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I had a freind call me the other night and he was haveing problems with his 9800 pro.What happened was he was playing a new game called city of heros and he started getting articfacts and then his computer crashed.When he truned it back on the please plug power in to graphic card screen came up.He restarted again and this time it booted up but his desktop now has a bunch of line thourgh it.He reinstalled his drivers and it still crashes in game.hes not over clocking.He has windows xp pro and dell with a 2.0 ghz chip.As far as i can tell the card looks fine the fan still works and the heatsink stays cool.Any one have any ideas what this could be? He emailed ati and is still waiting a respones from them.

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Plugged in the molex power connector right?

If not, get a high quality PSU.
Fortron Source or Enermax.. 400watt+.

If that doesnt work, report back.

edit to add-
Also check the bios for AGP voltage, set it to 1.7v if its at 1.5

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Yes the card is pluged into the power.Also he has a dell so it dont think its going let me change apg voltage.And also scince he has a dell change out the psu might be a problem.Also i check the wireing from the card to the psu and that looks fine but i dont have one of those thing to check the wireing.

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I would find out if theres a custom Dell bios out there for your board, or a different bios you can load at all on it with the option.

Do your research on this though, as I have never done such a thing like changing out a Dell bios..
But they are popular enough, information shouldnt be scarce.

I'd check into that first, then worry about a new PSU.
I'm sure you could fit a regular PSU into it if its a standard ATX midtower.

If not, cut hack away..make it fit. I've done it on nonstandard cases.

Dont dink around with Dell PSUs though.

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Sounds like PSU.

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thank you complimenton the name and plz dont call me homes im not mexican

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My calling you homes has nothing to do with whether or not you're Mexican, I call a lot of people that. I mean it in a non-degrading manner, I just use it like homey/brother/pal/dude, etc, but I'm sorry if I offended you.

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Its not a big deal.Im just sick and tried of these pimple face white kids that think snice no one can really see you online that they can be "cool" and talk like there black people .Now i have nothing aginst any race of people. I just phony people.

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Ignore him Daddywags...

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