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Windows 7: Red lines appearing on desktop

15 Oct 2009   #11
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have taken the card out and cleaned it. Its pluged in good, so is the power cord.

And there are no red lines in the bios. It has to be a windows 7 thing. Maybe my video card just doesnt like aero.


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15 Oct 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Actually, I had the All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro AGP in my main rig in specs here before I upgraded. It handled Aero well. Ironically, that card failed on me too. But it wasn't caps that time.
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15 Oct 2009   #13
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well, the problem def is the aero effect. I turned it off, and i havnet seen the lines yet. I can also take screen shots w/o the lines showing up. Below is a shot w/o aero turned on.

Atleast i found what was sort of the problem

But it sucks to me w/o the aero effects


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16 Oct 2009   #14
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ya. Aero is probably "pushing" the card to work, much like in my example of when I tried to start a game. Replacing that 9800 with something more modern in the HD series will benefit your pc immensely. I really like my 3850 a lot.

Your PSU is enough. All you need is a cheap converter to change 2 available molexes to either 4 or 6 pin. (4 only will work, leaving 2 unused on card and many HD AGP cards come with this converter. Mine from HIS did.)

If you don't have 2 available molex connectors from PSU, you can easily splice into two separate rails to provide power and attach to converter piece. Or if you only have 1 molex available to be used, you'd then only have to splice into one other rail.

If you would like to upgrade and need any kind of help with connections or what not, let us know.
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16 Oct 2009   #15
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I dont plan on upgrading this machine. I'll just deal with it till my next build which will be soon. I dont game on it any more so i'm not expecting it to do much more then web browsing/ watching movies and email.

Thanks for all the answers and encouragement.

BTW, how do you rate people? :P i cant seem to find it.
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16 Oct 2009   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
Well, the problem def is the aero effect. I turned it off, and i havnet seen the lines yet. I can also take screen shots w/o the lines showing up. Below is a shot w/o aero turned on.

Atleast i found what was sort of the problem

But it sucks to me w/o the aero effects
Glad to see you have found the problem. You can use the red triangle in the uppper right corner and click it and report the fix you found and the admin will mark the post fixed. Fabe
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16 Oct 2009   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
I dont plan on upgrading this machine. I'll just deal with it till my next build which will be soon. I dont game on it any more so i'm not expecting it to do much more then web browsing/ watching movies and email.

Thanks for all the answers and encouragement.

BTW, how do you rate people? :P i cant seem to find it.


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16 Oct 2009   #18
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks very much DocBrown and TheFabe for the forum info
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