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Thread: DirectX gets corrupted!




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    Whenever I try to oc my system my directX gets corrupted in WinXp and I'm forced to reinstall the os. My system is as follows:

    P4 1.8A
    Gigabyte 8IEXP mobo
    OCZ PC3000 memory
    Thermaltake Spark 7 cpu cooler
    EVGA Geforce 4 ti4200

    After I overclocked my proc to 2.2 I first made sure it was stable, but when I tried to play comanche4 it crashed back to the desktop and after that none of my games would start. In dxdiag when I tested the direct X my monitor would flicker and then it would say I cancelled by pressing a key. Please help.:cry:

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    Just to make sure it's not strictly an overclocking problem, did you set the clock speed back to 1.8GHz and then try to use a DirectX program again? I wouldn't think that 2.2GHz would be too much a load on your processor, but Windows does get stupid when you start cranking up the speeds farther than it likes.
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    After I reinstalled the os I did clock it down and then the directx seems to work fine. So it probably is just an overclocking problem, but I don't understand why the directx gets corrupted.

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    It's not always DX that will do it but your setup just happens to pick that one out. ;)

    I could be that ya just need a little more voltage applied to a certain part/s, or ya memory timings are to fast for the memory to properly function w/o errors or even a PCI card that can't handle the load in other cases. :)
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    No I dont think thats the case because my pci/agp dividers are locked and the memory timings are the ones the ocz ram is designed to run.

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    My personal opinion of OCZ quality over the years plus the bad reseller ratings over the same period plus the business shenanigans that they have also pulled.....

    I'm sorry that I got carried away there and I will now leave and take some medication to calm me down.
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