ATI 9700 Pro Black screen!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Octopus, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. Octopus

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    sometimes when I turn on the PC the desktop becomes completely black,nothing can be seen so I restart my PC to get everything back to normal.
    never faced this before with Geforce 2.Any info guys?
     
  2. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    When you get the black screen, are there 2 little white dots at the top? I had that problem once when my video card drivers wouldn't install properly.
     
  3. sboulema

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    that is what you get if you buy a ati instead of a geforce :p
    j/k
    try to update your drivers and see if that works
     
  4. Krux

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    do you know what revision of the board u have? I heard there was a problem with R1 boards that did that.

    when u turn on your computer and it does that then after you turn it off and turn it back on does it work right?


    wait for Sazar to get in here he knows what I'm talking about.
     
  5. Octopus

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    my M/B is gygabyte 8TX and I am using the latest catalyst drivers.
     
  6. Sazar

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    that was not a problem with ati boards.. it was a problem with the motherboard makers incorrect adaptation of the agp8x standard :)

    ati solved the problem by adding a capacitor or two to regulate the signals to prevent the problems and there are also new bios's out for the motherboards to help with any related problems...

    octopus... when you installed the card... I am presuming you formatted and then CLEAN installed all teh video drivers ?

    I am presuming you have not overclocked your video card aggresively...

    also see if you can download and install catalyst 3.1 instead of the 3.2's :)

    3.1 runs more stable for some people...

    keep us posted :)
     
  7. Octopus

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    I haven't clocked it yet and I did clean install...I just tried to find an update for the bios of the motherboard which is GygaByte GA-8TX but it seems the company's site doesn't support/provide anything old
    thanks for you help
     
  8. Octopus

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    I just found this update it fixes the following
    1. Support Intel P4 Celeron CPU
    2. function key F9 in setup for system information
    3. ATi8500 VGA card + TV out: system hang issue fixed

    I'll inform you with the expected results.
    thanks again,:D
     
  9. Octopus

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    the black screen is still there even with updated M/B :(
    do you think it's a problem with the power supply?
     
  10. Sazar

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    what size is the psu ?

    also... play around with your pci cards.. perhaps there is a conflict somewhere... not all conflicts show up in winxp or whatever o/s you are using.. I dunno why :(

    but what rating is your psu ?
     
  11. Octopus

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    300 is enough right?
    anyway I think I'll live with it :mad:
     
  12. Sazar

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    check the 9700pro tech support section in the www.rage3d.com forums to see if anyone else has had similar problems...

    your system should be fine to run the games in question...

    just use cat 3.1's and stick with it... cat 3.3 should be out soon... perhaps a fix ?
     
  13. zyfos

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    I also say mess with the PCI cards. When my screen went black like that, I think it was because my network card (installed in PCI port next to the AGP) decided to switch over to a different IRQ or somethin and it conflicted with the video card. I yanked the network card out and it worked fine.