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ATI All-In-Wonder video card locking up

By M_a_r_k ·
I have a ATI All-in-Wonder X600 Pro video card. Am using ATI's Multimedia Center 9.08. Windows XP, Service Pack 2. Multimedia Center (MMC) locks up in TV Mode after several hours of operation. Not sure how long. To test it, I let it run over night. In the morning, MMC is locked up. Unable to kill the task via Task Manager. Have to reboot PC. Motherboard is Asus A8V-E Deluxe. It is a new PC. I installed newest software and drivers from ATI website. Did not fix problem.

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by willcomp In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

AIW have good cooling flow? Any PCI cards in adjoining slots? Good intake and exhaust in case?

If you haven't guessed by now, trying to eliminate overheating of GPU or video memory as cause.

In many cases, a slot cooler next to video card can work wonders (pun intended).

Dalton

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by M_a_r_k In reply to

Darn it, I attached my comment to my original message instead of your answer, Dalton. Let's try again. It's a PCI-Express card. Only have one option for which slot to install it in (which means I have no options). There are no other cards installed on motherboard. All peripherals (network, USB, audio, etc) are resident on MB. Since the card only experiences problems when in TV mode, I am going to guess that there is no cooling problem. I'll check the card's CPU fan this evening when I get home.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

It's a PCI-Express card. Only have one option for which slot to install it in (which means I have no options). There are no other cards installed on motherboard. All peripherals (network, USB, audio, etc) are resident on MB. Since the card only experiences problems when in TV mode, I am going to guess that there is no cooling problem. I'll check the card's CPU fan this evening when I get home.

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by willcomp In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

You were correct to start with. Add comments to your question until you know whether or not answer is correct or you need more info.

Do not assume cooling is OK. Remember that problem uccurs after several hours. Could be heat buildup in case causing problem. As stated previously, a slot cooler next to high end video cards (especially ATI cards) is a good idea. They are cheap and easy to install.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=Go&DEPA=0&type=&description=slot+cooler&Category=11&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=12&Go.y=31

Dalton

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by M_a_r_k In reply to

Only have one slot for the PCI Express card. Ther are no other cards in box. PC is running 24x7. If coolingwere an issue, it would lock up even when not using tv tuner software for card.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

If you uninstall the rest of the ATI Software and only leave the drivers that should cure your problem. The ATI software has been know to cause quite a lot of problems with SP2.

Col

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by M_a_r_k In reply to

Drivers seeem to be working fine. This card has a TV tuner. I need the rest of the software (Multimedia Center) in order to use the TV tuner. The MMC is what is not working right.

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by willcomp In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

If you know so much, why did you ask for help.

You still can't grasp the fact that video card is working, not idling, when in tuner mode. To have a good comparison, load a good game demo and let it run continulously and see if TV mode is your only problem then.

At least remove side panel from case. That won't cost a cent and may help.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to

Removed side panel a few days ago. Problem still occurred. Returned card to mfr for exchange. If it's an overheating problem, maybe a new card will not have same problem. If it does, then it's a defective design.

I only have 2 choices for rating answers: unacceptable and acceptable. My rating should be "TBD".

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by stultir In reply to ATI All-In-Wonder video c ...

Another thing to check is hardware acceleration on your soundcard (I know it's a built in one on the mb) - try repeating your test with a lower degree of hardware acceleration or none at all. Would agree with the previous poster that running a game demo or benchmarking test might help to ascertain better where the problem lies.

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