Originally Posted by toddler
I've had the same "colorful sparklies" problem, too, recently. I'm using the Omega drivers. I don't think it's the Radeon 9600, because over the course of a month using a Hypersonic GX6 with a Radeon 9600, I didn't have any color problems, gamma/washout problems, or ghosting problems, either...all problems I've experienced with my new AW Area-51m. I suspect the LCD that Uniwill uses for this chassis is the culprit. That's the only way to explain having no problems with the exactly same configuration on a GX6.(which uses the Clevo/former Area-51m chassis)
it may very well be the radeon 9600. you must know that a damaged 9600 will not behave like it should behave. and only because one 9600 does work does not mean that the other one will work=)
but as i believe i said in some earlier post, it may also be the screen (also in that case, a broken screen. not a flawless one), or the connection between the screen and the gpu.
one thing that counts against the 9600 is the fact that it is very much overheating in my case, and also i have noticed some connection between the gpu fans going berzerk just as the rainboweffect starts.
one strange thing i forgot to mention earlier is that while suffering from the rainboweffect if i press the <print screen> button the rainboweffect dissapears instantly, only to be back in about 5 sec. that is really strange i think, and probably makes it more probable that it is the screen that is toast.
as for the washoutproblem, there are simple solutions explained elswhere on this forum. and the ghostingissue is indeed because of the screen, because it has 50 ms responsetime.