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Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 12:35 pm:   

my system is an amd xp1800+ chip with 256mb ddr 2700 memory on a k7vt2 motherboard(version2) i am running windows me build 4.90.3000 with a radeon 9000 (lf) rev2

the problem occurs when i switch the machine on, after the bios post at the point when windows throws up its post. all the writing on the srceen becomes severly corrupted,this stays for a few seconds then windows continues to load normally
windows behaves ok apart from when trying to run games it will produce random graphical errors combined with sound faults with performace degrading to lockup very quickly. i have tried installing the latest drivers for all the parts involved and now am lost.many thanks in advance for any help
Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 8:43 pm:   

Is this a new card? Did you remove the previous video drivers before installing the Catalyst drivers?
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 5:03 am:   

the radeon 9000 is new. it was released initialy at the same time as the matrix game but it was installed correctly and all other drivers for previous cards were removed
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 8:21 am:   

You may have already tried this but here goes anyway. If you are using the onboard sound try it with sound disabled in bios since you are experiencing graphical as well as audio distortions. if it doesn't improve than I would say you have a bad video card.
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 12:21 pm:   

thankyou E.S shall try as advised
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 5:05 pm:   

i am still getting this problem but i think it may be a clash between the video card and possibley the motherboard,does anyone else have this problem. i have noticed when on startup and the computer boots the graphics into agp you normally get a flicker.could this be just a big flicker
Posted on Saturday, January 3, 2004 - 12:17 am:   

jumbled font or malformed images can be related to hardware conflict... was this happening before your video card?

also consider heat damage... it's the greatest killer of PCs

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