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I was having artifacts showing up on my desktop. The 9800 is running stock speeds and I was getting major artifacts under ATITool. I played around with the clocks and found that if I lower the memory speed, the artifacts went away. I have the ard in an older system for my daughter. It has a generic power supply in it....I think it is a 350w. My question is this....Would the cheap power supply cause this problem with the video card memory? Is there away to test the memory on the card? It runs fine now just with underclocked memory.
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might be the powersupply but i doubt it if its worked fine in the past

Have you tried the latest drivers off the ati site?

The card could be dying or it could be overheating. Try reseating the heatsink and getting some ram sinks.
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Something on the card is getting old...be it a capacitor for the memory or what...they're probably not getting enough voltage, and the smartest thing to do about it is to underclock.

No, doesn't sound like the PSU is going bad. The video card has its own power regulation.
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Thanks.....Reps to you guys!
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