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My 9600XT keeps locking up. Sometimes it just restarts. I figured it was the card the first time cause I had a 9600SE but I decided to spend a little more money and get the XT since I was told the 9600SE was a peice of junk anyway. Well it ran the games just fine but would do the same thing by freezing up on me. Usually the game will freeze and the screen will go black. Then the computer will either do nothing or it will restart. I only noticed it with Halo cause it was the only game I played. I tried to play some others and it did the same thing. I was told previously that the card probably wasn't compatible with Halo for some unknown reason. Anyway to give a little more information I updated the ATI drivers, I updated the windows service pack, I updated the Direct X drivers and still the same problem. Does anybody know how to fix this cause I am out of ideas. Getting a refund wont do any good seeing as though I've tried three different Radeon cards and they all do the same thing. Is my board just incompatible with ATI cards or what?
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I dont think it has anything to do with ATI cards. Your CPU could be overheating, your RAM could be bad or your PSU might not be putting out enough watts.
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I had a problem like this in summer, video card done the same things as yours now. Iz was overheating. I instaled more coolers and a new vga cooler, now I dont have any problems. Over 400W is enough for your system and you have over 500W so thats not the problem.
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