decided to uninstall everything that I had installed with the new card. On removing programs I noticed a new one not knowingly installed by myself with seemed to be causing the pop-ups. Could this have come from the set-up disc provided with my (what I now consider to be) conterfeit/dodgy card?
Anyway, nearly back to normal except my graphics are still not right.....On certain web pages and my start-up Mozilla page I get large red blocks instead of the normal graphics. Hard to explain!
http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i166/harryburgundy/?action=view&current=Computer.jpg
Like this.
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Carl
 

danzil

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Jun 29, 2007
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Location
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#2
did you download the drivers from the website,.,,,or did you get a driver cd with the card..was it an original cd...
if not aand it was a copy the user you bought it from may or may not have unexpectdly copied a virus over with it....

can you install the latest driver fron the ati site....
also download ewido and update it and run a full system scan ..... www.ewido.com
also do a virus scan online from http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
are you using the vga or dvi connection.....some cards have a cable from the vga slot connecting it to the card itself,,,can you check that for damage.
also if there is a fan can you make sure it is spinning freely
regards
danzil
 

harryburgundy

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Aug 7, 2007
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#3
Thanks for your response Danzil,
I used the CD driver supplied and yes, like you, I think this has caused the problem.
I have uninstalled everything but will try again tonight using your suggestions.
I did use the vga connection...no cable as you described.
Regards
Carl
 

danzil

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#4
run all the scans is the main thing,,,uninstalling may still leave left overs.......
there still may be a fault with the card, so upgrade to the latest driver to make sure........we will need to know if the card is overheating.....if so we may be able to sort this out..
do we know if the cd is a copy....if so what is the contents of the cd.....
regards
danzil