|I have a problem with an ATi All in Wonder 9800 in a Dell Dimension 8300 system. If I leave the computer off overnight, and I try to start the computer in the morning, the screen may come on, and I can make it into BIOS. Problem is, even in BIOS, the screen will become garbled within 5 to 10 minutes. After I forcefully restart the computer, the diagnostic lights on the back are "A" and "C" yellow, which indicates a video card failure:|
When the screen is garbled, it looks a lot like the first picture on this forum:
After I forcefully shut down the computer, and feel the video card, it seems warmer than others for just 10 minutes of running in a BIOS environment. It's not burning to the touch, but maybe 90 degrees Fahrenheit or so. The fan on the heatsink still appears to be running at normal speed. I tried putting another fan right in front of the card, but still the same results.
Sometimes I'll get other errors such as the diagnostic light "D" as orange, which indicates "other failure". I haven't overclocked the card myself, although the people at the factory could have. I haven't been able to get any video out of the card unless if I leave the computer off for awhile.
Here are the system's specs:
Pentium 4 w/ Hyperthreading @ 3.2 GHz
4 GB RAM
Windows XP Professional SP3
ATi All in Wonder 9800 Professional
Also, I have resoldered on the power connector, and another component that broke off. The card did work for 30 minutes or so after until I tried out a Direct-X intensive screen saver.