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« on: November 15, 2007, 03:44:01 PM »

I think I've done all that can be done, but perhaps I can learn a little something here.

My PowerColor 9800 SE will not draw 3D any longer. I can't start WoW, or Hellgate due to the issue.
DXDIAG also confirms that 3D engine will not initlialize on Dx7, 8, or 9.

I have reinstalled the latest ATI drivers 3 times and DirectX 9.0b & c twice. I can still surf and all that, it's not totally dead, but no 3D games will work.

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1GB PC3200 RAM
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 06:53:29 PM »

That's really weird. Normally if a card goes, it, well, goes.

Pop open the case and make sure the fan is working. Blow out the dust you might find in there too.

Then shut down the PC and yank out the card. Give it a quick glance to see if there's nothing obviously wrong with it, then put it back in. See if that might help any.

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