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Thread: Computer locking up for no reason




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    Did you play those same games on the same video card before you upgraded your mobo, processor, and XP pro?
    Do you have SP1 also downloaded for Windows Xp pro?

    I have a feeling, like I said in my 1st post it has something to do with your video card. It just doesn't have enough unphhhh to play those games.
    I think an upgrade to a Ti4200 is in your near future. Especially with all your other upgrades, I would have added a video as #1 on my list. Just my personal opinion.
    You can pick up a nice Ti4200 for around $100US. And then upgrade to something nicer when the next gen of video cards come out. That is what I did.
    OR you can upgrade to a newer one like a ATI 9700 or 9800 PRO, or an equivelant Nvidia like the 5900ultra or something.
    I don't know enough about the newest video cards if you go that route. Although there are a plethora of other people that can give you suggestions if you go that route.

    My personal suggestion would be to pick up a 8x AGP Ti4200 and you should be pulling some good frame rates and be pretty happy until you decide to pick up a next gen video card that should be out by in 6-8 months or so. Just a guess.

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    Yeah everything was working fine before. I don't know what's wrong. And yeah, I do have SP1 installed, I had it before and after the upgrade.

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    Any chance that video is sharing an IRQ with something, like sound perhaps?
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    Yes check ya IRQ's but as ya mobo is VIA based do ya have the latest VIA drivers loaded? :?:

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    Its possible its RAM, timings to agressive or incompatible. Check soyo's website for compatibility here:

    http://www.soyousa.com/kb/kbdesc.php?id=72
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    the Video card may be overheating

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    Well, I looked at the ram compatibility and my RAM isn't there, but does that really make a difference? Also, what do you mean about aggressive timings? Oh and one more thing: I ran memtest all night instead of 20 minutes and I got 1 error(at 5000% coverage or something like that). Does that mean the RAM is the source of all my problems?

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    That might be your problem, during an extreme gaming session, touch your Heatsink on your video cards GPU, to see how hot it feels

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    Well, that brings me back to my original problem. I couldn't get an extreme gaming session because the PC would freeze before I could start gaming.

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    okay then, as soon as it freezes next time, try what i mentioned.

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