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    Is my Q9550 2.83GHZ/12MB L2cache

    really so outdated as to be worse than a modern Pentium built on the 22nm process ???
    I read this in an article dealing with video cards.
    Wow...I have been in denial a long time if this is true.
  2. Re: Windows 7 not seeing my wireless adapter on boot-up !

    Thanks for the advice. Looked at forums , others having issues too. Tried all the suggestions , but nothing helps.
    Contacted TP Link gave me an RMA # but have to wait to be contacted in one day.
    If...
  3. Windows 7 not seeing my wireless adapter on boot-up !

    I am at wits end. Only sees it if I unplug it and re-plug it into USB. Tried EVERYTHING.
    Uninstalled driver , uninstalled wireless utility and reinstalled all.
    Always shows as "OK" in the driver...
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Case closed !
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Thanks...Every other person was saying it was hardware failure.
    I have two big 3-speed dual ball bearing case fans on the lowest setting....maybe time to crank up the speed on those too.
    Added a...
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Still rock solid ! No more blaming drivers/hardware Like AMD again ; )
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Can anyone please explain how blowing dust out of card made it not crash anymore ?
    Temps were never high per Catalyst Control Center. It wasn't like dust bunnies were popping out of the card either....
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Gaming all settings maxed for 4 hours...no problemo !
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Asus P5Q SE 8 GB DDR2 Patriot memory 1TB Caviar Black 500W Antec PSU (expensive one not junk) ATI Radeon 5850 1GB by Diamond Yorkfield C2Q with 12 MB L2 Cache @2.83 GHZ Nothing overclocked.
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    Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Well...finally started crashing a lot...Windows said Display driver stopped working.
    I vacuum out my case every month or so but this time I blew out the video card and a LOT of dirt came out...video...
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    ATI 5850 screen going blank revisited

    Not going to believe this !
    Was using a cheap wireless KB for the last several months and during gaming my character would not move forward or back at times like the W and S keys were to blame.
    I...
  12. Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank at times HELP !

    I'm relieved to hear I am not the only one with this problem.
    Whether due to software or hardware or both , bottom line is I will get a new card.
  13. Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank at times HELP !

    Just installed latest release...not Beta. *Saving up for a new card*
    Always had stable drivers/card when I had an NVIDIA card.
  14. Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank at times HELP !

    Wow...gaming for like an hour and it happened again. When I have the money I am going NVIDIA.
  15. Re: ATI 5850 screen going blank at times HELP !

    I tried to do a rollback and got a BSOD so went to device driver and removed old driver , installed 13.12...will see what happens over time , though I can remember this issue on various driver...
  16. ATI 5850 screen going blank at times HELP !

    I have a PC I built that has worked great for years , then a few months ago at random times the screen turns a tan or blue color with vertical lines in it (not BSOD) the audio continues to play...
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