I have a pentium 4 with a radeon 9600 xt, i have the classic red vertical dots problem in the screen and i was trying to monitorize the temperature, the catalyst control center doesn't show my 3d card temperatures as amd vision engine control center does at:
Couple of things. One, you're in the wrong forum, the 9600 series is legacy by far and needs to be in the Extended Support section. And two, the updates for that card ceased lonnnnnng ago, go back to an 8 series driver, possibly even a 7 series, and leave it alone, it's an antique.
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No, I said use an OLDER driver, 8 series (from 2008) or 7 series (from 2007). The 9600XT, though an extremely powerful card in its day, is now extremely old and unsupported by modern OSs. Performance updates for the card ceased long ago, so using newer drivers is completely unnecessary.
I'll try it, cause if the graphic card is dead, i need to find a greater AGP graphic card than mine due to motherboard, it didn't exist no more than 10-12 AGP graphic cards better, so trying to find one will be complicated, cause my mb doesnt support PCIe.
I recently (1 Year before)spent 67€ on two sticks of 2x1GBx33€ of ram (To run properly elder scrolls oblivion), i'm at performance on this decade, and my processor's got 2,6 GHZ dual core.
Now i've got another problem, i've got constant switches to desktop in the new radeon 3450 in games like Heroes 3 or thief I, either Oblivion i'm going to return the graphics card unless something change, i'm trying between the both newest drivers in the AMD webpage but if this is not solved i'm returning the card.
The problem is serious, because none of the shops i know have any other graphics with aGP than this, so first i' will checjk for a defective hardware if its not a driver issue.
Other thing, may this constant switch to desktop be due to a motherboard overheating, or a graphics card overheating?, once again i do not know how to monitorize temperature
Switches means switches, not crashes the game is still playable but is a total nuisance each less than a minute return to the game from windws..
I'm without job, till i don't find a job i cannot purchase a new MB+Processo+Ram+graphics, with a better graphics i could have runned oblivion fluently, but this graphics is as bad or good as a the 9600XT from 2003... So i have 4-18 FPS, exactly the same, this because shops dont have (a little little)better AGP hardware