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0pal_t0ad 03-31-2005 09:40 AM

artifacts with Radeon 9800
I got the new ati drivers working with this card a while ago, but it has artifacts all over the screen. At first I thought that maybe it was the drivers, but then I remembered that it does exactly the same thing in windows using the proper ati drivers. But if I use the Omega drivers in windows, I have NO problems at all. Unfortunately, I don't use windows that often and there are no linux omega drivers(as far as I'm aware).

I bought the card second hand, and the only thing I can think of, is that the previous owner flashed the bios and upped the clock speeds.

*edit* or could it have something to do with fast write, 'cos the omega drivers disable that feature?

Does anyone else have any idea why it would do this?


Micro420 03-31-2005 01:39 PM

Best way to find out is to revert to an older driver and see if it causes the same problems. If you keep getting artificacts even with different drivers (besides the Omega), then you probably bought a faulty ATI video card.

0pal_t0ad 03-31-2005 02:37 PM

could be a faulty card, but the artifacts only seem to be on the desktop and not in any games, which has confused the fsck out of me 'cos was i under the impression that they only appear in games if the card is overclocked too much.

I've tried the latest drivers now which got rid of the artifacts, but now when ever my cursor enters a textbox of anykind, it turns into a black square.

i think i'm just going to go back to linux's 'radeon' driver. it's not like i play many games anyway, that's what consoles are for :)

stabile007 03-31-2005 03:29 PM

Where did you purchase the card from? Most likely I would bet if you got it on eBay its really an OC'ed and flashed 9800 SE.

0pal_t0ad 04-01-2005 11:16 AM

it's an AIW 9800SE.

0pal_t0ad 04-18-2005 02:04 AM

if anyone's interested, I sorted the problem out by disabling fast write(windows and linux).
Now it would be cool if there was a soft modded driver for linux :)

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