First post, by darry
Well, I took it upon myself to de-shim a Dell OEM Radeon 9700 (263MHz core and 263MHz RAM) I've had in my possession for a few years but never really used . The process went rather well, though removing that thermal paste/cement was a PITA .
I then decided to run it through its paces in 3DMARK 2003, but it systematically crashes the system during every run . A Geforce 6200 runs through the tests just fine on the same PC . The PSU is an Enermax EG465P-VE (200W combined 3.3V and 5V) that was used in a Tualation 1400 +F GeforceX 5900 build until last week (got proactively replaced with a Corsair RM850x) , so I believe it's not an issue (checked for bulging/leaky capacitors). The drivers are latest Catalyst 6.2 .
Are there any known issues between the Radeon 9700 series and 440BX boards? Did I somehow damage the card while deshimming (used Arctic Silver thermal compound to remount cooler, GPU fan is spinning, GPU core does not get hot to the touch, no artifacts in 3DMARK2003 before crash) ?
System specs are as follows :
Pentium 3 Coppermine 1GHz running at 750MHz (100MHZ FSB) on Asus slotket
Asus P3B-F 1.04 with BIOS 1008F.004 (latest BETA)
SIl3114 SATA controller
3COM 3C905B NIC
Windows 98 SE with sesp21a-en.exe and U98SESP3.EXE and BHDD 3.1
EDIT: Short of trying the card in another system, any suggestions ?