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ATI Radeon 9800XT replacement question

Q: ATI Radeon 9800XT replacement question

As it appears mine is failing, I'm looking to replace my old ATI Radeon 9800XT graphics card with same product (just trying to keep this old computer going/gaming till I can finally get a new system). I've found several "new" Radeon 9800XT cards for sale at reasonable prices, but they're not made by ATI/AMD. Apparently they ARE made with ATI/AMD chips and GPU's. Can anyone please advise as to whether these cards are comparable to the original product? I was hoping to just be able to swap out the card and not have to deal with driver uninstall/reinstalls. Is this possible with these 3rd party ATI cards or do they use different drivers/software?

Any advice is appreciated!

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A: ATI Radeon 9800XT replacement question

If the brand of the replacement card is Diamond or Sapphire it's basically the same thing, think there were a few others. If it's a reference design then your existing drivers should work, really need to know the exact brand to be sure.
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My question is- since I'm replacing one card with an identical one, can the tech just pop the new card in and go?

Or do I have to follow the standard procedure of removing the old drivers, uninstalling the card, putting the new one in, installing the basic drivers, and then updating those drivers? Do I have to do anything in Device Manager or delete any ATI folders?

Would my computer let me swap identical cards or do I have to do anything on the computer before he puts the new card in?

It is the exact same card, I have been told.

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PS: I've tried every driver possble so it isint driver issues.

A:Radeon 9800xt 256 Help

no....low power means neither your video card nor your computer would work. isn't the 9800XT sotck 365/412?? Download an ATI overclock program such as radlinker

and bring the frequencies up to those specs and see what happens.
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well thats all i can think of right now, can anyone gimme some help here? if u need to know more specs to be able to help just ask and ill give.

A:About ATI Radeon 9800XT

Need to know the make/model of your motherboard, as well as your power supply.
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Any help would be greatly appereciated.

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A:Need Help with a radeon 9800xt!

that memory clock is a bit low for an 9800xt, just an ovious question, do you have the 4 pin molex connector connected to the card?
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A:Radeon 9800XT Fan

I am pretty sure that your fan should be spinning AT ALL TIMES.

Wait for one more opinion. I usually don't like to answer unless I am 100% sure, but as you are possibly at risk of permanent damage, I thought I'd go ahead and offer an opinion.

Stop using it right away.
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What are we talking here, 5-10fps?

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The XT has an R360 core and the Pro is R350 so you can get the clock speeds the same but the XT will always perform better. But the XT doesnt have a huge advantage over the Pro.
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A:No signal for Radeon 9800XT


From my experience it sounds very likely to be the video card. However the only true way to know is to borrow another card, it doesn't have to be the same brand, and install it in your system. If it works, you instantly know that it is your video card. If it doesn't, you know that it is probably motherboard related. If you cannot borrow another v/c can you try your v/c in a mates computer?

Also, when trying to boot up with no VGA output, do you get any beep codes from the motherboard speaker?
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A:ATI Radeon 9800XT headache

I decided to upgrade to the latest Catalyst release last weekClick to expand...

System Restore to two weeks ago
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A:Old Radeon 9800XT dying?

An update:

Looks like the card WAS the issue.

Replaced the card with a new ATI Radeon 9800XT (this one manufactured by SIB-CORP - $50), uninstalled/reinstalled same drivers.

Card is up and running ok.
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X800GTO = 12 pipelines, 256-bit memory interface
9700/9800 Pro/XT = 8 pipelines, 256-bit memory interface

(By the way the difference between the 9700 Pro, 9800 Pro and 9800 XT is the clock speed in that order. The GPU is the same between the three).

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Maybe try it.
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A:Radeon 9800XT not running as expected

it could be a defective card but it could also be the fault of driver cleaner. other people that used it to clean oout nvidia drivers have had problems after using it. it seems to have a tendancy to take out files it shouldnt. like .dll files.

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Any help would be grateful.


A:ATI 9800XT Radeon (blue screens, lock-ups, ect.)

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A:JetWay Radeon 9800XT 256MB DDR Graphic Problems Please Help!

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The only suggestion I see,
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You now have 2 power supplies--old and new.

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A:RAM Replacement Question

Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray

A quick question to basically gather some information..

This Laptop (VGNN130G) came with 2 x 512mb sticks. Does one have to upgrade 2 x 1GB or can it be one 1GB stick and leave one of the 512mb sticks?

Question being, do u have to always place 2 sticks with the same capacity and speed etc or...speed remaining the same the capacity of the two sticks can be different.

Many thanks

Can be different. Ram is cheap and having 2 gigs is far better than 1.5. go for the 2x 1gigs

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No just a Repair

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First thing you need to check, the laptop you have purchased from Newegg is under warranty or not. To help you check this, please find the link given below and enter the laptop Product Serial number on the warranty status box: If it is under warranty, you can claim the replacement for battery, please find the link below to contact Acer Support Center: If the laptop is not under warranty, it is recommended to approach Newegg for replacing the laptop. If you are planning to buy a new laptop, it is suggested to buy from HP or Lenovo or any higher configuration of laptop from Acer brand according to your choice. Hope this will help you.

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Try virus scan i know sounds silly.

Uninstall drivers and re install using these ones :

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A:Question regarding battery replacement in Aspire E...

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The last screen I replaced came with no connection. Use the existing connector.
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A:Spilled coffee on laptop, question about replacement parts

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. As you say - easy to do but a rather expensive cup of coffee
3. Such a problem is I am sorry to say impossible to solve - in an online situation - the only advise that I can offer is
If you are not technically knowledgeable enough to dismantle the laptop and check circuits with a meter - not of course with power connected - then it is a lost cause until you evaluate the cost effectiveness of paying for a computer repair business to evaluate it.
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May we ask what you and your friends PC specs are? It could be other variables at fault.

Never mind! Just noticed the specs are listed in the txt file.
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A:CPU and 9800xt OVERHEATING!!!

Pull the fan off the cpu, wipe off the thermal grease and re apply new stuff.

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