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About 6 hours after I put it in my comp it started doing wierd things in games... Like I am seeing blackness at menus and white blocks where things should be and all sorts of wierd stuff... I have not even tried to overclock it yet anyone know what is wrong !

More info: I use Winxp home, the card is not overclocked, not overheating, I use the 2642 Omega drivers... It was working fine for about 6 hours... core = 500 mem = 351, which is what it started at.

Edit: Is this what they call artifacting? Some stuff appearing black... or white... Or as blocks or just poor quality in general... But some things are fine...
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no sure...i didnt have that issue even though i did have driver issues.

i installed the omega drivers which seem to work best....i have really bad problems with the catalyst drivers from ATi....here is the link to omega drivers...http://www.omegadrivers.net/ati/win2k_xp.php
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what the big diference with the omega drivers and ati ones??
try installing the ati drivers and see if the problem still exists...
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About 6 hours after I put it in my comp it started doing wierd things in games... Like I am seeing blackness at menus and white blocks where things should be and all sorts of wierd stuff... I have not even tried to overclock it yet anyone know what is wrong !

More info: I use Winxp home, the card is not overclocked, not overheating, I use the 2642 Omega drivers... It was working fine for about 6 hours... core = 500 mem = 351, which is what it started at.

Edit: Is this what they call artifacting? Some stuff appearing black... or white... Or as blocks or just poor quality in general... But some things are fine...
So you tried using the omega drivers first when you first installed the 9600XT? If so, try the catalyst drivers on the ATI website. Oh and did you make sure you uninstalled the old drivers you had on your computer before you installed the 9600XT? Try using different drivers and use driver cleaner pro when uninstalling old drivers before installing the new ones.
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The thing is everything was fine for about 6 hours? Whats with that?
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If you mem is at 351 then thats 700MHz DDR speed. 9600XTs usually run at 300 (600MHz DDR) Try downclocking the memory a bit and see if it helps.
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what the big diference with the omega drivers and ati ones??
try installing the ati drivers and see if the problem still exists...
not sure but for me the ati drivers would not work correclty on my system..very weird...it would do random reboots and freeze...
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They are modded drivers for OC'ing. They also come with their own overclocking program and extra display options. A great driver.
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Ok I am trying all those things people have said, btw is there a program I can get to monitor the temp of my card? I thought 9600XT had that capability?
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ATI Tool will show the temps.
Very nice!
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Very nice!
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