I RMA'ed my Diamond, ATI Radeon x1300 PCI graphics about three weeks ago because I kept having a problem. The problem was that periodically, while playing games, it seemed as if the card would just freeze up and not display anything. Also, My monitor goes into power save mode. To be more specific, I would be playing a game and all of a sudden nothing moves (not even my cursor) and then my display goes away. I know the whole computer isn't locking up because I can still hear sounds from the game or music playing using Itunes still plays fine without skipping at all.
I tried many things and thought that I might have killed the card by overclocking it. So when I received my new one, it worked, but am still getting this problem (much less frequently now though). I don't overclock anymore either. Also, I do not have this problem while using integrated graphics. Any suggestions please? A couple months ago I made a similar post, but thought I should make a new one.
Solutions I have tried, that didn't work at all:
-New power supply (400 watt, 18A on 12v rail)
-Older ATI Drivers (currently have 7.3) I used driver cleaner pro after deleting older drivers .
-Disabling/uninstalling integrated graphics drivers.
-RMA for new graphics card.
I know theres more, but I can't think of all of them
. Thanks for at least attempting to read this post, I realize its fairly long.
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