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troubles with my x1800xt

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So um, i just traded with my friend and got his x1800xt. Everything about this card is so much better than my old 7600gt, but there is one slight problem.

When i try to play Counterstrike source the engine crashes with the idirect3ddevice9 error. So this is most likely software related. I've already tried both catalyst 6.9 and 6.8, also the warcat versions, but to no avail. I've also tried reinstalling directx 9.0 with the latest, still no good.

The weird thing is I can play source when I uninstall the drivers and then reinstall them after a reboot. But the problem comes back after a restart.

any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
Run drivercleaner to remove all the nvidia drivers.
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That is a really good trade . When i got my X1800XT i loved it. Back on topic, clean out your drivers using driver cleaner pro.
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Yeah my the x1800xt was being held back by his 3000+, and the 7600gt wasn't powerful enough for me so we traded.
but anyway, i did the driver cleaner thing, and i'll try to reinstall catalyst now. another funny thing i just found out is that i can start the game if i run it with a lower resolution like 1280x1024 then change the resolution back up. hrm...
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I've given up on trying to solve this problem. Does anyone know what is a acceptable range for voltages if i only need this for a year?
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