Video Card problem or the OS Catalyst
by jhampa - 5/4/12 6:34 PM
I have been with you guys for years now. Always love to read the stories. OK, question is video cards. I don't remember seeing this as a discussion. My current card is a ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series. Computer is a Dell 546 with AMD Athlon II 4x 620 Processor with 4 gigs ram. I run Win 7. This is for the people who like details.
So I play WOW and Skyrim and all was fine till a few weeks ago. It plays fine on my laptop and on an old XP I have but I get these great pie shaped slices throughout the screen on the Dell. AMD Catalyst did download a new OS 12.3 and if memory serves me right is was about then the problems started. I don't know how to roll back to the previous version and the other thing is this only happens on this computer. I pulled the card and put it into my XP and it seemed to run fine. No pies or patches on the faces of the characters. I put it back into this machine and it happens again. So my thoughts are:
1. The Dell machine puts too much into the card and it starts to not work, overheats or something
2. The OS from Catalyst is the problem.
Responses I think would help is how to roll back Catalyst or can I dump that video software and run something else? If so, how to dump it? Any other suggestions appreciated. I am thinking of building a gaming computer, if so, what graphic card is coming up with good marks nowadays?