First post, by nwsw
I picked up an untested Radeon 9700 Pro off of eBay fairly cheap and I'm having some issues with it. When I boot it up, I immediately see artifacts all across the screen. I noticed that the GPU fan is not functioning, so I am wondering if it's possibly dead due to that as I don't see any bulging/leaking caps. I'm using the VGA connection.
Funny thing is if I disconnect the floppy power from the card it will boot without artifacts and give the "Your Radeon needs connected to the power..." screen. Any ideas? I was thinking of using the oven trick based on other posts. Also if there are any tricks to getting the CPU fan working again, I'd love to hear it. I'll just disassemble/clean/lubricate it if I can actually get the card to boot without artifacts.